Gleeson

  • With his election as club president earlier in the month, we felt that now was a great time to revisit Denis Gleeson' five minute interview! Have a read to get a sense of the man who will be leading the club into 2015!

  • Ten Orwell riders took to the start line in this year's l'Étape du Tour. Paul O'Neill tells their story.

  • Before the heavyweights of the Marmotte share their war stories, here's a warm-up piece from Brian McArdle on his first taste of the Ring of Kerry experience.

  • Reports from Connemara and the Mick Byrne this week, courtesy of Michael Staunton and Colm Featherstone, with a few colourful pictures too!

    Updated: now with Ann Horan's speed-dating adventures around Lough Derg!

  • With the league now done and dusted, we dip back into the final two rounds - Brian McArdle's ascendency on Kilmashogue, and Sean Barry's victory in Glencullen.

  • Please see below for a message from President Denis Gleeson following the recent holding of the National Championships.

  • A month ago today, the Giro d'Italia came to Ireland, with the Grande Partenza taking place in Belfast, and a sprint finish in Dublin. Orwell were all over the race, and we've included three tales below - thanks to Aideen Collard, Ivan O'Brien, and Brian McArdle.

  • The May bank holiday weekend saw another very successful running of the Orwell Randonnée, and once more members of the organising committee met recent with our chosen charity, the Ross Nugent Foundation, to present the proceeds.

  • Colm Featherstone was one of the many Orwells who migrated to Waterford for the popular Sean Kelly Tour, including many of the white group who have spent the year traversing the country on various leisure cycles. The ran the gauntlet of lashing rain and dizzying climbs in Dungarvan, but survived to tell the tale! Read on!

  • With talk turning to the Marmotte 2015, it's time to start publishing Garret Connolly's opus detailing the 2014 edition. 16 Orwell members tackled it, which is coincidentally nearly the number of pages in Garret's piece. We've published the first part below!

  • The Orwell Randonnee is long established on the Irish sportive calendar as one of the toughest but one of the best events there is! This year there was a changing of the guard and new committee members took on the challenge of putting it together. We look back at the event here though the eyes of a few different people to see how the day went for them…

  • Billy Parker has returned from his foray into audaxing to more leisurely activities, but he might regret it after Sunday's ride in the wind and rain. Have a read below!