Open Racing

Orwell are very active on the national scene - see all the results and reports from open races here.

Orwell members were in action across multiple disciplines in two countries this weekend, with the senior action focussed on Balbriggan, while the Youth Tour of Scotland was taking place abroad, and the National Duathlon Champs happening in Ashford.

Brian McArdle's eighth place overall and Betty D'Arcy Trophy win for first A3 rider was the highlight of a successful Easter weekend of stage- and one-day racing for Orwell Wheelers.

After the juniors dominated last weekend, this time it was the turn of the A4s in the limelight! The weather was not kind to riders in any race, leaving them muddy and wet on Saturday, while Sunday was cold and windy in exposed sections. But the A4s proved themselves more than capable of rising to the challenge.

It was a weekend of varying fortunes on the race scene for DTC Orwell Wheelers, with a plethora of placings marred by a couple of crashes. Read on for more information...

Eric Downey’s first victory against A1 opposition in Saturday's Mick Lally Memorial capped an excellent weekend of results gathering by Orwell’s highly motivated racing battalion as the 2013 season got under way in earnest.