CC London’s Hog with the Occasional Hill #3

Round 3 of CC London’s Hog with the Occasional Hill – so called because the riders climb the short but steep Hoggenberg hill once every fifteen minutes (or so) rather than on every lap, thus making the race winnable by non-climbers – took place on the 6th of May at the Redbridge Cycling Centre, and…

Women’s Team Series 2017 – Round 1 (Redbridge)

There are many ways to know Spring has arrived, and three of the best-known ways are ages old: countryfolk have for centuries watched for the appearance of bluebells, townfolk since ancient times have known as soon as more than 50% of all space in the supermarkets is full of Easter eggs and, since time (almost) immemorial, women’s…

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…

ICYMI

Shane Sutton resigns from British Cycling …after the National Federation announced a pending investigation into offensive comments and language used by the Technical Director. Multiple British and European Champion Jessica Varnish stated that Sutton had made several sexist comments to her when she was interviewed by the Daily Mail. Other female riders publicly supported Jess including Nicole Cooke, who…

News

UK’s first ever Junior women’s race… …which makes it arguably the most important event on the British cycling calendar this year. NS hands you over to women’s cycling stalwart (and father of Isla, who recently joined the Matrix p/b Corley Cycles team), Steve Rush: “If you’d like to know why this is so vitally important,…

News

WERL Race Training Race training days are invaluable for people taking up competitive cycling for the first time – taking place on a dedicated, bikes-only track away from traffic there’s no better way to learn techniques, race etiquette and how to ride in a bunch – but they’re also very useful for more experienced riders at…

Results 19-27.05.15

19.05.15 Behind The Bikeshed’s Summer Series #5 1 Ruby Chappell (Behind The Bikeshed; Cat. 1) The Gannets Stourport League Bottle Returns 1 Rosemary Homer (Revolutions Racing; Cat. 2) 2 Katie Price (Hereford & District Wheelers) 3 Steph Clayton (Stafford RC; Cat. 4) SwiftCarbon Southdown Velo Goodwood Series #3 TBC Total Cycle Coach Womens Series #2…

This Week’s Races

Sat 23.05.15 Scotland Sharon Argue Memorial Trophy (Scottish National Women’s RR Series) E/1/2/3/4, 64km When one considers how many of the UK’s top female cyclists are from Scotland, it seems strange that there are relatively few races for them in their homeland (and when one considers how beautiful and perfect for cycling Scotland is, it’s…

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…

Entries for WERL training now open

The Women’s Eastern Racing League training day at Redbridge on the 15th of March proved to be such a success (despite the weather!) that the organisers immediately set about putting together a second session, due to take place at the same venue on the 10th of May. British Cycling Level 3 coach Huw Williams will…