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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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.   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 In 2017 should contact us now with your preferred […]

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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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