Stef always has lots of opinions, so we took to twitter to give everyone the chance to ask him some questions… which resulted in some really fun, and some quite tricky questions – I had a great time asking them all, thank you to everyone who contributed.
It’s a long interview, covering things like the state of women’s racing in the UK, why the team’s no longer UCI-ranked, how British women can get into racing and develop bike skills, Laura Trott, how we as fans can help the sport, and a lot more.
Listen to it here, or download it directly from Soundcloud.
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Follow Stefan on his twitter, and make sure you’re following Matrix Procycling on their website, twitter, facebook and instagram. Stef, Steven Fry of M2 Sports Management recently took part in a Velocast round-table on the UCI Women’s World Tour, and you can listen to that here.
The British Cycling calendar starts here, and you need to filter it for road, women etc, and the British Cycling’s Women’s Road Series page is here. Stef says that the best thing women’s cycling fans can do is go to races and cheer, if you’re in the UK, check out what’s happening near you. Stef’s recommendations of great races to go to include:
- The Dave Peck Memorial Race, Surrey, 3rd April
- Lincoln GP, 15th May
- The Matrix GP women’s races at the Tour Series – 6 rounds in 2016, starting in Motherwell on 16th May
- Aviva Women’s Tour , 15th-19th June
- British National Road Championships on 23rd-26th June in Stockton on Tees, and part of the their Festival of Cycling.
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