FOURTH FOR GURLEY AT THE EUROPEAN CHAMPS

21st October 2017 Ireland’s Lydia Gurley narrowly missed out on a medal in the Scratch Race at the 2017 UEC Track Elite European Championships in Berlin today. The Galway woman lapped the field with the three medallists in the latter part of the race, before being pipped on the line for a medal. Gold went to Trine Schmidt (Denmark), silver to Ukraine’s Tetyana Klimchenko, and Russia’s Evgenia Augustinas took bronze. […]

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‘National Team Sprint & Keirin’ Rider Race Reports

Rider Race Reports from New Irish Cycling Champions &  ‘Billy Bisland Team’ Riders Robyn Stewart & Autumn Collins: Autumn Collins: ” Robyn and I met the night before at Sundrive Velodrome to decide our gearing and to do a few starts. Our first proper run out was on race day and after warming up we had a rain delay  – we were seeded favourites and last off . Organisers did […]

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New Champion Boylan Coaches at TP Masterclass

New Irish National Champion Lydia Boylan turned up at Sundrive Velodrome on Monday night (June 26th) to assist CI Head Coach Brian Nugent , and lend her knowledge to the Team Pursuit Training Day . The event hosted by the Women’s Commission was headed up by Cycling Ireland High Performance Head Coach Brian Nugent , and was aimed at riders and Teams hoping to ride the National Team Pursuit Championships […]

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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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