Successful year for local cyclist Ellen McDermott

   Mon, 9th Mar, 2020

Ellen McDermott from Tullamore is a talented cyclist, who we at KMK Metals Recycling were delighted to sponsor last year. Here is an update from Ellen on how she has been getting on:


Since making the decision to train and race my bike full time in January 2019. I’ve been fortunate enough to make massive progress in the world of female elite cycling.

I travelled over and back to Holland, Belgium, Ireland, and France plus all over the UK racing in multiple different guises,

I raced the hugely popular and televised Tour Series in Scotland and England and came away with a couple of top 10 finishes.

All that fast paced town centre racing honed my criterium abilities and I took the win at the Irish National Criterium Champs.

To cap it all off I got picked up by a Belgian elite women’s team Isorex No-Aqua​to race a full 2020 calendar.

I’ve begun racing in Belgium with Isorex No-Aqua and have had some epic experiences with no shortage of cobblestones. The rest of my season will look a little like this:

March to mid-April - Belgian classic UCI races, some televised, lots of cobbles and dust and all the delights of Belgium

April and May - UK Tour Series (all televised)

June - Belgian and French stage races and Irish National Road Race Championships

July - September - More European races in Holland, Belgium and Czech Republic