New elite women's team Planet X - Northside recruiting riders for 2017

Planet X - Northside Pro Cycling are creating an elite women's team for the 2017 season to compete at the top level of domestic women's racing

Picture by Allan McKenzie/ - 29/07/2015 - Cycling - 2015 British Cycling National Circuit Race Championships - Barnsley Women's Race - Barnsley, England - The women's race prepares to roll out.

(Image credit: Allan McKenzie/

A new elite women's racing team based in the north of England is set to debut next season - and they're looking for riders who believe they have what it takes to join them.

Planet X - Northside will have three teams next year: its men's (who hope to register as a Continental team), a junior national set-up and an elite women's racing team.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

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