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 for Leisure and Racing will be taking place this Saturday the September 15th, in the Anvil Room at the Goat Grill & Bar, Goatstown. Starting at 8pm.

All are welcome, and we expect to see any prize winners from during the year there. There will be finger food, spot prizes and a DJ to dance the night away to!

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.

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 don,t miss out! Make sure that Saturday the 20th of October is marked in your diary!

Full details are on - 70th Year Celebration Dinner

TRACK:

This weekend the Masters National Track Championships are on and we will be well represented by Eddie Lynch, Mel Sutcliffe and Alan Clarke.

Next weekend is a busy Track weekend with the Leinster Championships on Saturday the 22nd and the Scott Orwell Wheelers Club Championships on Sunday the 23rd. If you are interested in entering the Track Champs you must already be accreditated - full details are here: Club Track Champs

RACING:

National Points Series:

This weekend sees the final round of the National Points Series! It's been a long season for our racers and they are heading north to Ballymena for the Blair International Red Hand Trophy. Áine Donegan is in contention to take the Women's Series in only her first year of racing!  Up against her are 2 of the best racers in the county - Eve McCrystal and Katharine Smyth. This will be the last big race of the year for our women and then some well deserved rest particularly for those who have just completed Rás na mBan

Full details -Cycling Ireland Website - National Points Series

Other events this weekend where we will have racers in action include the Lucan GP on Saturday and the Rás Ceatharlach in Carlow on Sunday. Best of luck to all our racers

LEISURE:

The Saturday spin routes have been posted on the club forum and given that people will want to get home in time to get ready for the Awards Night they are fairly flat this week - but they take in great coffee stops in Maynooth and Sallins. All spins depart from opposite Joe Daly's Cycles

White 08:40
www.strava.com/routes/15419770
90Kms Distance - 479Mts Elevation
Maynooth - Coffee Stop

Yellow 08:30
www.strava.com/routes/15431805
95KM Distance 541Mts Elevation
Maynooth - Coffee Stop

Orange 08:20
www.strava.com/routes/15431733
91Kms Distance – 1,008 Mts Elevation
Sallins - Coffee Stop in The Grange Cafe

 

Sportives: The season may be coming to an end but there are still plenty of sportives on the Cycling Ireland website to choose from. As always please check with the organising club that the event is going ahead as the CI listing isn't always fully up to date!

On Saturday there is the choice of The Dying Cow in Leinster or the Claremorris Charity cycle. On Sunday there is a lot more choice including The Limerick Classic Tour & Challenge, the Ards CC Tour of Strangford and for those who missed Torr Head last weekend you can try the John Lindsay Memorial Torr Head Challenge!

Full details of what sportives are on this weekend - Cycling Ireland Leisure Calendar

One date for later in the season to make note of is the 14th of October when the club will once again be heavily involved in organising the Gerry Brannigan Memorial. Please try and keep this date free to either marshal, ride or both!

OTHER:

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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