ICYMI – Women’s Cycling News

Simmonds wins TT Nats, but isn’t going to Rio Hayley Simmonds had a fantastic year last year when she seemed able to set faster times than anyone else on any time trial distance she chose, despite being in the final year of her PhD studies at Cambridge – which culminated in victory at the National…

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…

Crit on the Campus Report and Gallery

Stirling’s Crit on the Campus once again proved to be an enormous success with a large and top quality women’s field taking part in the Stirling Bike Club/University of Stirling-organised event despite the first round of the Team Series going on several hundred miles away at Redbridge in north-east London. Aprire-HSS rider Kayleigh Brogan set the…

Ladies’ Tour of Norway

The first provisional start lists published for the Tour of Norway did not include any British riders; however, the final start list, published shortly before the race got underway with a tricky prologue time trial on the 15th of August, showed that Servetto-Footon had formed a mixed team that would include  Alice Cobb (Squadra Donne) and Lucy Coldwell (Velosport-Pasta Montegrappa). The race consisted of…

Lizzie wins in Otley

Neutral Service race guide The huge crowd gathered in Otley town centre made it clear they were backing their local hero Lizzie Armitstead all the way, and the Boels-Dolmans star gave them something to cheer about when she launched a blistering attack in the fourth lap that would ultimately take her to a 16″ advantage at…

Nikki P’s Cheshire Classic Gallery

Courtesy of baker, Vanderkitten VIP and Matrix-Vulpine groupie (her own words!) Nikki P, we have another Cheshire Classic gallery. “Another one? Do we really need that?” I hear you exclaim. I think once you’ve had a look at Nikki’s photos, you’ll agree that we do. More of Nikki’s photos here.   All the images in this…

The Women’s Tour: Pre-Race Live News

Everything we know as soon as we know it  Neutral Service, working alongside Matrix-Vulpine, aims to bring you as much news from the 2014 FriendsLife Women’s Tour as possible and as quickly as possible, including interesting stuff you won’t find elsewhere. Updates will begin on the 6th of May (the day before the race starts) and will continue throughout…

Dwars Door Vlaanderen Gallery

Neutral Service contributor Miss Meow is “backpacking it from Auckland to wherever there’s cycling.” This week: Belgium for the Dwars Door Vlaanderen! All images in this article are copyright of Miss Meow; please do not reuse without permission. To see more of Miss Meow’s Dwars Door Vlaanderen photos, including the men’s race, please click here. To discuss terms of…