Lara Gillespie Rider Race Report From Pont-Chateau

Lara Gillespie was supported by the Women’s Commission in the Pont-Chateau World Cup. Read her personal Rider Race Report below: “Three Irish competitors travelled to France by plane from Dublin with 6 bikes packed into 3 boxes. A short flight to Nantes, hired a car at the airport and the PontChateau organisers sent a van to collect the bike boxes thanks to Andy’s contacts. We drove directly to our Airbnb which was […]

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Geoghegan’s Report From UK National Series Cyclocross:

Michelle Geoghegan competed in the British National Series Cyclocross on the 9th December (Ipswich UCI C2) – she was supported by the Women’s Commission , read her rider race report below “In a galaxy far far away…….. With the start of the road season fast approaching cyclocross does increasingly seem to be on a different planet so the phrase seems oddly apt as an introduction to this  . It’s also apt […]

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BMX Coaching for Women **February 17th in Ratoath**

Interested in trying something new this year? Open to women from all sports and cycling disciplines, road, track or offroad, this coaching day will introduce you to this fast paced and exciting sport.   Experienced coaches will be on hand to teach you basic skills to improve your confidence and bike handling abilities. There will be a full BMX coaching session plan delivered by BMX experienced coaches, and Eugene, a Level 2 UCI credited BMX specific coach will […]

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Women’s Events Calendar 2019

Our Women’s Cycling Calendar will feature up to date information (Updated weekly) of all Women’s Cycling events in your area (Road / Off-Road / Track / Sportive / Training Days ) . We will also send out event information reminders to our Women’s Cycling Ireland Facebook & Twitter followers in the days approaching the event. If you are a Cycling Ireland event organiser – contact us with your event info […]

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Larkin reports from the homeland of cyclocross: Gullegem and DVV Brussels

The Women’s Commission supports riders through its bursary programme, and we were delighted to support cyclocrosser Maria Larkin. Read how she got on racing in Belgium; the homeland for cyclocross. An Update from Belgium I decided to come to Belgium with two objectives in mind, race my bike against the best in the world and get back some race legs before Nationals. I have always wanted to race my bike […]

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Race & Rider Preview For Orwell CycloCross

The Startlist, Gridding and a Preview, for the Scott Orwell Wheelers CycloCross Race 2018 by Luke Potter Timetable 09:00 Sign-on 10:00 Course Practice 11:00 Women’s Race (Elite, Vets, U23, Junior and Youth) 11:50 Women’s Race Podiums Women’s Race – Sponsored by Joe Daly Cycles Prizes Overall: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sub-Categories, for unplaced: 1st U23, 1st Junior, 1st U16, 1st U14 and 1st Masters Woman (40+) Preview: How do you Solve a […]

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AGM 2018 Off-Road Report

Commission Rep: Silvia Gallagher “I am the Offroad representative for the Women’s Commission and have been involved in the promotion of different Offroad initiatives for Women since October last year.   I want to give a summary of the types of activities that the Women’s Commission has been involved in from an Offroad perspective. This includes Cross Country Mountain Biking, Downhill Mountain Biking, Enduro Mountain Biking, Cyclo-cross and general non-specific […]

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Maunsell Reports from Enduro World Series Races in Ainsa & Finale

Leah Maunsell is one of Ireland’s top U21 enduro mountain bike racers, and reports from her big successes at two Enduro World Series (EWS) races in Spain and Italy.  EWS Aínsa, Spain was a tough two days battling with temperatures as high as 35C! I had a bit of trouble keeping pressure in my rear wheel on Day 1 but I trucked on and got it patched up for the final two […]

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Purvis wins at IDMS Rostrevor Downhill

After the dust has settled from the National Championships, the fifth round of the Irish National Downhill Mountainbike Series was held in the ever-popular Rostrevor, Co. Down. Although there were smaller numbers of women entering this round, it didn’t stop fast and furious racing down the Rostrevor technical trails. Lets hear from winner Katie Purvis: 1st Katie Purvis, 2nd Lois Black The track used for round 5 of the IDMS […]

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Women’s Commission AGM Final Notice

Please find attached the final notice of the 2018 Women’s Commission Of Cycling Ireland AGM which will take place on the 14th of October at Sundrive Velodrome . Motions and Committee Nominations to be returned no later than 1700 hours on the 31st of August 2018 to the Women’s Commission preferable by email to womenscyclingpro@gmail.com with the subject line “2018 WC AGM”. All submissions will be acknowledged. Any suggested Motions from […]

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Women’s Commission Bursary 2018 (Open)

The Women’s Commission have allocated more funding to our Rider Race Expenses Bursary for 2018 .  The Bursary Budget for 2018 had been fully used , and at our latest meeting we have decided to reallocate some of our Budget to where it is needed.  We are delighted to have helped so many Riders this season , and hope to help many more in 2019 . Applications  to Email: womensracingsec@gmail.com ======================================== […]

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Last XC NPS in Davagh: McManus wins

The 2018 XC MTB season will be remembered as a hot, dry and sunny one, with more women taking to the trails around the country. In the last Cross Country National Points Series at Davagh Forest, Ciara McManus took the Senior 1 win from speedy Junior rider, and series leader Niamh McKiverigan. Ciara McManus Photo credit: Gareth Gibbons Photography Senior 2 had one of the biggest turnouts this season with 9 […]

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