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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Women’s cyclocross training day: 28th of July

Interested in trying Cyclocross over the winter? Already racing but looking to improve your skills? The Women’s Commission are organizing a training day to encourage more women to get involved in cyclocross this winter, and improve their skills. Former multiple National Cyclocross Champion Beth McCluskey and cyclocross coach Andy Layhe will be on hand on Saturday the 28th of July 2018 at the National Sports Campus to teach you skills and […]

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Juniors take over Davagh Enduro

As well as the big name Enduro mountain bike series running around the country, regional grassroots Enduro races, like the Davagh Enduro are a great way of getting into the sport. Run on the Davagh Forest trails in Tyrone, riders can take their time between stages, and go as fast as possible on five timed stages.  At the Davagh Enduro this year, junior riders Hannah Mullin and Darcey Harkness took […]

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NPS Cross Country Round 4: Tracton Woods

Sunny and dusty Tracton Woods hosted the fourth round of the cross country NPS this weekend. MBCC put together a steep, technical and exciting course, with riders loving the hot weather and fast track. We are lucky to have two race reports this week from S1 and S2 winners Niamh McKiverigan and Niamh McGreen.  Dusty drops in the woods Credit: MBCC Lets hear from S1 winner Niamh McKiverigan: I really […]

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Close racing at Ticknock Gravity Enduro Champs: Muldoon and McCarthy take the win

One of Ireland’s busiest mountain bike locations was dry and loose (for once!) for the Gravity Enduro Championships in Ticknock, Dublin this weekend. Biking.ie had been hard at work on trail building and maintenance with some classic trails given a well needed facelift for the race. Beautiful berms up on Stage 5. Credit: Gravity Enduro Ireland Its been an exciting season for Ireland’s fastest enduro riders Michelle Muldoon and Maeve […]

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Race Report: Hannah Mullin (Trail Demons C.C.): Mini Downhill Series Fort William (U14)

We were delighted to support Hannah at the Under 14 Girls Mini Downhill Mountain Bike race in Fort William. The mini DH race finals, hosted by Scottish Cycling, were held on the same weekend as the UCI Downhill World Cup. Read how Hannah got on in her own words. Friday 1st June: Practice Day We arrived at Fort William World Cup race village early on 1st June to check out […]

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