Essex Giro

Neutral Service is firmly convinced that the Essex Giro is a race that deserves far more attention than it gets. Each year, if offers a great variety of racing suiting several different types of riders, keeping things interesting and making it very difficult to predict a winner. What’s more, it takes place near to several…

News

Lizzie fourth at La Course National Road Race Champion Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) took an impressive fourth place at the Tour de France’s La Course women’s race, finishing near the front of a group of ten riders which was just one second behind as winner Anna Van Der Breggen (Rabo-Liv) crossed the finish line after surviving…

Shorts, Blogs and Links

Medway Velo 10-Mile with equal prizes When major events featuring professionals riding at the very top of the sport argue they can’t arrange equal prizes for male and female athletes, you could be forgiven for thinking that domestic races for amateur riders wouldn’t stand a chance of managing it. However, time and time again they…

Shorts, Links and Blogs

Rather than the weekly news reports we’ve had up until now (tl;dr!), Neutral Service is going to feature more standalone articles in future. This is the place for items too short to merit a page to themselves and links to other websites. eliteVelo-Kalas Women’s Team Series report — Another chance to train with the WERL…

UK Domestic Transfer News (Version 3!)

The majority of British women’s teams have revealed their 2015 rosters now – one or two are still keeping quiet and others still have a few places to be filled, but we have a good impression of how the peloton will look this season. Some teams remain much the same as in 2014, some are…

News Round-Up 05-12.01.2015

First teams confirmed for Women’s Tour — Doncaster Crit course changes — Velopark introduces women-only track tasters — Last Week’s Results, inc. Sinéad Burke’s Ripley Castle CX report — Team and Transfer News — Blogs — Photo of the Week — More to come First teams confirmed for Women’s Tour The first two teams to be confirmed…

Matrix GP Series – Woking Report

With its four corners and one hairpin, had it have rained the final round of the Matrix Grand Prix series on Tuesday night could have been something of an anticlimax – the parcours is a technical one, and all it would have taken would have been for spectators to stay home and the riders might…

Archibald wins Edinburgh

The Matrix Tour Series’ first ever round north of the River Tweed was always going to become a skirmish among the Scottish riders, of which there seem to have been a large number on the British women’s domestic circuit over the last two years, and generated the biggest crowds of the Series so far as fans eager to…

Matrix Tour Series – Round 2, Peterborough

Had the rain forecast from 14:00 to 21:00 ever have come, the tight circuit next to Peterborough’s 12th Century cathedral would have been very different and the three corners might well have given the riders some serious problems. However, despite a few grey spells the rain never did fall and for much of the afternoon the…

Matrix Grand Prix Series Round 1

Remember a couple of years ago when British Cycling tried to get the women’s race at the Smithfield Nocturne cancelled so that the riders wouldn’t be too tired to attend another race the next day? Well, some of the riders on Britain’s domestic racing circuit proved on Tuesday just how good they are (and that…