Club Spins are for current members only. Membership, for new seniors, is currently closed, this is pending a review in mid-2018. Please see this notice regarding the membership: 2018 Membership for New Senior Members will not be Opening until Mid-2018 Review.

Scott-Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club runs organised weekly Sunday spins that are open to all from October until March. We also run Saturday spins from April to September.

From a competitive point of view, we have our Thursday evening Club League which runs from April to August. There is a Women's specific classification in the Club League. On Tuesdays evenings in early summer, we run the Women's Crit League. On Tuesday evenings in mid-summer, there is the Women's Commission Series.

Spins for all levels usually start opposite Joe Daly Cycles in Dundrum. There are occasional groups that will start at the Popes Cross in the Phoenix Park. A link to this year's spin roster will be published in the sidebar. The roster contains maps to the most likely route, including start point, that will be taken on the day by each group as well as a list of group leaders.

Staggered starts mean that congestion is minimised and groups can get rolling. The Red groups will be leaving at 9:00am, Orange at 9:10, Yellow at 9:20 and White groups at 9:30 sharp.

 

Sunday spins start at Joe Daly's at 9:00am
The Orwell peloton at the TKAS 2015 in Tralee.

 

Renewing Members

Existing members will be able to renew from October 2017 onwards for the 2018 season. Members can also register for the Club League prior to its commencement in April.

The Club League runs from April to the end of August. It is an ideal entry to racing for all riders. It is also really good for experienced racers to stay sharp. The Club League Races take place on Thursday evenings. Club League Riders are required to have a Limited Competition Cycling Ireland license or higher.

 

Beginner Riders and New Members

Membership for new Senior members will open in mid-2018.

To prepare for the upcoming season, you need to be able to ride 60KM. The beginner group will be lead by two experienced club riders. The purpose of these spins are to get you used to riding in groups and to build up the distance at a reasonable pace. The spins will increase in length every week with cycles throughout the surrounded Dublin and Wicklow area. Hard shell helmets and road bikes with dropped handlebars are mandatory.

 

Requirements

The following are required to participate on these spins:

  • Hard shell helmet.
  • Road racing bike in good working order (no mountain bikes, hybrids, straight handlebars or tribars).
  • Quick release wheels, or Bolt Thru-Axles.
  • Tyres and brakes must be in good condition.
  • Pump, tyre levers and two spare tubes are mandatory for road side repairs.
  • Food, water bottle, money and rain jacket.

If you want to continue to come out with the club after three guest spins, you will be required to join Scott-Orwell Wheelers as well as Cycling Ireland, with whom we are affiliated. All Scott-Orwell riders are Cycling Ireland members as this covers us from a third party insurance viewpoint. See details about joining and becoming a member at Membership.

 

Meeting Points

The numbers meeting on Sunday mornings are now so large that Joe Daly Cycles' carpark is no longer big enough. We will be meeting opposite it instead - goo.gl/maps/I8C9y.

There is a block of shops there with a carpark which is almost a side road. There is more room for cyclists to fit, and it's more open so people arriving later can still pull in off the road by crossing the footpath. It also removes the need to cross the road to start the spin.

Please remember that there are businesses operating in this area, so be sensitive to customers parking or accessing the shops if they're open. The funeral home is obviously a sensitive one, hopefully there will be no clash on an early Sunday morning with a cortege, but behave accordingly if the occasion arises.

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