The season is settling into a steady flow now with training groups up and running, the club league is in week 3 already and there are events a plenty ahead. Catch up on the world of Scott Orwell Wheelers here and dont forget additions are always welcome - email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Ras na nOg Team 2018

Following on from the successes of the Waller Cup and the Youth Tour of Scotland it is another busy weekend ahead for our youths! Rás na nÓg is the premier annual stage race event for Ireland’s elite youth riders. It is a two day, three stage event with race headquarters located at Bellewstown Racecourse, County Meath.

"This is the 12th edition of Rás na nÓg, first started in 2007. Participants and winners have gone on to become renowned international cyclists, world tour riders, European and World medallists. Although there must be winners (and losers!), Rás na nÓg aims to develop every youth cyclist and allow them the opportunity tochallenge themselves during the weekend.This race is not just about the winners, or the losers, Rás na nÓg focuses on keeping our youths interested in the sport and making sure they progress to junior and senior with the same interest that they have now!" Rás na nÓg Race Manual

Rás na nÓg is made up of 3 Stages - 2 on Saturday and 1 on Sunday:

Saturday, April 13th:
Stage 1 –1.7KM per lap
(10:30AM) Boys/Girls U12 –3 LAPS
(11:00AM) Boys U14 –7 LAPS
(11:30AM) Combined U14/U16 Girls –7 LAPS
(12:00PM) U16 Boys –10 LAPS

Stage 2 –6.5KM per lap
(2PM) Boys/Girls U14 –3 LAPS
(2:03PM) Boys/Girls U12 –1 LAP
(2:50PM) U16 Boys/Girls –5 LAPS

Sunday, April 14th
Stage 3 –7.7KM per lap[/b]
(10:00AM) Boys/Girls U12 –1 LAP
(10:30AM) Boys/Girls U14 –3 LAPS
(10:35AM) Boys/Girls U16 –5 LAPS

Link to Start Lists

Link to Race Manual

Scott Orwell Wheelers Team
under 12:
Davis Quinn
Luca Holmes
Oisin May
Áine Reilly
Olga Buckina

Under 14:
Ryan Fox
Callum Byrne
Killian O'Brien

Under 16:
Andrew Ryan
David Trenaman
Dylan Baker
David Forbes
Ruairi Byrne
Sam Taylor
Ronan O'Connor
Ewan Scanlon Warren
Annie Roche
Caoimhe May



Round 3 of the club league returns to Corkagh Park on Wednesday and Thursday night this week. On Wednesday the Scratch and Semi Scratch groups will battle it out to see if anyone can beat Paul Forristal while the Limit/Semi-Limit race moves to Thursday. Remember sign on closes at 6.50 and racing starts at 7pm both nights.



Week 1 of the Women's League saw 51 women sign on for the opening round TT in Batterstown. We haven't seen numbers like these since the years when the League was in the Sandyford Industrial Estate and so we are looking forward to seeing how many will sign on this Tuesday night in Corkagh Park.

Sign on will be open from 6.20pm for the B's and the racing will start at 7pm. An email with full details will be sent out to anyone who has signed up in advance via the Google Doc and information will also be posted on the club website on Sunday/Monday.

Full League details here: Appleby Orwell Women's League



This weekend the IVCA racing takes place in Kilcullen with sign on from 8am in the Community Hall on the Newbridge Rd and racing starting at 9am. Some great results have been coming in this year - we are looking forward to more photos of winning salutes!



This event isn't taking place until Friday the 26th of April but start getting your teams organised and get the books out now:)

Teams of 4, €10 per person.  Come with a team or come solo - teams can be put together on the night.

Questions on cycling, general knowledge and anything else our Quiz Master can conjure up. There will be overall prizes, spot prizes and a raffle too!

It’s always good fun, a great way to meet your club mates and raise money for special events this year.

Monies raised will go towards events such as supporting the Ras na mBan Team, the Audax Crew’s assault on PBP, helping our Youth & Junior riders and many more. We are also hoping to support our local chosen charity - the Dundrum Arch club.Event


A SELECTION OF EVENTS TAKING PLACE THIS WEEK THANKS TO CYCLING IRELAND: For full listings of events this week check out the events pages on


Peter Bidwell Memorial
Ger Campbell and the Drogheda Wheelers crew have a busy weekend centred on the County Meath Village of Donore with racing for all categories.
The popular Peter Bidwell Memorial is the first hit out for seniors on Saturday evening.
It's a handicap Race over eight laps of the Donore circuit  for 52km of racing. Sign on from 3.30pm in Drogheda Retail Park. Donore Road, Droghed (1 minute from M1 Exit 9)
CLUB Drogheda Wheelers CC
DATE: Saturday, 13th April
START: 5.30pm, Drogheda Retail Park. Donore Road, Drogheda.


Coombes Connor
Two stalwart members of Drogheda Wheelers are remembered in the title of the hard working Meath club's Sunday senior race promotion which includes separate races for A1, A2, A3 and A4 riders on the 14.3km circuit. Sign-on at 10am followed by neutralised roll out from Bellewstown Racecourse. 

CLUB: Drogheda Wheelers CC
DATE: Sunday, 14th April
START: Bellewstown Racecourse, County Meath


Donal Crowley Memorial Road Races
The newly minted Fiona Meade perpetual trophy is on offer for the winner of the second round of the Women's National League which accompanies the Donal Crowley Memorial Road Race on Blarney CC's promotion in Cork.
The men's and women's national league counters are supported by separate races for A3s and A4s.
CLUB: Blarney Cycling Club
DATE: Sunday, 14th April


The third and final round of the K Capital Cup 2.0 offers mass start racing for A and B level riders of all ages around a thrilling 7.5km course in Wicklow. Grassy glens, Fast forest runs, off camber sections. All with a good sprinkle of juicy Djouce roots to test your skill and put a smile on your face.
Sign on is from 9.30am. Senior races begin at 12.30pm.
DATE: Sunday, 14th April
10.30am, Djouce Woods Lower Car Park, County Wicklow.


Carrick Mountain DH MTB Race 2019 
Gravity BC present the first of five rounds of the Irish Downhill Mountain Bike Series at Carrick Mountain in Glenealy, County Wicklow on Sunday. 
Following practice on Saturday, there is further practice on Sunday morning followed by timed runs for all classes beginning just before mid day.

CLUB: Gravity BC
DATE: Saturday/Sunday, 13/14 April 
START: 11.50am, Carrick Mountain, Glenealy, County Wicklow



Carlingford 300
Audax Ireland head east to Stamullen in County Meath this weekend. Marc Kilduff and the intrepid band of Audax volunteers crew will be send the riders off for the 300km assault at 6am on what is slated to be a three-star plus challenge through Meath, Monaghan and Armagh with 2684m of upward travel across the day.
CLUB: Audax Ireland
DATE: Saturday, 13th April
START: 6am, St Patrick's Church, Stamullen, County Meath.


Velo Club Balrothery Sportive
Balbriggan Rugby Club is the destination for entrants to Velo Club Balrothery's very first sportive on Sunday.
Registration for the young club's first promotion begins at 8.30am with two distances for riders to enjoy: 80km and 50km option with refreshments on offer at the finish.
CLUB: VC Balrothery
DATE: Sunday, 14th April
START: 9.30am, Balbriggan Rugby Club, Balbriggan, County Dublin.