Countdown To Rás na mBan

7-11 September 2022. County Kilkenny, Ireland. 5 days, 6 stages, Over 400km of racing. An international field of riders will compete for top honours in the premier women’s event on the Irish cycling calendar. Download The Rás Race Manual Here:  Rás Official Website Here: IVCA Continue Long term association with Rás na mBan: Rás na mBan begins on Wednesday and the climber’s classification will again be supported by the IVCA through their popular […]

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Rás 2022 Route Details

An all new time trial around the walls of Kilkenny Castle and a final stage city centre circuit race are among the highlights of the 2022 Rás na mBan route announced today. Top bike racers from all over the world will return to Kilkenny in the first week of September for the 16th running of an event which attracts Olympians and world championship riders to face the challenging roads of […]

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Selection Criteria: Rás na mBan 2022

Women’s Commission 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 Ireland […]

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Rás 2021: Best Young Rider Sponsored By Women’s Cycling Ireland

The Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland are long time sponsors of Rás na mBan, and we have added to our support by entering two teams in this years event. Our sponsored jersey for 2021 is in the Best Young Rider Category. Riders in the 15th edition of Ireland’s top international stage race will be competing for the WomensCycling.ie Best Young Rider jersey. Rás na mBan international cycle race has once […]

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Rás na mBan Returns to Kilkenny

All new Stage to Callan Kilkenny Representation on the National Squad Local Riders Race for Kilkenny Best Irish Rider Jersey After the pandemic hiatus of 2020, Rás na mBan is set to return to the roads of Kilkenny City and county next week. Ireland’s first international cycling event since Covid and one of the first international sports events of 2021 will play out over five days and six stages starting […]

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Rás na mBan: Final Selection

The women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland have named two strong teams for the upcoming Rás na mBan. With all but one of the riders having represented the team previously in international events. Seven of the riders had performed well in our final selection race (The Newcastle West Women’s 4 Day) Women’s Cycling Ireland Team A Claire Ní Reachtagain Yvonne Doran Elia Tutty Carthach McCarthy Emma Smith (Jun) Women’s Cycling Ireland […]

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International Entries For Rás na mBan

British National Team return to Ireland for a fourth time Monday 19th July Squads from the Netherlands, UK and further afield have confirmed their participation in Rás na mBan 2021. The five-day event based on Ireland’s Ancient East in Kilkenny and surrounding counties will once again play host to international teams from across Europe and beyond including, for a fourth successive time, the Great Britain National team. The GB squad won […]

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Rás na mBan Reboot

Rás na mBan Reboot Making Plans for Racing Resumption in September Dates Confirmed and Route Planning at an Advanced Stage Thursday 13th September For Immediate Release At the beginning of 2020 the committee of Rás na mBan were confidently planning the 15th edition of Ireland’s top international stage race and looking forward to welcoming teams from all over the world to the magnificent medieval city of Kilkenny for a fifth […]

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Rás na mBan To Forge Ahead In September

Rás na mBan organiser Valerie Considine has been in touch with the Women’s Commission to let us know that that they are forging ahead with plans for Rás na mBan in September running from the 8th to the 12th in Kilkenny (TBC). An official Press Release will be circulated in the coming days. “These are ‘interesting’ times but it feels like there’s a sense of optimism out there”. The Rás […]

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Women’s Commission Teams For Rás na mBan 2020

Rás na mBan, Irelands premier women’s stage race event has posted a press release with its intention of hosting the event this year, depending on the current Covid restrictions allowing a return to competition. After a successful return to top level competition in 2019, the Women’s Commission are still intending to send a Team (possibly extending to two full race Teams and support) to this years event.   We will […]

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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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