Rás Tailteann

  • And so it begins. The organisers of Rás Tailteann 2016 chose Dublin Castle as the departure point for the 8 day International road race to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

  • In late May, an Orwell Wheelers team of Tom Blennerhassett, Neal Hudson, Brian McArdle, Dick O'Brien and guest rider Michael Butler took to the start line of the 2015 An Post Rás. Ably assisted by soigneurs Mary Brady and Aishling Brady, mechanic Fionn Sheridan and managed by DS Pat O'Brien, they began an eight day trial that would test their physical and mental limits!

  • Here's a little piece from the archives, Brian Ahern's Rás diary from 2004, ten years ago. An eventful race for the Orwell legend, he goes into great detail on what is an eight day sufferfest for most. It's revised and updated, as he claims he originally typed it with one finger of one hand (spoilers!).

  • Our league winner for 2015, Brian McArdle, collected his trophy on Saturday night after 21 weeks of trying to fend off the Murnane brothers. Earlier this year he undertook his first Rás, and we finally published his account below.

  • Veteran of two Rás campaigns, Brian Mc, recounts his third Rás in a row. Tight for training time and an early crash seek to thwart his aims of finishing. He also has one eye on the A2 Classification.

  • The Scott-Orwell Wheelers Rás Team 2017 are delighted to announce that Geraghty Joinery will be sponsoring leisure kit for the riders and support team for the An Post Rás 8 Day Stage Race.

  • Scott-Orwell Wheeler's Man of the Rás Jamie Busher finally gets around to telling the story...

  • As the old expression goes “time is a great healer” and that is certainly the case when Jamie decided to ride the Rás for the second consecutive year. The pain and stress of the previous year was fading, all that remained were fond memories of a fantastic week with some great people racing around Ireland in glorious sunshine.

  • Sunday 22 May 2016, could be just another Sunday spin, but not this time, I am heading to Dublin Castle, An Post Rás Stage 1 is waiting for us.....

  • Neal Hudson had one of the hardest rides of the 2015 An Post Rás - an early crash on the opening stage nearly costing him his place. He then had to carry the injuries from that through the entire week, but true grit and determination saw him through. He takes us through his torment below...

  • Tomorrow sees the start of the An Post Rás 2013: eight days of suffering for amateur and pro riders alike, with the longest stage being 160 km, and the penultimate one winding through the Wicklow mountains. For the second year running Orwell will be entering a five-man team to compete for the county prizes, we profile them below!

  • The entertainment for Tuesday's Rás fundraiser has been unveiled! We've got a pair of main showpieces to give the lads not just one but two opportunities to impress you, and humiliate themselves.

  • The fundraiser table quiz for the Rás team will take place on Friday April 8th. There will also be a raffle on the night!

  • The club will be holding a fundraising table quiz on Friday 7th April in Murphy's Pub, Rathmines at 7.30pm.

  • The Rás Tailteann 2018 starts this Sunday with a top class field of domestic and International cyclists. Scott Orwell Wheelers is continuing a proud tradition of entering a team in this grueling race. In the lead up to the event we are doing a series of profiles on the riders and support team. Read on to learn a little more about all our racers!

  • The five riders and support personnel to represent Scott Orwell at An Post Rás, Ireland’s top international stage race for men, have been announced.

  • So this was it. A hard year of training was complete. There had been many sacrifices along the way. I had cut back on the treats, eased off the sauce and succumbed to a diet of low intensity monster miles each weekend come rain, hail or shine. My family had suffered with me.

  • Come along and help raise some funds to send an Orwell team to the 2015 An Post Rás! With star Eurosport commentator Declan Quigley as MC! And questions thanks to regular Rás na mBan setter Eddie Lynch!

  • It's a title few riders can lay claim to, but every racer in Ireland covets. Tom Blennerhassett was part of the Orwell team for the An Post Rás 2015, and he takes us through his week below in a gripping read!