Ten Minutes With… Hannah Larbalestier

23-year-old Hannah Larbalestier has been cycling for most of her life, having started when she was just three years old. Nine years ago she started riding a road bike. Hannah says she started racing seriously last year, but she’s been picking up decent results since her days with High Wycombe CC in 2014, getting her…

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…

ICYMI – Women’s Cycling News

Jo Rowsell-Shand retires The enormously popular London-born Jo Rowsell-Shand MBE announced her retirement on the 14th of March, bringing an end to a decade-long career that has seen her win two gold medals at the Olympics, one gold at the Commonwealth Games, eight at the Track World Cup, six at the Track World Championships 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…

2016/17 Teams and Transfers

Yes, it’s that time of year again when new teams appear, old teams disappear, riders are strongly rumoured to be joining one team then join another (or remain with their old team) and I get a headache from trying to keep up with it all. NS is expecting more news from more teams very soon,…

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…

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…