Essex RC Women’s Road Race

1 Amy Brice (Velosport) 2 Mandy Bunn (West Suffolk Wheelers & Tri Club; Cat. 4) 3 Gaia Casciello (Welwyn Wheelers; Cat. 2) 4 Nicolette Chandler 5 Charlotte Colclough (Jadan; Cat. 2) 6 Jennifer Crouch (Velosport; Cat. 2) 7 Melissa Dowell (Braintree Velo; Cat. 4) 8 Hayley Edwards (Velosport; Cat. 3) 9 Anna Figliola (Icknield Road…

Stafford GP

01-02.08.2013 Official Site Stafford, England Criterium: 45 minutes + 3 laps. Kermesse  Women’s National Series 52°48’21.89″N  2° 7’0.83″W Entries open at the end of February The Stafford GP is a two-stage event consisting of a criterium and a longer kermesse. This is the third edition of the modern race, which was first held in 2010, but the…

Essex Giro 2014

12-13.07.2014 British Cycling Redbridge Cycling Centre, Greater London/Saffron Walden, Essex, UK Start 52° 0’56.71″N 0°15’8.70″E Cats. E1/2/3 176km (6km TT, 50km criterium, 120km RR)Ah, Essex – all grey concrete, car parks, shopping centres and scary shaven-headed yobs, innit bruv? Or so you may think if you’ve never been there and believe the rumours, which are entirely false –…

Otley GP

02.07.2014 British Cycling Otley, W. Yorks, UK Start: 53°54’14.71″N 1°41’35.43″W Cats. E/1/2/3/4 Enter 45 minutes Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) looked like she had the National Championship tucked safely into her jersey pocket in Monmouthshire last weekend, but clever tactics by the Wiggle-Honda team saw Laura Trott snatch the victory only a few metres from the line – so when…

VC Norwich Women’s Race

06.07.2014 Website Gt. Cressingham, Norfolk, UK Start: 52°34’50.16″N 0°43’39.23″E Cats. E/1/2/3/4 Enter 72km/45 miles Garmin   Criterium races – in which the riders complete many laps of a short, fast, usually urban circuit – are great. Everyone loves crits: fans love them and show up in huge numbers to watch because they’re one of the most…

65 Roses Barnsley Criterium

Official Site 24.06.2014 Barnsley, S.Yorks, UK Start: 53°33’14.78″N 1°28’54.71″W Cats. E/1/2/3/4 45 minutes New entries still needed! Make this race the success it deserves to be! This is a race that deserves support for three reasons. Firstly, the organisers have tried hard to make the prizes on offer in the women’s race equal to those…

Emma Pooley: British hope at the Fleche Wallonne

Wednesday the 23rd of April brings the fourth round of the World Cup, the Fleche Wallonne – and being the first round that expressly favours the climbers, it promises to shake up the rankings. The route has changed a little from 2012 but remains highly challenging: the riders will complete two 63.5km laps both starting…

Alexandra Tour of the Reservoir

12.04.2014 Edmundbyers, England Road Race, 67.8km E/1/2/3/4 54°51’27.76″N 1°59’17.62″W Race Entry Women’s cycling in Britain is desperately in need of some longer races so that the riders have an opportunity to show the public that they’re fully capable of completing “proper” events, which will help to finally kill off the misconception that women’s sports are…