Corkagh Park Summer Race Series

The Women’s Corkagh Park Summer Series has returned for 2019 Corkagh Park is Ireland’s only purpose built Cycle Track. It is a dedicated cycling facilty providing a safe, traffic free, environment in which to learn skills, improve fitness, train and race The Summer Race Series caters for all levels from complete beginners to Elite.  The First Race will be held on Tuesday May 28th and the final event will be […]

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O’Donnell Goes Top After Win In Newcastle West

Lucy O’Donnell (Kanturk CC) went joint top of the Women’s Intermediate League after a hard fought battle in the An Caisleann Nua Classic on Saturday (March 16th). Twenty seven women took to the start line in tough wintery conditions and early attacks had the field  strung out in the opening kilometre. Lucy joins Autumn Collins (Torelli – Assure) at the top of the table, but will wear the leaders jersey […]

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Collins To Defend Jersey On Home Ground

Autumn Collins (Torelli – Assure) won the opening round of the Women’s Commission Intermediate League ( Rás Naomh Finian) in Clonard on Saturday. Read her Rider Race Report & insight, ahead of the An Caislean Nua Classic this weekend.   In Her Own Words: “I was quite apprehensive heading into the first women’s race of the new season on Saturday (March 9th) as I hadn’t done a road race in […]

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Collins Wins From Huge Turnout

Autumn Collins took the Bunch sprint to win Round 1 of the Women’s Intermediate League in Clonard on Saturday (March 9th). The League is aimed at increasing women’s participation in Open Races, and Round 1 (Hosted by Clonard CC) saw 53 women take to the startline, a record for the Intermediate league in only its second season. The Women’s Commission would like to thank Clonard CC for hosting a fantastic […]

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Intermediate League Points Structure

The 2019 Intermediate League will have a new points allocation that will keep the final overall standings competitive until the final event. The Intermediate League caters for W2/W3 Category Senior & Junior riders only . The League is aimed at bridging the gap between our Introductory Racing Events and the National Road Series. The League has an overall prize list of  €750+ The first race of the new season 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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Rider Rankings 2019

A clean slate for the year , with the W2 & W3 Riders carrying over only five of their 2018 points into the new season . Provincial Races have also been added to the points allocation for this season , with some minor races & participation points removed. The Rankings will apply to W1, W2, W3 (Elite Women / Juniors) for 2019 Eve McCrystal topped the W1 rankings in 2018 […]

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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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Irish Riders Perform Well In Manchester

The Women’s Commission had a great start to the new season , with fifteen riders competing in an International Omnium on Monday night (January 7th). The task of getting such a large team , bikes & equipment to the start line was only possible thanks to our experienced Coaches , Managers & Rider Leads . The squad consisted of experienced Track riders , four juniors , and Elite riders competing […]

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Strong Team Named For Manchester Omnium

A Cycling Ireland Women’s Commission Team will line up at Manchester Velodrome for an International Omnium in the new year . We would like to thank all that applied (Selection Criteria) The Team will be led by Multi Elite Track Medallist Sofie Loscher  . Sofie was the Team Leader for the Women’s Commission Team in the Women’s International ‘Tour Of Omagh’ this year , and will act as TL /Rider […]

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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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