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A round-up of the recent women’s cycling news Payton wins Round 3, National Trophy Hannah Payton (Kinesis UK) won Round 3 of the National Cyclocross Trophy at Houghton-le-Spring after a muddy and technical race in which she had to chase down Beth Crumpton (Boot Out Breast Cancer), finally taking the lead with a sprint to the…

Eastern Cyclocross League 2016

CC Ashwell Cross 9th October, Princess Helena College, Preston, Herts 1 Susan Wood (Hadleigh MTB Club) 49’24” 2 Sherilyn Powell (Chelmer CC +21″ 3 Katie Scotter (Iceni Velo +26″ 4 Jackie Field (CC Ashwell (CCA) +1 lap 5 Caroline Guest (Velo Schils-Interbike) +1 lap 6 Louise Foley (Cambridge CC ) +1 lap 7 Alison Hogg (VC…

Opinion – The argument against a lifetime ban for Femke van den Driessche

James Gordon, from Northern Ireland, describes himself as a “Cyclist. Observer. Listener. Thinker. Introvert.” It was clear to Neutral Service that he’d given a lot of thought to the ongoing motorised doping case involving Belgian rider Femke van den Driessche at the U23 World Cyclocross Championships and what should be done. Here are his thoughts….

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…