Junior National Championships and Wallingford Festival of Cycling

The Championship Sunday the 16th July saw a group of young women get the parity of competition they had been previously denied when the first standalone British National Junior Women’s Road Race Championship formed the centrepiece of the Wallingford Festival of Cycling. The course was made up of two laps of a short circuit that took…

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 & Comment

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Results and Comment

Cyclocross 10.01.16 Never Mind The PolloCX Now here’s an interesting event – not only was the women’s race guaranteed to be women only (“no junior or V50 men,” no matter how many women signed up), the entry fee included a 90-minute women-only coaching session courtesy of the Glasgow Riderz club. That certainly earns NS’s seal…

News

Nikki Harris, Megan James, Ava Oxley-Szilagyi, Maddi Smith, Sophie Wright and Evie Richards – National Cross Champions! The National Cyclocross Championships kicked off in difficult conditions on Saturday, with sunshine on Friday unable to make much difference to a course turned boggy by a week of heavy rain. In the u14s, Ava Oxley-Szilagyi dominated much of…

National Cyclocross Championships – Junior, U23, Elites

Nikki Harris, Evie Richards and Sophie Wright – National Champions! On Saturday, when the Under 14s, Under 16s and Veterans at the National Championships put on a show of such fine cyclocross skill and excitement, NS wondered aloud on Facebook if the Juniors, Under 23s and Elite races could possibly be as good. They were,…

National Trophy Series Round 3 Durham Photos

On Saturday, Bethany Crumpton, Amira Mellor and Hannah Payton were in the Netherlands where they too 13th, 20th and 22nd place at the European Cyclocross Championships in dry conditions – dry by the standards of ‘cross, at any rate. On Sunday they were back in the UK for the third round of the National Trophy…

News

Sennema, Colborne & Rush win National Hill Climb — Staniford wins SW CX Champs — Matrix Fitness reveal more signings — WNT ’16 roster hints — Results Sennema’s Hill Climb Hat-Trick Paceline RT’s Maryka Sennema took the National Hill Climb Championships for a third consecutive time on Sunday the 25th of October, taking 5’31.9″ to…

Spanish Junior Championships

Neutral Service is, of course, all about British women’s cycling. Bizkaia-Durango press officer Marcos Marín’s report on the Spanish National Junior Championships is, obviously, not about British women’s cycling – but since the aim of this site is to cover news that doesn’t get covered elsewhere and by doing so try to help women’s cycling…

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Super Simmonds is Best Brit in Norway Remember when everyone was making a fuss about how there were ten British riders starting the Tour de France back in July? Well, the same number started the Women’s Tour of Norway last week – accompanied by one Irish rider and a French rider with a British team. For…