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…

Essex RC Women’s Road Race

1 Amy Brice (Velosport) 2 Mandy Bunn (West Suffolk Wheelers & Tri Club; Cat. 4) 3 Gaia Casciello (Welwyn Wheelers; Cat. 2) 4 Nicolette Chandler 5 Charlotte Colclough (Jadan; Cat. 2) 6 Jennifer Crouch (Velosport; Cat. 2) 7 Melissa Dowell (Braintree Velo; Cat. 4) 8 Hayley Edwards (Velosport; Cat. 3) 9 Anna Figliola (Icknield Road…

Upcoming Races

If you watched the Fleche Wallonne and enjoyed it, you might be thinking of seeing a few more women’s cycling races. Well, good news – the sport is alive and well here in Britain, so you don’t need to take your passport if you want to see some top-notch bike sport. There are some absolutely…

Shorts, Links and Blogs

Rather than the weekly news reports we’ve had up until now (tl;dr!), Neutral Service is going to feature more standalone articles in future. This is the place for items too short to merit a page to themselves and links to other websites. eliteVelo-Kalas Women’s Team Series report — Another chance to train with the WERL…

Essex Giro Report

With its numerous short but sometimes rather steep hills and gravel-strewn rural roads, the road race parcours at this year’s Essex Giro was always going to be one that required riders to race with their heads as well as their legs, and with its (unusual for a domestic race) length of 120km, it was a test…

Essex Giro 2014

12-13.07.2014 British Cycling Redbridge Cycling Centre, Greater London/Saffron Walden, Essex, UK Start 52° 0’56.71″N 0°15’8.70″E Cats. E1/2/3 176km (6km TT, 50km criterium, 120km RR)Ah, Essex – all grey concrete, car parks, shopping centres and scary shaven-headed yobs, innit bruv? Or so you may think if you’ve never been there and believe the rumours, which are entirely false –…

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…