CiCLE Classic – interview with winner Emily Nelson

The CiCLE Classic is always a tough race with its numerous off-road sectors and short, steep climbs. Put together to create a British version of the notorious and feted Belgian classics and Paris-Roubaix, the women’s version has become enormously popular with fans and riders alike – because a race as tough as this is an…

Banbury Star CC Road Race

E/1/2/3 Banbury, Oxfordshire 26.05.19 One of the highlights of the Women’s Team Series and of the British Cycling calendar, the Banbury Star CC Road Race never fails to disappoint, with this year’s edition attracting 45 riders and a decent crowd of fans. It’s commonly said that this race is all about the hill, and there’s…

CC Ashwell Primavera

Great Chishill, Cambridgeshire 22.04.19 Result 1 Ffion James (Hope Factory Racing) 2 Francesca Cutts (Team LDN) 3 Kerry Middleton (Team LDN) 4 Samantha Fawcett (Lovelo Squadra Donne) 5 Greta Cowen (Les Filles) 6 Holly MacMahon (Bianchi Dama) 7 Hannah Lancaster (Halesowen A&CC) 8 Michelle Arthurs-Brennan (1904RT) 9 Georgia Bullard (Brother-Fusion) 10 Rebecca Richards (Newark Castle…

Essex Roads CC Women’s 2/3/4

East Hanningfield, Essex 14.04.19 35 riders met in the spring sunshine at the pretty Essex village of East Hanningfield on the 14th of April for the latest edition of the Essex Roads CC Women’s Race – an excellent number considering there was a round of the National Road Series on the same day, and proof…

Dave Peck Memorial 2019

WTS Round 2 Virginia Water 07.04.19 While watching the Dwars door Vlaanderen online last week (fantastic race, by the way) I got chatting to a couple of guys who were new to women’s cycling but making the effort to start following it, having decided they wanted more cycling to watch, which is a very good…

Women’s Team Series gets underway with 1-2 for Ellmore Composite team

WTS Round 1 Milton Keynes 16.03.19 There are lambs in the fields, daffodils for sale on every petrol station forecourt and the supermarkets have been piled high with Easter eggs for three months – that means it’s Spring, and that means the Women’s Team Series is up and running again for another year. Simon Blackwell…

Charlotte Colclough talks External Iliac Artery Endofibrosis

Late in 2018, the former World Road Race and Cyclocross Champion Pauline Ferrand-Prévot announced that she was being forced to take four months out of cycling after what she had previously described as “a blood pressure problem” was diagnosed as External Iliac Artery Endofibrosis, also known as EIAE. The condition, which causes the arterial walls…

Eastern Cross Round 15 at Snetterton

20.01.19, Snetterton, Norfolk Cold weather early on saw frosty conditions for the Under-10s and Under-12s races, but it had vanished from all but the most shaded sections of the circuit by the time the Youth race ended at 11:30. Unfortunately, that made matters worse: frost melting combined with hundreds of grippy cyclocross tyres makes mud,…

Gemma Melton wins at Trinity Park

Post-race interview with winner Gemma Melton below! Trinity Park in Ipswich hosts two big races at this time of year: first a round of the National Trophy, the biggest and most important cyclocross series in the country, and then a round of the Eastern League a week later – and with the course left standing…

Eastern League – Colchester Rovers (Mistley)

21.10.18 – Mistley, Essex After the heavy rain at Welwyn Garden City the previous week, sunshine was a welcome sight on Sunday morning as the highly technical sections of the wooded Furze Hill course at Mistley with their muddy corners and slippery exposed roots can become very difficult indeed in the wet. Some courses benefit…