A Potts

  • A beginners year with Orwell Leisure

    Following up from his 0 to 200 article where Joe Fitzpatrick recounted joining the club and setting his stall out to cycle the wicklow200 the following June, Joe tells us about the many adventures and challenges in his first year in Orwell Wheelers

  • Eoin McLove 600

    The Eoin McLove crosses Ireland - you leave Whitehall, head to Lucan and use secondary roads to Athy, on to Templemore, Nenagh, Portumna, Drumshanbo, Belturbut, Ballybay, Virginia, Kells, Kilmessin and back to the car park in Whitehall. Seriously you would not drive it! So, 40 odd people, ten from Orwell set off in good spirits on a nice enough morning.

  • Freeloaders, Freelancers and the Old School

    Andrew Potts was one of the many Orwells to take on and complete the Wicklow 200 this year, and he takes us through his around the hills and mountains with the club crew.

  • Qualifying for PBP 2019 and the Spirit of The Randonneur

    Step 1: Do one 400 Brevet In 2018 which will almost guarantee a pre-registration place,

    Step 2: Complete a series of Brevet’s in the first 6 months of 2019, a 200, 300, 400 and 600 and you get a start place.

    It's easy you only need to ride 1900 kilometres in 18 months and you are on the start line.

  • Zero to 200 in 8 months

    "Slow for a Porsche but not bad for a couple of rookies."
    Two of our newer members took on the challenge of the Wicklow 200 (along with many others) last Sunday, and Joe Fitzpatrick has written a great account of his day with Andrew Potts below.