Open Racing

Orwell are very active on the national scene - see all the results and reports from open races here.

The Ken Duff Memorial is the "little brother" to the Iconic Shay Elliot race. It is a grueling, hilly race that attracts some of the top A3 riders in the country. This year Michael Hanley not only raced but survived to send us this race report!

Michael Hanley was a member of the recent very successful Scott-Orwell Wheelers Gorey 3 Day Team. Michael takes us through his experience of the weekend itself and also the unexpected obstacles he had to overcome to get there. Thanks to Michael for sharing this very personal account with us

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.

Bryan Geary takes us through his recent upgrade to A1. He recounts his early racing days and his return to the top domestic level.

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.