This is the old Bray Wheelers Website it is no longer updated information maybe old and out of date
The New Website is now live here here
The final of our three coaching evenings is on Thursday 24th january at 8pm. Mark Murphy will lead this session on Race Tactics, Event Day Preparation and Criterium Racing. A questions and answers section will follow from our panel of coaches. Another evening not to be missed.
Download order form for 2013 club clothing here. I you wish to place an order, Mark Mulcahy will be in the clubhouse on Thursday evening between 7:15pm and 8pm to take your order. If you can't make it to the clubhouse on Thursday please contact Mark (details on order form) and arrange same. All clothing must be paid for at time of order.
We have just a few calendars left for sale. if you havn't already bought one and would like to, please either contact me or collect one on Thursday in the club house.
2013 membership forms now available on the New Members page
Our 2013 calendar for sale. All thanks go to Brian and Rebecca Harris and Mark Loughran for their work in producing our calendar every year.
The schedule for the Beginner's has been udpated again. No one turned out for the Beginner's Spin on Sunday; so we have moved the program back one week, to start next Saturday. The Schedule now includes the Fitness Spins that did start on last Saturday. Click here to view it.
Club training spins will leave Kilmacanogue every Saturday and Sunday at 9.30am starting October 2012 The 9.30 training spins are recommended for all members who intend racing open races or club races in 2013. Training groups will be formed to suit riders ability and training requirements. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE MEMBERS OF BRAY WHEELERS AND CYCLING IRELAND OR I.V.C.A.
For more Photo's Click here 1st Philip Lavery (NODE4 Giordana)
2nd Kieran Friend (NODE4 Girodana)
3rd Ryan Sherlock (Cycleways)
4th Fraser Duncan (Eurocycles)
5th Greg Swinand (Usher IRC)
6th Colm Cassidy (UCD)
7th Fiachra O'Muire (DID Dunboyne)
8th Thomas Martin (Eurocycles)
9th John O'Shea (DMG Visit Nenagh)
10th Andrew Meehan (DID Dunboyne)
11th James Simpson (NODE4 Giordana)
12th David Peelo ( Murphy Survey)
1st Bray Wheeler Derek Cunningham
KOH Philip Lavery
Prime Robin Kelly
At the end of a gruelling 140km road race, Dubliner Philip Lavery, of British-based pro-team Node 4-Giordana, held of the chasers by the narrowest of margins. A mere four seconds separated Lavery from runner-up and team mate Kieran Frend and Cycleways's Ryan Sherlock. Fourth place went to Team Eurocycle's Fraser Duncan. National Vets Road Race Champion Greg Swinand of Usher Irish Road club came home fifth.
The sun shone as a select group of Pro riders and elite amateurs rolled out of Bray Wheelers clubhouse today, for the 55th Annual Shay Elliott Memorial Race in County Wicklow. From the gun, the racing was fierce as riders tried to make their escape into the headwind on the N11 dual carriageway. All escapees were reeled in as the peleton scorched through the Glen of the Down, touching 80 kph. Breaking clear of the bunch at Newtwonmountkennedy, Robin Kelly (Waterford Cycling Club) stayed away long enough to claim the sprint prime, but the whole field was back together as the race turned inland at Ashford.
20km into the race, two riders were away. These were Lavery and current Junior Road Race and Junior Time Trial national Champion Ryan Mullen of Planet X. Tim O'Regan, Damien Shaw and Adam Armstrong bridged the gap and topping the climb at Rathdrum, the five-man breakaway had a buffer of 1 minute 20 seconds over the chasing bunch. O'Regan lost contact as the pace intensified through the Vale of Avoca and was swallowed up by the advancing peleton. Lavery,doing the lion's share was fully committed and widened the leaders cushion to 1-30. At the halfway point, in difficult crosswinds, Armstrong (Team Eurocycles) lost contact with the break and abandoned the race. The pace up front was frantic now, with Lavery, Mullen and Mullingar man Shaw desperately trying to widen the gap. Local man Dave Peelo (Murphy Surveys Apex) with the assistance of Swinand, sensed the danger and took charge of the chasing bunch. With a strong tailwind, the bunch was lined out doing 60 kph on the narrow road into Aughrim. Mullen gave his all to stay with the break but Lavery and Shaw proved too strong, forging ahead on their own. 90 km on the clock, and the elastic started to stretch and snap for several of the amateur riders. The two leaders maintained their gap but a bunch of five, including Eurocycle's Fraser Duncan, jumped clear of the bunch in hot pursuit. Approaching the Greenane Drags, the bunch pulled back all riders bar Fraser, but the duo up front had increased their margin to 1-53. Hitting the bottom of the category 1 climb at Drumgoff, Lavery decided it was time to go it alone and rode away from Shaw, opening up a 50 metre gap. Summiting the Shay Elliott climb at Drumgoff, to the roars of ecstatic spectators, Lavery had 20 seconds to spare over Shaw. With the King of the Mountains prime in the bag, all eyes were on the 22-year-old as he faced into the remaining 35 km of racing. The main bunch shattered to pieces on the categorised climb with Sherlock, and Lavery's teammate Frend bridging the gap to join Shaw on the road. Crossing the river at Anamoe the days toil had taken its toll on Shaw as he lost touch with Sherlock and Frend. Lavery now had a lead of 1-07 over Sherlock, who was receiving no assistance from Laverys team mate Frend. The race was on, could Sherlock pull Lavery back in the remaining 20km of racing?
Two minutes behind, a dozen riders including Duncan, Swinand and Peelo were working ferociously to claw back some time but the real heroics were taking place up ahead. With only 10km left in the race, Sherlock had pulled Lavery back to within 30 seconds. Duncan and Swinand were in hot pursuit, opening a small lead on the remaining group. At this point, Peelo punctured and was now out of contention for the prizes.
At the 5km marker, Lavery's lead was whittled down to a 10 seconds by Sherlock, who was being marked closely by Frend, with Duncan and Swinand a minute behind. Approaching the finish line in Kilpedder, Sherlock had Lavery in his sights, but the up-and-coming Irish star and deserving winner of the 55th Shay Elliott Memorial race held off the challenge by a slender four seconds with Frend coming around Sherlock at the line for second place.
Report by Brian Geraghty 13/05/'12.