Sunday 20th March saw the first Bristol South Ladies Road Race in recent years. Due to last minute road works the race was relocated from Chew Valley Lake up on to the top of the Mendips.
The event was for Category 2/3/4 ladies and with a good field of 50 competitors it was going to be a very tough race.
The race started from Priddy Village Hall and took in 5.5 laps of an exposed 8 mile circuit. Due to the wind and strength of the field the pace was quick from the outset and some of the less experienced riders were dropped from the main field during the race.
The main bunch stayed together for the entirety of the race the only incident coming with around 1km to go when a crash involving five riders occurred.
The remaining bunch contained around 24 riders from the 50 starters who went on to contest a very close sprint to the line with Elizabeth Bennett of Liv Cycling Clib taking the win.