Lovelo-Cinelli RR

Back in December, Neutral Service received a Facebook message about a new women’s race due to take place in the British Cycling Central Region the following April. “Apparently you’re pretty pro women’s cycling, particularly racing,” it said; and yes – NS has been known to advocate the sport. “We are putting on a 2/3/4 women’s race, but I’m nervous…

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Latest – Cheshire Classic cancelled Organisers of the famous Cheshire Classic, part of the National Road Series, were forced on Friday 26th February to announce the cancellation of the race. “This is not a decision that I, Andy Wood, as Organiser, or my peers at Weaver Valley Cycling Club, have taken lightly. We (Weaver Valley…

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Sennema, Colborne & Rush win National Hill Climb — Staniford wins SW CX Champs — Matrix Fitness reveal more signings — WNT ’16 roster hints — Results Sennema’s Hill Climb Hat-Trick Paceline RT’s Maryka Sennema took the National Hill Climb Championships for a third consecutive time on Sunday the 25th of October, taking 5’31.9″ to…

News 09-16.03.15

Giant Sheffield sponsors second Tickhill GP — St. Helens CRC Pimbo report — Wiggle-Honda wins at Omloop van het Hageland as Matrix Pro Cycling break into top 20 — Tour de Yorkshire adds women’s race – but only a one-day event — Donation put to good use as WERL adds Masters category — More women’s…

Women’s Cycling News Round-up 07-14.07.2014

Roe wins National Circuit Champs — UCI’s Women’s Cycling Week — Giro Rosa News Links — Harriet Owen wins VC Norwich Women’s Race — TdF inspires women’s cycling news stories — Upcoming British and UCI Events — Interesting Links   Roe wins National Circuit Champs Eileen Roe, having preserved her strength earlier on as team…

Harriet Owen wins WERL VC Norwich women’s road race

Our race preview Henri Desgrange, father of the Tour de France, famously hated team tactics and did everything he could to try to make sure his race would be won by riders who embodied the Corinthian heroic ideal, enduring the ordeal alone and earning victory through solo effort. The riders, however, preferred to work together: by…

Shrewsbury GP a massive success

It’s been many years since the Shrewsbury Criterium was last held and almost three decades since it was last considered an important race, back in 1985 when it was won by Sid Barras (who enjoyed 18 years as a professional and won some 380 races). That edition was the first for three years; Keith Lambert of…

Matrix Tour Series – Round 2, Peterborough

Had the rain forecast from 14:00 to 21:00 ever have come, the tight circuit next to Peterborough’s 12th Century cathedral would have been very different and the three corners might well have given the riders some serious problems. However, despite a few grey spells the rain never did fall and for much of the afternoon the…

FLG Women’s Tour – Stage 3 Report

Stage 3’s “flat” parcours could perhaps be more correctly described as rolling, since neither Suffolk nor Essex are particularly flat; nevertheless, the highest point of the stage was a mere 47m above sea level, making it appear ideally suited to the Dutch riders. It also seemed to make a bunch sprint the most likely end to…

FLG Women’s Tour – Stage 2 Report

  It was cold and wet and it rained cats and dogs (or ropes, as the French riders would have it) all day long. Knowing as we do – because we’ve been told so many times – that so few people are really interested in women’s cycling, the weather obviously meant few people venturing out…