Orwell Wheelers Open Cyclocross Race 2021
Round 2 Leinster League of Cyclocross


Orwell Wheelers will host their annual Open Cyclocross Race, Round 2 of the Leinster League of Cyclocross, on Sunday 24th of October 2021 generously sponsored by Joe Daly Cycles, Footprints Early Years Preschool, All-American Laundrette and Bike-Fitting Ireland.



The race will be held at The GAP, Ballybrack Rd., Glencullen, Dublin, D18 Y673



The event is fully licenced by Cycling Ireland and all entry is via the Cycling Ireland website events page; cyclingireland.ie Competitors will require a Cycling Ireland licence. One-day licences available via CI website.
Advance entry only –   no entry on the day.

Adult Entry: €25 pp
U14, U16, Junior: €10 pp
Underage: Free- All entry from U6 to U12 is generously covered by Joe Daly Cycles, Dundrum.

Cycling Ireland require all participants hold a licence to take part. Parents need to acquire a Youth Licence for each child competing from U6 upwards via the Cycling Ireland website before signing up for these races. Cost is €10 and will last until the end of 2022.

EventMaster Sign-up Link: https://eventmaster.ie/event/o2VbUk3tLm 



The GAP facilities will be open to the general public on the day, so please exercise caution when walking / cycling between the designated carpark and the course.
Race attendees to follow the directions of event marshals. A First Aid service will be provided at the event.
Young children are to be supervised and kept off the course during races / adult practice sessions.
Please do not litter and please do bring home your recycling / rubbish.



Race attendees must use the The GAP’s designated parking area (cost of €2 per vehicle).
No parking allowed along the Ballybrack Rd., in Glencullen village or along The GAP entrance road.



The race will be located in the large field to the right-hand side of The GAP entrance road as per the below photo.
The entrance to the course is marked on the map and is via The GAP entrance road. Access to the course is not allowed via the Ballybrack Road or Red House Road.
Collection of race numbers and timing chips will be located close to the entrance to the course.
A large water tanker will be located adjacent to the Pits area for use by Pit Crews



Port-a-loos will be located at the course entrance. Hand sanitiser will be provided. Additional toilet facilities are available at The GAP Kitchen. A full café and food service is available at The GAP Kitchen: thegap.ie/café
Bike cleaning facilities are available adjacent to The GAP main building.


Race Schedule:

There will be a full schedule of races for both females and males of all ages as follows:

09:40 – 10:00 Course Practice 20 mins

10:00 Under 6 - 3 mins
10:15 Under 8 - 5 mins
10:30 Under 10 - 10 mins
10:50 Under 12 - 15 mins

Prizegiving will take place immediately after each underage event (U6 U12)


11:10 11:30 Course Practice 20 mins


11:25 Call up for Women’s U14, U16, Junior & Elite Races

11:35 Race Start Women’s U14, U16, Junior & Elite Races

U14, U16 – 25mins

Junior – 35mins

Elite – 45mins

12:20 Women’s U14, U16, Junior and Elite Prizegiving


12:20 12:40 Course Practice 20 mins


12:40 Call up for Men’s U14, U16 & Support (B) Race

12:50 Race Start Men’s U14, U16 & Support (B) Race

U14 -30mins / U16 & Support (B race) - 45mins

13:40 Men’s U14, U16, Junior & Support Races Prizegiving


13:40 – 14:00 Course Practice 20 mins


14:00 Call up for Men’s Junior & Elite Races

14:10 Race Start Men’s Junior & Elite Races

Junior – 40mins

Elite – 55mins

15:10 Men’s Junior & Elite Prizegiving



All competitors in the underage races (U6 – U12) will receive a prize.
All other categories will have prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places. In addition, the first unplaced U23, M40
& M50 in each of the Women’s & Men’s Elite Races will receive a prize.


Race Organiser

Contact: Ronan O’Flynn; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



A huge thank you to our ever-generous sponsors. Please remember to support them.

Underage Races (U6 – U12): Louise, Dave & Fionn at Joe Daly Cycles, Dundrum

Men’s Support, U14 & U16 Races : Rachael Govin at Footprints Early Years Preschool, Dublin

Women’s Elite, U14, U16 & Junior Races: Orla Hendron at The All-American Laundrette, Dublin 2

Men’s Elite & Junior Races: Aidan Hammond at Bike Fitting Ireland