Ten Minutes With… Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson joined the Fast Test Racing Team soon after graduating in veterinary science from Edinburgh University and started clocking up good results immediately, including three podium finishes in 2014, then five – including two wins – in 2015. Last year brought eight podiums and four wins, andshe also proved her ability to hold her own…

Ten Minutes With… Joanne Newstead

Over the last few years the number of women who cycle for fitness and recreation has increased enormously, but although the number of women who race has also increased it hasn’t done by anything like as much. So, why aren’t more of those women who cycle also racing? Some of them just don’t want to,…

Ten Minutes With… Connie Hayes

16-year-old Connie Hayes is a well-known rider on the road and in cyclocross and has numerous good results and a fine selection of podium finishes to her name – including first place at the London Youth Games in 2016 when she won the U16 Time Trial. For 2017, Connie will ride for Liv AWOL, a new team for…

Ten Minutes With… Alice and Tom Staniford

27-year-old Alice Staniford – known as @Tiny_Pigeon to her 3000 followers on Twitter, where she’s been a vocal advocate for all forms of cycling for some time – spent the last two years with EliteVelo-Kalas, for whom she took a number of podium finishes. She was born in Northamptonshire, but is now based in Exeter with…

Ten Minutes With… Sian Botteley

20-year-old Sian Bottelely was born in Bourne, Lincolnshire, where she’s still based, and has been riding seriously and racing for five years. She started picking up good results in her first year with a win at Darley Moor and Redbridge, followed by more wins and podium places before she joined Starley Racing for 2014 and…

Ten Minutes With… Maddie Gammons

Maddie Gammons joined RP-Vision from Bourne Wheelers as a Cat. A rider, and during her time with the team has risen to Cat. 2 thanks to numerous good results, including podium finishes at the MK Bowl Spring Series, the CC Hackney Primavera Series and the Harvey Hadden Circuit League, as well as taking second place…

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…

Ten minutes with… Gaby Homer and Savannah Morgan

Women’s cycling doesn’t get the attention it deserves, and Junior women’s cycling gets even less – but two names that will be familiar to anyone who occasionally takes a look at race results are Gaby Homer and Savannah Morgan of Team 22, the North-West based team that since inception has been a driving force in…

Ten Minutes With… Alicia Speake

When and how did you first get into cycling? Sadly, I didn’t take up cycling at a young age; it was more a case of stumbling upon it by signing up for a charity challenge in my late 20s whilst working as a city solicitor. I was a spin devotee and thought “how hard and different can…

Rebecca Slack interviews Claire Rose

The 2016 time trial season might still be in its infancy, but a few women have kicked it off with some truly outstanding rides. One rider who has improved noticeably over the Winter months is Claire Rose, riding for Podium Ambition Pro Cycling. Claire has been the runaway winner of the first three rounds of…