This is why SEWTTS is such an exciting move. With well over 100 women already signed up shows that there is a pretty substantial appetite out there waiting to be tapped. Working with race organizers to get a women's allocation means that new riders will get a look in at some of the faster more popular courses, and a points system based on placing (rather than time) rewards those prepared to tough it out on the sporting courses. In truth a men's SE league run on the same basis would not go amiss.
Its a great start, with the first event on the Calendar the SCCU 21 on 23rd March where 25% of places are reserved for women it is a huge opportunity to broaden participation in this branch of cycling.