Rider Race Report Duane Delaney Memorial

Elite Rider Autumn Collins won both the Women’s Category , and shared the top podium spot for the overall Trophy in the Duane Delaney memorial last weekend.  Read her Rider Race Report below: “The ‘Duane Delaney’ was my first big outdoor event of 2017. I had been unable to race previous editions due to it being on during exam time. The race had a big women’s field with many former […]

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Collins Wins Duane Delaney Memorial

Autumn Collins (Torelli) won the first major Track event on the Irish Calendar with a dominant display in the Women’s Category of the Duane Delaney Memorial. Collins performance (winning all four events) saw her tied at the top for the Overall trophy with the Elite Mens Winner Robert Deegan  (Arcane Cycling Team). Autumn set the fastest time in the 200m TT , just ahead of  Orla Harrison and Deirbhle Ivory […]

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Riders Converge on Blessington for Mid Term Girls Camp

Multi Discipline Variety and Bonding Characterise Wicklow Camp The future of Irish women’s cycling looks bright following the latest coaching initiative from the Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland. Youth development officer Orla Hendron assembled 21 youth bike riders along with 12 coaches and assistants for a highly successful mid-term girls camp centred on Avon Rí Lakeshore Adventure Resort in Blessington, Co Wicklow last month. With the twin aims of fostering […]

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Cycling Training Camp for Girls and Women – Feb 2017

The first of three training camps for young female cyclists will take place during the mid-term break, from Monday 20th February – Wednesday 22nd February . The format will be like last year’s mid-term camp in Avon Ri, Co. Wicklow. Over the three days, participants will try three different cycling disciplines; road biking, mountain biking and track racing. In the evenings, they will learn about some of the vital skills […]

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Strong Irish Line-Up For Welsh Open

The Women’s Commission are delighted to announce one of the strongest Irish fields ever to contest a major track event outside of Ireland. The eleven woman panel , consisting of some of our most decorated riders , up & coming Track stars , and Elite National Team riders will contest the Welsh Track Championships / Open event on January 14th / 15th at Newport Velodrome in Wales. Amy Good : […]

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International Track Racing In January

The Women’s Commission has secured an entry for five rider in the Welsh National Track Championships on January 14th / 15th (Open Track Event) at Newport Velodrome Wales. We will be subsidising the Team, and sending an experienced Coach / Mechanic to support the Riders. The Team will be announced on Saturday (December 1oth). Please contact us this week if you are interested in being selected for the event. Email […]

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Women’s Team Pursuit Back For 2017 National Championships

Team Pursuit has long been the cornerstone for High Performance Squad and indeed one of the events we all love to watch at Olympic and World Championship level and it will be included as a full national championship for club teams for 2017. This however will require a commitment from 6 clubs to provide teams and plans for their inclusion need to start early in 2017. Teams of 4 riders […]

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Hendron Medals Again at World Masters

Ireland’s track queen Orla Hendron added to her impressive haul of world championship medals on her latest foray at the World Masters in Manchester this month. The much decorated Dubliner, a double masters world title winner in the past who won her first senior title in Sundrive Road at the national championships in August, won bronze in the Women’s 50-54 Points Race to cap another successful trip to British Cycling […]

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Masters Track Cycling World Championships

Entries are about to close for the 2016 Masters Track Cycling World Championships. Racing runs from Saturday 1st October to Saturday 8th October at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester. The event will be moving to Los Angeles for 2017 and 2018, so this year is a good opportunity for Irish riders to get involved. So far, former double World Champion and reigning National Scratch Champion, Orla Hendron (Orwell-Scott) is […]

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Girls Training Camp 2016 – no rain could stop this parade!

The third annual Women’s Commission Girls Summer Camp happened between the 23rd and the 25th of June this year. The 18 campers from all over the country were faced with biblical downpours, intense wind and even fire over the 3 days. The camp is designed to give the young women a taste of all cycling has to offer: track, mountain biking, and racing. Iniatially planned to run over 4 days, […]

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Womens Track Workshop – Report

The Womens Track Workshop on Sunday was a blistering success, both in terms of the weather and the range of skills acquired by all who attended! People travelled from as far afield as Donegal, Westport and Galway to take the opportunity to learn from one of Irelands best track coaches, Sundrive’s Hugh Byrne. We started the day with a talk on event preparation with some crucial tips on how to […]

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Track Cycling – Women Wanted!

We have moved the ‘Women’s Track Cycling Workshop’ to Sunday 29th May at the Sundrive Velodrome, due to a clash with the Women’s National League race in Emyvale. Training at Sundrive velodrome is currently underway and with the weather improving, now is the time to come down and try it out! Accreditation is the basic level of skill required to participate in training and is suitable for everyone. You don’t need to […]

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