Intermediate League Training Day

The Women’s Commission will host a Training / Preparation Day for Riders that would like to take part in the new Women’s Intermediate Race League. The training day will include a Road Spin , Coaching & Nutrition Talks, & information on what to expect in your first event . The Intermediate Race League is a new opportunity for women to take the step from Beginner Leagues & Sportives into Women’s […]

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New Women’s Rider Rankings:

The Cycling Ireland Women’s Commission will introduce a Pilot Rider Grading & Ranking system for 2018 . This will help with our New National Intermediate League , and Beginner Leagues .   For the initial classification we will use a mapping from whatever C.I. category the rider has on their license for 2018. An A2 will start off as a W1, an A3 as a W2 and an A4 as […]

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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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Corkagh Park Women’s Race Series

The Women’s Corkagh Park Summer League has returned for 2018. Corkagh Park is Irelands only purpose built Cycle Track. A testimony to the vision and hard work of Mick Lawless. It is a dedicated cycling facility providing a safe, traffic free, environment in which to learn skills, improve fitness, train and race. The Womens Commissions very popular Ladies Race Series caters for all levels (From Complete Beginner to Elite) . All Clubs that hosted A Race Night […]

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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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New Women’s Intermediate League

The Women’s Commission are delighted to announce a New Women’s Intermediate League for 2018. The League is aimed at bridging the gap between our Introduction League Events (Corkagh Park , Munster Lge etc) and the National League. A Sub-Committee of the Women’s Commission was set up at our AGM , and they have identified Races that are suitable for riders new to Open Race Events. The League will include a […]

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World Championships: Gurley 15th In Scratch Race

(28th February 2018 ) Action kicked off for the Irish today at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, with Lydia Gurley finishing 15th in the Women’s Scratch Race. The World Championships take place in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, from the 28th February – 4th March. A blistering attack by Gurley with ten laps to go was pulled back in the closing laps by Dutch powerhouse Kirsten Wild, winner of the gold […]

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McDermott Targets International Success

Ellen McDermott was not a well known name in Irish women’s cycling until she won a Bronze medal at the Elite National Road Race Championships in Wexford in 2017 . Now racing full-time both on Road & Track – we caught up with her today from her training base in Calpe, Spain (from the cycling hotspot Bar Tango).  – So , Who is Ellen McDermott ?   Ellen came into the […]

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Two New Women’s Criteriums For 2018

The Greenmount Cycling Academy based in Limerick Racecourse will host two separate Womens races on their car free 2km oval circuit in 2018.  Saturday 12th May Saturday 11th August Races are on a car free 2km oval track under Cycling Ireland criterium rules. 1st lap neutralized in all races. Start Time: Ladies 14.00 20 laps This is the same circuit that hosted a demonstration Ladies National Criterium Championships last season.    

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Great Day in Cork For Youth Riders

The Women’s Commissions Munster Girls Mentoring Programme was based in Cork this weekend (Feb 4th) Mentors Aggie Wozniak, Sheila Lucey and Fiona Meade met the girls on a cold crisp bright morning as they assembled at Cork County hall on the banks of the lovely Lee. Joining them also were Tracey Cotter and Joanne Lawlor , The youth riders from Killarney, Dingle and Middleton rode out along the river in […]

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How To Start Track Cycling

What is Track Cycling ? Track Cycling is an exhilarating bicycle racing sport usually held on specially built banked tracks or velodromes using track bicycles. The bicycles are fixed gear bikes with no brakes, the bike is propelled or slowed down by the pedal strokes of the cyclist. In Ireland there are three outdoor velodromes: Eamonn Ceannt Park, Sundrive Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12 Orangefield, Belfast Kanturk, Co. Cork Despite not having an […]

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Robyn Stewart 9th In World Cup Keirin:

21st January 2018 Robyn Stewart finished in the top ten on the final day of racing at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup today. Robyn made a strong World Cup debut in the Keirin, finishing ninth.  This is the final Track World Cup this season, and took place from the 19-21 January. In the Keirin Stewart progressed out of the first round repechage with a second place. Fourth in […]

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