CYCLING: Almost 40 women riders turned up to a British Cycling coaching session in Stourport on Sunday despite the windy and wet conditions.

With several riders now showing a racing ability, they will have a chance to put their new found confidence to the test in the Go Ride novice ladies only race in Solihull this Sunday.

This will be the first race in a series to encourage women into cycling for leisure riding and racing.

Entries will be accepted on the day, but further information is available at

Meanwhile, Wyre Forest CRC’s Shaun Hickinbottom secured third and fourth places finishes in the Woolley Mamil Winter Series on Stourport track.