Pink & White Jersey Fight For Stage Victory On A ”Super Sunday”

Just to complete the four seasons in one weekend the riders arrived at a race HQ basking in warm summer sun so setting the stage for the queen stage of the Tour Of Omagh (July 29). A final review of timings to reflect the severity of the stage meant the limit group carried  a 4.5 Minute advantage over the scratch on the final stage. Right from the off a number […]

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Gallagher Sprints To Victory At End Of Epic Stage

Ominous skies greeted the riders as they rolled out of Omagh on Stage 3,  but the constant rain and wind didn’t stop them serving up an afternoon of quality racing. With a review of groups and time gaps the limit group minus the three GC contenders rolled out with a three-minute gap on the scratch group. Early on Lyndsey Bryce from Cycling Leinster was to the fore forcing the pace […]

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National Champion Gillespie Shines On A Grey Morning

On an overcast morning at the Tour Of Omagh , the women faced a 2.5mile time trial on the main Dromore Road , a fast stretch of road which normally gives up some good times. It was to be a close run race with National Junior Champion Lara Gillespie pipping Pink Jersey holder Jennifer George by just over 2 seconds with Jennifer Bates from Cycling Leinster a further four seconds […]

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O’Brien Takes Win & Leaders Jersey

Caoimhe O’Brien out-sprinted Melanie Spath to Win Round 6 of the Women’s Intermediate League in Dunboyne today (July 22) . The Win puts O’Brien into the League Leaders Jersey with just one race remaining. The race was hosted by Dunboyne CC ,and saw another large field of Women for the popular league series.   It all came down to a mass bunch sprint after a late attack by Hannah Tilly […]

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Collins On Track In Germany

Irish International Autumn Collins was in Track Action in Germany in the first week of July  – Read her Rider Race Report Below: “I had entered the The Forst (Lausitz) GP (U23 women’s racing ) – a Derny Omnium event with a very strong field. I visited the track the day before the event and did a few efforts , it was a steep outdoor velodrome which was very different […]

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Last XC NPS in Davagh: McManus wins

The 2018 XC MTB season will be remembered as a hot, dry and sunny one, with more women taking to the trails around the country. In the last Cross Country National Points Series at Davagh Forest, Ciara McManus took the Senior 1 win from speedy Junior rider, and series leader Niamh McKiverigan. Ciara McManus Photo credit: Gareth Gibbons Photography Senior 2 had one of the biggest turnouts this season with 9 […]

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Rider Race Report From North Tipp RR:

Michelle McKinney took her first Win in the Women’s Intermediate League in Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary on Sunday  (July 8th) . Read her Rider Race Report Below: “Despite some showers on the journey from Galway, conditions for the North Tipperary Wheelers GP were dry, bright and warm. There was a good turn out of ~25 women, fostered no doubt by the race being part of the Women’s Intermediate League. It was a […]

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McKinney Wins In Tipperary

Michelle McKinney took her first Win in the Women’s Intermediate League in Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary today (July 8th) .  Mckinney earned her upgrade to the W2 Ranks by beating Nessa Rochford (De Ronde van Cork) in a sprint to the line involving 12 riders in the North Tipperary Wheelers hosted event. Michelle has been recently selected to represent the ‘Cycling Ireland Women’s Commission’ in the Women’s Tour of Omagh  Rider Race […]

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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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