Eastern League 2016/17 Gallery

As usual, I didn’t get to go to half as many rounds of the Eastern Cyclocross League as I’d have liked – but the rounds I did go to reminded me why it’s my favourite bike race series (in any discipline): hotly contested racing on varied courses, and also the friendliness displayed by the riders, organisers…

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,…

ICYMI

A round-up of the recent women’s cycling news Payton wins Round 3, National Trophy Hannah Payton (Kinesis UK) won Round 3 of the National Cyclocross Trophy at Houghton-le-Spring after a muddy and technical race in which she had to chase down Beth Crumpton (Boot Out Breast Cancer), finally taking the lead with a sprint to the…

Eastern Cyclocross League 2016

CC Ashwell Cross 9th October, Princess Helena College, Preston, Herts 1 Susan Wood (Hadleigh MTB Club) 49’24” 2 Sherilyn Powell (Chelmer CC +21″ 3 Katie Scotter (Iceni Velo +26″ 4 Jackie Field (CC Ashwell (CCA) +1 lap 5 Caroline Guest (Velo Schils-Interbike) +1 lap 6 Louise Foley (Cambridge CC ) +1 lap 7 Alison Hogg (VC…

New Races

Everybody knows there are as many different reasons women often can’t commit to races as early as the might like (and in some cases, simply don’t want to – which is a perfectly valid reason too), and Neutral Service certainly isn’t going to go hectoring riders about what they should and shouldn’t enter. However, when a…

Results 19-27.05.15

19.05.15 Behind The Bikeshed’s Summer Series #5 1 Ruby Chappell (Behind The Bikeshed; Cat. 1) The Gannets Stourport League Bottle Returns 1 Rosemary Homer (Revolutions Racing; Cat. 2) 2 Katie Price (Hereford & District Wheelers) 3 Steph Clayton (Stafford RC; Cat. 4) SwiftCarbon Southdown Velo Goodwood Series #3 TBC Total Cycle Coach Womens Series #2…

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…

Entries for WERL training now open

The Women’s Eastern Racing League training day at Redbridge on the 15th of March proved to be such a success (despite the weather!) that the organisers immediately set about putting together a second session, due to take place at the same venue on the 10th of May. British Cycling Level 3 coach Huw Williams will…

Guest Blog: Caroline Guest – Lee Valley VeloPark Women’s Track League

This Winter I decided to add track racing to my list of attempted cycling disciplines – thought it would be rude not to with Lee Valley VeloPark being my local track. There has been a woman’s league alongside the men’s A, B and C leagues and along with the C group men we have been racing…

Women’s Eastern Racing League Launches

2015 is set to be an exciting year for women’s cycle racing in the East of England as the Women’s Eastern Racing League (WERL) is introducing two women’s leagues for 2015. With hundreds of pounds worth of coaching, lab testing, sports equipment, clothing and a £3,000 time trial bike up for grabs, the league will…