New Women’s Rider Rankings:

The Cycling Ireland Women’s Commission will introduce a Pilot Rider Grading & Ranking system for 2018 . This will help with our New National Intermediate League , and Beginner Leagues .   For the initial classification we will use a mapping from whatever C.I. category the rider has on their license for 2018. An A2 will start off as a W1, an A3 as a W2 and an A4 as […]

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Women’s Commission Cycling Gear

The new Women’s Commission  Cycling Clothing is now available. The ‘Women Specific’ gear is available to buy (Cycling Ireland Members) and the unique Jersey will also be used for the New Women’s Intermediate League Race Leader. We have Road & MTB Jerseys , Shorts & Jackets , and will be placing further orders in the coming weeks. The clothing was designed & made by Spin 11 (The Official Supplier to Cycling […]

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Corkagh Park Women’s Race Series

The Women’s Corkagh Park Summer League has returned for 2018. Corkagh Park is Irelands only purpose built Cycle Track. A testimony to the vision and hard work of Mick Lawless. It is a dedicated cycling facility providing a safe, traffic free, environment in which to learn skills, improve fitness, train and race. The Womens Commissions very popular Ladies Race Series caters for all levels (From Complete Beginner to Elite) . All Clubs that hosted A Race Night […]

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Women’s Commission Bursary 2018

The Women’s Commission have introduced a Rider Race Expenses Bursary for 2018 . The Bursary will help financially towards Travel & Race Entries to overseas Race events.  Riders must have an IRL code on their 2018 licence · The fund will be open for applications from Youth to Elite Only. Applicants that have applied for (or received) a Bursary from any other Cycling Ireland Commission (Track / Road / Youth / […]

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New Women’s Intermediate League

The Women’s Commission are delighted to announce a New Women’s Intermediate League for 2018. The League is aimed at bridging the gap between our Introduction League Events (Corkagh Park , Munster Lge etc) and the National League. A Sub-Committee of the Women’s Commission was set up at our AGM , and they have identified Races that are suitable for riders new to Open Race Events. The League will include a […]

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Irish Team For Youth Tour Of Scotland

The following riders have been selected for the Tour of Scotland – which will be held in Perthshire Scotland on 6 – 9th April 2018. Eva Brennan Deenside, Aoibhe Power Dungarvan CC, Caoimhe O Brien Lakeside Wheelers Lucy O’Donnell OLeary Stone. Reserve : Ella Doherty The New Youth Commission had a tight deadline to enter a Complete Team , with names required by the organizer no later than 26th February , […]

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World Championships: Gurley 15th In Scratch Race

(28th February 2018 ) Action kicked off for the Irish today at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, with Lydia Gurley finishing 15th in the Women’s Scratch Race. The World Championships take place in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, from the 28th February – 4th March. A blistering attack by Gurley with ten laps to go was pulled back in the closing laps by Dutch powerhouse Kirsten Wild, winner of the gold […]

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Three Women Confirmed For Track World Championships Team:

(22nd February 2018) Lydia Boylan , Lydia Gurley and Robyn Stewart will form part of a six rider team sent to represent Ireland at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. The Team will be competing across nine events , which take place in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, from the 28th February – 4thMarch. Following a strong track world cup season Cycling Ireland achieved qualification spots in all targeted events, including […]

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Orwell Wheelers: Introduction to Group Cycling

Orwell Wheelers will be holding The ‘Introduction to Group Cycling for Women’  (10 Week Program). They are hoping that this program will be as successful as it was in previous years. Any women in the Dundrum area that want to learn to ride in a group?. Improve your cycling skills, safety and stamina on the bike? . Find new scenic routes and tasty coffee & cake shops on your spins?. […]

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McDermott Targets International Success

Ellen McDermott was not a well known name in Irish women’s cycling until she won a Bronze medal at the Elite National Road Race Championships in Wexford in 2017 . Now racing full-time both on Road & Track – we caught up with her today from her training base in Calpe, Spain (from the cycling hotspot Bar Tango).  – So , Who is Ellen McDermott ?   Ellen came into the […]

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Two New Women’s Criteriums For 2018

The Greenmount Cycling Academy based in Limerick Racecourse will host two separate Womens races on their car free 2km oval circuit in 2018.  Saturday 12th May Saturday 11th August Races are on a car free 2km oval track under Cycling Ireland criterium rules. 1st lap neutralized in all races. Start Time: Ladies 14.00 20 laps This is the same circuit that hosted a demonstration Ladies National Criterium Championships last season.    

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Lara Gillespie: ‘Worlds’ In Her Own Words

Ireland’s Lara Gillespie finished 23rd in the  World Cyclocross Championships U23 event last weekend  (4th Junior Over The Line) Read her Rider Race Report Below: “I arrived on Thursday with my sister, mum and Glen in Brussels to meet with Maria.  We met the rest of the team at the base. We headed down to the course on Friday (1.5hr drive) to do a few practice laps. After heading out […]

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