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Club Shop is now open!

The Club Shop is now open!

The club shop for new Bray Wheelers clothing is now open. Once we close this store ordering window, we will produce and it will be 6-7 weeks production turnaround. We will label and separate the clubs order out once it comes into us and post direct to you.

We always advise to order early so the club store closes asap and we can move into production. We start when we close this store so we need to get minimum orders in as soon as possible.

Contact Jason for any queries.

Click below to enter the club store and use the password SHAY

https://velorevolution.cc/collections/custom-club-store-bray-wheelers

May 22, 2024|Categories: News|

Shay Elliott / Ken Duff Memoral Races – Results 2024

2024 Shay Elliott Memorial Race

1 Mark Dowling, All Human, Velo Revolution

2 Conn McDunphy, Skyline

3 Johannes Rom Dahl, Roadman Cycling Club

4 JB Murphy, Killcullen Cycling Club

5 Ciaran Maguire, Team Dan Morrissey

6 Ruairi Byrne, UCD Cycling Club

7 Ronan Toomey, U/A Munster

8 Curtis Neill, Lyon Sprint Evolution

9 James Delaney, Lucan CRC

10 Lindsay Watson, Powerhouse Sport

11 Greg Clarke, Bray Wheelers CC

12 Daire Feeley, All Human Velo Revolution

Sprint Prime Winner – JB Murphy, Kilcullen Cycling Club

KOM Winner – Johannes Rom Dahl, Roadman Cycling Club

1st Bray Wheeler – Greg Clarke

1st Unplaced A2 – Milo Donaldson, Killarney CC

1st Unplaced Junior – Cal Tutty, JEGG-DJR Academy

2024 Ken Duff Memorial Race

1 David Gaffney, Villeneuve Cycliste

2 Matt Walls, Lucan CRC

3 Luca Holmes, Spellman Dublin Port

4 Michael Collins, Newcastlewest CC

5 David Harrington, Orwell Wheelers

6 Ciaran Scanlon, UCD Cycling Club

Unplaced Juniors

1 Rory Condon, Kanturk CC

2 Willem O’Connor, JEGG-DJR Academy

3 Jamie Byrne, Carlow CC

1st Unplaced Woman – Marine Lenehan, Dan Morrissey-Primór by Pissei

May 12, 2024|Categories: News, Racing, Youth|

Shay Elliott and Ken Duff Races 2024

Entry is now open for the 66th Shay Elliott, and the 6th Ken Duff memorial races

> Register via Eventmaster Here

  • Start: Laragh GAA Club, Co. Wicklow, A67 NP22
  • Shay Elliott: A1, A2 / 124km / 1,614m / 4 laps / start 10h00
  • Ken Duff: A3 / 76km / 1,090m / 2 laps / start 10h05
  • Race neutralised to after Bookey Bridge at 1.0km
  • Sprint prime 19km, Long Mile / KOM 60km (R752 climb)
  • Finish at the top of climb at Shay Elliott monument
Course Maps

> Shay Elliott Course Map

> Ken Duff Course Map

RACE BOOKLET SEKD 2024

www.braywheelers.ie
April 26, 2024|Categories: News, Racing|

BWCC Leisure Challenge 2024

Bray Wheelers are proud to announce this years Leisure Challenge!

Progress tracking can be found at https://braywheelers.ie/spring-leisure-challenge/

Here’s how the Challenge works:

  • It runs for 10 weeks, from Mon 22nd April to Sun 30th June
  • You commit to a personal challenge and we help you track it over the 10 weeks.

Sign up form at https://tinyurl.com/BWCC-LeisureChallenge-2024

Special thanks to Rory Ward for organising!

  • Distance Challenge. Can you cycle from 50k per week up to 300k per week?
  • Climbing Challenge. Can you climb a number of recognised hills in Wicklow and Dublin?
  • Randonneur Challenge. Can you complete a number of 100km spins?
  • One Day Epic Challenge. Can you complete a one-day high distance, high climbing challenge?
  • Everesting Challenge. Can you climb the height of Mount Everest one or more times over the 10 weeks?

AND NEW FOR 2024

  • Wicklow Gaps Challenge. Can you climb the Sally Gap, the Wicklow Gap, the Old Wicklow Gap and Kilcavan Gap over the 10 weeks?

Bray Wheelers – Celebrating 75 Years – 1949–2024
Cycling Ireland Club of the Year 2019
www.braywheelers.ie

April 15, 2024|Categories: Leisure, News|

Rás Tailteann 2024

Bray Wheelers is proud to announce that for the first time in almost twenty years we will be entering a team into the Rás Tailteann, commonly known as the Rás.

The 2024 edition of the Rás Tailteann will take place from Wednesday, May 22nd to Sunday, May 26th. This will be the 69th edition of the race.

For those who don’t know, the history of Bray Wheelers is steeped in racing and some of the greatest riders in the club have featured heavily in the Ras. This year it will be 50 years since one of the club’s greatest ever riders won the Rás. On June 30th 1974 after racing from Carlow to Dublin over a 113km route, Bray Wheelers and native of Bray, Peter Doyle rode into Dublin as winner of Irelands greatest cycling challenge.

This capped off a remarkable list of achievements, the Shay Elliott, the National Championship, the Tour of Ireland and now the Ras. By winning the Ras Peter became the first man to have won both the Tour of Ireland and the Ras. He also won the Tour of Scotland and the Milk Race which was one of the top amateur races in Europe in the 1970’s.

Peter had professional offers and could have even rode the Tour de France in 1969. He rode the Olympics in 1968 for Ireland and again in 1972 all while a member of our club.

As was recorded in the club archives:

“Peter Doyle won the Ras Tailtean (sic) to become the first rider to win both major Irish stage races. But these outstanding results were a real team effort and couldn’t have been achieved without the help of the other Bray riders including Philip O’Brien, Jimmy Doyle, Liam Mc Kenna, Shay Kelly, Noel O’Neill, Denis Kearns, Gerry Pearson, Tommy Campbell Jimmy Clarke, Pat Norton, John D’arcy alongside Peter Crinnion’s direction and Paddy Martin’s back up.” 

This year we are proud to say that for the first time since (when) Bray Wheelers has the talent and will compete at the highest level once again. Conor Verbruggen, Jack Conroy, Craig Byrne, Rob McKenna, Caoilin Considine and Greg Clarke will take to the start line on the 22 of May in Tullamore to take on Stage 1 and ride with the spirit of Peters win in 1974 which we’ll represent on the Bray Wheelers crest.

From Tullamore the first stage finish will be in Kilmallock. This will be the first-ever Rás Tailteann stage to finish in the County Limerick town. The 2024 edition will also have finishes in Sneem, County Kerry on the famous ‘Ring of Kerry’, Cahir, County Tipperary which will see the first finish there since 1967 and Kildare Town, County Kildare with the fifth and final stage of the 2024 Rás Tailteann finishing in Bective, County Meath where the race will take in three laps of a 14.1KM spectator-friendly finishing circuit which is a great opportunity to maybe ride down and cheer the lads on. 784.8KM of Irish roads awaits the lads this year with a total of eighteen categorised climbs over the five stages, including two Category One climbs on stages two and four.

The team is sponsored by Clara Joinery and is registered as Clara Joinery Bray Wheelers for the duration of the race in sponsorship tradition. A great thank you to Danny Conroy for his partnership and help to make this a reality. Danny and Rob Magee will be managing the team and a mechanic, masseuse and a driver will also be joining the team.

More information on the team and logistics coming soon. If you think you can help the team in anyway do let myself or Rob Magee know.

Paul O’Neill, Rob Magee

March 21, 2024|Categories: News, Racing|

Bray Wheelers Celebrate 75 Years

Bray Wheelers 75th Anniversary

Bray Wheelers is celebrating our 75th Anniversary in 2024.
The club was founded back in 1949 and has a rich and proud history of supporting cycling at all levels from the super competitive to the more leisure oriented cyclists.

We will be holding a number of themed events that we have planned throughout the year to celebrate this superb milestone in our club’s history.

Please keep an eye on the website, and our social media channels for events.

February 26, 2024|Categories: Beginners, Leisure, News, Racing, Youth|
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