Women’s Team Series 2017 – Round 1 (Redbridge)

There are many ways to know Spring has arrived, and three of the best-known ways are ages old: countryfolk have for centuries watched for the appearance of bluebells, townfolk since ancient times have known as soon as more than 50% of all space in the supermarkets is full of Easter eggs and, since time (almost) immemorial, women’s…

Ten Minutes With… Gemma Sargent

Neutral Service loves Gemma Sargent because she’s one of those riders who always seems to be up there near the front, attacking again and again on the climbs, getting into the thick of the action and generally animating the race. Yet, as is often the way with the most aggressive riders, off the bike she’s one…

Hitchin Cobbled Classic

The Tarmac Tour of Hertfordshire has gone from strength to strength this year, attracting large numbers of riders (including some well-known ones) and as many as 12,000 spectators to the fourth round which took place at Welwyn Garden City – lending credence to the Series’ claim that it’s the biggest of its type in the…

Botteley and Les Filles win at Coalville Wheelers WTS

Under gloomy grey skies that briefly threatened to make the race a wet one, some 30 or so riders took to the start line of the Coalville Wheelers Cycle Club road race, the final Women’s Team Series Race of 2016 and at 101km the longest of the year, writes Simon F. Blackwell. The race looked…

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…

Results and Comment

29.05.2016 North Bucks Festival Women’s GP A thirteen-strong break made up of victory contenders from all the teams looked set to dominate the race from the first lap, but lost much of its impetus during an accident that could easily have been much, much worse: a group of horseriders, likely in reponse to one of…

Gemma Sargent’s Banbury Star RR Report

2015’s Banbury Star Road Race was an early season highlight, with plenty of climbing including the three ascents of Knowle Hill adding up to a total height gain of 1,279m (194m more than an ascent of Snowdon) proving to be a tough test. The winner was Nikki Juniper, who was then with Giordana-Triton but is…

Regional Championships

South-East Cambridge’s Laura Massey, who rides for the Ikon-Mazda team, won on the 80km parcours at Warninglid in West Sussex with Detta Guerini (London Dynamo) in second. However, as Laura and Detta are residents of the Eastern Region (which does not have a women’s championships), the title went to third-place Bella Leach of London Dynamo. The…