Gillespie Shines At Worlds

First year junior races strongly at U23 Cyclocross Worlds 5th February 2018 Ireland’s Lara Gillespie demonstrated her cycling prowess and versatility last weekend, finishing 23rd in the U23 event, and was the fourth junior over the line, at the 2018 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Valkenburg, the Netherlands. The first-year junior won a silver medal in the Time Trial at last year’s European Youth Olympic Festival, and competed in the U23 […]

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Congratulations To Melanie Spath

The Women’s Commission would like to congratulate our Commission Member / Treasurer Melanie Spath & her husband Ryan Sherlock on the birth of their new baby boy . Melanie is a Multiple Discipline Irish National Champion , Former Road Pro & Irish International and will continue to work hard with the Women’s Commission to help the future of Women’s Cycling in Ireland .

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Great Day in Cork For Youth Riders

The Women’s Commissions Munster Girls Mentoring Programme was based in Cork this weekend (Feb 4th) Mentors Aggie Wozniak, Sheila Lucey and Fiona Meade met the girls on a cold crisp bright morning as they assembled at Cork County hall on the banks of the lovely Lee. Joining them also were Tracey Cotter and Joanne Lawlor , The youth riders from Killarney, Dingle and Middleton rode out along the river in […]

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Rider Race Report From Youth Cyclo-cross Championships

Annie Roche won the Under 14 Youth National Cycle-cross Championships on Sunday (Jan 28th). She finished well clear of her nearest rivals in the Under 14 girls’ race. Read Her Rider Race Report Below: “On the Sunday 28th of January the day we were all waiting on , finally came around it was cyclocross nationals. The weather was calm dry but had a bit of a cross wind. The course […]

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Youth Mentoring Program In Cork (Feb 4th)

Agnieszka Wozniak  is the latest top rider to offer her help to the Women’s Commissions Girls Mentoring Program in Munster. A former Junior on the Polish National Team , Agnieszka (Cork County CC) will lead out the girls on 4th of February in Cork , She is passionate about women’s racing   “there are so many women racing in Poland so there are always stand alone women’s races at all […]

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How To Start Track Cycling

What is Track Cycling ? Track Cycling is an exhilarating bicycle racing sport usually held on specially built banked tracks or velodromes using track bicycles. The bicycles are fixed gear bikes with no brakes, the bike is propelled or slowed down by the pedal strokes of the cyclist. In Ireland there are three outdoor velodromes: Eamonn Ceannt Park, Sundrive Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12 Orangefield, Belfast Kanturk, Co. Cork Despite not having an […]

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Youth Camp To Form Part Of New National Development Program.

The Women’s Commission training camp (Thursday 15th February – Sat 17th February) has been added as a selection event for the New Cycling Ireland Youth National Development Program  – all riders that would like to be considered for selection should attend. Final Booking Friday 9th February: The first of three scheduled Youth training camps will take place during the mid-term break, from Thursday 15th February – Sat 17th February. While […]

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Robyn Stewart 9th In World Cup Keirin:

21st January 2018 Robyn Stewart finished in the top ten on the final day of racing at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup today. Robyn made a strong World Cup debut in the Keirin, finishing ninth.  This is the final Track World Cup this season, and took place from the 19-21 January. In the Keirin Stewart progressed out of the first round repechage with a second place. Fourth in […]

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Stewart Performs Strongly at Final Track Cycling World Cup

20th January 2018  Robyn Stewart raced strongly today at the final round of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup season (which runs from the 19th – 21st January) in Minsk, Belarus. Stewart was 14th in the Sprint with a time of 11.336, qualifying to the 1/8 finals. Robyn scored her best World Cup result to date, progressing out of the qualifying rounds with a time of 11.336. In the […]

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Stewart Targets A World Championships Debut For Irish Sprinters:

17th January 2018 This weekend Minsk, Belarus, plays host to the final round of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup season, which takes place from the 19th – 21st January 2018. Ireland will be sending Robyn Stewart as part of a three Rider Team to the competition, with some riders chasing qualifying point for the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn at the end of February. Robyn Stewart […]

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Women’s Commission Race at Manchester Velodrome

The Women’s Commission organised two days of training and racing at the world famous Manchester Velodrome last weekend (January 7th / 8th) . The trip was aimed at all levels , with the aim of giving Elite riders a rare chance for private track access in Manchester , and new riders a crash course from zero to racing a league night on the boards. Finally (Manchester is booked up from […]

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Boylan , Burns & Stewart Named On Commonwealth Games Squad

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Australia  3rd January 2018 A strong team of Irish cyclists  has been announced for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. The team was announced today by the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council, and will compete across both road and track disciplines in the Games which take place from the 4th – 15th April 2018. Managed by Anthony Mitchell and Gary McKeegan […]

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