Botteley and Les Filles win at Coalville Wheelers WTS

Under gloomy grey skies that briefly threatened to make the race a wet one, some 30 or so riders took to the start line of the Coalville Wheelers Cycle Club road race, the final Women’s Team Series Race of 2016 and at 101km the longest of the year, writes Simon F. Blackwell. The race looked…

Sian Botteley’s Dave Peck Memorial Report

Sian Botteley rides for the well-known and popular Starley Racing team and has been taking excellent results for a few years now, including victory at 2015’s Ipswich Spring Scramble. On Sunday the 3rd of April, she won Twickenham CC’s Dave Peck Memorial, a round of the Women’s Team Series, on its new and much tougher…

Results and Comment

Neutral Service is always interested in road, crit, cyclocross and time trial race reports, from any women’s/girls’ race in the United Kingdom or abroad in the case of overseas events with significant British interest, whether written by riders, race organisers or fans. Fancy helping out? Find us for a chat on Twitter and Facebook 30.03.2016…

Brits at the Women’s Tour – Stage 5 and Overall

There were some who, when they heard that the Women’s Tour was going to clash with the first ever European Games this year, said that it would be a far less exciting race than the first edition as a result. They were mistaken – just like last year, it’s been nail-biting stuff all the way…

British Race Results

Tour of Northumberland Stage 2 06.04.15 E/1/2/3/4 Rebecca Rimmington (IKON-Mazda) wins Stage 2 and overall. “Absolutely made up to have won today’s stage of Tour of Northumberland and win General Classification – superb event – will write more later, just walked back in the house to find out there’s a mouse loose….. No rest!!!” –…

Last (Two) Weeks’ Results

  Mossley CRT Circuits #2 Cats. 3/4 22.03.2015 1 Sam Burman (WNT; Cat. 3) 10pts 2 Charlotte Alston (Sportcity Velo; Cat. 3) 8pts 3 Alisa Healy (Racing Chance Foundation; Cat. 3) 7pts 4 Lorna Fisher (GKV; Cat. 3) 6pts 5 Sarah Graham (Cat. 3) 5pts 6 Rosie Walsh (High On Bikes; Cat. 3) 4pts 7…

Guest Blog: Anna Marie Hughes – Winning the Imperial Women’s Winter Series

Having raced for the last time at the beginning of August, my 2014 racing season came to an end before I had realised; I had a two week holiday in August expecting to come back and do the final Women’s Team Series race (Coalvile Wheelers). Unfortunately I was ill and that was the end of…

Pauline Ferrand Prevot – World Champion!

Pauline Ferrand Prevot of France proved she’s one of the sport’s rising stars when she won the Women’s Road Race at Ponferrada, outsprinting a number of powerful rivals including defending champion Marianne Vos in a thrilling final. A large crash early on in the race took several riders out; many of them appearing to have…

Lizzie wins in Otley

Neutral Service race guide The huge crowd gathered in Otley town centre made it clear they were backing their local hero Lizzie Armitstead all the way, and the Boels-Dolmans star gave them something to cheer about when she launched a blistering attack in the fourth lap that would ultimately take her to a 16″ advantage at…

Fleche Wallonne Photo Gallery

New Zealander and regular Neutral Service contributor Miss Meow is on a mission deep in the heartlands of European cycling, taking as many photos of women’s races as she can possibly manage. This week, she went to the Fleche Wallonne and caught some of the best shots of the action on the notorious Mur de…