Masters Queen Ready to Relinquish Record
Irish cycling legend Orla Hendron is half hoping someone will break her participation record in Rás na mBan some time soon because it will be a sign that there are others who share her enthusiasm for an event she calls “the best race in the world.” Continue reading “Hendron’s Halcyon Days”
Four weeks out from Rás na mBan, riders are finalising their plans to ride the 13th edition of the event and Race Director Valerie Considine knows better than most the level of commitment required to take on Ireland’s toughest sporting challenge. Continue reading “Considine Recalls the Unique Beauty of Riding Rás na mBan”
Just-Print.ie Provide Print Solutions to Rás na mBan
We’re delighted to announced our new partnership with leading print solutions specialist Just-Print.ie. Continue reading “Rás na mBan Secures a New Print/Signage Partner”
Kilkenny-Based Firm Steps Up to Supply Ireland’s Top Stage Race
Rás na mBan international cycle race has teamed up with top clothing manufacturer VeloRevolution for classification jerseys in this year’s running of the event. Continue reading “Rás na mBan 2018 Classification Jerseys Revealed”
Two New Stage Finishes
New Time Trial Course to Suit Climbers
Popular Kilkenny City Centre Race Returns
A challenging new time trial course and a change to the finish of the final stage in Kilkenny City are the highlights of the 2018 Rás na mBan route announcement made today. Continue reading “Route Details Announced”
Entry for Rás na mBan 2018 opens today as teams and riders from across the globe confirm their plans to race in Ireland’s premier women’s cycling event next September. Continue reading “Entries Open!”
For the third consecutive year Kilkenny City will play host to Ireland’s premier stage race for women, Rás na mBan. Continue reading “Dates Announced for Rás na mBan 2018”
Irish national broadcaster RTE has confirmed its intention to show TV highlights of the 2017 An Post Rás na mBan on the RTE Player. Continue reading “Rás na mBan Show Available Worldwide on RTE Player”
The 2017 edition of Ireland’s top women’s stage race has been nominated for the Cycling Ireland member awards.
Rás na mBan has been nominated in the ‘Best Competitive Event’ category of the awards which are voted on by the membership of Ireland’s official governing body for cycling.
The citation for the nomination reads as follows:-
“The 2017 edition of Ireland’s premier women’s bike race may well have been the best one yet. It takes an enormous organisational effort for race organiser Valerie Considine and her team to produce the five-day, six-stage race which once again ran without a hitch.
“The race also earned widespread media coverage throughout Ireland and abroad including a TV highlights show aired on Eurosport, which can only be positive for the event and for Irish women’s cycling in general.”
Full details can be seen here and Cycling Ireland members eager to vote can access the voting page here.
The 2017 edition of An Post Rás na mBan was based in Kilkenny for the second successive year. The five-day event was won by 2016 Rio Olympic gold medallist Elinor Barker of the Great Britain team.
An Post Rás na mBan is over for another year and there’s been some time to reflect on what has been, by common consent, the biggest and best edition of the race to date. Continue reading “Thank You”