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2024 Membership

Anyone with a Cycling Ireland Racing License wishing to transfer to Pinergy - Orwell Wheelers please contact the Racing Rep via email - details can be found on the contacts page of the website.

The club endeavours to cater for competitors at all levels. The Inter-Club League and Orwell Women's League are intended as an entryway into the sport.

At the elite level, the club aspires to enter and support teams into the Men's Ras, Ras na mBan and the Junior Tour every year.

Anyone wishing to join the club solely as a non-competitive rider needs to complete the Pathways course before they can join. Details of upcoming Pathways courses will be posted on the club website. For more details on Pathways, see below.


2024 Renewing Senior Members

If you were a member in 2023 you can renew your membership by logging into the Cycling Ireland portal

  • Senior Membership - €65: This is for all senior members.
  • Club Supporter - €20 - This is for a Senior club member who will not be taking part in any cycling event. Suitable for parents of youths or similar.

You need to a have a valid Cycling Ireland membership for insurance. The renewing of your club membership DOES NOT automatically renew your Cycling Ireland membership, please see the appropriate sites:


2024 Student, Youth & Junior Members

Membership is open for full time students, youth & juniors who would like to join Pinergy Orwell Wheelers. Please email email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2024 Lapsed Members

Anyone who was previously a member of Orwell but did not take out membership in 2023 should renew their Cycling Ireland Membership. If you're still listed as an Orwell member there, you can simply pay 2024 membership fees. If you aren't listed as an Orwell member, you can initiate a club transfer back to Orwell. For all membership queries, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to rejoin.



The Orwell Pathways programme is to enable cyclists to learn the skills of group cycling, in a fun way, with like-minded people. Each day has two sessions of about two hours each, a morning session of cycling skills training, a short  break and then a short road cycle, which will include instruction and tips.

Each session builds on the previous one. The first session is held in an enclosed cycling park which offers a very safe environment. As a prospective new member you will greatly increase your enjoyment of our Pathways programme if you do some cycling beforehand, to increase your fitness. This is important as we expect new entrants to be able to cycle about 60km in three hours.

If you haven't cycled much or need to improve your fitness start with short spins of 15-25km and steadily increase the distance and pace. For Southsiders the spin from Dundrum to Enniskerry and back is about 30km with some hills. From Dundrum to Lucan is about 50km. For Northsiders a cycle from the Custom House to Howth return is about 30km. Later you could do Howth, Malahide, Coolock and home at about 45km. 

Some applicants with demonstrable advanced group riding skills may not have to attend all the sessions.

Hard shell helmets and road bikes with dropped handlebars are mandatory. Check out our club spin info, requirements, etiquette and technique before coming out.


Previous Membership Numbers

2017 - 678;
2016 - 657;
2015 - 550;
2014 - 405;
2013 - 316;
2012 - 318;
2011 - 283;
2010 - 230;
2009 - 210;
2008 - 154;
2007 - 79;
2006 - 69;
2005 - 59;
2004 - no records to hand;
2003 - 33;
2002 - 18;
2001 - 14;
2000 - 21;
1999 - 14;
1998 - 18;
1997 - 13;
1996 - 12;
1995 - 12;
1988 - 62;
1967 - 1; (Liam Keenan);
1951 - 16




Communication for members

The Forum:

Orwell members communicate with each using various methods. The main means of communication is the Club Forum. All members can post general queries here. Due to the size of the club, and the workload associate with creating and deleting so many accounts each year, members are not automatically given access. If you are an Orwell member but do not have a login, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Social Media:

The club has Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Facebook: Orwell Wheelers Facebook Page

Twitter: Orwell Wheelers Twitter Link

Instagram: Orwell Wheelers Instagram Link


Mailing Lists and WhatsApp Groups

To supplement the Club Forum, there are a number of messaging groups operation.  Formerly eMail lists, many of these are WhatsApp groups.

To be added to one of the racing groups (A1/2, A3, A4), please contact either of the racing reps with your category and licence details, and a bit about what you want to do. This will enable them to add you to the relevant groups.

To be added to the women's racing group, please contact the female racing rep.

To be added to the Leisure WhatsApp group, please contact the leisure rep.