Yorkshire and The Humber
Holme Valley Wheelers 2-day Women’s Stage Race
Upper Cumberworth Football Club, Park Lane, Birds Edge, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 8XW
Stages 2 and 3. Stage 2 is a 12km individual time trial, Stage 3 is a 64km road race. Stage 1, on Friday, was a 40km RR. Represented teams include Matrix (with Olympic and National Champ Laura Trott), PH-Mas, Pearl Izumi, Giordana-Triton, Team 22, Racing Chance Foundation, Velosport, Ikon-Mazda and Carnac-Planet X.
Smithfield Market, 201-232 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 6JN
Now one of the UK’s biggest and best cycling events, and it’s a pity they haven’t added another race (ideally also an hour long) for Cat. 3/4s, because travelling into the Big Smoke for an hour’s worth of racing is a bit off-putting for the increasing number of fans who go to events purely for the women’s racing. If you do plan to go, whatever you do don’t try to get there by car – driving in London is the quickest way to a nervous breakdown. Drive to the outskirts and get the Tube instead (or better still, public transport all the way). By the way: it IS worth it, because the Nocturne is always thrilling and full of action.
CC London Hog Without the Hill Summer Series #2
E/1/2 (40km), Cats. 3/4 (45mins + 5 laps)
Redbridge Cycling Centre, Forest Road, Ilford, Essex, IG6 3HP
Both women’s races will take place at the same time following a staggered start.
Tyne Tees Road League #3
Hetton Lyons Country Park, Eppleton Quarry, Downs Pit Lane, Hetton-Le-Hole, Houghton Le Spring, Tyne And Wear, DH5 9AR
Colin Lewis Cycles GP
Torbay Velopark,Penwill Way, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5JR
Unusually for such a short race, the GP has got 13 confirmed riders including a couple of well-known names such as Heidi Viles and Alice “Tiny Pigeon” Miller – and may well see more sign up on the day.
Surrey League RR
Cats. 3/4 (45km)
The Tollgate, Wrotham Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 7NP
Cat. 4 riders please be aware that in order to race you must have attended two race training sessions approved by the organising club. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if unsure.
National Women’s Omnium League Open Senior and Junior Track Meeting
E/1/2/3/4 Endurance, Junior Endurance, E/1/2/3/4 National Omnium League
Newport Velodrome, Newport International Sport Village, Velodrome Way, Newport, Gwent, NP19 4RB
Tour of Hertfordshire # 1 – Bricket Wood Crit
E/1/2/3/4 (35mins), U16/14 (25mins)
Building Research Establishment, Bucknalls Lane , Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 9XX
Only four riders signed up at the time of writing (one of them being National Crit Champ Eileen Roe of professional squad Wiggle-Honda), but the organisers are allowing first-come-first-served entry on the day – and as part of the Women’s Eastern Racing League’s season-long annual competition, there ought to be plenty more on the start line.
Scottish National 25-mile TT Championships
Bioforce UK, 2 Brewster Place, Irvine, KA11 5DD
Winchester Crit & CycleFest 2015
Cats. 2/3/4 (45mins), U16/14 (25mins)
The Courtyard, Guildhall Winchester, Colebrook St, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9GH
This shows every sign of being a good race with 27 riders (including Nicola Soden, Julia Hesselberg, Sophie Lankford, Rose Osbourne, Jennifer Powell, Ruth Summerford and more well-known riders) already signed up – which is the benefit for race organisers when they offer the women equal prizes, like Winchester City Council have here.
Mid Shropshire Wheelers Circuits #5
E/1/2/3/4 (30km), U16 (25km), U14 (15km), U12 (10km), U10 (5km), U8 (5km)
Shrewsbury Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 4RQ
Ten riders have signed up for the E/1/2/3/4 – including the inimitable double World Champ Ottilie Quince!
Yorkshire & The Humber
Pedalsport Road-Bike League #3
Brooksbank Cycle Circuit, Hamerstone Leach Lane, Elland, Halifax, HX5 0TA
Fancy something a bit different? The Pedalsport League adopts traditional track formats (Points Race, Scratch Race, Devil, Match Sprint, Unknown Distance), but for road bikes on an outdoor 0.75km circuit.
Matrix Fitness GP Series #4
Peterborough Town Centre, Peterborough, PE1 1PJ
The fabulous Matrix GP returns to East Anglia. Don’t be fooled by this parcours – it might look a little dull on paper, being a standard square crit, but it’s stupendously fast and always a whole lot of fun to watch.
Dulwich Paragon CC Crystal Palace 2015 Crits – Race 6
Crystal Palace Park, Anerley Hill, Sydenham, London, SE20 8DT
Stourbridge Velo Tuesdays/Stourport Circuit Summer Series
Cats. 2/3/4 (30mins)
Stourport Sports Club
Kingsway, Stourport-On-Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 8BQ
Twickenham CC / WTP Vets & Ladies Circuit Races #5
Hillingdon Cycle Circuit, Springfield Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0LP
Cycle 4 All LVCA Legacy Supporters League Twilight Series #3
Lee Valley Cycle Circuit, Lee Valley Velopark, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 3AB
Pedal Heaven Eelmoor Circuit Series 2015 #7
E/1/2/3/4 (50mins), U16 (20mins), U14 (15mins), U12 (15mins), U10 (10mins), U8 (10mins)
Eelmore Driver Training School, Aldershot, Hants, GU11 2HL
Suffolk Cycle Racing Series – Week 1
E/1/2/3/4 (1hr), Cats. 2/3/4 (30mins)
Trinity Park Showground, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8UH
More to come…
Please note: Events can be cancelled at short notice for reasons beyond the organisers’ control. Please check British Cycling before travelling