After the buzz of the Randonnee last weekend you would be forgiven for thinking that there would be a few quiet weekends ahead....not a chance - This Is Orwell!! It's all systems go for the Youths One Day Stage Race, the National 400, the final round of the Appleby Orwell Women's League and that's just a sample of what is ahead this week.....



The Orwell Youths One Day Stage Race: One Venue – 3 stages – Races for all Youth Age Groups

Orwell Youth are hosting a unique one day event for youth racers on Saturday May 11th at Corkagh Park in Clondalkin, Dublin. Run over 3 stages including a TT and Scratch race there will be prizes in both Girls and Boys GC.

Photographers are welcome to attend to document the event, but please remember not to identify any of the riders in your photos, by tagging or captions.

Times and details can be found here: Youths One Day Stage Race

Youths Monday Night Racing: This continues every Monday night (even on Bank Holidays!). Sign on is between 6.30 and 6.50pm and includes races for ages 6 to 16.

Details and results from previous rounds: Monday Night racing



The National 400 Audax starts in Joe Daly Cycles on Saturday night at 7.20pm. For those interested in pushing past the 300 km mark, the event provides a great opportunity to test your ambition, determination and fitness.

To the credit of the route designer, navigation is straightforward and climbing comes in at less than 3,000m.

Organisers: Ken Moloney & Colin Coffey

Event Details & Route Maps: National 400 Event Info



The final round of the Appleby Orwell Women's League will take place on Tuesday the 14th of May. This will be a repeat of the Time Trial route from Stage 1 which gives riders a great chance to see how they have improved over the 6 week event.

Sign on will be in the car park of Caffreys Pub, Batterstown between 6.20 and 6.50pm. The first rider will start at 7pm. 

The League prize giving will take place in Caffreys Pub immediately after the last rider finishes. Tea/coffee & sandwiches will be provided for riders and marshals.

We are currently looking for some club members to help out with the marshalling for this event. If you are free can you please post to the forum thread - Appleby Orwell Women's League R6



Round 7 of the club league sees the first of the road races after 2 time trials and a few rounds in Corkagh Park. Please read Brian Mc's forum post carefully before heading out on Thursday the 16th. Club League R7



Saturday the 11th of May will see the National Junior Track Championships take place in Corkagh Park. Best of luck to all the organisers including Commission Chairperson Gen Sheridan and Commissar for the event Fionn Sheridan.

Good luck to Lara Gillespie who will be defending her National Titles tomorrow!

Event details and times: Irish Track Cycling Website

Advance notice of the Club Track Championships: Track Rep Daniel McElroy has secured the Sundrive Trace on the 26th of May for the Club Track Championships. If you are interested in taking part or helping out please let Daniel know by posting on this forum thread - Scott Orwell Track Champs

There will be a chance to get accredited for the track on Saturday the 25th of May if you dont already have accreditation.




Shay Elliott Memorial

One of Ireland's greatest road races, Bray Wheelers' Shay Elliott Memorial Race is a 160km epic open to A1 and A2 riders. The shorter Ken Duff Memorial Race  for A3 and Junior riders is also a highly coveted prize at 97km.

Racing starts at 10am and will revert back to the old finishing line from 3 years ago in Newtownmountkennedy.

There is a great tradition of club members cycling out to the top of the Shay Elliot to support our racers as they crest the climb of the day. There is always a good atmosphere up there and the forecast is for good weather so why not time a spin to give a yell of support. See Bray Wheelers Website for projected times

CLUB: Bray Wheelers
DATE: Sunday, 12th May
START: 10am, Schools Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow.



Westportif 2019
The Westportif Cycling Challenge takes place on Saturday 11th May 2019, in Westport, Co. Mayo. Choose from three routes, 80km, 120 km and 160km taking in the breathtaking scenary of Croagh Patrick, Mweelrea (Connacht's highest mountain), Doolough Lakes, Delphi, Killary Fjord, Ashleigh Falls, Leenane villlage and the shores of Lough Mask in Tourmakeady.
CLUB: Westport Covey Wheelers Cycling Club
DATE: Saturday 11th May
START: Towers Bar and Restaurant, The Quay Westport, Co. Mayo.


Lough Key Classic

Building on the great feedback from the 2018 Classic Curlieu Wheelers offer the same two routes, 70km and 120km. Weather permitting the King of the Mountains option will be at the end of the second loop. 

Both the 70km and 120km will be figure of eight loops with tea stop at half way for both. More of the same and a hot meal at the finish line.
CLUB: Curlieu Wheelers
DATE: Sunday, 12th May
START: 9am, Sports Complex, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.


Dublin Fire Brigade CC -Staying In The Saddle For Prostate Cancer
50km and 115km will be the choices for riders in the Dublin Fire Brigade’s event in aid of prostate cancer charities starting in Dublin on Sunday. 
There will be a free event jersey for the first 50 registrations and hot food served afterwards. in the Dublin Fire Brigade Training Centre sponsored by Firehouse Pizza.

CLUB: Dublin Fire Brigade Cycling Club
DATE: Sunday, 12th May
START: 10am, Dublin Fire Brigade Training Centre, Malahide Road, Marino, Co. Dublin


Twin Peaks Challenge
Killarney CC are offering prizes for the fastest man and woman on specific Strava climbing segments in their Twin Peaks Challenge on Sunday. The Kerry event has two route options: 80km and 100km.
CLUB: Killarney Cycling Club
DATE: Sunday, 12th May
START: 9am, Killarney Community College, Killarney, Co. Kerry.


North Tipp Wheelers Tour de Lough Derg
A 120km lap of Lough Derg is the challenge for riders in ‘Le Tour de Lough Derg with three different groups leaving Lakeside Hotel from 9am offering different pace options for riders and back up available for all three groups.
CLUB: North Tipperary Wheelers
DATE: Sunday, 12th May
START: 9am, Lakeside Hotel, Ballina, Co. Tipperary.


Air Ambulance NI NW200 Sportive
If you fancy a spin around the North West 200 course than the world’s most intrepid road racers, Air Ambulance NI have the ideal event on Sunday where three routes are offered. The 40-mile route, 75-mile route and a 80-mile route all take in some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland, including the International North West 200 Road Race course, The Causeway Coast The Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, White Rock and Portrush East Strand while the 80 mile route includes the legendary Torr Head climb, one of the toughest climbs in Ireland.
CLUB: Causeway CC
DATE: Sunday, 12th May
START: 8am, North West 200 Pits area, Portstewart, Co. Antrim.