Ciara MacManus

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Coach and Owner of FarrimondMacManus and Summit MTB.

Where Do You Live?

Belfast, Northern Ireland.

What Is Your Preferred Discipline?


How Long Have You Been On The Bike?

Since 1994.

When Did You First Get Involved In The Bike?

Ciara started off commuting to and from college and then began off road riding local trails.  She completed her first race in 1996…and won.  The rest is history.

Achievements On The Bike

  • Competing in Round 2 of the MTB world cup in 2011.
  • Completing the Breck Epic MTB stage race in Colorado in 2010.
  • Finishing in top 30 of Rás na mBan 2010.
  • National Cyclocross Champion 2010/2011.
  • Representing Ireland and assisting with Olympic Qualification in 2007.
  • 2011 National Marathon MTB Champion
  • 2012 & 2011 National Cyclocross Champion

What Teams Have You Represented In The Cycling World?

Irish National MTB team 2006 & 2007.

What One Piece Of Advice Would You Give To Someone New To Cycling?

Have fun and stick at it.

What Do You Think Are The Key Characteristics That Make For A Great Cyclist?

Hard work and determination.  Ability to hurt.  Recognising the rewards for all the hard work.  Ability to take knocks/bad periods and learn from them.  Most importantly enjoying the time on the bike.



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