British Cycling - Road Women's (National Road) Series

British Cycling Women’s National Road Race Series – Curlew Cup

British Cycling -National Road Race Series – Women


Author: Chris Maher, Pictures courtesy of: Chris Maher | Photography

Series Winners so far

Round 1 22 Apr Cheshire Classic RoadRace            Sarah Storey    Escentual For Viored

Round 2 27 May Hillington Women’s Circuit Race   Lucy Garner    Node4 Giordana

Round 3 10 Jun Capernwray RoadRace                   Sarah Storey    Escentual For Viored


Standings after round 3.

  1. Sarah Storey                Escentual For Viored              120 points
  2. Molly Weaver             Scott Contessa Epic                 75
  3. Penny Rowson            Matrix Prendas                        75
  4. Lowri Bunn                 Abergavenny RC Gateway C 66
  5. Laura Massey              Vivelo Bikes Inverse C RT     54


Curlew Cup 01 July 2012 – Northumberland

The National Women’s Road Race Series is run over 6 rounds this year. The later two rounds over two events. The Curlew Cup is run in conjunction with the Premier Calendar Beaumont Trophy around a circuit totalling 55 miles, starting and finishing in Stamfordham, Northumberland. The race is part of a weekend long event, the Virgin Money Cyclone comprising a leisure ride, an elite criterium, a cycling challenge and the elite men’s and women’s road races.


The race set of with 36 riders, and the first split came in lap three with five riders going clear. Series leader Sarah Storey along with Catherine Williamson, Helen Wyman, Eileen Rowe and Rebecca Heath all rode to the end in front, with two smaller groups forming a minute or two behind. Blustery and rainy conditions hampered the girls around the course that at one point might of been cancelled, due to flooding from a deluge earlier on in the week.

On the final run into Stamfordham, Sarah Storey broke free and won the sprint by a couple of bike lengths to make it a third victory in the series and well clear of her nearest rivals.



  1. Sarah Storey           –           Escentual For Viored
  2. Catherine Williamson         –           Team Bizhub-SCF
  3. Helen Wyman        –           Kona Factory Racing
  4. Eileen Rowe           –           Team Ibis Cycles
  5. Rebecca Heath       –           VC St Raphael
  6. Annie Simpson       –           Matrix Fitness Prendas
  7. Corinne Hall           –           Node4 Giordana
  8. Siobhyn McNamara           –           Inverse
  9. Tracy Best              –           Shutt Squadra Donne
  10. Iona Sewell                        –           GB Cycles


Standings after round 4.

  1. Sarah Storey                Escentual For Viored              180 points
  2. Penny Rowson            Matrix Fitness Prendas           86
  3. Corrine Hall                Node4 Giordana                     76
  4. Molly Weaver             Scott Contessa Epic                75
  5. Rebecca Heath            VC St Raph                               75
  6. Lowri Bunn                 Abergavenny      RC                    66
  7. Sarah Byrne                Cycle Premier – Kovert           58
  8. Laura Massey              Vivelo Bikes – Inverse            54
  9. Tamina Oliver             Abergavenny RC                    52
  10. Catherine Williamson  Team Bizhub-SCF                  52


Next Round    Surf & Turf Women’s 2 Day   14-15th July 2012

Last Round    Essex Giro 2 Day                    11-12th August 2012


Series Official Page (Here)