Separate Girls Racing At Errigal International

Ireland’s premier Youth Cycling Event, the three day ‘Errigal International Youth Tour’ is the first of the big youth races to embrace girls racing and offer our youth their own races and general classification.  Errigal CC have adapted their Race and Prize structure to comply with the new Cycling Ireland rules ,  after a motion proposed by the Women’s Commission at the 2017 AGM On each of the two road […]

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Criterium Championships Gains Full National Status

The Women’s Commission are delighted to announce that the Women’s Criterium Championships will have full National Status in 2019. Cycling Ireland has approved a formal application by the Women’s Commission for a full National Women’s Criterium Championships for 2019, following a successful demonstration event in 2018.. Cycling Ireland approved our application at a Board meeting held last Saturday 30th June,

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Juniors take over Davagh Enduro

As well as the big name Enduro mountain bike series running around the country, regional grassroots Enduro races, like the Davagh Enduro are a great way of getting into the sport. Run on the Davagh Forest trails in Tyrone, riders can take their time between stages, and go as fast as possible on five timed stages.  At the Davagh Enduro this year, junior riders Hannah Mullin and Darcey Harkness took […]

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NPS Cross Country Round 4: Tracton Woods

Sunny and dusty Tracton Woods hosted the fourth round of the cross country NPS this weekend. MBCC put together a steep, technical and exciting course, with riders loving the hot weather and fast track. We are lucky to have two race reports this week from S1 and S2 winners Niamh McKiverigan and Niamh McGreen.  Dusty drops in the woods Credit: MBCC Lets hear from S1 winner Niamh McKiverigan: I really […]

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Close racing at Ticknock Gravity Enduro Champs: Muldoon and McCarthy take the win

One of Ireland’s busiest mountain bike locations was dry and loose (for once!) for the Gravity Enduro Championships in Ticknock, Dublin this weekend. Biking.ie had been hard at work on trail building and maintenance with some classic trails given a well needed facelift for the race. Beautiful berms up on Stage 5. Credit: Gravity Enduro Ireland Its been an exciting season for Ireland’s fastest enduro riders Michelle Muldoon and Maeve […]

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‘Tour Of Omagh’ Team Selection

The Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland have selected a Team for the Tour of Omagh. The Team will be managed by former Pro rider & Multi National Medallist Melanie Spath & former Irish Women’s National Team Manager Brendan Whelan. Sofie Loscher – Sundrive Track Team Claire Ni Reactagain – North Tipp Wheelers Emma Desmond – Arcane Women’s Team Ewa Kuras – Galway Bay CC Michelle McKinney – Galway Bay CC […]

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Lamont Wins Intermediate League TT

Lisa Lamont (Mellow Velo) moved up to 3rd place in the Women’s Commission Intermediate League after the Naas CC Time Trial  on Saturday (June 16). W1 Rider & Irish International Eve McCrystal was the first woman home in a time of  0:54’43.23 . Lamont was the first Intermediate League Rider home , finishing ahead of Claire Ni Reachtagain (North Tipperary),  with Yvonne Doran (Scott-Orwell) in 3rd  The Intermediate League is new to […]

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Boylan Wins National Omnium Championships

Lydia Boylan (Team WNT) put in a dominant performance to win the Elite National Omnium Track Championships at Sundrive Velodrome on Saturday (June 16). Boylan took the race on, forcing last years winner Susie Mitchel into Silver .  Emma Desmond rounded off the podium with Bronze , after putting on a gutsy performance in her first ever Irish Championships.  National Omnium Track Championships 2018 Gold Lydia Boylan – Team WNT […]

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Race Report: Hannah Mullin (Trail Demons C.C.): Mini Downhill Series Fort William (U14)

We were delighted to support Hannah at the Under 14 Girls Mini Downhill Mountain Bike race in Fort William. The mini DH race finals, hosted by Scottish Cycling, were held on the same weekend as the UCI Downhill World Cup. Read how Hannah got on in her own words. Friday 1st June: Practice Day We arrived at Fort William World Cup race village early on 1st June to check out […]

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Women’s Commission Team For ‘Tour of Omagh’

The Women’s Commission will be entering a Development Team into the Tour of Omagh. Selection will be based on results and performances in the Women’s Commissions Intermediate League.   Applications from interested and available riders must be received before 8pm on Saturday 16th (After the latest round of the Intermediate League : Naas TT ).   W2 / W3 Junior & Senior Riders Only.   To Apply Email: womensracingsec@gmail.com

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Bajolek takes another win at sunny Slade XC NPS

Slade Valley, rider favorite for cross country racing, didn’t disappoint this weekend. Hosting club IMBRC put together a fun and varied 5.6 km track, with sunshine and dusty trails. Klaudia Bajolek continued her winning streak taking first place in the Senior 1 category. Thrilled to take my second win at the second NPS today 🏆. Hopefully this good streak continues for the rest of the year! Some tough races coming up soon so let’s […]

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Doorley wins at steep and techy Sliabh Bhui Grassroots Enduro

Steep, techy, gnarly, and tight were how riders described the Grassroots Enduro in Sliabh Bhui hosted by Ounavarra Cycling Club this weekend.  Ruth Doorley (MadMTB) took a resounding win, with a gap of 1.46 from cross country (and all round) mtb racer Erica Grant, who had a strong race coming in second. Bernie Commins, rounded up the podium in third place, showing her commitment to enduro this year is paying off.  […]

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