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 RR

Got photos of the race you’d like to share with the world? Get in touch! Last year’s Lovelo Cinelli Road Race was the first event the club had ever organised, but turned out to be enormously successful with numerous riders taking the time to thank the people involved afterwards. This year’s was, therefore, as good…

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,…

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

Teams and Transfers Aprire-HSS, which launched at the end of 2014, began announcing names featuring on its 2015 roster over Christmas. Emily McLoughlin(from PMR@Toachim House) was first, followed by news that 2015 rider Lucy Harper would remain onboard. Mel Brand (previously Ikon-Mazda) was named next, then Louise Laker (also previously PMR) on Monday, Lucy Chittenden (from…

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,…