VC Norwich RR

Cycling is too hard a sport, with too much scope for the unexpected, for the outcome of any race to be predicted with anything like real accuracy. Some races, though, make it harder to name potential winners – this year’s VC Norwich was one such race. Firstly, the start list was remarkably well-matched with a…

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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,…

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Got a photo you’d like to see here? We prefer pics of British E/1/2/3/4 riders, but professional riders from UCI teams are also good – or anything else that symbolises women’s cycling  

VC Norwich RR in photos

Last year’s Velo Club Norwich women’s road race was open to E/1/2/3/4 riders and was won by Harriet Owen of Matrix-Vulpine (now Matrix Pro Cycling) after several tough laps with Hayley Simmonds (Velosport-Pasta Montegrappa) driving a high pace around the Great Cressingham parcours, while Tanya Griffiths (Starley-Primal) and Ellie Cadzow (then Bonito Squadra Corse) took second…

SDCC Woodbridge – Jen Smart reports

With photos c/o (race winner!) Claire Richardson This was my third year of racing the SDCC Woodbridge Circuit Race, and it’s always a great event, well organised with a good atmosphere – thanks SDCC! There were only eight women on the start line at this very open circuit, which meant the wind was tricky one way but made for…

Women’s Cycling News Round-up 07-14.07.2014

Roe wins National Circuit Champs — UCI’s Women’s Cycling Week — Giro Rosa News Links — Harriet Owen wins VC Norwich Women’s Race — TdF inspires women’s cycling news stories — Upcoming British and UCI Events — Interesting Links   Roe wins National Circuit Champs Eileen Roe, having preserved her strength earlier on as team…

Harriet Owen wins WERL VC Norwich women’s road race

Our race preview Henri Desgrange, father of the Tour de France, famously hated team tactics and did everything he could to try to make sure his race would be won by riders who embodied the Corinthian heroic ideal, enduring the ordeal alone and earning victory through solo effort. The riders, however, preferred to work together: by…

VC Norwich Women’s Race

06.07.2014 Website Gt. Cressingham, Norfolk, UK Start: 52°34’50.16″N 0°43’39.23″E Cats. E/1/2/3/4 Enter 72km/45 miles Garmin   Criterium races – in which the riders complete many laps of a short, fast, usually urban circuit – are great. Everyone loves crits: fans love them and show up in huge numbers to watch because they’re one of the most…