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,…

News

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…

News

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…

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…

This Week’s Races

Learjet in for its MOT so you can’t nip down to Italy for the Giro this weekend? Never mind: there’s plenty of racing right here in the UK and, though none of our events have any climbs to rival the Campitello Matese that the Giro takes in on Saturday, they’ll all be just as much fun….

Shorts, Blogs and Links

Medway Velo 10-Mile with equal prizes When major events featuring professionals riding at the very top of the sport argue they can’t arrange equal prizes for male and female athletes, you could be forgiven for thinking that domestic races for amateur riders wouldn’t stand a chance of managing it. However, time and time again they…

Guest Blog: Paul Burgoine’s CX Nationals Photos

Paul Burgoine was at the National Cyclocross Championships in Abergavenny last weekend and kindly provided Neutral Service with some photos. © Paul Burgoine

News Round-Up 10-17.11.2014

Aprire announces new women’s team — First round of Lee Valley Women’s Track League — British riders enjoy successful weekend in Cyclocross: European Championships, Derby City and Superprestige Ruddervoorde — No Hatfield Puncheur or St. Ives Crits in 2015 – but East Anglia gains a new race — Tickhill Velo GP sticks with successful format —…