ICYMI

Things we shared in the last week… Tour of the Reservoir 01-02.07.17 The Women’s Road Series headed up to Northumberland for the Tour of the Reservoir, which in Neutral Service’s opinion is the best race of the Series and which has been moved to summer after the snow and ice of last year – though…

Lovelo-Cinelli Cyclo Crossmas

The cyclocross races I went to towards the end of 2016 were, if I’m honest, rather disappointing. It wasn’t the quality of the riding – the riders, as always, gave it their best and were thrilling to watch; not was it the races themselves – the various organisers, like they always do, have been working…

2016/17 Teams and Transfers

Yes, it’s that time of year again when new teams appear, old teams disappear, riders are strongly rumoured to be joining one team then join another (or remain with their old team) and I get a headache from trying to keep up with it all. NS is expecting more news from more teams very soon,…

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…

ICYMI – women’s cycling news

2016 National Women’s Masters Championships Lovelo-Cinelli, whose women’s road race last month turned out to be a massive success, have gained permission from British Cycling to organise this year’s National Women’s Masters Championships to take place on the 7th of August. “I’m trying to get it to the standard of our last race at least…

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…

News

Introducing Team Ford Ecoboost! These days new teams start up every year, some of which immediately have that aura which says they’ll be successful (WNT, for example), others less so. When a new team is run by no less a figure than two-time National Road Series Champion and current National Circuit Race Champ Nikki Juniper,…