Friday, 1 March 2013

South West Women's Race League

The South West Women’s Race League is an exciting addition to racing in the region in 2013. Elena Bremer, the driving force behind the league says……. “The League is intended to both provide a better racing environment for the more experienced women, as well as to ease the transition from club rider to racers for novices. The league is based on the tried and tested model used by the London Women's Cycle Racing league for the last few years, using a mix of road races, time trials, crits and circuit races to make up a league of varied and exciting events with something to suit everybody! The hope is that this mix of disciplines will encourage women out of their comfort zone and into events that they might otherwise not attend- this will increase field sizes improve racing for all.
The first event to put in the diary is the Newquay Velo road race on the 14th April. Further events will be added to the series, including time trials and at least one more road race. Check out the groups facebook page

14th April, Newquay Velo; Road Race- the morning race is open to all women (E/1/2/3/4), we should hopefully be providing ladies prizes and if we get sufficient number we can have a separate start if we like. Enter early as the event is filling up.

21st April, Somerset Spring Crit; Circuit race @ Ilton, Women’s start confirmed, enter on the day.

19th May, Regional Championships, Hatherleigh, Women’s start confirmed.

25th May, Cornish Series; Circuit race @ Portreath, Women’s start confirmed, enter on the day or online.

16th June, Plymouth Corinthians CC 10; 10 mile time trial, HQ at Ermington.

30th June, Revo 10; 10 mile time trial on course S40, HQ at Sourton Village Hall.

7th July, Chard Wheelers Road Race; Women’s Road Race from Ilminster, Somerset, enter in advance.

28th July, Okehampton CC Road Race; Women’s Road Race from Brentor, Dartmoor, enter in advance.

4th August, St Austell 10; 10 mile time trial on course S104 (A30).

17th August, Somerset Summer Crit; Circuit race @ Ilton, Women’s start confirmed

1st September, Exeter Wheelers 25; 25 mile TT on course S4 (A38).

13th Sept (TBC) Barnstaple Crit and League Prize Giving; Women’s start planned.

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