Coalville Wheelers RR – Women’s Team Series

03.09.17 101km Leicestershire E/1/2/3 It’s virtually impossible to predict with any real degree of certainty who’s going to win a bike race because, in cycling, there are just to many things than could happen: Rider A might be a Elite with hundreds of wins on her palmares, but it only takes a tiny sharp flint…

Teams and Transfers 2017-18

Oh bloody hell – it’s that time of year again when we try to keep up with which teams are calling it a day, which new ones are starting up, which riders are retiring and which ones are off to new homes. It’s a bit of a headache to stay abreast of it all, so…

VC Norwich RR

Cycling is too hard a sport, with too much scope for the unexpected, for the outcome of any race to be predicted with anything like real accuracy. Some races, though, make it harder to name potential winners – this year’s VC Norwich was one such race. Firstly, the start list was remarkably well-matched with a…

Verulam-ReallyMoving RR

“My first road race win in about 428 years!” – Karla Boddy* *Her words, not ours Sometimes, a race doesn’t look especially great on paper but you know it’s going to be good. Verulam-ReallyMoving.com’s road races on the 28th of May were a classic example of that: numerous laps of the very short and not…

Banbury Star RR

Round Four of the 2017 Women’s Team Series saw the riders heading to the Banbury Star Road Race for three laps of a fifteen mile course, each of which would require the riders to ascend the challenging Edge Hill. The race also marked the welcome return of Nikki Juniper (Team Ford EcoBoost) to competition following…

Lovelo Cinelli RR

Got photos of the race you’d like to share with the world? Get in touch! Last year’s Lovelo Cinelli Road Race was the first event the club had ever organised, but turned out to be enormously successful with numerous riders taking the time to thank the people involved afterwards. This year’s was, therefore, as good…

ICYMI – Women’s Cycling News

Neutral Service’s monthly (or thereabouts) women’s cycling news round-up To stay up to date with all the latest news, follow NS on Facebook and search #womenscycling on Twitter New sponsor, rider and kit for Matrix One of Britain’s longest-lived women’s cycling teams, Matrix Procycling, has announced it’s entered into a partnership with Lazer Sport, the well-known…

Ipswich Spring Scramble 2017

Just before 1.30pm 42 riders set off under grey skies from Gosbeck Village Hall into the blustery winds that would help shape the days racing. Once on to the course proper there was little action on the first half of the lap – the occasional attack was soon closed down and the peloton was soon…

Team Ford Ecoboost 2017

At the beginning of 2016, the announcement of a new team called Ford Ecoboost made quite a splash – the team had, after all, been set up by Nikki Juniper, one of the most highly-respected riders on the British circuit with a palmares to match, and she’d managed to bring a brand well-known around the…

Eastern League 2016/17 Gallery

As usual, I didn’t get to go to half as many rounds of the Eastern Cyclocross League as I’d have liked – but the rounds I did go to reminded me why it’s my favourite bike race series (in any discipline): hotly contested racing on varied courses, and also the friendliness displayed by the riders, organisers…