Michelle, Bella, and Rachael represented Phoenix at the Elveden Crit this year in a field which included Laura Trott (who did go on to win).
A good day for London Phoenix at Millbrook at Bella Leach, Rachael Cotter, Michelle Forster, and Sarah Walsh all turned out in force. The final standings saw three LPs in the top 15.
A very strong ride by Rob Moore saw him take top spot in the E/1/2 race at Gravesend. Rob was over a minute ahead of the chasing group which made the victory all the more impressive. Bella and Michelle had very good results again, taking fourth and seventh respectively. Results here.
Great riding by Michelle and Bella at Gravesend as they came in fourth and fifth respectively. Early form like this promises for a good season. Results here.
Congratulations to Astrid on finishing third this season in the London Women’s Cycle Racing league. Full results and write ups for each round can be found here.
Helen McKay took a thoroughly deserved victory at Hog Hill after doing all the work across a tough 15 laps. Full results here.
Congratulations to Astrid on an excellent second at Hog Hill on Saturday beating several strong riders who had team support. After bridging several times, a photo-finish confirmed this lady is in pretty decent form! Check out the video here. Full results here
London Phoenix women take part in all aspects of bike racing. In addition to racing in the London Women’s Cycle Racing league, we had a women’s team in the London Cyclocross Team Champs, and our mountain bikers take part in events (see London Phoenix Chix). For more information about women’s racing contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phoenix women regularly take part in sportives in the UK (near London on further away) and abroad. Some of us will be travelling to Belgium to ride the Tour of Flanders, and we are also planning to climb some of the famous alpine passes in the Marmotte this year.
In addition to our normal road and off-road training rides, we organise social rides for women on approximately a monthly basis. Recent rides include participation in the Old Portlians CC reliability ride, a ride in Surrey visiting Fanny’s Farm shop for cream teas, and a scenic loop through Hertfordshire. If you want to find out more, contact: email@example.com
When we don’t ride our bikes, we can often be found in the Look Mum No Hands café on a Friday evening. London Phoenix also organises a Rollapaluza Christmas Party, a track day and a cycling weekend in Wales.
Thanks mainly to Astrid, who has turned out to be something of a star on the road as well as in cyclo-cross, we’re currently in 6th position in the London Women’s Cycle Racing League. Astrid’s cyclo-cross experience has come in very handy though, with a Lance Armstrong-style detour across the grass at the Hog Hill race!
Our team isn’t just a one-woman band of course – Annabel, Alex, Louise and Liz have all participated already, and there are several more who are planning to attend future events. If you’re looking for a club to race with, why not join us?
London Phoenix is proud to be one of the founding clubs supporting the new London Women’s Cycle Racing League. Designed to encourage greater participation from women at all levels of road racing, the league in 2010 – sponsored by look mum no hands!- consists of a variety of different events including road, circuit, criterium races and CTT time trials. Events run from March to August, and points are awarded for individual and team performances.
We run women’s rides every month, and non-members are very welcome to come along to get a feel for what the club’s like. If you’re considering having a go at racing, these social rides are a great opportunity to have a chat about it with racers from our club. There’s no limit to the number of riders in a team, so whatever level you’re racing at, from complete novice to Elite, you’d be welcome in the London Phoenix team.
For more information please contact Liz.
We are a group of London-based cyclists, who get together for races and training rides. We have a website forum as our virtual clubhouse, and instead of regular weekly club rides from a set place we arrange to meet up for mountain bike, road or cyclocross rides, races and time trials from a variety of venues. We also meet up socially every month.