Youth & U23 Women’s Training Camp:

Featuring special guest: Paralympic & Para-World Champion Eve McCrystal   The first of three scheduled Youth training camps will take place during the mid-term break, from Thursday 15th February – Sat 17th February. This camp will now form part of the new Youth Development programme.   The format will give the riders a chance to try some of the many disciplines within cycling (Road / Track / Off-Road). Th newly […]

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Women’s Commission Training Day:

The Women’s Commission held a training day at Finnstown Castle Hotel on Sunday (Oct 29th) The riders signed on at 09:30am in the Hotel Car Park , and were led out for 85km spin after a Bike Check & Safety talk from WC Chairperson Róisín Kennedy. The group were assisted by Arcane Cycling Teams Joe & Andre Grennell , and returned to the Hotel on schedule for showers in the […]

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Advanced Training Day This Sunday!

Following on from the success of our Novice / Beginner Training day on October 15th , the Women’s Commission are hosting a Training day for more Advanced riders this weekend at Finnstown Castle Hotel in Dublin (October 29th) Advanced Training Day 09:30 Sign-on in Hotel Car Park. 10:00 Assemble and Safety Talk. 10:10 Group Road Spin. (90km at a controlled pace) 1:30 Return to Hotel. Showers in Leisure Centre. 2:00 Soup […]

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Foundation Training Day

The Women’s Commission hosted a training day for Novice / Beginner Riders on October 15th at Finnstown Castle Hotel in Dublin. The day included a coached Road spin for 80mins on a flat route, at a controlled pace. The group settled down to Soup & sandwich with coffee in the Beech Suite, after Showers in Leisure Centre. Women’s Commission Chairperson Róisín Kennedy presented a slide show on Women’s Cycling in […]

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Riders Converge on Blessington for Mid Term Girls Camp

Multi Discipline Variety and Bonding Characterise Wicklow Camp The future of Irish women’s cycling looks bright following the latest coaching initiative from the Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland. Youth development officer Orla Hendron assembled 21 youth bike riders along with 12 coaches and assistants for a highly successful mid-term girls camp centred on Avon Rí Lakeshore Adventure Resort in Blessington, Co Wicklow last month. With the twin aims of fostering […]

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Women’s Road Training Day

Women’s Road Training Day Hosted by The Women’s Commission , followed by Lunch and a presentation by Multi discipline Irish National Champion and Elite High Performance Track rider Melanie Spath. Finnstown Castle Hotel 11 March 17  9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Email: womenscyclingpro@gmail.com

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A picture is worth a thousand words… mid-term Training Camp report

During last week’s school mid term break, 20 young riders took part in the latest Women’s Commission of Cycling Ireland sponsored residential Training Camp. Between 17th and 19th February girls from U14 to U23 categories from all corners of the country decamped to Avon Ri Adventure Centre in Co. Wicklow for pre-season training. The mid-term Training Camp followed a similar format to our 2015 camps, and once again the young […]

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Feb training camp for girls – sign-up now!

Participants at the autumn 2015 training camp – photo courtesy of Julie White.  The first of three training camps for young female cyclists will take place during the mid-term break, from Wednesday 17th February to Friday 19th February 2016.  The format will be similar to last years mid-term camp in Avon Ri, Co. Wicklow.  Over the three days, participants will try three different cycling disciplines; road biking, mountain biking and track […]

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Girls Cycling Training Camp ….Day 2: “I have three bars!!”

Having survived Training Camp Day 1’s long uphill road spin to Kippure, and the self-made spaghetti bolognese upon landing there, to say nothing of the rogue frisbees, it was with well-rested heads, and slightly heavy legs that we greeted Tuesday morning in County Wicklow. Our morning session began at 9am when the 4-car convoy made it’s way to Ballinastoe for a spot of mountain-biking. While this was but a short […]

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Girls Cycling Training Camp… Day 1: Frisbees, spag bol and suncream.

From across the country they came, rising early, packing their kit, and their bikes, and their parents into cars, and making their way to the Women’s Commssion Cycling Training Camp. Although the last Training Camp had only been a few months earlier, in February, this was a totally different animal… blue sky beamed on the gathering group, there wasn’t an arm-warmer or a rain-cape in sight, and there were cautionary […]

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Beginners cycling programme for women

Orwell are running a six-week cycling programme especially for women who would like to learn to ride in a group and improve their bike handling skills. It will include advice from experienced coach Paddy Doran and double World Champion Orla Hendron, as well as a puncture repair and bike maintenance workshop. Don’t be intimidated – this course is aimed at complete beginners, to give you a grounding in basic bike skills, […]

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