ICYMI – women’s cycling news and views

Team Wiggins Women Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins says he plans to have a U23 women’s team running alongside the Team Wiggins U23 men’s squad by 2018. Wiggins, whose daughter Isabella is currently racing in U12 events, has some history backing women’s cycling – his Bradley Wiggins Foundation supported the Wiggle-Honda (now Wiggle-High5) team in…

Rebecca Slack interviews Claire Rose

The 2016 time trial season might still be in its infancy, but a few women have kicked it off with some truly outstanding rides. One rider who has improved noticeably over the Winter months is Claire Rose, riding for Podium Ambition Pro Cycling. Claire has been the runaway winner of the first three rounds of…

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…

Women’s Eastern Racing League Launches

2015 is set to be an exciting year for women’s cycle racing in the East of England as the Women’s Eastern Racing League (WERL) is introducing two women’s leagues for 2015. With hundreds of pounds worth of coaching, lab testing, sports equipment, clothing and a £3,000 time trial bike up for grabs, the league will…

Guest Blog: Francesca Rust – My First Time Trial

You might not have heard of Francesca Rust yet, because as she explains below she’s only been cycling since last year – but VO2 Bikes, a new women’s team, has already signed her up to race with them in 2015. That’s a meteoric rise by anyone’s standards, so expect to hear much more about her…

Maryka Sennema wins 2014 National Hill Climb Champs

Once, when those who competed in them were concerned that greater public awareness of bicycle racing might lead to a total ban on bikes on British roads, time trials operated under great secrecy. Rules stipulated that the riders had to be dressed head-to-toe in plain black, and the races would be held at the crack of…

Women’s Cycling News Round-Up 01-08.09.2014

No Brits for Elite Women’s Worlds TT — Laura Trott to Matrix-Vulpine — Newport Nocturne — VeloPark Women’s League Update — US Worlds team — Kirsten Wild to Hitec Products and more transfer news — Tweet of the Week No Brits for Elite Women’s Worlds TT In a move that has drawn criticism from fans,…

Women’s Cycling News Round-up 30.06-07.07.2014

Nationals: Trott and Pooley take titles — National Champions around the world —  Armitstead wins in Otley — Wiggle-Honda signs Bertine — Tickhill GP needs entries — Upcoming British & UCI Races — Interesting Links — more to come   Laura Trott takes National title The support and commitment invested in her by Boels-Dolmans has seen Lizzie…

Surf ‘n’ Turf 2-Day Preview

British Women’s Road Race Series Round 4 14-15.06.14, Lancashire Official Website The British domestic calendar is in much better shape in 2014 than it has been for years, and all riders and fans are glad of it. However, while everyone loves a good criterium, a common complaint is that there’s simply too many of them….