Teams and Transfers 2017-18

Oh bloody hell – it’s that time of year again when we try to keep up with which teams are calling it a day, which new ones are starting up, which riders are retiring and which ones are off to new homes. It’s a bit of a headache to stay abreast of it all, so…

Team MK Central League Road Race

Sunday the fourteenth of May saw the Team MK women’s road race. Taking place on the 16.4km Astwood circuit, the riders set out from the HQ in Cranfield and headed for first of four full laps of the course proper giving a total race distance of around 68km. With the riders on the undulating eastern…

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…

News – Matrix p/b Corley / Team Rwanda link-up

  2016 will see the Matrix Fitness p/b Corley Cyles team link up Team Rwanda Cycling and specifically support Jeanne d’Arc Girubuntu and their efforts to develop women’s cycling in Rwanda. Jeanne d’Arc is Team Rwanda’s first female athlete and manager Stefan Wyman says her story has captured the hearts and minds of the all Matrix Fitness team…

News

Teams and Transfers Aprire-HSS, which launched at the end of 2014, began announcing names featuring on its 2015 roster over Christmas. Emily McLoughlin(from PMR@Toachim House) was first, followed by news that 2015 rider Lucy Harper would remain onboard. Mel Brand (previously Ikon-Mazda) was named next, then Louise Laker (also previously PMR) on Monday, Lucy Chittenden (from…

News

Introducing Team Ford Ecoboost! These days new teams start up every year, some of which immediately have that aura which says they’ll be successful (WNT, for example), others less so. When a new team is run by no less a figure than two-time National Road Series Champion and current National Circuit Race Champ Nikki Juniper,…

News

Ride of the Week: Karen Poole wins her second CX race Karen Poole, who rode with WattCycle on the road in 2015 and, following the demise of the team, will compete for the Vertex Ride team next year, entered the sixth round of the Cyclocross North-East League on Sunday wearing the jersey of the Hambleton RC. She…

This Week’s Races

Learjet in for its MOT so you can’t nip down to Italy for the Giro this weekend? Never mind: there’s plenty of racing right here in the UK and, though none of our events have any climbs to rival the Campitello Matese that the Giro takes in on Saturday, they’ll all be just as much fun….

Shorts, Blogs and Links

Medway Velo 10-Mile with equal prizes When major events featuring professionals riding at the very top of the sport argue they can’t arrange equal prizes for male and female athletes, you could be forgiven for thinking that domestic races for amateur riders wouldn’t stand a chance of managing it. However, time and time again they…

Team News

Got some news on your team you’d like us to add? Let us know! Carnac-Planet X Lauryn Dawber took second at the Yorkshire Day At The Races, behind winner Seonaid Thompson of Albarosa CC. Dawber’s team mate Sarah Cramoysan also got into the top ten, finishing in tenth place. eliteVelo-Kalas Sophie Black won the Points…