From George Boyd
Women's Novices Cycling League announced in Northern Ireland
www.womenscycling.net league is
pleased to announce the establishment of an eight race womenís series in N
Ireland for 2003.
a well attended training and coaching day in March it became apparent that there
was a demand for womens racing events in N Ireland, with many women currently
feeling intimidated by having to compete shoulder to shoulder against the men.
The brief from the riders was that they would like the following - a mix of events, not too long, not too hilly and they had to be not too serious and above all good fun! The object of the series is to promote womenís cycling and increase participation.
sponsorship deal has been negotiated with www.womenscycling.net
to finance the structure of the league as they do with the National Womenís
Team Series and with another regional series in Australia.
With the additional support of existing race organisers the series
intends to deliver what the women have asked for.
they have to do now is support it!
races are as follows
May Road Race, Ballymena - 25 miles
May Surgenor Cup Hilly Time Trial, Randalstown
May Road Race, Feeny - 25 miles
May N Ireland Road Race Champs - Bangor
June M Kennedy Mem 10 mile TT - Ballyclare
June Ormeau Park Criterium -
Aug S Smyth Mem 10 mile TT - Glenshane
Aug Road Race, Ballymena - 25 miles
will go from 10 to 1 reducing from 1st to 10th.
will be handicapped if necessary.
is a series leader's jersey to be worn by the current leader at each event.
Please pass the word to riders who will be very welcome to contact me at any time. firstname.lastname@example.org
would like to thank Hazel Hughes, Mary McKee and Mary Boyd for bringing this
idea to life, and Corri Farquharson and Suzanne Lawrence for kind
Photo is Suzanne Laurence of www.womenscycling.net presenting the leaderís jersey to Mary Boyd, Team Letchworth.
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