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Nikki Harris, Megan James, Ava Oxley-Szilagyi, Maddi Smith, Sophie Wright and Evie Richards – National Cross Champions! The National Cyclocross Championships kicked off in difficult conditions on Saturday, with sunshine on Friday unable to make much difference to a course turned boggy by a week of heavy rain. In the u14s, Ava Oxley-Szilagyi dominated much of…

National Cyclocross Championships – Junior, U23, Elites

Nikki Harris, Evie Richards and Sophie Wright – National Champions! On Saturday, when the Under 14s, Under 16s and Veterans at the National Championships put on a show of such fine cyclocross skill and excitement, NS wondered aloud on Facebook if the Juniors, Under 23s and Elite races could possibly be as good. They were,…

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Introducing Team Ford Ecoboost! These days new teams start up every year, some of which immediately have that aura which says they’ll be successful (WNT, for example), others less so. When a new team is run by no less a figure than two-time National Road Series Champion and current National Circuit Race Champ Nikki Juniper,…

Brits at the Euro CX Champs Photos

Five British women – Helen Wyman, Nikki Harris, Amira Mellor, Hannah Payton and Bethany Crumpton – went to the UEC European Cyclocross Championships at Huijbergen in the Netherlands last weekend. Photos below In the Elite race, Harris won bronze finishing just fourteen seconds behind unstoppable victor Sanne Cant of Belgium: a result that might have…

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Sennema, Colborne & Rush win National Hill Climb — Staniford wins SW CX Champs — Matrix Fitness reveal more signings — WNT ’16 roster hints — Results Sennema’s Hill Climb Hat-Trick Paceline RT’s Maryka Sennema took the National Hill Climb Championships for a third consecutive time on Sunday the 25th of October, taking 5’31.9″ to…

Spanish Junior Championships

Neutral Service is, of course, all about British women’s cycling. Bizkaia-Durango press officer Marcos Marín’s report on the Spanish National Junior Championships is, obviously, not about British women’s cycling – but since the aim of this site is to cover news that doesn’t get covered elsewhere and by doing so try to help women’s cycling…

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Super Simmonds is Best Brit in Norway Remember when everyone was making a fuss about how there were ten British riders starting the Tour de France back in July? Well, the same number started the Women’s Tour of Norway last week – accompanied by one Irish rider and a French rider with a British team. For…

Chloe Selman, National Para Road Race Champ

20-year-old Chloe Selman, a C4 paracyclist member of Barnsley Road Club, became National Paracyclist Road Race Champion when she won at London’s Hillingdon circuit on Sunday the 16th. Neutral Service caught up with her to ask a few questions. If you follow Chloe on Facebook (if you don’t, start doing so now) you’ll know that while…

Links and Blogs

All the best stuff that’s been written about women’s cycling (and related subjects) this week Got something that should be listed here? Let us know Essential Reading Helen Wyman: Big Step Towards Equality “Fighting for equality brings out a lot of emotions in the observers of the sport. Some support, some disagree and some like to…

Regional Championships

South-East Cambridge’s Laura Massey, who rides for the Ikon-Mazda team, won on the 80km parcours at Warninglid in West Sussex with Detta Guerini (London Dynamo) in second. However, as Laura and Detta are residents of the Eastern Region (which does not have a women’s championships), the title went to third-place Bella Leach of London Dynamo. The…