McDermott Performs Well In Holland

Ellen Mc Dermott travelled to Holland recently for three back to back Road Race events. The Women’s Commission were delighted to support her efforts , read her Race Report below: The Good the Bad and the Famous Second time in the Netherlands for yours truly, and to kick off the ten day trip I had three back to back races, let me tell you a little something about them: The Bad — Volta […]

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Scott-Orwell Women’s Crit League 2018

(proudly sponsored by Appleby Jewelers) The Women’s Crit Series hosted by Scott-Orwell Wheelers returns for 2018 and this year we are delighted to welcome a new sponsor – Appleby Jewelers. The Women’s Crit League welcomes all levels and abilities of women racing from absolute beginners to experienced veterans from all clubs and interested parties. We aim to offer women new to the racing scene an introduction and foundation upon which […]

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Women & U16 Munster Skills Workshop

On a cold crisp Bank holiday Monday in Cork , Fiona Meade Coached a very comprehensive and fun skills workshop for Munster U16 girls & senior women. Riders traveled from Cork and Kerry to avail of the instruction , and advice from the former Irish professional & National Champion. Working individually with the riders , Fiona had them working through a progression of skills from cone weaving, to cornering left and […]

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National Team For ‘Rás na mBan’

Cycling Ireland’s National Performance Coach Neill Delahaye will select an Irish Team for the 2018 Rás na mBan  Interested Riders are advised to race the upcoming National Series , as this will form part of the selection criteria . The National Series starts with the Des Hanlon Memorial this weekend (March 25th) . The full race schedule can be seen below. DATE EVENT LOCATION HOSTING CLUB 25 March Des Hanlon […]

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O’Donovan Wins An Caislean Nua Classic

Race Report: Theresa Finn Fifteen Women lined up for An Caislean Nua Classic in Newcastle West on Sunday (March 18). The Riders faced very tough conditions , leading to some very exciting racing. The race broke into two bunches , with the leaders fighting out a two-up sprint ,  Niamh O’Donovan  just out sprinting Nessa Rochford to take the winning Trophy.  A big thank you to Newcastle West CC for a […]

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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 Women’s 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. The Women’s Commission have identified Races that are suitable for riders new to Open Race Events. The League will include a Leaders Jersey , and an Overall Prize List. Have you tried racing […]

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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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