Ten Minutes With… Lucy Sturgess

Right back in the early summer, we asked Leicestershire born-and-bred Lucy Sturgess to be the subject of a Ten Minutes With… and sent her some questions. Six months later, she sent back her answers. Fortunately, she’s much faster at riding bikes* than answering interviews and in 2017 she finished top ten eight times; the year…

Ten Minutes With… Liz Burrows

33-year old Liz Burrows came to cycling late and has been riding for just three years – but, with a number of very impressive results including podium finishes, she was snapped up by the Jadan-Weldtite team last year and then moved on to Sunsport Velo for 2017. Born, bred and still living in Pontefract, Liz…

Ten Minutes With… Seonaid Thompson

32-year-old Seonaid Thompson is from Macclesfield but now lives in Leeds and rides for the Sunsport Velo team. Her first victory came as a 4th Cat. in July 2013 when she rode for Albarosa CC at the York Sport Crits #4, beating 1st Cat. Iona Sewell, and she squeezed in five more podum finishes before the…

Ten Minutes With… Emma Jane Hornsby

  Velo Club Londres’ Emma Jane Hornsby is a regular sight at road, track and cyclocross events around London, and the South, South-East and Eastern regions. She’s been picking up decent results since 2014 and last season managed eight podium finishes including a victory. Now aged 29, South London-based Emma Jane is originally from Henley-on-Thames…

Ten Minutes With… Joanne Newstead

Over the last few years the number of women who cycle for fitness and recreation has increased enormously, but although the number of women who race has also increased it hasn’t done by anything like as much. So, why aren’t more of those women who cycle also racing? Some of them just don’t want to,…

Ten Minutes With… Gemma Sargent

Neutral Service loves Gemma Sargent because she’s one of those riders who always seems to be up there near the front, attacking again and again on the climbs, getting into the thick of the action and generally animating the race. Yet, as is often the way with the most aggressive riders, off the bike she’s one…

Ten minutes with… Gaby Homer and Savannah Morgan

Women’s cycling doesn’t get the attention it deserves, and Junior women’s cycling gets even less – but two names that will be familiar to anyone who occasionally takes a look at race results are Gaby Homer and Savannah Morgan of Team 22, the North-West based team that since inception has been a driving force in…

Ten Minutes With… Alicia Speake

When and how did you first get into cycling? Sadly, I didn’t take up cycling at a young age; it was more a case of stumbling upon it by signing up for a charity challenge in my late 20s whilst working as a city solicitor. I was a spin devotee and thought “how hard and different can…

10 Minutes With… Anneke Prins

Anneke on Facebook – Welwyn Wheelers – Anneke’s Palmares Usually, 10 Minutes With… interviews only appear on Neutral Service during the off-season when there isn’t a great deal going on to write about. However I recently met and had the pleasure of chatting with Welwyn Wheelers’ Anneke Prins, and it was clear that in addition to having…

Ten Minutes With… Georgina Pymer

Georgina Pymer, a triathlete and Cat. 4 racing cyclist, went along to meet Team VO2 at Francesca Rust’s first race at the Redbridge Cycling Centre on the 17th of January. She liked the team and they liked her, so manager Wayne offered her a contract there and then! Georgina is not yet a well-known figure on the British…