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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Creamer Back In Belgium For UCI 1.1 Event

Read Lauren Creamers race report from  from Gooik-Geraadsbergen-Gooik UCI 1.1 as she tackles the legendary Bosberg as part of the chasing break.   “Another weekend, another race in Belgium! Just the one this time but a completely different level to last week’s kermesses, totalling over 140km in length with 120 starters on the line. It was a hot and humid state of affairs with some greasy roads to handle after […]

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Baxter and Muldoon have close battle in Mount Leinster Gravity Enduro

Enduro season is heating up with two strong riders Meave Baxter and Michelle Muldoon battling it out again for the top spot in the Pro Women’s category.  Maintaining her first place podium finish last weekend in Bigwood, Baxter narrowly took first place again by two seconds. With less than 4 seconds separating Stages 1, 3 and 4 between the two riders, Stage 2 proved to be the decider with Meave […]

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May Wins Back Jersey In Emyvale

Caoimhe May (Scott Orwell CC) took her second Intermediate League Win to regain her Women’s Commission Leaders Jersey at the Emyvale Grand Prix on Sunday (May 20). Jennifer Bates (Gerard) started the day as League Leader , dropping to third overall. The race was held on a tough rolling course , and on the day ,  the strong riders canceled each other out leading to a bunch sprint at the […]

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Caoimhe May – Riders race report: HSBC UK National Cross Country Series Round 3

Caoimhe May (Scott Orwell) was over at the HSBC UK National Cross Country Series in Glentress, Scotland this weekend. Over to Caoimhe for a race report! Race preparations started on Saturday afternoon after travelling across to Scotland the previous night. Thankfully we were blessed with sun so I headed out on my first practice lap of the course in shorts! I enjoyed the course with its technical sections including various […]

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Tight racing in Bigwood First Tracks Enduro: Baxter takes the win

With only 0.00.12 separating the top two riders, the Bigwood First Tracks Enduro was a nail biter to the end. Meave Baxter took the coveted winners oversized cheque, with Michelle Muldoon close behind in 2nd, and Hannah Harvey in 3rd. 1st Meave Baxter, 2nd Michelle Muldoon, 3rd Hannah Harvey. Hannah railing the corners. Michelle looking speedy. One of Ireland’s youngest and speediest female enduro racers, Hannah Mullin, again showing her […]

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Women’s Downhill MTB Skills Development Day – Rostrevor, Saturday 2nd June 2018

Racing Downhill Mountain Biking this year and looking to improve your riding skills? The Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland are hosting an downhill skills development day in Rostrevor Forest Park on the 2nd of June 2018. This event is for female riders looking to progress their racing and technical skills in downhill mountain biking. Multiple Irish National Downhill Champion Colin Ross will be on hand to analyse your technique and […]

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Irish Downhill Mountain Bike Series 3: Bree – Racer Stories!

IDMS Round 3 in Bree had one of the largest female entries for a downhill mountain bike race in recent years. Let’s hear from the women who competed at Bree and find out how they got on. First up, Bernie Commins – Newcomer to downhill racing: Bernie tacking a tricky rooty corner The IDMS in Bree was, technically, my second downhill race but I really don’t count the first! Myself […]

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Jennifer Bates: Rider Race Report Deenside Cup

Back to Kilkenny for the Deenside Cup on Sunday (April 29th). The sun shone in the medieval city as over 30 women lined up for the scalp. The Deenside Cup has of late been a part of the Women’s National Road Series but this year it hosted round 2 of the new Women’s Intermediate League.  With some young legs and local blood in the peloton, the race was on from the […]

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NPS Cross Country Round 1: Tollymore Forest Park

Tollymore Forest Park hosted the first round of the Cross Country Mountain Bike National Points Series. 52 women and girls raced across 9 categories, with Klaudia Bajolek taking 1st place in Senior 1, Leah McCarthy winning Senior 2, and Christine Kelly taking 1st in the introductory Senior 3 category. Overall winner of the Senior 1 category  Klaudia Bajolek (Scott Eurocycles) was in flying form:  “The race started off a little slow for […]

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Intermediate League Prize List:

The Women’s Commission have announced the Prize List for the New Women’s Intermediate League. Intermediate League Riders can benefit from ‘on the day race prizes’ from the host events , a Women’s Commission League Leaders Jersey presented to each individual League Leader , Overall Winners Medals , and a Women’s Commission prize fund of €750 The Intermediate League is new to the 2018 Racing Calendar (Catering For W2 & W3 […]

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Dry and dusty racing (finally!) at Grassroots Enduro Round 2 Bike Park Ireland

The ever popular trails at Bike Park Ireland hosted the second round of the Grassroots Enduro Series this weekend. Dry and dusty trails, made quick racing, with Michelle Muldoon taking first place. Blue skies and dry trails after a long winter Michelle tells us how she got on: “What an absolute cracker of a day today at @bikeparkireland for Round #2 of the Polygon Grassroots Enduro Series supported by BikingDirty.comhosted by Galway MTB. […]

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