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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Rás na mBan: some stages are tougher than others….

On the eve of the tenth edition of Rás na mBan Race Organiser Valerie Considine, reflects on some of the epic days of bike racing that have been presented on the roads of Ireland in the history of the event. Here is a small selection of great memories reflecting the courage, athleticism, the extraordinary topography and sensational racing that Rás na mBan has witnessed over the years… 2009 Stage 1 […]

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An Post Rás na mBan 2015, Provisional Start List‏:

In the absence of last year’s An Post Rás na mBan race winner, the Irish National Road Race Champion, Lydia Boylan, has been awarded the honour being Rider Number 1. for An Post Rás na mBan 2015. Lydia will captain her UK-based squad, Team WNT, at this year’s race, which starts later this week in County Clare. An Post Rás na mBan 2015, Provisional Start List‏: GBR Team WNT 1 Lydia Boylan […]

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An Post Rás na mBan 2015: The domestic challenge…

This year’s An Post Rás na mBan is set to be the biggest ever with 24 teams signing up for the 10th edition of Ireland’s top international stage race for women. The largest contingent of riders will arrive in the form of the ten UK-based teams registered to race. In addition, Six teams will travel to County Clare from Continental Europe, and one team will come from the US. The remaining seven […]

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An Post Rás na mBan 2015: The battle for glory starts in just two weeks!

So, with just two short weeks before An Post Rás na mBan 2015 commences, let’s take a look at where the threat to an Irish victory might be coming from… British invasion A record-breaking ten UK teams will cross The Irish Sea to compete in Rás na mBan 2015, many no doubt tempted to travel by the newly introduced Best British Rider GC. Though, given the talents of some of their number, […]

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Record numbers heading to An Post Ras na mBan 2015

This year’s An Post Ras na mBan is set to be the biggest ever with 24 teams signing up for the 10th edition of Ireland’s top international stage race for women. As the deadline for entries to this year’s landmark anniversary edition of the event passed on Monday evening, race organiser Valerie Considine confirmed that four more squads than in 2014 are set to make the trip to Co. Clare in September. The entry list, […]

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National Champ Lydia Boylan to contest Ras na mBan

National Road Race Champion Lydia Boylan has confirmed that she will race Ras na mBan this year with her UK-based WNT team. The Dublin native said the Road Championships, who will also be at the Irish Grand Prix in Dublin this weekend, said while her current focus is with the Irish pursuit team at the moment, she is ‘delighted’ to be in Clare in September. “I’m pretty pleased to announce […]

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Rás na mBan 2015: Routes announced!

With just two months to go until the start of An Post Rás na mBan 2015, Race Organiser Valerie Considine has released the details of the six stages which will face riders signing up for what will be the 10th anniversary running of the Five Day International Stage Race. Rás na mBan 2015 includes four road stages, one circuit race, and an individual time trial. Riders will cover 400kms over the five days […]

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Valerie Considine reflects on 10 years of Rás na mBan

    The 2015 edition of Rás na mBan will see the race reach it’s 10th birthday, and to mark this anniversary WomensCycling.ie interviewed Valerie Considine about her role as Race Organiser. Rás na mBan 2015 is now only three months away, so this is an opportune time to remind riders to get their teams together and submit their entries in good time for the closing date of Monday 10th […]

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WomensCycling.ie investigates: How keen is Aideen?

WomensCycling.ie has managed to divert Aideen Keenan from her hectic schedule of paid employment, child rearing, and racing, to give us a brief insight into her surprisingly ad hoc training schedule. Aideen, riding with DID Ladies RT this year, currently tops our Joe Daly Cycles Women’s National League, 3 rounds in. Aideen started her racing career in that hot house for women’s cycling, Orwell Wheelers, and having sharpened her teeth […]

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An Post Ras in Skerries

‘Ras na Men’ needs your help!

As you will know by now, the men’s version of ‘Ras na mBan’, the “An Post Ras” – Ireland’s premier international cycling stage race for men, is starting in Dunboyne this coming Sunday 17th May, and is finishing in Skerries on Sunday 24th May. A dedicated group of volunteers organise the Race Finish in Skerries, and in their 10 years hosting the An Post Ras they have turned the climax of the 8-day race into the day-long Street Festival […]

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Fiona Meade takes podium placing and 6th overall in US crit series

Fiona Meade has been based in the US a month with the Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels team, with her focus on the criterium scene. Her second race in the Fearless Femme colours was the Belmont criterium, a day after her introduction to criterium racing in Charlotte. “This was a baptism of fire in to how how strong the women are here.” The circuit was uphill for half the course […]

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