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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Train & Race At Manchester Velodrome

Following on from our successful trips to Manchester & Newport Velodromes , the Women’s Commission will be selecting a team to travel over to Manchester in the new year (January 2019). The Manchester Velodrome (National Cycling Centre) was Britain’s first indoor Olympic cycling track, and since it opened in 1994, has achieved the status as the World’s finest and fastest track. The Women’s Commission will be travelling in January for […]

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O’Brien Wins Intermediate League

Caoimhe O’Brien (Lakeside Wheelers) has won the 2018  Women’s Commission Intermediate League at Corkagh Park today (Saturday August 25th) .   The Under 16 Rider went into the event wearing the Women’s Commissions League Leaders Jersey , and she increased her lead on the day by sprinting home to win the final stage.   Click Here For Finish Line Video:   Claire Ní Reachtagain took the Sprint for 2nd narrowly ahead […]

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Purvis wins at IDMS Rostrevor Downhill

After the dust has settled from the National Championships, the fifth round of the Irish National Downhill Mountainbike Series was held in the ever-popular Rostrevor, Co. Down. Although there were smaller numbers of women entering this round, it didn’t stop fast and furious racing down the Rostrevor technical trails. Lets hear from winner Katie Purvis: 1st Katie Purvis, 2nd Lois Black The track used for round 5 of the IDMS […]

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Exciting End To Women’s Race Series

The final event of the Women’s Commission’s 2018 Corkagh Park Race Series was held tonight  (Aug 21st) with some exciting  racing from the gun. Sundrive Track Team had the honour of hosting the final event and they put their usual Track Race twist on the proceedings. The B Group got Half Lap H/cap with a Sprint every 3rd lap *Double points last sprint Sofie Loscher from the host club won […]

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Elite National Track Champs: TT , Scratch & Madison Medals

Day 2 of the Elite National Track Championships  (Aug 19) saw the final 3 National Titles of 2018 awarded. Click Here For Photos: Elite 500M TT Gold Robyn Stewart – Billy Bisland Cycles Silver Orla Walsh – VC Eiriu Bronze Eimer McMullan – Sundrive Track Team Elite Scratch Race: Gold Lydia Boylan – Team WNT Silver Orla Walsh – VC Eiriu Bronze Sofie Loscher – Sundrive Track Team Elite Madison Gold […]

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Elite National Track Champs: Sprint & Pursuit Medals

Day 1 of the Elite National Track Championships saw some very exciting racing from the cream of Irish women’s cycling (Aug 18) . The Pursuit & Sprint National titles were on the line , and both were hotly contested with the Irish Domestic based riders pushing their International counterparts for every podium spot. Click Here For Full Results  Tomorrow promises to be a great day of women’s  racing , with […]

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