Bajolek takes another win at sunny Slade XC NPS

Slade Valley, rider favorite for cross country racing, didn’t disappoint this weekend. Hosting club IMBRC put together a fun and varied 5.6 km track, with sunshine and dusty trails. Klaudia Bajolek continued her winning streak taking first place in the Senior 1 category. Thrilled to take my second win at the second NPS today 🏆. Hopefully this good streak continues for the rest of the year! Some tough races coming up soon so let’s […]

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Doorley wins at steep and techy Sliabh Bhui Grassroots Enduro

Steep, techy, gnarly, and tight were how riders described the Grassroots Enduro in Sliabh Bhui hosted by Ounavarra Cycling Club this weekend.  Ruth Doorley (MadMTB) took a resounding win, with a gap of 1.46 from cross country (and all round) mtb racer Erica Grant, who had a strong race coming in second. Bernie Commins, rounded up the podium in third place, showing her commitment to enduro this year is paying off.  […]

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Baxter and Muldoon have close battle in Mount Leinster Gravity Enduro

Enduro season is heating up with two strong riders Meave Baxter and Michelle Muldoon battling it out again for the top spot in the Pro Women’s category.  Maintaining her first place podium finish last weekend in Bigwood, Baxter narrowly took first place again by two seconds. With less than 4 seconds separating Stages 1, 3 and 4 between the two riders, Stage 2 proved to be the decider with Meave […]

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Caoimhe May – Riders race report: HSBC UK National Cross Country Series Round 3

Caoimhe May (Scott Orwell) was over at the HSBC UK National Cross Country Series in Glentress, Scotland this weekend. Over to Caoimhe for a race report! Race preparations started on Saturday afternoon after travelling across to Scotland the previous night. Thankfully we were blessed with sun so I headed out on my first practice lap of the course in shorts! I enjoyed the course with its technical sections including various […]

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Tight racing in Bigwood First Tracks Enduro: Baxter takes the win

With only 0.00.12 separating the top two riders, the Bigwood First Tracks Enduro was a nail biter to the end. Meave Baxter took the coveted winners oversized cheque, with Michelle Muldoon close behind in 2nd, and Hannah Harvey in 3rd. 1st Meave Baxter, 2nd Michelle Muldoon, 3rd Hannah Harvey. Hannah railing the corners. Michelle looking speedy. One of Ireland’s youngest and speediest female enduro racers, Hannah Mullin, again showing her […]

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Women’s Downhill MTB Skills Development Day – Rostrevor, Saturday 2nd June 2018

Racing Downhill Mountain Biking this year and looking to improve your riding skills? The Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland are hosting an downhill skills development day in Rostrevor Forest Park on the 2nd of June 2018. This event is for female riders looking to progress their racing and technical skills in downhill mountain biking. Multiple Irish National Downhill Champion Colin Ross will be on hand to analyse your technique and […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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