Ten Minutes With… Laura Owler

23-year-old Laura Owler is from St Albans in Hertfordshire, but now lives in Nottingham where she’s studying medicine. She’s a member of Beeston CC and rides for the club’s women’s team, popularly know as the Queen Bees. She says the best rider ever is Mark Beaumont, the adventure cyclist who holds the current record for…

TW1 – all-new women’s team, and the way forward

124-year-old Twickenham CC has just announced the launch of TW1, an all-new women’s “club team” which will compete in 2018’s Women’s Team Series, the National Road Series and other races in the UK, as well as at the Tour of Malta overseas. The team currently consists of Gabriella Nordin (previously Sunsport Velo and Starley Racing), Victoria…

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…

Photo of the Week

Now that the road race season is officially over, a lot of people will be thinking back to their favourite races of 2016 and reviewing the photos they took at them. So, it’s time to resurrect the Photo of the Week. Got a pic you’d like to share? It doesn’t necessarily have to be a…

Sian Botteley’s Dave Peck Memorial Report

Sian Botteley rides for the well-known and popular Starley Racing team and has been taking excellent results for a few years now, including victory at 2015’s Ipswich Spring Scramble. On Sunday the 3rd of April, she won Twickenham CC’s Dave Peck Memorial, a round of the Women’s Team Series, on its new and much tougher…

Results and Comment

28.02 Primavera RR Initially planned as a pursuit format race, last-minute logistical issues saw the first ever Primavera (which replaces the Springtime Pursuits, held in the SW for many years) switch to a standard RR format. With a rider like Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (ex-Team Sky, returning from a doping ban) in the men’s E/1/2/3, the women’s…

News

Podium Ambition reveal full line-up Podium Ambition, which raced in the UK as Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours International in 2015 and will move up to become a professional UCI squad in 2016, has announced it full 14-rider line-up with the addition of three women from the British domestic circuit and three from the international scene. Sharon Laws is…

Essex Roads CC Women’s Race Report and Gallery

If, like the majority of women’s cycling fans in the UK, you follow the sport through social media, you’ll almost certainly have seen race organisers pleading with riders to enter their events. There are of course plenty of reasons a rider might not be able to sign up in advance, and you probably already know…