Results and Comment

Cyclocross 10.01.16 Never Mind The PolloCX Now here’s an interesting event – not only was the women’s race guaranteed to be women only (“no junior or V50 men,” no matter how many women signed up), the entry fee included a 90-minute women-only coaching session courtesy of the Glasgow Riderz club. That certainly earns NS’s seal…

News

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,…

Race results and comment 07-14.12

Further results to come… Cyclocross 13.12 National Trophy #5 – Bradford Seniors/Juniors A far muddier circuit than Round 4 made for tricky conditions, but with far less wind than Ipswich (where gusts hit 50mph) it was all about outright speed rather than tactics. The race got off to a very fast start with Pearl Izumi’s…

Race results and comment 29.11-06.12

The eagle-eyed among you will note that these results are from the last two-and-a-bit weeks, rather than the last week as is Neutral Service’s aim – been a bit busy this week! Ride of the Week – Sophie Wright, National Trophy, 29.11 The Ipswich round was 16-year-old Sophie’s very first appearance in the National Trophy…

National Trophy Series Round 3 Durham Photos

On Saturday, Bethany Crumpton, Amira Mellor and Hannah Payton were in the Netherlands where they too 13th, 20th and 22nd place at the European Cyclocross Championships in dry conditions – dry by the standards of ‘cross, at any rate. On Sunday they were back in the UK for the third round of the National Trophy…

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…

Karen Poole enters her second CX – and wins

Karen Poole, who rode with WattCycle on the road in 2015 and, following the demise of the team, will compete for the Vertex-PedalPowerSport team next year, entered the sixth round of the Cyclocross North-East League on Sunday wearing the jersey of the Hambleton RC. She won, with a 6″ advantage to Jo Rycroft and 24″ to Nicola…