1904rt: Growing the grassroots women’s racing scene, one confident, competitive racer at a time.
1904rt is a women’s race team, with riders based across the South of England. Our goal is to provide female cyclists with the team mates and support required to progress from regional level racing to National series events.
“Many cycling clubs within Surrey and surrounding counties have strong memberships, but only one or two female racers,” explains founder and manager Michelle Arthurs-Brennan. “The nature of women’s racing means that women often find themselves travelling further for races, and these factors combined can culminate to limit enthusiasm for the sport. 1904rt is about combating that by creating a fun and supportive, but competitive, environment.”
The team is an evolution of the Norwood Paragon women’s race team of 2017, and continues to be supported by the club, which meets for weekly rides at Reigate’s Maison du Velo. Maison du Velo, and its subling shop InGear, have sponsored the team since 2018 and continue to do so going into 2022.