Irish Downhill Mountain Bike Series 3: Bree – Racer Stories!

IDMS Round 3 in Bree had one of the largest female entries for a downhill mountain bike race in recent years. Let’s hear from the women who competed at Bree and find out how they got on. First up, Bernie Commins – Newcomer to downhill racing: Bernie tacking a tricky rooty corner The IDMS in Bree was, technically, my second downhill race but I really don’t count the first! Myself […]

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Jennifer Bates: Rider Race Report Deenside Cup

Back to Kilkenny for the Deenside Cup on Sunday (April 29th). The sun shone in the medieval city as over 30 women lined up for the scalp. The Deenside Cup has of late been a part of the Women’s National Road Series but this year it hosted round 2 of the new Women’s Intermediate League.  With some young legs and local blood in the peloton, the race was on from the […]

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NPS Cross Country Round 1: Tollymore Forest Park

Tollymore Forest Park hosted the first round of the Cross Country Mountain Bike National Points Series. 52 women and girls raced across 9 categories, with Klaudia Bajolek taking 1st place in Senior 1, Leah McCarthy winning Senior 2, and Christine Kelly taking 1st in the introductory Senior 3 category. Overall winner of the Senior 1 category  Klaudia Bajolek (Scott Eurocycles) was in flying form:  “The race started off a little slow for […]

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Intermediate League Prize List:

The Women’s Commission have announced the Prize List for the New Women’s Intermediate League. Intermediate League Riders can benefit from ‘on the day race prizes’ from the host events , a Women’s Commission League Leaders Jersey presented to each individual League Leader , Overall Winners Medals , and a Women’s Commission prize fund of €750 The Intermediate League is new to the 2018 Racing Calendar (Catering For W2 & W3 […]

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Dry and dusty racing (finally!) at Grassroots Enduro Round 2 Bike Park Ireland

The ever popular trails at Bike Park Ireland hosted the second round of the Grassroots Enduro Series this weekend. Dry and dusty trails, made quick racing, with Michelle Muldoon taking first place. Blue skies and dry trails after a long winter Michelle tells us how she got on: “What an absolute cracker of a day today at @bikeparkireland for Round #2 of the Polygon Grassroots Enduro Series supported by BikingDirty.comhosted by Galway MTB. […]

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Bates Wins Intermediate Lge Rd 2 (Deenside Cup)

Jennifer Bates sprinted home ahead of a 10 woman breakaway to take Round 2 of the Intermediate League , and the Overall Leaders Jersey (April 29).   The Deenside Cup proved to be another great success for the Intermediate League with over 30 Women taking to the start The 70km event was held over a testing two lap circuit , each lap included a 6km climb often used in Rás […]

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Strong turnout at Gravity Enduro Round 1: Ballinastoe

With two female race categories (Pro Women and Women), the first Gravity Enduro race of the year in Ballinastoe was geared up for a strong women’s turnout. Riders didn’t disappoint with 21 female riders racing on a drizzly April Sunday in Wicklow.  Michelle Muldoon took first place overall, continuing her winning streak in the Pro Women’s category this year.  So happy to take the win in Pro-Women today at the […]

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Flying Start To Intermediate League

Bohermeen CC hosted the first Round of the Women’s Commissions Intermediate League on Sunday (April 22nd) . The event got off to a great start with over thirty women lining up for the Waller Cup on the traditional Bohermeen circuit. The Intermediate League is new to the 2018 Racing Calendar (Catering For W2 & W3 Riders Only) and is aimed at riders looking for a stepping stone between Women’s League […]

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Ulster Cross Country Race Round 1: Report from Senior 3 racer Leah McCarthy

This year, a new category for beginner riders to have a go at Cross Country Mountain Bike (XC) racing was passed at the Offroad Commission AGM. Senior 3 riders have reduced entry fees, and race a shorter distance course which lasts about 50 minutes. A great opportunity for anyone thinking of giving Cross Country Mountain Bike racing a go. Find out how Senior 3 racer Leah McCarthy got on at the […]

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Intermediate League Eligibility

The New Women’s Intermediate  League will start this weekend with the Waller Cup in Bohermeen . The Women’s Commission will host a pre race training day on Saturday with special Guest Eve McCrystal The League is open to W2 & W3 Categorised riders only . New Women’s Categories 2018 W1 = A1 and A2 riders / top 10 from 2017 National Championships / top 6 overall from 2017 National Series […]

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Sharpe Crashes Out Of ‘Healthy Aging Tour’

The Women’s Commission supported Alice Sharpe in the ‘Healthy Aging Tour 2018’ in Holland Read her Race Report Below : ————————————————- “The ‘Healthy Aging Tour’  had its ups and downs. Crashing out during the Queen stage of course wasn’t in my plan for the week. Luckily my injuries are only bruising and cuts. However it did mean I was pulled from the race. After crashing I rode anther 20k before […]

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Eve McCrystal Confirmed For Women’s Training Day

The Women’s Commission are delighted to announce that top Irish Road Rider Eve McCrystal will give a presentation at our Training / Preparation Day for Riders that would like to take part in the new Women’s Intermediate Race League. Eve is an International Athlete both on Road and Track , and has been at the forefront of Irish Women’s Cycling in recent years. The training day will include a Road […]

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