Rás 2021: Best Young Rider Sponsored By Women’s Cycling Ireland

The Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland are long time sponsors of Rás na mBan, and we have added to our support by entering two teams in this years event. Our sponsored jersey for 2021 is in the Best Young Rider Category. Riders in the 15th edition of Ireland’s top international stage race will be competing for the WomensCycling.ie Best Young Rider jersey. Rás na mBan international cycle race has once […]

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Rás na mBan Returns to Kilkenny

All new Stage to Callan Kilkenny Representation on the National Squad Local Riders Race for Kilkenny Best Irish Rider Jersey After the pandemic hiatus of 2020, Rás na mBan is set to return to the roads of Kilkenny City and county next week. Ireland’s first international cycling event since Covid and one of the first international sports events of 2021 will play out over five days and six stages starting […]

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Rás na mBan: Final Selection

The women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland have named two strong teams for the upcoming Rás na mBan. With all but one of the riders having represented the team previously in international events. Seven of the riders had performed well in our final selection race (The Newcastle West Women’s 4 Day) Women’s Cycling Ireland Team A Claire Ní Reachtagain Yvonne Doran Elia Tutty Carthach McCarthy Emma Smith (Jun) Women’s Cycling Ireland […]

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Rider Race Reports NCW 4Day

The Cycling Ireland Women’s Commission were one of the Sponsors of the Newcastle West Wheelers 4 Day . We also entered two development teams, with an eye on selection for the upcoming Rás na mBan.   Junior Rider Emma Smith was in the prizes on two of the Stages: Race report: Emma Smith The 4 stage Newcastle-west national series began on Friday July 30th , it was my first stage […]

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International Entries For Rás na mBan

British National Team return to Ireland for a fourth time Monday 19th July Squads from the Netherlands, UK and further afield have confirmed their participation in Rás na mBan 2021. The five-day event based on Ireland’s Ancient East in Kilkenny and surrounding counties will once again play host to international teams from across Europe and beyond including, for a fourth successive time, the Great Britain National team. The GB squad won […]

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Women’s Cycling Ireland Team For NCW 4 Day

The Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland have entered an extended selection in the Newcastle West Women’s 4 Day,  Women’s Cycling Ireland Team: Eva Brennan: Deenside Wheelers Keela MacHale: Arcane Women’s Team Agnieszka Samsel: Sundrive Track Team Darcy Harkness: VC Glendale Elizabeth Kent: Arcane Women’s Team Emma Smith: Navan Road Club Lauren Garvey: Armagh Down CC Grace Smith: TC Racing Yvonne Doran: Orwell Wheelers Clodagh Allen: Clonard Road Club Cleo Harvey: Dublin […]

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Homer Wins National Omnium

Gabriella Homer (Team Rupecleaning Champion Lubricants) won the Elite National Omnium Championships at Sudrive Velodrome today (Saturday July 10th).  Homer held off Caoimhe O’Brien (Weston Homes-Torelli-Assure), with Claire Ní Reachtagáin (Sundrive Track Team) taking Bronze after an attacking ride in the final event. Click Here For Full Result: Pictures by Mathew Lysaght to Follow:

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Kelly & McConnell Win At Bishopscourt

Bishopscourt Saturday 29th June – Race Report and Results  Time Trial: A Glorious Sunny morning close to the County Down greeted riders on Saturday morning creating perfect racing conditions. Our first event on the day was a 1 lap TT  Velo Performance Rider Ciara Kelly on her first outing of 2021 was to set the fastest time blasting round the circuit in 5mins 12 Seconds she was to have 12 […]

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Summer Races in Corkagh Park are back

Women’s Summer Races in Corkagh Park are back   We are happy to confirm we are back with Corkagh Park women’s races. The first event will take place on the 8th June and we will be closing the season on the 31st August.   This means there are 13 Tuesday’s races ahead of us!  We can’t wait to see all regulars but will also welcome newcomers with open arms.    If you want to improve your racing skills, see how it is done before you enter an open road race or meet like-minded women this is a place for you.   Please check out the rules below as there are some changes coming.   Registration is only possible online. It opens every Thursday and closes at 10pm on Mondays.   Link for registration:  https://eventmaster.ie/event/rLdWiPmS9y Entry fee is EUR 5.00    Club jerseys or plain only.  Junior riders must race in restricted gearing as per Cycling Ireland rules.  Riders will be upgraded based on points accumulated – details below.   Riders can be downgraded on request.   You need to hold Cycling Ireland Licence to take part (Full OR Limited Competition OR Leisure licence combined with One Day Licence)  Road bikes only (no TT bikes or bars allowed).  No spectators allowed at the moment unless they are a parent/guardiant of a junior rider.    Both races are handicapped.   Two categories in each race  – B1 and B2 (former B-) and  A1 and A2 (former A-).  Riders can only take part in one race on the night.    Riders who previously took part in both races are encouraged to register for A2 race.   Senior or Junior riders only.    Please check these Covid 19 related questions before you decide to attend the race:   http://www.cyclingireland.ie/downloads/self-assessment%20personal%20screening%20questionnaire.pdf    B race – starts at 7pm sharp  Race is […]

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Selection Criteria: Rás na mBan 2021

Women’s Commission Team : Rás na mBan. The Rás na mBan Selection Criteria defines the process by which a rider is selected for the cycling discipline following successful qualification. Only athletes who meet the requirements of the Women’s Cycling Ireland Eligibility Criteria as outlined will be considered. The purpose of the selection criteria as outlined in this document is to select riders best capable of performances for the Cycling Ireland […]

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Rás na mBan Reboot

Rás na mBan Reboot Making Plans for Racing Resumption in September Dates Confirmed and Route Planning at an Advanced Stage Thursday 13th September For Immediate Release At the beginning of 2020 the committee of Rás na mBan were confidently planning the 15th edition of Ireland’s top international stage race and looking forward to welcoming teams from all over the world to the magnificent medieval city of Kilkenny for a fifth […]

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