Ten Minutes With… Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson joined the Fast Test Racing Team soon after graduating in veterinary science from Edinburgh University and started clocking up good results immediately, including three podium finishes in 2014, then five – including two wins – in 2015. Last year brought eight podiums and four wins, andshe also proved her ability to hold her own…

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UK’s first ever Junior women’s race… …which makes it arguably the most important event on the British cycling calendar this year. NS hands you over to women’s cycling stalwart (and father of Isla, who recently joined the Matrix p/b Corley Cycles team), Steve Rush: “If you’d like to know why this is so vitally important,…

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WERL Race Training Race training days are invaluable for people taking up competitive cycling for the first time – taking place on a dedicated, bikes-only track away from traffic there’s no better way to learn techniques, race etiquette and how to ride in a bunch – but they’re also very useful for more experienced riders at…

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Megan James, Ava Oxley-Szilagi and Maddi Smith are CX Nat Champs The National Cyclocross Championships kicked off in difficult conditions on Saturday, with sunshine on Friday unable to make much difference to a course turned boggy by a week of heavy rain. Poppy Wildman (Nottingham Clarion) was favourite for the U16 race, but once the race was…

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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,…

Women’s Eastern Racing League: 2015 and the future

Neutral Service is a big supporter of the Women’s Eastern Racing League and a huge fan of Tanya Griffiths, who created the League in 2014 to form a focus for women’s cycle racing in the Eastern Region. The aim of the league is to encourage more people to organise races for women, to encourage more women and…

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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…

CC Sudbury Women’s RR

CC Sudbury decided it’d be a good thing if they used some of the money from their men’s race to organise a women’s race for the first time in 2015, and because they’re such top supporters of women’s cycling, they made sure the women were given equal billing and prizes – and said that even…

New Races

Everybody knows there are as many different reasons women often can’t commit to races as early as the might like (and in some cases, simply don’t want to – which is a perfectly valid reason too), and Neutral Service certainly isn’t going to go hectoring riders about what they should and shouldn’t enter. However, when a…

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All the best stuff that’s been written about women’s cycling (and related subjects) this week Got something that should be listed here? Let us know Essential Reading Helen Wyman: Big Step Towards Equality “Fighting for equality brings out a lot of emotions in the observers of the sport. Some support, some disagree and some like to…