Essex RC Women’s Road Race

1 Amy Brice (Velosport) 2 Mandy Bunn (West Suffolk Wheelers & Tri Club; Cat. 4) 3 Gaia Casciello (Welwyn Wheelers; Cat. 2) 4 Nicolette Chandler 5 Charlotte Colclough (Jadan; Cat. 2) 6 Jennifer Crouch (Velosport; Cat. 2) 7 Melissa Dowell (Braintree Velo; Cat. 4) 8 Hayley Edwards (Velosport; Cat. 3) 9 Anna Figliola (Icknield Road…

Stafford GP

01-02.08.2013 Official Site Stafford, England Criterium: 45 minutes + 3 laps. Kermesse  Women’s National Series 52°48’21.89″N  2° 7’0.83″W Entries open at the end of February The Stafford GP is a two-stage event consisting of a criterium and a longer kermesse. This is the third edition of the modern race, which was first held in 2010, but the…

Essex Giro 2014

12-13.07.2014 British Cycling Redbridge Cycling Centre, Greater London/Saffron Walden, Essex, UK Start 52° 0’56.71″N 0°15’8.70″E Cats. E1/2/3 176km (6km TT, 50km criterium, 120km RR)Ah, Essex – all grey concrete, car parks, shopping centres and scary shaven-headed yobs, innit bruv? Or so you may think if you’ve never been there and believe the rumours, which are entirely false –…

Otley GP

02.07.2014 British Cycling Otley, W. Yorks, UK Start: 53°54’14.71″N 1°41’35.43″W Cats. E/1/2/3/4 Enter 45 minutes Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) looked like she had the National Championship tucked safely into her jersey pocket in Monmouthshire last weekend, but clever tactics by the Wiggle-Honda team saw Laura Trott snatch the victory only a few metres from the line – so when…

VC Norwich Women’s Race

06.07.2014 Website Gt. Cressingham, Norfolk, UK Start: 52°34’50.16″N 0°43’39.23″E Cats. E/1/2/3/4 Enter 72km/45 miles Garmin   Criterium races – in which the riders complete many laps of a short, fast, usually urban circuit – are great. Everyone loves crits: fans love them and show up in huge numbers to watch because they’re one of the most…

Surf ‘n’ Turf 2-Day Preview

British Women’s Road Race Series Round 4 14-15.06.14, Lancashire Official Website The British domestic calendar is in much better shape in 2014 than it has been for years, and all riders and fans are glad of it. However, while everyone loves a good criterium, a common complaint is that there’s simply too many of them….

Jupiter London Nocturne

Saturday brings us the London Nocturne, a race that bills itself as “Britain’s best night-time criterium” and which, since the first edition in 2007, has grown every year to become one of the most popular events on the domestic calendar. “I love the Nocturne events, the crowds and the atmosphere are unbeatable!” – five-time winner Hannah Barnes…

The Women’s Tour

Neutral Service’s Women’s Tour Live News Updates – click here 07-11.05.2014 Official Site United Kingdom, UCI 2.1 It’s the biggest, most talked-about event to hit women’s cycling for years, one that most fans thought they’d never see: an international women’s stage race of major importance, taking place right here in Britain – and it’s very nearly…

The Women’s Tour

07-11.05.2014 Official Site United Kingdom, UCI 2.1 It’s the biggest, most talked-about event to hit women’s cycling for years, one that most fans thought they’d never see: an international women’s stage race of major importance, taking place right here in Britain – and it’s very nearly upon us. Make no mistake, this is going to be…