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…

Ipswich Spring Scramble 2017

Just before 1.30pm 42 riders set off under grey skies from Gosbeck Village Hall into the blustery winds that would help shape the days racing. Once on to the course proper there was little action on the first half of the lap – the occasional attack was soon closed down and the peloton was soon…

National Women’s Masters Championships – report and gallery

  There very easily might not have been a women’s National Masters Championships this year, because with only a couple of months left nobody had come forward to organise it. When Nick Clarke of the Lovelo-Cinelli club heard about that, he decided something needed to be done – but with so little time, and having…

Matrix GP – Croydon in pictures

A bit of a crashfest, this third round of the 2015 Matrix GP – with several incidents in both the women’s and men’s events, which raised the question of whether the very tight circuit with a bottleneck right after the startline and a hairpin bend at the southern end was really suited to an event…

The Milk Race – in pictures

Laura Trott went to the Milk Race in 2014 with her then team Wiggle-Honda but, despite the team’s efforts to propel her to victory (Charlotte Becker, after leading Laura to the finish, was third; Elinor Barker, Dani King, Amy Roberts and Anna Schnitzmeier were all top ten), she was pipped to the post by the lightning-quick…

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…