The 2016 British Cycling Women’s National Road Series will enjoy a greater profile than ever before, after online women’s cycling channel Voxwomen was announced as the event’s new media partner.
The channel will cover five races from the series, offering live updates and a post-race online video report, with coverage available at www.voxwomen.com. The series will also be featured on the Voxwomen Cycling Show, which is aired monthly across six international channels, including Eurosport and the Bike Channel.
Jonny Clay, director of cycle sport and membership at British Cycling, said: “This announcement is fantastic news for the Women’s National Road Series. The partnership with Voxwomen will provide unprecedented media support for the series and emphasises the growing appetite of cycling fans for domestic women’s road racing.
“Lizzie Armitstead’s sensational win at last year’s UCI Road World Championships really helped put a spotlight on British female talent, and our domestic calendar has a huge part to play in nurturing that.
"We are delighted that, through this collaboration with Voxwomen, the 2016 Women’s National Road Series and the achievements of some of our top road cyclists will be seen and celebrated by more cycling fans than ever before.”
Anthony McCrossan, Voxwomen founder, added: “Many British female riders that have been competitive in the series have gone onto become highly regarded professionals, such as current road World Champion Lizzie Armistead and double Olympic gold medalist, Laura Trott.
"We are delighted to be able to cover the series and the Voxwomen team is looking forward to showcasing all the best of the British women’s race action.”
Won in 2015 by Nicola Juniper, this year’s National Road Series will begin in the Isle of Man on April 10 with a new addition to the calendar, the Manx International GP Feminin.
The series will then take in the Tour of the Reservoir Two-Day and the Cheshire Classic, before visiting Lincoln and Newton Longville for the first time.
The Essex Giro Two-Day, Curlew Cup, Otley Grand Prix and Ryedale Grand Prix all make a welcome return to the series.