Teams and Transfers 2017-18

Oh bloody hell – it’s that time of year again when we try to keep up with which teams are calling it a day, which new ones are starting up, which riders are retiring and which ones are off to new homes. It’s a bit of a headache to stay abreast of it all, so…

3 Days of Bedford – Stage 4

After the confusion around the team time trial result, Sunday afternoon saw the riders take on Stage 4, a 80km road race. Starting at Keysoe, the peloton headed south on the B660 and turned at Bolnhurst towards Bushmead Priory. Heading north past the old airfield to Little Staughton, they then continued on to Pertenhall before turning south again…

3 Days of Bedford – Stage 3

Sunday morning’s team time trial should have been relatively straightforward: cyclists ride as a group and time keepers record the time they start and finish then, by using some simple mathematics, produce the time taken to cover the course… First team up were Team RGB Building Services, starting at an immediate disadvantage as they were only…

3 Days of Bedford – Stage 2

With a late change of course, Stage 2 used the Great Barford course rather than the intended one around Renhold. Following an extended neutralised ride from the race HQ, the riders joined the course proper and the commissaire pulled in the flag. From the beginning a relevantly high pace was set and as the riders crossed…

3 Days of Bedford – Day 1

Stage 1: Prologue Time Trial Saturday morning saw the first stage of the twenty-fifth 3 Days of Bedford, a short and sharp 2.73 km time trial starting in Great Barford. As the first of the eighty six riders rode the 5 km plus to the start line from the race HQ the early blues sky…

Essex Giro

Saturday 23rd April saw the Essex Giro, the second round of the HSBC British Cycling National Women’s Road Series, held on a course taking in the villages of Thurlow, Great Wratting and Withersfield in the county of Suffolk. The twelve laps of this shortish course were to be ridden for a total race distance of 95km….

This weekend’s races

Can’t get to the Tour of Yorkshire? Or perhaps you can, but want to see more women’s racing over the rest of the weekend rather than the men’s race? Well, the good news is that there’s a choice of events going on around the country. All Weekend One of very few multi-day women’s races in the UK, the Women’s Team Series…

Ten Minutes With… Seonaid Thompson

32-year-old Seonaid Thompson is from Macclesfield but now lives in Leeds and rides for the Sunsport Velo team. Her first victory came as a 4th Cat. in July 2013 when she rode for Albarosa CC at the York Sport Crits #4, beating 1st Cat. Iona Sewell, and she squeezed in five more podum finishes before the…

Another British squad at Tour de Yorkshire

Following the decision of UCI professional team Cervelo Bigla not to compete in the upcoming Tour de Yorkshire, race organisers have invited British squad Sunsport Velo to take their place. “We wish to express our gratitude to the organisers for giving us this wonderful opportunity,” says team owner Neil Lee, “and can assure everyone that we…