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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Irish Team For Youth Tour Of Scotland

The following riders have been selected for the Tour of Scotland – which will be held in Perthshire Scotland on 6 – 9th April 2018. Eva Brennan Deenside, Aoibhe Power Dungarvan CC, Caoimhe O Brien Lakeside Wheelers Lucy O’Donnell OLeary Stone. Reserve : Ella Doherty The New Youth Commission had a tight deadline to enter a Complete Team , with names required by the organizer no later than 26th February , […]

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McDermott Targets International Success

Ellen McDermott was not a well known name in Irish women’s cycling until she won a Bronze medal at the Elite National Road Race Championships in Wexford in 2017 . Now racing full-time both on Road & Track – we caught up with her today from her training base in Calpe, Spain (from the cycling hotspot Bar Tango).  – So , Who is Ellen McDermott ?   Ellen came into the […]

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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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Lara Gillespie: ‘Worlds’ In Her Own Words

Ireland’s Lara Gillespie finished 23rd in the  World Cyclocross Championships U23 event last weekend  (4th Junior Over The Line) Read her Rider Race Report Below: “I arrived on Thursday with my sister, mum and Glen in Brussels to meet with Maria.  We met the rest of the team at the base. We headed down to the course on Friday (1.5hr drive) to do a few practice laps. After heading out […]

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Congratulations To Melanie Spath

The Women’s Commission would like to congratulate our Commission Member / Treasurer Melanie Spath & her husband Ryan Sherlock on the birth of their new baby boy . Melanie is a Multiple Discipline Irish National Champion , Former Road Pro & Irish International and will continue to work hard with the Women’s Commission to help the future of Women’s Cycling in Ireland .

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Great Day in Cork For Youth Riders

The Women’s Commissions Munster Girls Mentoring Programme was based in Cork this weekend (Feb 4th) Mentors Aggie Wozniak, Sheila Lucey and Fiona Meade met the girls on a cold crisp bright morning as they assembled at Cork County hall on the banks of the lovely Lee. Joining them also were Tracey Cotter and Joanne Lawlor , The youth riders from Killarney, Dingle and Middleton rode out along the river in […]

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Rider Race Report From Youth Cyclo-cross Championships

Annie Roche won the Under 14 Youth National Cycle-cross Championships on Sunday (Jan 28th). She finished well clear of her nearest rivals in the Under 14 girls’ race. Read Her Rider Race Report Below: “On the Sunday 28th of January the day we were all waiting on , finally came around it was cyclocross nationals. The weather was calm dry but had a bit of a cross wind. The course […]

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Youth Mentoring Program In Cork (Feb 4th)

Agnieszka Wozniak  is the latest top rider to offer her help to the Women’s Commissions Girls Mentoring Program in Munster. A former Junior on the Polish National Team , Agnieszka (Cork County CC) will lead out the girls on 4th of February in Cork , She is passionate about women’s racing   “there are so many women racing in Poland so there are always stand alone women’s races at all […]

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How To Start Track Cycling

What is Track Cycling ? Track Cycling is an exhilarating bicycle racing sport usually held on specially built banked tracks or velodromes using track bicycles. The bicycles are fixed gear bikes with no brakes, the bike is propelled or slowed down by the pedal strokes of the cyclist. In Ireland there are three outdoor velodromes: Eamonn Ceannt Park, Sundrive Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12 Orangefield, Belfast Kanturk, Co. Cork Despite not having an […]

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MTB Skills Session for Beginners: Galway (Jan 27th)

Starting off mountain biking and like to learn some basic skills? Interested in hitting the trails over the winter? Galway MTB and Cycling Ireland Women’s Commission are hosting a mountain bike skills session in Derraura Mountain Bike Forest, Co Galway on Saturday the 27th of January for beginner female cyclists. Learn: How to set up your mountain bike Braking and gearing Cornering Moving about on the bike Basic skills including […]

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