CC Sudbury Women’s Road Race – Video!

18.08.2019 Sudbury, Suffolk 80km Hall, Oh and Melton take top places on East Anglia’s most beautiful parcours The Bulmer Course, a 21km circuit straddling the Essex-Suffolk border, is surely among the most beautiful in East Anglia and winds its way along narrow country lanes between rolling fields, visiting a number of pretty villages which, were…

Women’s Team Series – Duncan Murray Wines: Video interview with winner April Tacey and 2nd Place Georgia Bullard

11.08.2019 Naseby, Northamptonshire 80km Traditionally one of the most popular events in the Women’s Team Series, this year’s edition of the Duncan Murray Wines Women’s Road Race is now one of the longest-standing women’s races in the UK thanks to the 12-year backing of Duncan Murray. The course, with each lap around 20km in length,…

Berkhamsted CC Women’s RR

70km Mentmore, Buckinghamshire 28.07.19 With a couple of big national-level races for masters and juniors taking place on the same day, the organisers of the Berkhampsted CC Women’s Road Race must have been as concerned as we were on the way to the event that they might not get a full field. However, after the…

CiCLE Classic – interview with winner Emily Nelson

The CiCLE Classic is always a tough race with its numerous off-road sectors and short, steep climbs. Put together to create a British version of the notorious and feted Belgian classics and Paris-Roubaix, the women’s version has become enormously popular with fans and riders alike – because a race as tough as this is an…

Banbury Star CC Road Race

E/1/2/3 Banbury, Oxfordshire 26.05.19 One of the highlights of the Women’s Team Series and of the British Cycling calendar, the Banbury Star CC Road Race never fails to disappoint, with this year’s edition attracting 45 riders and a decent crowd of fans. It’s commonly said that this race is all about the hill, and there’s…

CC Ashwell Primavera

Great Chishill, Cambridgeshire 22.04.19 Result 1 Ffion James (Hope Factory Racing) 2 Francesca Cutts (Team LDN) 3 Kerry Middleton (Team LDN) 4 Samantha Fawcett (Lovelo Squadra Donne) 5 Greta Cowen (Les Filles) 6 Holly MacMahon (Bianchi Dama) 7 Hannah Lancaster (Halesowen A&CC) 8 Michelle Arthurs-Brennan (1904RT) 9 Georgia Bullard (Brother-Fusion) 10 Rebecca Richards (Newark Castle…

Essex Roads CC Women’s 2/3/4

East Hanningfield, Essex 14.04.19 35 riders met in the spring sunshine at the pretty Essex village of East Hanningfield on the 14th of April for the latest edition of the Essex Roads CC Women’s Race – an excellent number considering there was a round of the National Road Series on the same day, and proof…

Dave Peck Memorial 2019

WTS Round 2 Virginia Water 07.04.19 While watching the Dwars door Vlaanderen online last week (fantastic race, by the way) I got chatting to a couple of guys who were new to women’s cycling but making the effort to start following it, having decided they wanted more cycling to watch, which is a very good…

Women’s Team Series gets underway with 1-2 for Ellmore Composite team

WTS Round 1 Milton Keynes 16.03.19 There are lambs in the fields, daffodils for sale on every petrol station forecourt and the supermarkets have been piled high with Easter eggs for three months – that means it’s Spring, and that means the Women’s Team Series is up and running again for another year. Simon Blackwell…

Charlotte Colclough talks External Iliac Artery Endofibrosis

Late in 2018, the former World Road Race and Cyclocross Champion Pauline Ferrand-Prévot announced that she was being forced to take four months out of cycling after what she had previously described as “a blood pressure problem” was diagnosed as External Iliac Artery Endofibrosis, also known as EIAE. The condition, which causes the arterial walls…