CC London’s Hog with the Occasional Hill #3

Round 3 of CC London’s Hog with the Occasional Hill – so called because the riders climb the short but steep Hoggenberg hill once every fifteen minutes (or so) rather than on every lap, thus making the race winnable by non-climbers – took place on the 6th of May at the Redbridge Cycling Centre, and…

Ten Minutes With… Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson joined the Fast Test Racing Team soon after graduating in veterinary science from Edinburgh University and started clocking up good results immediately, including three podium finishes in 2014, then five – including two wins – in 2015. Last year brought eight podiums and four wins, andshe also proved her ability to hold her own…

2016/17 Teams and Transfers

Yes, it’s that time of year again when new teams appear, old teams disappear, riders are strongly rumoured to be joining one team then join another (or remain with their old team) and I get a headache from trying to keep up with it all. NS is expecting more news from more teams very soon,…

Results and Comment

29.05.2016 North Bucks Festival Women’s GP A thirteen-strong break made up of victory contenders from all the teams looked set to dominate the race from the first lap, but lost much of its impetus during an accident that could easily have been much, much worse: a group of horseriders, likely in reponse to one of…

Gemma Sargent’s Banbury Star RR Report

2015’s Banbury Star Road Race was an early season highlight, with plenty of climbing including the three ascents of Knowle Hill adding up to a total height gain of 1,279m (194m more than an ascent of Snowdon) proving to be a tough test. The winner was Nikki Juniper, who was then with Giordana-Triton but is…

Lovelo-Cinelli RR

Back in December, Neutral Service received a Facebook message about a new women’s race due to take place in the British Cycling Central Region the following April. “Apparently you’re pretty pro women’s cycling, particularly racing,” it said; and yes – NS has been known to advocate the sport. “We are putting on a 2/3/4 women’s race, but I’m nervous…

News

Teams and Transfers Aprire-HSS, which launched at the end of 2014, began announcing names featuring on its 2015 roster over Christmas. Emily McLoughlin(from PMR@Toachim House) was first, followed by news that 2015 rider Lucy Harper would remain onboard. Mel Brand (previously Ikon-Mazda) was named next, then Louise Laker (also previously PMR) on Monday, Lucy Chittenden (from…

News

Brits at the Krásná Lípa — Gunn wins Scottish 50-mile Champs — Six Brits at Thüringen Rundfahrt Got a story for us? We’re interested in anything to do with British women’s cycling, from your club’s 10 to the top riders in the UCI teams. Let us know what you know and help increase awareness of the sport!…

Aprire-HSS at the Krásná Lípa

Aprire-HSS have revealed their line-up for the UCI 2.2 Tour de Feminin Krásná Lípa, featuring their own riders Lucy Harper and Rebecca Mackey alongside guests Rebecca Nixon (Fusion RT GearClub BikeScience), Gabriella Leveridge (Velosure-Starley Primal), Annasley Park (Giordana-Triton), Anna Marie Hughes (Bonito Squadra Corse) and Rose Osborne (WNT). Full start list here The Tour is the most…

UK Domestic Transfer News (Version 3!)

The majority of British women’s teams have revealed their 2015 rosters now – one or two are still keeping quiet and others still have a few places to be filled, but we have a good impression of how the peloton will look this season. Some teams remain much the same as in 2014, some are…