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…

Different but equal: Gabriella Nordin on the growth of women’s cycling

On the 22 June 2015 US sportswriter Andy Benoit made a claim that women’s sport is ‘not worth watching’ following the USA-Colombia Women’s World Cup football match. Sports media is, to a large extent, a platform set up for men by men to celebrate the achievements of men. Women’s sport, on the other hand, experiences…

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…

Another British squad at Tour de Yorkshire

Following the decision of UCI professional team Cervelo Bigla not to compete in the upcoming Tour de Yorkshire, race organisers have invited British squad Sunsport Velo to take their place. “We wish to express our gratitude to the organisers for giving us this wonderful opportunity,” says team owner Neil Lee, “and can assure everyone that we…