Women’s Commission Race at Manchester Velodrome

The Women’s Commission organised two days of training and racing at the world famous Manchester Velodrome last weekend (January 7th / 8th) . The trip was aimed at all levels , with the aim of giving Elite riders a rare chance for private track access in Manchester , and new riders a crash course from zero to racing a league night on the boards. Finally (Manchester is booked up from […]

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Boylan , Burns & Stewart Named On Commonwealth Games Squad

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Australia  3rd January 2018 A strong team of Irish cyclists  has been announced for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. The team was announced today by the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council, and will compete across both road and track disciplines in the Games which take place from the 4th – 15th April 2018. Managed by Anthony Mitchell and Gary McKeegan […]

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Train & Race At The Manchester Velodrome

The Manchester Velodrome (National Cycling Centre) was Britain’s first indoor Olympic cycling track, and since it opened in 1994, has achieved the status as the World’s finest and fastest track. The Women’s Commission will be travelling in January (7th / 8th) for three sessions of private Track hire , culminating in a race night in the ACT Track League (Run by the legendary Neil Orrell). The Women’s Commission will cover […]

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Stewart Progressing Well In Sprint Events:

12th November 2017   Robyn Stewart finished 27th in the Sprint event today – qualifying for the 1/16th match sprint finals in the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester, UK. In the Sprint Stewart is progressing with each race and is relishing the experience – “I’ve had a great experience the last couple of weeks. Qualifying to actually get to the world cups has been a goal all year, […]

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Gurley & Boylan 4th In Madison

11th November 2017 The Madison pairing of Lydia Gurley and Lydia Boylan narrowly missed the podium, finishing fourth in the second Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup on the 2017/2018 calendar. The duo jumped from sixth to fourth in the final sprint, crossing the line third in the 80 laps, 20km race. Great Britain took gold, Belgium silver and Italy won the bronze medal. Shannon McCurley was 17th in the […]

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Attacking Start To World Cup In Manchester

11th November 2017 Action kicked off in Manchester yesterday for Ireland in the second Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup on the 2017/2018 calendar, with two Irish women in action. Lydia Boylan finished the Omnium in 15th place, after a full evening of action, and Lydia Gurley was 14th in the Women’s Scratch Race. In the Women’s Scratch Race, Gurley was disappointed, having raced an attacking 10km race – “It […]

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Talent ID Riders Added To Squad For World Cup In Manchester

9th November 2017 This weekend will see Irish riders compete in the second Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup on the 2017/2018 calendar, which takes place in Manchester, UK. A significant change to the Irish team for this week’s World Cup will be the inclusion of the Women’s Team Pursuit team, featuring four riders who have come to the sport through the recent talent identification and transfer process. Racing begins […]

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Boylan , Gurley & McCurley Racing On Final Day In Poland

5th November 2017 In the Women’s Madison European silver medallists Lydia Boylan and Lydia Gurley finished tenth today at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Pruszkow, Poland . Shannon McCurley placed 21st in the Keirin , following a strong day of racing. This was the final day of racing in the first World Cup of the track cycling 2017/2018 season, which ran from the 3rd – 5th November The Women’s […]

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Boylan & Stewart In World Cup Action

4th November 2017 Ireland finished the second day of race at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Pruszkow, Poland with  Lydia Boylan fifteenth in the Omnium, on a mixed day of action for the Dublin racer. In the Sprint, Robyn Stewart was 28th with a time of 11.480sec. Her time was fast enough to gain qualification for the 1/16th final, where she was beaten by Pauline Sophie Grabosch (GER), […]

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Gurley Pleased With Form After Injury Scare

Lydia Gurley finished 14th in her Points Race today and 20th in the Scratch Race this evening. It was a busy night for recent European silver medallist, Lydia Gurley, with the finals of the Women’s Points Race and Scratch Race separated by just 40 minutes. Gurley was pleased to be racing this week, following an injury at the London Six Day last week. Speaking to Cycling Ireland after her race […]

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Irish Women To Compete at Track Cycling World Cup

Four Irish women will be competing in the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Pruszkow, Poland this weekend. This is the first World Cup of the track cycling 2017/2018 season, and will take place from the 3rd – 5th November. Racing kicks off tomorrow at 11am Irish time with Lydia Gurley competing. Gurley, who won silver at the European Championships in the Madison two weeks ago, will be competing in […]

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Silver for Gurley & Boylan in Madison at Euro Champs

22nd October 2017 Ireland’s Lydia Boylan and Lydia Gurley have won a silver medal at the 2017 UEC Track Elite European Championships in Berlin today. The powerful pair stormed into the medals after lapping the field twice. Gold went to Great Britain’s Elinor Barker and Eleanor Dickinson, with the bronze medal going to Dutch multiple World and European Champion Kirsten Wild with her partner Amy Pieters. The timing of this […]

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