Sunday 24 April 2011

A Quick Word on Goodwood, 8th May

We are just two rounds into the London Women's League and we have already seen some pretty exciting racing.

The next race in the series will be held on 8th May at Goodwood.

Although the results do not count towards the rankings there is still everything to play for, not least for new riders.

The race, which is a Surrey League event is open to 3rd and 4th category women riders.

British Cycling and Surrey League points will be up for grabs in the usual way.

In addition, an LWCR 3rd CATEGORY and 4th CATEGORY CHAMPION will be designated at this race. The top LWCR affiliated 3rd category rider and the top LWCR affiliated 4th category rider will each receive a trophy.

To be eligible for the trophy you will be a 3rd or 4th category rider who is affiliated to the LWCR league and who has NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN A 2ND, 1ST OR ELITE CATEGORY ROAD RACER.

Trophies will be presented to the winners at a presentation after the day of event.

There will also be cash prizes to the top 3 overall finishers, a lap prime and a lanterne rouge prize.

So, there is something in it for new riders.
Why not come to Goodwood and take your chances!

Sunday 8th May
9.31am (3W/4W) - 30miles
Goodwood, nr Chichester PO18 0PX

Friday 22 April 2011

Round 2 results are up!

League standings can be found here after Round 2, the Team Quest/BC West Thames race held at Hillingdon on April 20.

18 riders started and finished the short, fast-paced race, with Lydia Boylan of Look Mum No Hands RT! (above) winning the sprint easily. London Cycle Sport's write-up can be found here.

1 12 Lydia Boylan Look Mum No Hands RT * 45 min
2 15 Jayne Paine Willesden CC s.t.
3 1 Anna Grundy Look Mum No Hands RT * s.t.
4 16 Emily Bagnall Kingston Wheelers * s.t.
5 2 Tessa Pugh London Dynamo * s.t.
6 10 Monica da Polenza AW Cycles * s.t.
7 9 Elise Sherwell Look Mum No Hands RT * s.t.
8 17 Stephanie May Team Quest s.t.
9 5 Vicki Filsell Pearson CC * s.t.
10 13 Nicola Hamilton Look Mum No Hands RT * s.t.
11 6 Nicole Oh Pearson CC * s.t.
12 18 Lauren Whitmore London Dynamo * s.t.
13 11 Tracy Corbett London Dynamo * s.t.
14 8 Wiesia Kuczaj Team Mule Bar Girls * s.t.
15 14 Lisa Gunn Kingston Wheelers * @ 2 min
16 4 Michelle Erskine Team Welwyn s.t.
17 7 Coralie Glaunes VC Elan * @1 lap
18 3 Romana Richards Kingston Wheelers * s.t.
* denotes LWCR members

Rider of the day was Emily Bagnall, who got a bag of coffee beans from our sponsor Bean About Town. Lydia Boylan won the prime lap. Anna Grundy retains her league leader status.

Next race is the Surrey League Goodwood 3rd and 4th cat circuit race (a non-counting race for league purposes) on May 3.

Wednesday 13 April 2011

Round 1 results are up!

League standings can be found here after Round 1, the ELV Spring Rumble held at Hog Hill on April 9.

A field of 29 riders finished the race with the results as follows:

1 24 Amy Roberts Cardiff Ajax 2
2 113 Emma Grant Rapha Condor 2
3 30 Anna Grundy Look Mum No Hands 1 *
4 115 Clare Leavor Team Zappi's 3
5 112 Lauren Creamer Abergavenny RC 2
6 27 Jayne Paine Willesden 1 Prime
7 26 Elise Sherwell Look Mum No Hands 2 *
8 16 Louise Moriarty Look Mum No Hands 4 *
9 25 Jo McRae Look Mum No Hands 3 *
10 109 Nicola Hamilton Look Mum No Hands 4 *
11 110 Charlotte Easton Look Mum No Hands 1 *
12 111 Pan Pan Fan Look Mum No Hands 3 *
13 29 Helen McKay Look Mum No Hands 2 *
14 108 Catherine Hills Wyndymilla 4
15 22 Emily Bagnall Kingston Wheelers 2 *
16 21 Lisa Gunn Kingston Wheelers 4 *
17 102 Karla Boddy High Wycombe *
18 107 Claire Leonard Brighton Mitre 2
19 34 Tracy Corbett London Dynamo *
20 118 Louise Bellingham London Dynamo 4 *
21 18 Vikki Filsell Pearsons CC 3 *
22 119 Nicole Om Pearsons CC 4 *
23 106 Charmaine Brown Pearsons CC 4 *
24 117 Tabitha Rendall Team Larkfield Cycles 4
25 114 Claire Allen Interbike 4
26 120 Nikki Engelbach Pearsons CC 4 *
27 105 Coralie Gladnes VC Elan 4
28 23 Romana Richards Kingston Wheelers 4 *
29 28 Racheal Stedman Uni of Birmingham CC 4

* London League Affiliated Riders

Anna Grundy of Look Mum Ho Hands! RT takes the leader's jersey into the next round.

A nice write-up of the race can be found on London Cycle Sport here, with additional pictures here. Thanks to John Mullineaux as always for his great support and Dave Hayward for the photography!

Sunday 3 April 2011

Meet & Greet Rides: Review

Thanks to the input from local cycling clubs we were able to host a number of Meet & Greet rides around the South East.
Rides were held in different areas and took different formats. Some, like Kingston Wheelers, London Phoenix and London Dynamo were stand-alone rides which had exclusively women present, while other rides were held as part of the club's regular clubrun, as was the case with the Addiscombe CC ride. The Pearsons CC Meet & Greet event was not a ride but a training session in Richmond Park.

The rides were of varying sizes, with some rides being small manageble groups, while other rides were larger and split into sub-groups. Routes were went to a variety of interesting places in Kent, Surrey, Hertfordshire and Berkshire.
Whatever form the rides took, everyone enjoyed themselves and the goodies provided by our sponsors, MuleBar and Motion Junkies/Reflect Sports/Hoo Ha Ride Glide were well received!
There were a number of women who were new to group riding and have since decided to join one of the hosting clubs too. So all in all, people got something out of the rides and we hope to build on these in the future, with more Meet & Greet events.

We are grateful to the following clubs that hosted rides: Addiscombe CC, Dulwich Paragon, Kingston Wheelers, London Dynamo, London Phoenix, Pearson CC, Twickenham CC and South Western Road Club who have offered to host a ride later in the year.
We would also like to thank MuleBar and Motion Junkies/Hoo Ha Ride Glide for sponsoring the rides.

And now for some racing!