Ten Minutes With… Felicity Gledhill

16-year-old Felicity Gledhill has been riding for eight years and winning races since 2010 – she’d already clocked up more than a hundred wins by the time she turned 16 and moved into the Category A classification in 2016, then added ten more that year. Born in Leeds and based in Shepley, Felicity joined Sunsport Velo team…

Ten Minutes With… Liz Burrows

33-year old Liz Burrows came to cycling late and has been riding for just three years – but, with a number of very impressive results including podium finishes, she was snapped up by the Jadan-Weldtite team last year and then moved on to Sunsport Velo for 2017. Born, bred and still living in Pontefract, Liz…

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…

Ten Minutes With… Sophie Holmes

Norfolk-based track and road rider Sophie Holmes may only be 16, but having been racing since 2011 she has more experience than many older riders – and her career got off to a promising start when she won her first big race, the U12s at the Ixworth Crits back in 2011. The following year she…

Ten Minutes With… Emma Jane Hornsby

  Velo Club Londres’ Emma Jane Hornsby is a regular sight at road, track and cyclocross events around London, and the South, South-East and Eastern regions. She’s been picking up decent results since 2014 and last season managed eight podium finishes including a victory. Now aged 29, South London-based Emma Jane is originally from Henley-on-Thames…

Ten Minutes With… Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson joined the Fast Test Racing Team soon after graduating in veterinary science from Edinburgh University and started clocking up good results immediately, including three podium finishes in 2014, then five – including two wins – in 2015. Last year brought eight podiums and four wins, andshe also proved her ability to hold her own…

Ten Minutes With… Joanne Newstead

Over the last few years the number of women who cycle for fitness and recreation has increased enormously, but although the number of women who race has also increased it hasn’t done by anything like as much. So, why aren’t more of those women who cycle also racing? Some of them just don’t want to,…

Ten Minutes With… Connie Hayes

16-year-old Connie Hayes is a well-known rider on the road and in cyclocross and has numerous good results and a fine selection of podium finishes to her name – including first place at the London Youth Games in 2016 when she won the U16 Time Trial. For 2017, Connie will ride for Liv AWOL, a new team for…

Ten Minutes With… Alice and Tom Staniford

27-year-old Alice Staniford – known as @Tiny_Pigeon to her 3000 followers on Twitter, where she’s been a vocal advocate for all forms of cycling for some time – spent the last two years with EliteVelo-Kalas, for whom she took a number of podium finishes. She was born in Northamptonshire, but is now based in Exeter with…

Ten Minutes With… Sian Botteley

20-year-old Sian Bottelely was born in Bourne, Lincolnshire, where she’s still based, and has been riding seriously and racing for five years. She started picking up good results in her first year with a win at Darley Moor and Redbridge, followed by more wins and podium places before she joined Starley Racing for 2014 and…