Eastern League 2016/17 Gallery

As usual, I didn’t get to go to half as many rounds of the Eastern Cyclocross League as I’d have liked – but the rounds I did go to reminded me why it’s my favourite bike race series (in any discipline): hotly contested racing on varied courses, and also the friendliness displayed by the riders, organisers…

Ten Minutes With… Joanne Newstead

Over the last few years the number of women who cycle for fitness and recreation has increased enormously, but although the number of women who race has also increased it hasn’t done by anything like as much. So, why aren’t more of those women who cycle also racing? Some of them just don’t want to,…

ICYMI

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…

ICYMI – women’s cycling news and views

Team Wiggins Women Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins says he plans to have a U23 women’s team running alongside the Team Wiggins U23 men’s squad by 2018. Wiggins, whose daughter Isabella is currently racing in U12 events, has some history backing women’s cycling – his Bradley Wiggins Foundation supported the Wiggle-Honda (now Wiggle-High5) team in…

Shorts, Links and Blogs

Cat. 4 race for the East? Having trained fifty new riders at its Redbridge training sessions, the Women’s Eastern Racing League wonders if anyone might be interested in organising a race for them?   Such a race would be relatively easy to put on alongside another event, be it a women’s or men’s race or,…

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…

Entries for WERL training now open

The Women’s Eastern Racing League training day at Redbridge on the 15th of March proved to be such a success (despite the weather!) that the organisers immediately set about putting together a second session, due to take place at the same venue on the 10th of May. British Cycling Level 3 coach Huw Williams will…

Women’s Eastern Racing League Launches

2015 is set to be an exciting year for women’s cycle racing in the East of England as the Women’s Eastern Racing League (WERL) is introducing two women’s leagues for 2015. With hundreds of pounds worth of coaching, lab testing, sports equipment, clothing and a £3,000 time trial bike up for grabs, the league will…

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…