Second enduro victory of the year for Muldoon in Castlewellan

Michelle Muldoon claimed her second enduro victory of the year at the first round of the Vitus First Tracks Enduro in Castlewellan. Muldoon writes: “I had such a great weekend up in Castlewellan at the first round of the Vitus First Tracks Enduro Cup. The stages were better than ever this year with a nice mix of challenging natural sections, fun single-track and relaxed transitions that meandered through the forest, out to […]

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McDermott Performs Well In Holland

Ellen Mc Dermott travelled to Holland recently for three back to back Road Race events. The Women’s Commission were delighted to support her efforts , read her Race Report below: The Good the Bad and the Famous Second time in the Netherlands for yours truly, and to kick off the ten day trip I had three back to back races, let me tell you a little something about them: The Bad — Volta […]

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Muldoon wins at Round 1 of the Polygon Grassroots Enduro in The Nagles

The Polygon Grassroots Enduro Series in The Nagles, hosted by MBCC, started off the jam packed enduro racing season in Ireland last weekend. Read how race winner Michelle Muldoon got on: “This weekend I was down in The Nagles, Co.Cork for Round one of the Polygon Grassroots Enduro series. Its always cool to race in new venues, so the two and a half hour drive down to Cork in the van […]

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Corkagh Park Youth League

The Women’s Commission will host a youth race on the same night as our Women’s Race Series in Corkagh Park. The Youth League will be held on selected dates throughout the summer , starting with a three race series for riders Under 14 & Under 16: The event will be run on a handicap basis & all Races will start at 6pm sharp (Sign-on from 5.30pm) . Prizes on the […]

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Women’s Enduro Skills Development Day: Tollymore 28th April

Racing Enduro Mountain Biking this year and looking to improve your riding skills? The Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland are hosting an enduro skills development day in Tollymore on the 28th of April 2018. This event is for female riders looking to progress their racing and technical skills in enduro mountain biking. Glyn O’Brien from First Tracks Coaching will be on hand to analyse your technique and instruct you on […]

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Scott-Orwell Women’s Crit League 2018

(proudly sponsored by Appleby Jewelers) The Women’s Crit Series hosted by Scott-Orwell Wheelers returns for 2018 and this year we are delighted to welcome a new sponsor – Appleby Jewelers. The Women’s Crit League welcomes all levels and abilities of women racing from absolute beginners to experienced veterans from all clubs and interested parties. We aim to offer women new to the racing scene an introduction and foundation upon which […]

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Women & U16 Munster Skills Workshop

On a cold crisp Bank holiday Monday in Cork , Fiona Meade Coached a very comprehensive and fun skills workshop for Munster U16 girls & senior women. Riders traveled from Cork and Kerry to avail of the instruction , and advice from the former Irish professional & National Champion. Working individually with the riders , Fiona had them working through a progression of skills from cone weaving, to cornering left and […]

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National Team For ‘Rás na mBan’

Cycling Ireland’s National Performance Coach Neill Delahaye will select an Irish Team for the 2018 Rás na mBan  Interested Riders are advised to race the upcoming National Series , as this will form part of the selection criteria . The National Series starts with the Des Hanlon Memorial this weekend (March 25th) . The full race schedule can be seen below. DATE EVENT LOCATION HOSTING CLUB 25 March Des Hanlon […]

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O’Donovan Wins An Caislean Nua Classic

Race Report: Theresa Finn Fifteen Women lined up for An Caislean Nua Classic in Newcastle West on Sunday (March 18). The Riders faced very tough conditions , leading to some very exciting racing. The race broke into two bunches , with the leaders fighting out a two-up sprint ,  Niamh O’Donovan  just out sprinting Nessa Rochford to take the winning Trophy.  A big thank you to Newcastle West CC for a […]

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Intermediate League Training Day

The Women’s Commission will host a Training / Preparation Day for Riders that would like to take part in the new Women’s Intermediate Race League. The training day will include a Road Spin , Coaching & Nutrition Talks, & information on what to expect in your first event . The Intermediate Race League is a new opportunity for women to take the step from Beginner Leagues & Sportives into Women’s […]

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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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