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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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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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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Women’s Commission Cycling Gear

The new Women’s Commission  Cycling Clothing is now available. The ‘Women Specific’ gear is available to buy (Cycling Ireland Members) and the unique Jersey will also be used for the New Women’s Intermediate League Race Leader. We have Road & MTB Jerseys , Shorts & Jackets , and will be placing further orders in the coming weeks. The clothing was designed & made by Spin 11 (The Official Supplier to Cycling […]

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Lara Gillespie: ‘Worlds’ In Her Own Words

Ireland’s Lara Gillespie finished 23rd in the  World Cyclocross Championships U23 event last weekend  (4th Junior Over The Line) Read her Rider Race Report Below: “I arrived on Thursday with my sister, mum and Glen in Brussels to meet with Maria.  We met the rest of the team at the base. We headed down to the course on Friday (1.5hr drive) to do a few practice laps. After heading out […]

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Gillespie Shines At Worlds

First year junior races strongly at U23 Cyclocross Worlds 5th February 2018 Ireland’s Lara Gillespie demonstrated her cycling prowess and versatility last weekend, finishing 23rd in the U23 event, and was the fourth junior over the line, at the 2018 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Valkenburg, the Netherlands. The first-year junior won a silver medal in the Time Trial at last year’s European Youth Olympic Festival, and competed in the U23 […]

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