First up in this busy week is the Noel & Kieran Hammond Memorial TT.  For full details on the event and some background into these two legends of Irish Cycling check out the event article on the website - Noel & Kieran Hammond Memorial TT

Event Particulars

Date: Saturday 22nd June.


  • Sign-On opens 08:00, no pre-registration.
  • First Rider off at 09:30.

Entry Fee:

  • €15 Senior,
  • €5 Junior,
  • €2 Youth.



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The next event in Orwell Week is the Stephen Roche GP on Wednesday the 26th of June:

This is always a fantastic event whether you are racing or spectating!

The Stephen Roche GP is Ireland's most prestigious criterium race, running annually since 1988. The challenging but spectator-friendly circuit invariably produces great racing action for the crowd lining the roadsides and congregated in the central green area. The 1.3km loop is located in the housing estate where no less than three of the Roche family took their first tentative pedal strokes on the road to Tour de France glory.

Established as one of the 'must do' events on the Leinster racing calendar, the Roche Grand Prix traditionally boasts a who's who of Irish road racing talent with the top short circuit racers in the country doing battle for one of local racing's most prestigious trophies.

Past winners include professional cyclist and Orwell Wheelers member Nicolas Roche in 2008. Son of Stephen Roche, Nicolas' palmarès include both the Irish National Road and Time Trial Championships, as well as a stage of the Vuelta a España. In 2018 the race was won by another Roche - Alexis Roche, the younger brother of Nicolas. Alexis is set to return and defend the 2019 edition of the race.

A separate women's race has featured since 2015 and Scott Orwell Wheelers are proud that the races feature equal prize money. The 2018 winner of the race was Lydia Boylan.

Event Particulars

Date: Wednesday June 26th


  • Sign-On Opens: 17:30 - 18:30
  • Youth Race: 18:35
  • Women's Race: 19:20
  • A/1/2/3/Jr Race: 20:00

Entry Fee:

  • Seniors: €15
  • Juniors: €5
  • Youth: Free


Route: Roche GP Route.

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On Sunday the 30th of June we end Orwell Week with something a little less racy - The Joe Daly Memorial Charity Cycle Rally

This annual event is always a family favourite. We take our time getting out to Enniskerry where there will be a short refreshment break before returning to Dundrum. All ages and abilities are catered for.

Sign-on will be from 09:00. The fee is €10 for riders over 14 years old. It's €5 for riders under 14. There are sponsorship cards available from Joe Daly Cycles.

All proceeds go to Simpson's Hospital, Dundrum. Click on the link for some information on Simpson's Hospital - Simpson's Hospital Dundrum

There will be a Draw for all participants at the end of the Rally. For more information and sponsorship cards call into the shop.



Bike Fest runs from June 22nd to June 29th all around the country. There are all kinds of free events for all ages including free mountain biking lessons, Family Fun days etc... For more information on what is on click here Bike Fest Info



Cycling Ulster Youth Academy Race Festival
There's plenty of option for youth riders on Saturday with the Ulster Youth Academy Race Festival set for Balmoral Park, Belfast.
CLUB: Cycling Ulster
DATE: Saturday, 22nd June


SPORTIVES: A selection from Cycling Ireland, there are lots of other events on around the country - for full details have a look at the Cycling Ireland Website Events Page

Tour De Burren 2019
The annual Tour de Burren will take place in the picturesque village of Ballyvaughan, located at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, with various distances and difficulty of routes to challenge everyone.
CLUB: Burren Cycling Club
DATE: Saturday, 22nd June
START: 9am


Giant's Causeway Coast Sportive
Cyclists have the choice of 4 routes (35, 60, 85 and 115 miles) which all start and finish in the small rural seaside town of Ballycastle in County Antrim.
CLUB: Outdoor Recreation NI
DATE: Saturday, 22nd June
START: 6.30am


Solstice Cycle
Held this year in memory of Seán Lynch, there are two routes available, 50km and 80km from Ashbourne Pillo Hotel.
CLUB: Ash Burners Cycle Club
DATE: Sunday, 23rd June
START: 5am


Bikes and Bubbles Sportive
RVCC are hosting a Ladies Only sportive in aid of Pretty n Pink Cancer Awareness. There are two route, a route approx 20miles suitable for beginners or a 50mile (approx) for those who want to challenge themselves.
CLUB: Roe Valley CC
DATE: Sunday 23rd June



It isn't until the 11th of August but it definitely one not to miss!! The Annual club BBQ returns to the Radisson St Helens in Stillorgan. Full details and the link for buying tickets will be posted soon but make sure to keep the date free.