Maunsell Reports from Enduro World Series Races in Ainsa & Finale

Leah Maunsell is one of Ireland’s top U21 enduro mountain bike racers, and reports from her big successes at two Enduro World Series (EWS) races in Spain and Italy.  EWS Aínsa, Spain was a tough two days battling with temperatures as high as 35C! I had a bit of trouble keeping pressure in my rear wheel on Day 1 but I trucked on and got it patched up for the final two […]

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Juniors take over Davagh Enduro

As well as the big name Enduro mountain bike series running around the country, regional grassroots Enduro races, like the Davagh Enduro are a great way of getting into the sport. Run on the Davagh Forest trails in Tyrone, riders can take their time between stages, and go as fast as possible on five timed stages.  At the Davagh Enduro this year, junior riders Hannah Mullin and Darcey Harkness took […]

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Close racing at Ticknock Gravity Enduro Champs: Muldoon and McCarthy take the win

One of Ireland’s busiest mountain bike locations was dry and loose (for once!) for the Gravity Enduro Championships in Ticknock, Dublin this weekend. Biking.ie had been hard at work on trail building and maintenance with some classic trails given a well needed facelift for the race. Beautiful berms up on Stage 5. Credit: Gravity Enduro Ireland Its been an exciting season for Ireland’s fastest enduro riders Michelle Muldoon and Maeve […]

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Doorley wins at steep and techy Sliabh Bhui Grassroots Enduro

Steep, techy, gnarly, and tight were how riders described the Grassroots Enduro in Sliabh Bhui hosted by Ounavarra Cycling Club this weekend.  Ruth Doorley (MadMTB) took a resounding win, with a gap of 1.46 from cross country (and all round) mtb racer Erica Grant, who had a strong race coming in second. Bernie Commins, rounded up the podium in third place, showing her commitment to enduro this year is paying off.  […]

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Baxter and Muldoon have close battle in Mount Leinster Gravity Enduro

Enduro season is heating up with two strong riders Meave Baxter and Michelle Muldoon battling it out again for the top spot in the Pro Women’s category.  Maintaining her first place podium finish last weekend in Bigwood, Baxter narrowly took first place again by two seconds. With less than 4 seconds separating Stages 1, 3 and 4 between the two riders, Stage 2 proved to be the decider with Meave […]

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Tight racing in Bigwood First Tracks Enduro: Baxter takes the win

With only 0.00.12 separating the top two riders, the Bigwood First Tracks Enduro was a nail biter to the end. Meave Baxter took the coveted winners oversized cheque, with Michelle Muldoon close behind in 2nd, and Hannah Harvey in 3rd. 1st Meave Baxter, 2nd Michelle Muldoon, 3rd Hannah Harvey. Hannah railing the corners. Michelle looking speedy. One of Ireland’s youngest and speediest female enduro racers, Hannah Mullin, again showing her […]

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Dry and dusty racing (finally!) at Grassroots Enduro Round 2 Bike Park Ireland

The ever popular trails at Bike Park Ireland hosted the second round of the Grassroots Enduro Series this weekend. Dry and dusty trails, made quick racing, with Michelle Muldoon taking first place. Blue skies and dry trails after a long winter Michelle tells us how she got on: “What an absolute cracker of a day today at @bikeparkireland for Round #2 of the Polygon Grassroots Enduro Series supported by BikingDirty.comhosted by Galway MTB. […]

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Strong turnout at Gravity Enduro Round 1: Ballinastoe

With two female race categories (Pro Women and Women), the first Gravity Enduro race of the year in Ballinastoe was geared up for a strong women’s turnout. Riders didn’t disappoint with 21 female riders racing on a drizzly April Sunday in Wicklow.  Michelle Muldoon took first place overall, continuing her winning streak in the Pro Women’s category this year.  So happy to take the win in Pro-Women today at the […]

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Second enduro victory of the year for Muldoon in Castlewellan

Michelle Muldoon claimed her second enduro victory of the year at the first round of the Vitus First Tracks Enduro in Castlewellan. Muldoon writes: “I had such a great weekend up in Castlewellan at the first round of the Vitus First Tracks Enduro Cup. The stages were better than ever this year with a nice mix of challenging natural sections, fun single-track and relaxed transitions that meandered through the forest, out to […]

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