Rás na mBan Training Day

We are hosting a Rás na mBan training Day on August 5th covering the brand new Route of Stage 2.

Are you planning to race in Ireland’s premier stage race, or would you like to try out a stage with some of Irelands leading Riders & Coaches.

The Women’s Commission Cycling Team will return to the Rás this year,  

This will be a sociable training spin, aimed at all full competition licence holders who are hoping to enter Rás na mBan this year or in the future,

  • Meeting point – Race HQ – Springhill Court Hotel, Waterford Road, Kilkenny.
  • Time: Sign on at 10 am

Eligible riders – all riders named on the national grading points structure or by special request to womensracingsec@gmail.com .

W3 & Junior riders are especially welcome. All riders must have a valid Full Competition CI licence.

How to book: Email womensracingsec@gmail.com to book your place. Please include your name, club, licence number and whether you require lunch.

You will be sent details on how to pay your €20 deposit. Receipt of your deposit secures your place. Deposits will be refunded in full at sign-on.


  • Sign-on,
  • Fully supported 100km road spin
  • Coffee stop, lunch

Route: Ras na mBan Stage 2 – We will cover one lap of the finishing circuit (finish in Piltown at 70 km) and then cycle back to Race HQ.

Total distance: 100 km

Limited number of places available.


Road Race Kilkenny-Piltown

Thursday’s second stage is a rolling 89km road race starting in Kilkenny and finishing in the pretty village of Piltown. Riders race to a 19.6km finishing circuit including two Queen of the Hills at 55.9KM and 75.6KM *** we will only do 1 lap of the finishing circuit

Stage 2 Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30510940
Kilkenny (SHC) – Stoneyford – Knocktopher – Ballyhale – Mullinavat – Piltown – 2 laps of circuit via Templeorum – The Sweep – Piltown


For a fourth successive year, Rás na mBan is based in the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny in Ireland’s Ancient East.

Teams from all over the world have signalled their intention to pitch for success in the five-day, six-stage event won in fine style last year by Coralie Demay of Team Bretagne.

The event is not open to individuals. It is for teams of five riders representing teams or clubs registered with national associations affiliated to the UCI, national teams, regional squads and composite teams.

The 2018 running of Ireland’s premier women’s bike race was the biggest yet with 25 teams and 119 riders representing 21 nations on the start line in Kilkenny last September.