Scott Orwell Wheelers CycloCross Race

Masters and Under-23 Prizes at Scott Orwell Wheelers CycloCross Race Scott Orwell Wheelers are running a CycloCross Race on November 11th in GAP Glencullen. In addition to the standard prizes, Scott Orwell Wheelers have added a Masters Women’s and U23 Women’s Categories to the mix. The Women’s Under-23 category will allow the riders aged between 19 and 23 to climb the podium. The other prizes are for first, second and […]

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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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Try Cyclocross this Winter!

Almost every weekend over the winter, cyclocross races are being run all over the country. Getting involved in cyclocross is a great way of keeping up your fitness, improving your biking skills, and meeting like-minded cyclists. With over 50 women racing some of the early races in the season, cyclocross is growing from strength to strength. What do I need? In most races, you don’t need a cyclocross bike, and you can […]

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Girl’s Cyclocross and MTB Camp in December

The Women’s Commission is delighted to promote an end-of-year Cyclocross and MTB training camp for 12-18 year old girls on 17th and 18th December. The camp will begin with sign-on from 10:00 to 10:45 on Saturday 17th December in Tollymore Forest Park near Newcastle, Co. Down. Coach Andy Layhe and National Cyclocross Champion Beth McCluskey will be on hand for a training session from 11:00 to 14:00, followed by lunch in […]

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National Cyclocross Championships runner-up Maeve O’Grady re-lives her race

Maeve O’Grady, Leinster Cyclocross Champion, took a fine 2nd place in last weekends National Cyclocross Championships, in the largest ever field to line up for the women’s race. Maeve, riding with Cycleways CC, kindly recounts her race experience… “I had done several CX races throughout the season and my goal was to get on the podium at the National CX Championships. I felt that my major weakness was the first lap as […]

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How one rider ended up on the startline of the National Cyclocross champs

Michelle Geoghegan details how she went from watching cyclocross in Belgium from the comfort of her couch to the startline of the National Cyclocross Champs. It was sitting on a couch in Belgium watching Sporza that I was first introduced to the crazy sport of cyclocross. Living in Belgium it was impossible to be completely immune to the infectious enthusiasm the country had for cyclocross. I was living in a […]

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Cyclocross training day for women

With the upcoming cyclocross season about to start in September, a cyclocross skills day for women will be held on Sunday, September 20. The venue, while it has to be confirmed, looks set to be just over the border in Northern Ireland in Rostrevor and will be from 11am until 2pm. There are a unique set of skills required for cyclocross racing which will include dismounts, remounts, cornering and tackling […]

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