World Championships: Gurley 15th In Scratch Race

(28th February 2018 ) Action kicked off for the Irish today at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, with Lydia Gurley finishing 15th in the Women’s Scratch Race. The World Championships take place in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, from the 28th February – 4th March. A blistering attack by Gurley with ten laps to go was pulled back in the closing laps by Dutch powerhouse Kirsten Wild, winner of the gold […]

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Three Women Confirmed For Track World Championships Team:

(22nd February 2018) Lydia Boylan , Lydia Gurley and Robyn Stewart will form part of a six rider team sent to represent Ireland at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. The Team will be competing across nine events , which take place in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, from the 28th February – 4thMarch. Following a strong track world cup season Cycling Ireland achieved qualification spots in all targeted events, including […]

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McDermott Targets International Success

Ellen McDermott was not a well known name in Irish women’s cycling until she won a Bronze medal at the Elite National Road Race Championships in Wexford in 2017 . Now racing full-time both on Road & Track – we caught up with her today from her training base in Calpe, Spain (from the cycling hotspot Bar Tango).  – So , Who is Ellen McDermott ?   Ellen came into the […]

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Robyn Stewart 9th In World Cup Keirin:

21st January 2018 Robyn Stewart finished in the top ten on the final day of racing at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup today. Robyn made a strong World Cup debut in the Keirin, finishing ninth.  This is the final Track World Cup this season, and took place from the 19-21 January. In the Keirin Stewart progressed out of the first round repechage with a second place. Fourth in […]

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Stewart Performs Strongly at Final Track Cycling World Cup

20th January 2018  Robyn Stewart raced strongly today at the final round of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup season (which runs from the 19th – 21st January) in Minsk, Belarus. Stewart was 14th in the Sprint with a time of 11.336, qualifying to the 1/8 finals. Robyn scored her best World Cup result to date, progressing out of the qualifying rounds with a time of 11.336. In the […]

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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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Stewart Targets A World Championships Debut For Irish Sprinters:

17th January 2018 This weekend Minsk, Belarus, plays host to the final round of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup season, which takes place from the 19th – 21st January 2018. Ireland will be sending Robyn Stewart as part of a three Rider Team to the competition, with some riders chasing qualifying point for the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn at the end of February. Robyn Stewart […]

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Women’s Commission Race at Manchester Velodrome

The Women’s Commission organised two days of training and racing at the world famous Manchester Velodrome last weekend (January 7th / 8th) . The trip was aimed at all levels , with the aim of giving Elite riders a rare chance for private track access in Manchester , and new riders a crash course from zero to racing a league night on the boards. Finally (Manchester is booked up from […]

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Train & Race At The Manchester Velodrome

The Manchester Velodrome (National Cycling Centre) was Britain’s first indoor Olympic cycling track, and since it opened in 1994, has achieved the status as the World’s finest and fastest track. The Women’s Commission will be travelling in January (7th / 8th) for three sessions of private Track hire , culminating in a race night in the ACT Track League (Run by the legendary Neil Orrell). The Women’s Commission will cover […]

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Stewart Progressing Well In Sprint Events:

12th November 2017   Robyn Stewart finished 27th in the Sprint event today – qualifying for the 1/16th match sprint finals in the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester, UK. In the Sprint Stewart is progressing with each race and is relishing the experience – “I’ve had a great experience the last couple of weeks. Qualifying to actually get to the world cups has been a goal all year, […]

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Gurley & Boylan 4th In Madison

11th November 2017 The Madison pairing of Lydia Gurley and Lydia Boylan narrowly missed the podium, finishing fourth in the second Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup on the 2017/2018 calendar. The duo jumped from sixth to fourth in the final sprint, crossing the line third in the 80 laps, 20km race. Great Britain took gold, Belgium silver and Italy won the bronze medal. Shannon McCurley was 17th in the […]

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