Youth Reports

We have a strong and growing contingent of youth and junior riders, find out more about them at the main youth page.

David Harrington, Luca Holmes, Killian O’Brien and Patrick O’Sullivan were selected to ride for Orwell Wheelers at the London 2 Day on 2-3 June. Ivan O'Brien (as team manager) and Dmitri Griffin (mechanic) travelled with them for an amazing weekend of racing.

Saturday 14 May 2022 saw the return of the Orwell One Day Youth Stage Race in the enclosed circuit at Corkagh Park

The event was open to all U10, U12, U14 and U16 boys and girls, with everyone taking part in three stages:

Time trial: one lap of the Corkagh Park track

Scratch race: because of numbers, girls joined the boys at each age level, but were marked separately

  • U10: 4 laps
  • U12: 15 minutes plus 1 lap
  • U14: 25 minutes plus 1 lap
  • U16: 35 minutes plus 3 laps

Elimination races on the small lap, with separate races for U14 and U16 boys and girls

Results below ...

A magnificent weekend of racing in Bellewstown with what must be a record number of Orwell Wheelers riding: 9 riding in club colours and 7 racing for the Leinster provincial teams. For a couple of families it was their first experience of children's open racing and, as always, Drogheda Wheelers put on a fantastic show. I'll just pick out a few highlights, because otherwise this report could run to PAGES! Read on ...

Orwell Wheelers entered a team for the Youth Tour of Scotland, one of the most exciting youth racing events going, this year. While our boys were disappointed not to get an entry, we did send a strong team of four girls over to Perth: Áine Reilly, Rhiannon Dolan, Mya Doocey and Hannah Hayes.

Here's what happened ... thanks to Áine for such a detailed and interesting report: plenty to learn about riding as part of a team, rather than just for yourself, in this one!

For 17 weeks over the summer, Monday Nights @ Corkagh has been a fixture on the calendar. Started by Dave Mc 4 years ago, it has become a stepping stone for many into cycling and into racing. For others it has been a key part of their training programme.  For others is just a good laugh and a bit of exercise on a warm summers evening. Read on for a round up of the 2019 series....