Open Racing

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

Orwell's Sandra Telford once again showed her sprinting prowess by winning the bunch gallop to take fine second place at the National League race in Bohermeen on Sunday, while Junior rider Rachel Kaye Mellor underlined her ability to mix it with the Seniors by taking seventh. Two A4s netted their first placings of the season - David Halpin finished 5th in the A4 race on Sunday, and Neil Whelan got an unplaced prize at Mondello on Tuesday.

Eric Downey opened his A1 account with a fantastic 4th place in Drogheda on Saturday, and Sandra Telford matched him with a ferocious 4th in the bunch sprint on Sunday.

Stamullen's annual weekend of cycling once again proved a happy hunting ground for Orwell riders, with the unstoppable Eric Downey finally earning his upgrade to A1.

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.