It is a very short round up of what is coming next week in the world of the club as we are coming to the end of the season!

SOCIAL:

The Awards Night

Starting with one of the highlights of the year - the Awards Night! The the end of season prize-giving will be taking place Saturday September 15th, in the Anvil Room at the Goat Grill & Bar, Goatstown.

All are welcome, and we expect to see any prize winners from during the year there. If you have a trophy to be engraved, please make sure it's with Tommy in Corragh Trophies by the end of this week if possible.

Time TBC, but likely to be 7pm to get the ball rolling early and leave time at the end for some socialising.

70th Year Celebration Dinner

The other big highlight of this year is the Orwell 70th Celebration Dinner. Don't worry it isn't on this week but tickets have now gone on sale and are going quickly so dont miss out! Full details are on - 70th Year Celebration Dinner

 

RACING:

This weekend sees the Masters National Championships taking place in Shannon. We have riders entered in the M40 and M50 categories.

M40

  1. Bryan Geary Scott Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club
  2. Cahir O’Higgins Scott Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club
  3. Diarmuid Collins Scott Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club
  4. Jamie Busher Scott Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club
  5. Ken O’Neill Scott Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club
  6. Garry Blair Scott Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club

In the M50 category Eddie Lynch and Eamonn Finn will fly the Orwell flag while in the A3 race Colm O'Neill is the lone entry for the club.

Rás na mBan continues in Kilkenny with 2 stages on Saturday - A morning TT and an evening Crit - and the final stage finishing in Kilkenny City on Sunday. At the time of writing Lauren Creamer is in 20th overall after a very strong and consistent showing in the opening 3 stages.  If you are in the area or looking for something to do on Saturday then get down to Kilkenny to watch the Crit race. It starts at 6pm and is an hour of action packed racing around the city center! Full information here - Rás na mBan Website

Not quite cycling but we cant let this one get away! Our Hill Climb Champion - Luke McMullan - is off to Wales this weekend to compete in Ironman Wales in the hopes of qualifying for the World Championships in Kona. Ironman Wales has a fierce reputation as one of, if not the toughest competitions there is - apart from the swim there isnt much in the way of flat at this event - but this should suit Luke down to a tee! Best of luck Luke!!

 

TRACK:

If you are interested in racing in the Club Track Championships on the 23rd of September then don't forget to register on the forum! https://www.orwellwheelers.org/forum/racing/7002-orwell-track-champs-sign-on

 

LEISURE:

This week a good bunch of Orwell are heading North to tackle Torr Head and the Causeway Coast Sportive. This is a great weekend and a stunning route - although the weather has been know to be a bit fickle!

For those not heading north the Saturday Spins continue as normal. The routes this week are:

08:40 White to Rathnew
www.strava.com/routes/15331852
Distance 89Kms Elevation 1,208Mts

08:30 Yellow Mount Usher Gardens
www.strava.com/routes/15331187
Distance 89kms - Elevation 1,328Mts

08:20 Orange Mount Usher Gardens
www.strava.com/routes/15331692
Distance 103Kms - Elevation 1,608Mts

Don't forget if you would like to enter the club photography competition then read how here - Photography Competition Information

If you know anyone who would like to join Scott Orwell Wheelers then information on the next Pathways Course for new members is here -Pathways Course for Joining Scott Orwell Wheelers 2019

And finally, if you thinking of doing the Great Dublin Bike Ride get your registration in before it closes! Eamon Eaton is coordinating some groups to ride together on the day - Great Dublin Bike Ride

 

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