Ten Minutes With… Lucy Sturgess

Right back in the early summer, we asked Leicestershire born-and-bred Lucy Sturgess to be the subject of a Ten Minutes With… and sent her some questions. Six months later, she sent back her answers. Fortunately, she’s much faster at riding bikes* than answering interviews and in 2017 she finished top ten eight times; the year…

Moose.eu Hillingdon RR

16.09.17 40mins + 3 laps Hillingdon Circuit Cats. 2, 3, 4 Nine riders signed up for this race, including Sunsport Velo’s Gabriella Nordin who had entered prior to an accident and was for that reason unable to start, but the hope was that at least a few more would show up at the west London…

Coalville Wheelers RR – Women’s Team Series

03.09.17 101km Leicestershire E/1/2/3 It’s virtually impossible to predict with any real degree of certainty who’s going to win a bike race because, in cycling, there are just to many things than could happen: Rider A might be a Elite with hundreds of wins on her palmares, but it only takes a tiny sharp flint…

Teams and Transfers 2017-18

Oh bloody hell – it’s that time of year again when we try to keep up with which teams are calling it a day, which new ones are starting up, which riders are retiring and which ones are off to new homes. It’s a bit of a headache to stay abreast of it all, so…

Diss CC Summer Road Race

  Road works often go on for much longer than those who plan them ever expected, and for that reason they’re the bane of race organisers’ lives – in any one week, it seems that at least a few road races and time trials have to be cancelled when the bright orange barriers are still…

Junior National Championships and Wallingford Festival of Cycling

The Championship Sunday the 16th July saw a group of young women get the parity of competition they had been previously denied when the first standalone British National Junior Women’s Road Race Championship formed the centrepiece of the Wallingford Festival of Cycling. The course was made up of two laps of a short circuit that took…

Bourne Wheelers Junior Women’s RR

Sunday the 9th of July saw many of the country’s leading junior women road racers gather in the sumptuous surroundings of Witham Hall Preparatory School in the picturesque Lincolnshire village of Witham-on-the-Hill for the Bourne Wheelers CC Road Race sponsored by JJ Mac Ltd. The rolling and rarely flat course would take them from the HQ…

Ten Minutes With… Hannah Larbalestier

23-year-old Hannah Larbalestier has been cycling for most of her life, having started when she was just three years old. Nine years ago she started riding a road bike. Hannah says she started racing seriously last year, but she’s been picking up decent results since her days with High Wycombe CC in 2014, getting her…

Different but equal: Gabriella Nordin on the growth of women’s cycling

On the 22 June 2015 US sportswriter Andy Benoit made a claim that women’s sport is ‘not worth watching’ following the USA-Colombia Women’s World Cup football match. Sports media is, to a large extent, a platform set up for men by men to celebrate the achievements of men. Women’s sport, on the other hand, experiences…

ICYMI

Things we shared in the last week… Tour of the Reservoir 01-02.07.17 The Women’s Road Series headed up to Northumberland for the Tour of the Reservoir, which in Neutral Service’s opinion is the best race of the Series and which has been moved to summer after the snow and ice of last year – though…