The Sundrive Summer Track League finished up recently, and our own Andrew Ryan, Uisneach Sheridan and David Swift all picked up silverware in the final standings. Orwell also finished 2nd in the club standings - details below!

Monday evening last week saw the presentation of the prizes for the Sundrive Summer Track League. This 8 week event tested riders in a variety of different race formats, with 3 or 4 events in each category being run each week. The winners thus demonstrated a consistency of excellence and Orwell was well represented on the podium.

In the B & C categories if a rider was dominant early on they got promoted to and raced in a higher category but their (now fewer) points scored in the lower one – in theory giving the field in the lower one a chance to catch them. One of ours didn't let the promotion get in his way. David Swift, having started in the B category, was sent up to A in week 6 where he continued to pick up points including the win in the kilo dash in week 8. This helped him to hold on to first place in the B group where he held off Oisin Hogan of Sundrive 41pts to 40.

In the D category for underage riders Uisneach Sheridan was the runaway winner with 11 wins and 24 total podiums to his name in the 8 weeks.

Orwell finished 2nd in the club competition behind host track Sundrive and ahead of strong clubs such as Black Rose and Bray Wheelers.

We continued to pick up gongs in the individual achievement awards . Andrew Ryan won “Newcomer of the Season” and being praised by coach Hugh Byrne for listening and implementing the advice he got. David Swift added to his collection by picking up the “Most Aggressive Rider” award for constantly lighting up races he was involved in which culminated in him winning the Scratch race at the National Olympic Omnium championship at the weekend.

In those national Championships Orla Hendron picked up many placings and came 5th overall in the Women's section. A full report is available on womenscycling.ie.

Well done to all our prize-winners, photos below!

 

 

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