• Audax: Midlands 300

    Following on from the Orwell 200 the next in the series is the Midlands 300, in 3 weeks time. There was a good bit of interest in this at the finish yesterday, and Dave had a handful of entries in already so it is likely to be another big field. For most people completing a 200 will be as far as they will ever hope to go in a day, but for the few who are tempted to try go one step further there will probably be no better opportunity to give it a go. Details are below.

  • Audax: National 600

    The final event in the Orwell Super Randonneur series is coming up in two weekends time, in the shape of The National 600. This is an old classic back in the calendar after an absence of 8 years, and is probably the most beginner friendly 600 around. Full details below!

  • Danny's Audax Adventures

    A big Chapeau goes out to Danny: Two Randonneur Round the Year (RRTY) Awards and two Super Randonneur Awards.

  • Dave Mc's audacious audaxing Orwells

    When Dave Mc suggested running a 200km audax in March, he didn't expect quite so many Orwell members to be eager to flay themselves so early in the year. 32 members signed on, including the ever-prolific Billy Parker, who provides us with an excellent account of the day below!

  • DMK 200 Audax

    Scott-Orwell Wheelers are proud to promote the first of several audax for 2018, the Dublin/Meath/Kildare 200km on Sunday 4th March.

    There's more information on the Audax Ireland page, or click through.

    Update: This event has been cancelled due to the bad weather

  • 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.

  • Inner Ring Audax 2014

    Orwell's John McElligott is organising a challenging 200km with a significant amount of climbing and descending on some of the quietest and most spectacular roads that Kerry has to offer.

  • James & the Giant Audax!

    James O'Callaghan is a veteran of many long and testing cycles - audaxes, Marmottes and countless others but this summer he took on his biggest challenge to date in the form of the Mile Failte 1,200. Thanks to James for taking time to send a write up on the event and the preparation that went into it. We cant wait to see what he has lined up for 2019;)

  • Leisure Cycling 2014 – Week 1

    The Leisure cyclist of the Year 2014 participation based event kicked off this weekend with the Ardattin 200, as well as several randonée events around the country. Greg Farrell shares his first audax experience below!

  • Men Who Stare at Dots: Donncha Cuttriss on the IndiPac 2017

    Luke GJ Potter caught up with Irish Ultra-Endurance Cyclist Donncha Cuttriss in between his two major 2017 goal events, the IndiPac and the Trans AM.

  • Midlands 300 and National 400 Audax Events

    Scott-Orwell Wheelers are proud to announce two upcoming audax events; the Midlands 300 and the National 400. These follow on from March's Orwell 200 Audax.

  • Midlands 300km Audax

    The Midlands 300 will take place on Sunday the 31st of March and is the second of 3 Audax events which will be hosted by Scott Orwell Wheelers in 2019. This event is a great stepping stone for anyone thinking of trying a longer Audax after a 200km, the experienced or those starting on the road to PBP qualification.

  • Orwell 200 2020

    The Orwell 200 will take place on Sunday the 8th of March and is the first of 2 Audax events which will be hosted by Scott Orwell Wheelers in 2020. This event is a great starting point for anyone thinking of giving Audaxing a go or the experienced.

  • PBP: 1891 to 2019, History Culture Passion.

    A collective madness of randonneurs and the communities along the route that support them on their journey. What else but madness could describe 6000 cyclists all who must qualify by riding 200, 300, 400- and 600-kilometre Brevet events just to get to the start line. Or for a 100 years whole communities, towns, villages and generations of families, set up sleep, food, coffee and water stops often for free to help this long chain of riders reach Paris? Why do the cyclists and spectators who share the 1200 Klm of road do this, for no prize, for no reward?  If this is not some collective madness, then it must be something beautiful, ordinary people doing something extraordinary.

  • Something a Little Different?

    “This isn’t too bad, I must be pretty good at this stuff!” - I’d made it past The Deep Sink, supposedly the worst part of the route, and now the rocky gnarly path became muddy slippery. Just need to be in the moment, let my balance flow with the terrain. ‘OOF!’ I hear behind me, another casualty. Right then my own front and rear wheels have a disagreement, and I land on my side. Look back to see......... (read on to see what or WHO Kashif saw!!)

  • The Inner Ring

    Over the August bank holiday weekend, while much of the country was sodden and flooded, John McElligot organised the latest addition to the Orwell calendar, the Inner Ring Audax, which was held in the sunny south-west of Kerry. He tells us how his day went below...

  • The Longest Day (in the saddle)

    'The Longest Day' is the name of a 1962 epic war film about the 1944 D-Day landings; the story that follows is about a battle of a very different kind. 05:30 am - 6th August 2016, 14 Riders -300km, 3 scheduled stops -20 hour Time limit.

  • Torr Hell - Take Two

    Last Summer, Joe did the 180km version of the Giants Causeway Sportive. But he missed the cutoff time to finish over Torr Head. As a result, Torr Head was a bit of "unfinished business". The Titanic Torr event this April seemed like an ideal solution – a 200km Audax, starting from Belfast, with Torr Head at about 95km.

  • Vignettes from PBP

    In Villaines, the whole population is in the streets. “Huh, there seems to be a festival going on.” “YOU’re the festival, bozo!” I park the bike and run up the steps to get my card stamped. The crowd cheers and parts in front of me, the brevet card in my hand become the Olympic torch, carried across continents to the controller’s rubber stamp. Thanks to Kashif for these wonderful memories of PBP 2019