Cycling Ireland Women’s Commission 2023 Calendar Strategy And Training Day
Cycling Ireland’s Women’s Commission have been working with clubs and event organisers to create a strategic calendar for women’s road racing in 2023 to encourage participation and create a clearer pathway for riders with the focus also on catering for high performance races.
The commission have focused on the positioning of races throughout the season and have confirmed the following actions:
- Five intermediate league races (W2/W3) will be condensed into a shorter period. This will begin alongside the Orwell women's midweek beginner league due to the natural cross-over here. The Intermediate Leage will end on 25th June where there will be opportunity for women to move to open road racing for the remainder of the season.
- Longer races will be placed towards the end of the season to allow women to train for Rás na mBan and international events.
- We have pushed for at least one women's only race per weekend.
- Intermediate league will be 50-60km
- Open road racing will be aimed at approximately 80km
- National Series races will be aimed at 100km plus
If clubs are interested in hosting a women’s only race which has not been registered with Cycling Ireland yet, please email email@example.com
The following calendar highlights women only road and track races and can be viewed here.
Road Racing Skills Training Day
To kickstart Women In Sport Week beginning on March 6th, he Cycling Ireland Women’s Commission will host a women’s road racing skills training day on March 4th at the Newgrange Hotel, Co. Meath.
The day is aimed at both experienced riders aiming to brush up on their road racing skills as well as beginner riders who are looking to get into racing – riders must be at least 16 years old to participate.
Riders will take part in a training spin around the Navan circuit – where there’s a women’s race the following day – and will include lunch and talks with Paracycling world champion Eve McCrystal and Olympic medalist Annalise Murphy.
- 9 am - meeting at Newgrange Hotel, 14/15 Bridge Street, Navan, Co Meath
- 9.30 am – 75 km training spin including skills drills on the road
- 1 pm – Lunch
- 2-4 pm - Hear from Eve McCrystal and Annalise Murphy on race tactics and resilience
Price: €20 (Cycling Ireland licence required)
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