North East women's cycling team launches after surge of interest

TeamWatt Cycle signs 16 riders for the 2015 season after Cycling Weekly ran an article on the squad

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The first women’s-only cycling team has been set up in the north-east – thanks to Cycling Weekly’s assistance.

Last month we reported how cycling team owner Tony Manilla wanted to create a team for women, coached by women and in a women’s-only environment.

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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.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.