Rás na mBan

4-8 September 2019 County Kilkenny, Ireland 5 days, 6 stages Over 400km of racing Last year an international field of 121 riders from 25 teams competed for top honours in the premier women’s event on the Irish cycling calendar. Join us again in Kilkenny this September to be a part of the action.

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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 […]

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Women’s Commission Team For Rás na mBan

The Women’s Commission are delighted to announce that they will be entering a Team in the 2019 Rás na mBan. Click Here For Selection Criteria: Women’s Commission Teams were an integral part of the Rás at its inception and we  happy to get a Women’s Commission Team back competing in Ireland’s premier women’s cycling event. After a successful outing for the Women’s Cycling Ireland Team in The ‘Women’s Tour of Omagh’ in […]

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Rás na mBan Selection Criteria

Women’s Commission Development Team : Rás na mBan. The Rás na mBan Selection Criteria defines the process by which a rider is selected for the cycling discipline following successful qualification. Only athletes who meet the requirements of the Women’s Cycling Ireland Eligibility Criteria as outlined will be considered. The purpose of the selection criteria as outlined in this document is to select riders best capable of performances for the Cycling […]

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Womens Criterium – Entry Extended to Thursday 11th

ONLINE ENTRY EXTENDED TO MIDNIGHT THURSDAY 11th < online entry via this link > The Women’s Commission is excited to announce that there will be a women’s only race at the National Criterium Championships in Banbridge at 7pm Friday August 12th this year. If the race is well supported by us ladies, we will be on track to make history and have our own full Womens National Criterium Championships in […]

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Tour of Omagh, ideal prep for Rás na mBan!

  Omagh Wheelers, Cycling Ireland Club of the Year in 2013, are gearing up for the 2016 Spar Tour of Omagh stage race, which will take place over the weekend of 5th – 7th August, in and around Omagh, County Tyrone. While the men’s Tour of Omagh stage race is confined to those with an A4 licence only, the separate women’s event is open to all CI open racing licence […]

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Claire shines again in the Sunny South East!

Claire McIlwaine, Phoenix CC, made it three wins out of four league races, when she sprinted in to take victory in National League Round 4, Deenside Wheelers Cup race, in Kilkenny earlier this afternoon. Today’s Joe Daly Cycles sponsored Women’s National League Round 4 was two laps of the Deenside Cup 35km circuit, which includes a challenging, leg-sapping 6km climb on each lap.   Orla Hendron (Orwell Wheelers) attacked from […]

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National League Round 2: Visit Nenagh Classic

Though still only a relative newbie on the Cycling Ireland race calendar, the Visit Nenagh Classic has quickly established itself as a firm favourite, and once again it features as a part of the Joe Daly Cycles Women’s National League. Victory at last year’s Visit Nenagh Classic went to Rás na mBan and track star Eve McCrystal of Garda CC. This race is always a popular event on our National […]

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Lauren Gourlay, cyclist and budding coach…

Well known and much respected cyclist Lauren Gourlay, in her final year studying for her BSc in Sports Coaching and Performance, has started an interesting blog for Peak Endurance Coaching‘s website which should appeal to our readers. In her still blossoming cycling career Lauren Gourlay, Castlebar CC, has represented Ireland both at Ras na mBan and at European level as a rider. Lauren has also managed Irish Junior teams both […]

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Coaching offer aimed at Rás na mBan 2016

Peak Endurance Coaching have put together a special offer package targeted at riders aiming to compete in this year’s An Post Rás na mBan. The experienced team at PEC – including well respected coach Paddy Doran – will supply the dedicated training program necessary to compete in the most challenging women’s event on the domestic cycling calendar. Rás na mBan 2016 will run from 7th – 11th September, just seven […]

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Cycling Ireland Awards Night: Vote early, vote often!

As the curtain falls on the 2015 cycling year we find ourselves once again in Awards Season. The growing number of people who have played a roll in improving the cycling scene for women in Ireland presents a list of names too numerous to mention, but each of whom can be assured of our appreciation. We leave it to the governing body, Cycling Ireland, to run the official Awards Night, […]

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Rás na mBan…. the riders make the race.

We know you all enjoyed the fantastic race reports on the Rás na mBan website last week, and while we don’t have much to add to those, it is important to record the achievements of the Irish contingent who raced An Post Rás na mBan 2015, and especially the success of those for whom this was their first Rás na mBan . The Home-Based Rider GC finished up as follows: Eve McCrystal […]

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