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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Women’s Commission Bursary 2018

The Women’s Commission have introduced a Rider Race Expenses Bursary for 2018 . The Bursary will help financially towards Travel & Race Entries to overseas Race events.  Riders must have an IRL code on their 2018 licence · The fund will be open for applications from Youth to Elite Only. Applicants that have applied for (or received) a Bursary from any other Cycling Ireland Commission (Track / Road / Youth / […]

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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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Rider Race Report From Youth Cyclo-cross Championships

Annie Roche won the Under 14 Youth National Cycle-cross Championships on Sunday (Jan 28th). She finished well clear of her nearest rivals in the Under 14 girls’ race. Read Her Rider Race Report Below: “On the Sunday 28th of January the day we were all waiting on , finally came around it was cyclocross nationals. The weather was calm dry but had a bit of a cross wind. The course […]

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MTB Skills Session for Beginners: Galway (Jan 27th)

Starting off mountain biking and like to learn some basic skills? Interested in hitting the trails over the winter? Galway MTB and Cycling Ireland Women’s Commission are hosting a mountain bike skills session in Derraura Mountain Bike Forest, Co Galway on Saturday the 27th of January for beginner female cyclists. Learn: How to set up your mountain bike Braking and gearing Cornering Moving about on the bike Basic skills including […]

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Beginner Mountain Bike Skills Session – Saturday 2nd December

Starting off mountain biking and like to learn some basic skills? Cycling Ireland Women’s Commission is hosting a skills session in Ticknock Mountain Bike Forest, Co Dublin on Saturday the 2nd of December for beginner female mountain bikers. Learn: How to set up your mountain bike Braking and gearing Cornering Moving about on the bike Basic skills including trackstands and wheel lift. What do I need? A working mountain bike […]

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Race Report: Roc D’Azur

One of the worlds largest mountain bike races is the Roc D’Azur, with huge numbers of participants every year taking over towns in southern France. Find out how EpicMTB’s Tara Kerins got on this year. First trip to the Roc D’Azur for me and I loved it! I was a little bit nervous (actually a lot) that it would all be a bit much for me. Wasn’t sure how steep […]

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