VC Norwich RR

Cycling is too hard a sport, with too much scope for the unexpected, for the outcome of any race to be predicted with anything like real accuracy. Some races, though, make it harder to name potential winners – this year’s VC Norwich was one such race. Firstly, the start list was remarkably well-matched with a…

Banbury Star RR

Round Four of the 2017 Women’s Team Series saw the riders heading to the Banbury Star Road Race for three laps of a fifteen mile course, each of which would require the riders to ascend the challenging Edge Hill. The race also marked the welcome return of Nikki Juniper (Team Ford EcoBoost) to competition following…

Eastern Region RR Championships

British Cycling’s Eastern Region covers almost 18,000 squre kilometres, is home to more than five million people and has a large number of cycling clubs, many of them with plenty of female members, yet this year’s Eastern Women’s Road Race Championships was the first ever held. Last year, Suffolk club CC Sudbury announced that it was…

ICYMI – Women’s Cycling News

Simmonds wins TT Nats, but isn’t going to Rio Hayley Simmonds had a fantastic year last year when she seemed able to set faster times than anyone else on any time trial distance she chose, despite being in the final year of her PhD studies at Cambridge – which culminated in victory at the National…

Results and Comment

29.05.2016 North Bucks Festival Women’s GP A thirteen-strong break made up of victory contenders from all the teams looked set to dominate the race from the first lap, but lost much of its impetus during an accident that could easily have been much, much worse: a group of horseriders, likely in reponse to one of…

Results and Comment

28.02 Primavera RR Initially planned as a pursuit format race, last-minute logistical issues saw the first ever Primavera (which replaces the Springtime Pursuits, held in the SW for many years) switch to a standard RR format. With a rider like Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (ex-Team Sky, returning from a doping ban) in the men’s E/1/2/3, the women’s…

Banbury Star RR in pictures

The 72km Banbury Star took place in the rolling countryside of Oxfordshire on the 24th of May and, as part of the 2015 Women’s Team Series, attracted many of the top cyclists in Britain. However, the parcours includes the notorious Knowle climb, also known as Edge Hill and tough enough to be featured in Another 100 Greatest…

Essex RC Women’s Road Race

1 Amy Brice (Velosport) 2 Mandy Bunn (West Suffolk Wheelers & Tri Club; Cat. 4) 3 Gaia Casciello (Welwyn Wheelers; Cat. 2) 4 Nicolette Chandler 5 Charlotte Colclough (Jadan; Cat. 2) 6 Jennifer Crouch (Velosport; Cat. 2) 7 Melissa Dowell (Braintree Velo; Cat. 4) 8 Hayley Edwards (Velosport; Cat. 3) 9 Anna Figliola (Icknield Road…

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…

News 02-09.03.2015

Matrix at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad — Matrix Launch — eliteVelo-Kalas Launch — Surrey League Road Race report — Last Week’s Results — Riders’ Blogs — Interesting Links — Photos of the Week — More to come… Got a story you’d like to see here? Facebook Twitter   Matrix Pro Cycling take on the Omloop…