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…

Botteley and Les Filles win at Coalville Wheelers WTS

Under gloomy grey skies that briefly threatened to make the race a wet one, some 30 or so riders took to the start line of the Coalville Wheelers Cycle Club road race, the final Women’s Team Series Race of 2016 and at 101km the longest of the year, writes Simon F. Blackwell. The race looked…

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

CiCLE Classic It’s the race that had to happen and, despite a false start last year when organisers decided they weren’t able to deliver the sort of event that women’s cycling deserves, thanks to the belief of those organisers and the support of a private backer, this year the Women’s CiCLE Classic happened, on what…

Lovelo-Cinelli RR

Back in December, Neutral Service received a Facebook message about a new women’s race due to take place in the British Cycling Central Region the following April. “Apparently you’re pretty pro women’s cycling, particularly racing,” it said; and yes – NS has been known to advocate the sport. “We are putting on a 2/3/4 women’s race, but I’m nervous…

Sian Botteley’s Dave Peck Memorial Report

Sian Botteley rides for the well-known and popular Starley Racing team and has been taking excellent results for a few years now, including victory at 2015’s Ipswich Spring Scramble. On Sunday the 3rd of April, she won Twickenham CC’s Dave Peck Memorial, a round of the Women’s Team Series, on its new and much tougher…