Hitchin Cobbled Classic

The Tarmac Tour of Hertfordshire has gone from strength to strength this year, attracting large numbers of riders (including some well-known ones) and as many as 12,000 spectators to the fourth round which took place at Welwyn Garden City – lending credence to the Series’ claim that it’s the biggest of its type in the…

News

Help WERL out of a tight spot If you follow women’s cycling in the UK, you’ll probably have already heard of the Women’s Eastern Racing League – an organisation started by Tanya Griffiths which supports riders in a number of ways including race training days, season-long competitions, offering advice and more. Following the closure of…

News, Blogs & Links 22-29.06.15

Massey wins Curlew Cup Ikon-Mazda’s Laura Massey picked up her most impressive victory so far in what has already been a successful season for the Cambridge rider when she won the Curlew Cup – a race which is widely considered the toughest of the British Cycling Women’s Road Series. Massey, who rides for the IKON-Mazda team, won…

Brits at the Women’s Tour – Stage 3

To begin Stage 3, the Women’s Tour made a return to Oundle where, last year, everyone’s unspoken fear that “maybe nobody will show up” was laid to rest forever when literally thousands of people packed into the Northamptonshire town’s beautiful Market Place to prove once and for all that the Great British Public really does…

Brits at the Women’s Tour – Stage 2

Stage 2 – Braintree to Clacton Following the accident yesterday, when a gust of wind blew her into the official photographers waiting beyond the finish line right after she’d won the start today. The Otley-born rider, with the Boels-Dolmans team, was given oxygen and placed in a neck brace following the crash and airlifted to…

Brits at The Women’s Tour – Stage 1

With Neutral Service concentrating on domestic women’s cycling nowadays it was decided to cover the National Championships next week instead of the (UCI) Women’s Tour this week. However, several regular contributors are going along to the stages – so we’ll still have some original photos and news.   Stage 1 – Bury St. Edmunds to…

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….

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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…

Upcoming Races

It’s the last weekend of the Easter holidays and the kids have scoffed all their chocolate and are getting bored – need a cheap day out to keep them from driving you mad before you can offload the little darlings on their teachers? Well, kids love riding bikes and they love watching adults race bikes,…

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Sara Olsson recovering from pleurisy Matrix Pro Cycling’s Sara Olsson has been diagnosed with the serious lung condition pleurisy, which has hit her results hard this season. “It’s been 12 days since I went to the hospital in Oudenaarde, Belgium, because of chest pain. I had been feeling more tired than normal since my 3days…