Purvis wins at IDMS Rostrevor Downhill

After the dust has settled from the National Championships, the fifth round of the Irish National Downhill Mountainbike Series was held in the ever-popular Rostrevor, Co. Down. Although there were smaller numbers of women entering this round, it didn’t stop fast and furious racing down the Rostrevor technical trails. Lets hear from winner Katie Purvis: 1st Katie Purvis, 2nd Lois Black The track used for round 5 of the IDMS […]

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Last XC NPS in Davagh: McManus wins

The 2018 XC MTB season will be remembered as a hot, dry and sunny one, with more women taking to the trails around the country. In the last Cross Country National Points Series at Davagh Forest, Ciara McManus took the Senior 1 win from speedy Junior rider, and series leader Niamh McKiverigan. Ciara McManus Photo credit: Gareth Gibbons Photography Senior 2 had one of the biggest turnouts this season with 9 […]

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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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NPS Cross Country Round 4: Tracton Woods

Sunny and dusty Tracton Woods hosted the fourth round of the cross country NPS this weekend. MBCC put together a steep, technical and exciting course, with riders loving the hot weather and fast track. We are lucky to have two race reports this week from S1 and S2 winners Niamh McKiverigan and Niamh McGreen.  Dusty drops in the woods Credit: MBCC Lets hear from S1 winner Niamh McKiverigan: I really […]

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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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Race Report: Hannah Mullin (Trail Demons C.C.): Mini Downhill Series Fort William (U14)

We were delighted to support Hannah at the Under 14 Girls Mini Downhill Mountain Bike race in Fort William. The mini DH race finals, hosted by Scottish Cycling, were held on the same weekend as the UCI Downhill World Cup. Read how Hannah got on in her own words. Friday 1st June: Practice Day We arrived at Fort William World Cup race village early on 1st June to check out […]

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Bajolek takes another win at sunny Slade XC NPS

Slade Valley, rider favorite for cross country racing, didn’t disappoint this weekend. Hosting club IMBRC put together a fun and varied 5.6 km track, with sunshine and dusty trails. Klaudia Bajolek continued her winning streak taking first place in the Senior 1 category. Thrilled to take my second win at the second NPS today 🏆. Hopefully this good streak continues for the rest of the year! Some tough races coming up soon so let’s […]

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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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Caoimhe May – Riders race report: HSBC UK National Cross Country Series Round 3

Caoimhe May (Scott Orwell) was over at the HSBC UK National Cross Country Series in Glentress, Scotland this weekend. Over to Caoimhe for a race report! Race preparations started on Saturday afternoon after travelling across to Scotland the previous night. Thankfully we were blessed with sun so I headed out on my first practice lap of the course in shorts! I enjoyed the course with its technical sections including various […]

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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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Women’s Downhill MTB Skills Development Day – Rostrevor, Saturday 2nd June 2018

Racing Downhill Mountain Biking this year and looking to improve your riding skills? The Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland are hosting an downhill skills development day in Rostrevor Forest Park on the 2nd of June 2018. This event is for female riders looking to progress their racing and technical skills in downhill mountain biking. Multiple Irish National Downhill Champion Colin Ross will be on hand to analyse your technique and […]

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