Club Membership

  • Adult membership – €50.00
  • U23 membership – €25.00 (limited to U23 riders that are in full-time education)
  • U18 – FREE
  • Family membership – A 50% discount for second or subsequent family members is available (married/partners/children) once all persons are residing at the same address.
  • Prospective members may ‘trial’ up to 3 club spins to decide on joining. Next steps are to go to, join Cycling Ireland and then there will be an additional option to join the club and pay the Bray Wheelers club fee.

Please note

  • Any member who wishes to take part in club spins, must have a Cycling Ireland leisure licence.
  • Any member who wishes to take part in either open or club races is required to have a Cycling Ireland limited or full competition licence.

Marshalling requirement

All Bray Wheelers club members are required to be available to marshal at least one of the BWCC organised Cycling Ireland open events. You will be prompted to sign-up as part of your membership application.

Associate membership

If you wish to apply to become an associate member of Bray Wheelers, i.e. a member who is a member of another CI affiliated club, please email with your request.

Club Spins

There are regular spins every weekend throughout the year and evening spins during the summer months. For convenience we use colour codes to identify each spin group. We have the following groups available at the weekends:

  1. Red Group Spin – averaging about 20–22 kph and riding distances up to 70k on Sundays only.
  2. Orange Group Spin – averaging 22–24 kph and riding distances up to 70k on Saturdays and Sundays.
  3. Yellow Group Spin – averaging 24–26 kph and riding distances up to 90k on Saturdays and Sundays.
  4. Green Group Spin – averaging 26–28 kph and riding distances up to 90k on Saturdays and Sundays.
  5. Blue Group Spin – this is a racing average and riding distances up to 100k during the off season generally on Sundays.
  6. Black and Pink Group Spins – these are mountain bike groups that you can join, and spins will be advised on WhatsApp.

A Tuesday CX group also runs during the winter evenings, the spin leaders will advise start locations on a weekly basis.

All road bike group spins start from the same location, which is the Johnny Fox Memorial, Kilmacanogue flyover roundabout unless otherwise stated. The information on each spin is posted on the Bray Wheelers website Forum section where spin leader, distance and route are all available to view before you choose your spin. There is some parking close by in Kilmacanogue here.

All spins depart at 9am during summer hours and 9.45am during winter hours. Club spins are weather dependent and will not take place if there is an Orange weather warning. For Yellow weather warnings and other adverse weather conditions like frost/ice, spin leaders will advise closer to time. Check the website for updates on summer evening spins.

Spins aim not to leave anybody behind, and if you are close to the required pace, you will be looked after by the spin leader, but please don’t be over ambitious, choose a spin that’s right for you and work your way up the groups.

There are WhatsApp groups for each of the spins, the spin leaders will add you to the groups as you choose the spin you want to participate in.

All Bray Wheelers spins must always observe the rules of the road.

All organised spins will incorporate a coffee stop at about three quarters distance depending on route planned for the day.

Club racing training

We have a race training group (Jan to March/April) which leaves from the same meeting point and will cover approx 100kms at avg 30–32kph. Our club racing season runs from April to August and full details will be provided.


Bray Wheelers has a strong representation at national randonées and sportifs. Although trips to these events are not organised by the club committee, we have a core of members who attend, and notifications will be put up on WhatsApp groups. It would be great to see more Bray jerseys in attendance at these events.

Introductory programmes

Bray Wheelers run a very successful and popular Couch to 50k programme in the New Year, and this is followed by the 50 to 100k, introduction to club cycling. Please look out for these on the club website, and social media channels.


A CI licence can now only be applied for online. CI will not process any cheques or documentation delivered by post. The online process has a number of stages, application, CI approval, Club approval, payment and licence issue, but is a really simple process.

Your licence type will depend on what type of cycling activity you wish to do with Bray. If you are new to CI and wish to participate in the leisure spins only, then the intro licence will be applicable. If you would like to take part in club races then the limited competition licence will be needed, if you wish to enter the open races then you will need a full competition licence.

Yes. The IVCA run a complete series of road races and TT’s from March through to September. The racing tends to be a little safer than those run by CI due to the older age profile and smaller numbers participating. Membership of the IVCA can close early in the year as numbers are limited. Membership forms and further information is available on the website noted below.

No. When you join the IVCA your fee covers all races during the year and you are categorised based on ability so it is impossible to cater for spot entry.

No. The IVCA licence only covers you for IVCA events.

As a suggestion it might be an idea to start with our club racing season which runs from April to July. This will give you an idea where your level is at before spending additional money on a full licence and finding you cannot compete at the required level. There is nothing to stop you applying for a licence with CI at any level and see how you get on.

We have four groups which run for most of the year and the Couch to 50k will start again in the new year. The best suggestion is to start with the Red Group and then you can move up accordingly. Please ensure you pick the correct group.

  • Helmets are compulsory for all Bray Wheelers cycling activities.
  • The rules of the road must be obeyed at all times.
  • Any unlicensed members or non paid up members cycling with a Bray Wheelers group may be asked to leave the group.