Coalville Wheelers RR – Women’s Team Series

03.09.17 101km Leicestershire E/1/2/3 It’s virtually impossible to predict with any real degree of certainty who’s going to win a bike race because, in cycling, there are just to many things than could happen: Rider A might be a Elite with hundreds of wins on her palmares, but it only takes a tiny sharp flint…

Dave Peck Memorial

Sunday the 2nd of April saw round two of the Women’s Teams Series with the riders heading to Virginia Water for the Dave Peck Memorial Ladies’ Race organised by Twickenham C.C. The race was held over 10 laps of the combined Valley End and Staple Hill course for a total race distance of 85k (54m)….

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…

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…

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…

Dave Peck Memorial report – by Cliff Hughes

Cliff Hughes is the father of Anna Marie Hughes, a rider with the Bonito Squadra Corse women’s team.   Sunday 29th March 2015 and it was already the second Women’s Team Series (WTS) race of the season, the Dave Peck Memorial Ladies Road Race at Virginia Water in Surrey. It seemed a long time since…

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…