Orwell gathering for a Sunday spin

Club membership runs from January 1st to December 31st.

 

2019 New Members

Scott Orwell Pathways Membership will open from 1st of February 2019, to welcome new adult members.  The application process is a simple online system, and it will go live on this website on February 1st. This programme will be run on Saturdays 2nd, 9th and 16th of March 2019, with two sessions each day.  NB: For safety and quality, the maximum number of participants for this intake will be 70.

The Orwell Pathways programme is fun way to learn the skills of group cycling, with like-minded people. The first sessions are held in an enclosed cycling park which offers a very safe environment. As a prospective new member you will greatly increase your enjoyment of our Pathways programme if you do some cycling beforehand, to increase your fitness. This is important as we expect new entrants to be able to cycle about 60km in three hours.  If you haven't cycled much or need to improve your fitness start with short spins of 15-25km and steadily increase the distance and pace. For Southsiders the spin from Dundrum to Enniskerry and back is about 30km with some hills. From Dundrum to Lucan is about 50km. For Northsiders a cycle from the customs house to Howth return is about 30km. Later you could do Howth, Malahide, Coolock and home at about 45km. 

Hard shell helmets and road bikes with dropped handlebars are mandatory. Check out our club spin info and requirements and etiquette and technique before coming out.

The club will run a Women’s Only Pathways programme Mid-Summer and a second mixed Pathways programme in the Autumn. Details of dates/times will be published on our website at a later date.

 

2019 Renewing Senior Members

Membership has opened for Existing and Past members of the club who wish to renew their membership. Each member should have received an email from the Membership Secretary. If you have not received your email please email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Senior Membership - €60: This is for all senior members who are NOT registering for the Club League (racing) at this time.
  • Club League entry - €30: This is for all Club members who wish to register for the Club League (racing) at this time. Please note that you must have either a Limited Competition or Full Competition licence from CI.
  • Both of the above - €90
  • Club Supporter - €20 - This is for a Senior club member who will not be taking part in any cycling event. Suitable for parents of youths or similar.

As per the club rules you need to a have a valid Cycling Ireland or IVCA membership for insurance. The renewing of your club membership DOES NOT automatically renew your Cycling Ireland / IVCA membership, please see the appropriate sites:

 

2019 Youth & Junior Members

Membership has opened for Existing youth & junior members of the club who wish to renew their membership. The parent or guardian of each member should have received an email from the Membership Secretary. If you have not received your email please email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Junior Membership: this is for Youths & Juniors who wish to Renew / Join the club – There is no need to register specifically for the league as all Juniors will be included. Please note that the email address provided MUST be that of a Parent or Guardian not the member.

 

Communication for members

The Forum:

Scott-Orwell members communicate with each using various methods. The main means of communication is the Club Forum. All members can post general queries here. Due to the size of the club, and the workload associate with creating and deleting so many accounts each year, members are not automatically given access. If you are an Scott-Orwell member but do not have a login, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Social Media:

The club has Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Facebook: Orwell Wheelers Facebook Page

Twitter: Orwell Wheelers Twitter Link

Instagram: Orwell Wheelers Instagram Link

 

Mailing Lists and WhatsApp Groups

There are a few mailing lists and WhatsApp Groups in operation.

To be added to one of the racing groups (A1/2, A3, A4), please contact either of the racing reps with your category and licence details, and a bit about what you want to do. This will enable them to add you to the relevant groups.

To be added to the women's racing group, please contact the female racing rep.

To be added to the Weekly Leisure E-Mail, please contact the leisure rep.

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