Profiles

Below you can find a selection of interviews with Orwell members past and present.

Lifetime Members

All members of the Roche family

  • Stephen Roche
  • Lawrence Roche
  • Nicolas Roche
  • ...

All members who completed the Tour de France

  • Stephen Roche
  • Lawrence Roche
  • Nicolas Roche
  • Paul Kimmage

Others

  • Noel O'Neill
  • ...

Club Person of the Year

Every year, the club vote to reward someone who's shown huge dedication to the club, who gives time and effort on multiple occasions, or in some way has been an outstanding volunteer. This person is awarded the Club Person of Year trophy to take home.

Previous winners

2017	Michael Hanley
2016	Stephen O'Shea
2015	Ann Horan
2014	Stephen Ryan
2013	Brian McArdle
2012	...
2011	Denis Gleeson
2010	Aideen Collard
2009	...

We will be reviving the popular “5 minutes  with …….” series and delighted to start off with none other than Ronan O Connor the current Junior Men, National Road Champion 2020. Ronan was a first year Junior in 2020 which makes his win all the more special and what an exciting prospect for the future............

Following on with our Five Minute Series we are talking to our hard working Club Secretary Fergal O'Sullivan this week. Fergal has been a club member for over 10 years and in that time has helped run the Orwell Randonnee, sat on the committee in various roles, helped with many many club spins and still managed to find time to ride his own bike! Find out more about the man behind those "membership reminder" emails here.......

Ronan Grimes took up para-cycling relatively late in his life, but that has not stopped him from flourishing in the sport. Since he’s settled into the saddle, he has competed in both the Road and Track Para-cycling World Championships in the past two years, achieving a total of four top ten finishes. Get to know more about our club mate on the rise thanks to this Bio first published by Cycling Ireland.

George Flanagan has only been with the club for a few years but has made a big impression in that short time - earning the accolade of "Rookie of the Year" in 2017 and recently being elected to the role of Vice- President of the club. We asked George a few questions to get to know the man behind the smile a little better.......

Tom Weymes won't mind me saying this but he is one of the elder statesmen of the club and is a real inspiration to all the younger Orwellians out there. At the ripe age of 74 Tom is heading towards doing his 11th Wicklow 200 this June and even has eyes on the 6 day iconic Alpine Classic Cols with the rest of the Orwell Alpine nutters (myself included!).