History & Progress

2017 – Now entering year 4. This year we will not only have a women’s regional champs, but for the first time in the UK, there is also a junior women’s regional champs as a separate race.

2016 – The success of 2015 means we continued with the two separate leagues. Total number of women’s races in the region in 2016 = 72 Total number of riders in the league = 30 and we also had the first ever women’s regional champs!

2015 – The Women’s Tour visits the region again, WERL introduces a time trial league. Total number of women’s races in the region this year = 69 Total number of riders in the WERLeague = currently 34 road league, 31 time trial leage – 48 different riders in total.

2014 – The first ever Women’s Tour visits the region, WERL is born, total number of women’s races in the region = 42. 19 women take part in the WERLeague

2013 – Total number of women’s races in the region=?

2012 Total number of women’s races in the region = 22 (17 at Redbridge)

2011 Total number of women’s races in the region = 19 (16 at Redbridge)

2010 Total number of women’s races in the region = 29 (36 at Redbridge)

2010 Essex Giro becomes a 2 day event

2009 Total number of women’s races in the region = 28 (25 at Redbridge)

2009 Brentwood town centre crits cancelled and has yet to return

2009 First women’s race at Smithfield Nocturne

2008 Total number of women’s races in the region = 8 (3 at Redbridge)

2008 Redbridge Cycle Centre opened, providing opportunities for female riders, with the first women’s races taking place in December.

2008 Essex Giro becomes the first women’s road race in the region. It also formed the Junior women’s national road race championships.

2007 Total number of women’s races in the region = 3

2007 The women’s National Road Race Championships was held in the region.

2007 Brentwood followed on with a criterium race as part of the women’s national road race series in June.

2007 First ever recorded women’s race in the region – Ixworth Cycle Races (West Suffolk Wheelers) introduced their first women’s category race in May. Please correct us if we’re wrong here – this is the information we have found!

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