After these few weeks away I have had some time to reflect on how lucky, and thankful I am for the support I receive, not only from sponsors and my parents, but especially the funding from ride for Charlie that has aided me in getting to many events on the continent, the highlight of which was the Koppenberg.
I Had an amazing trip away racing and staying in Belgium. I raced 3 weekends of racing with 6 races. It was my first time staying out in Belgium for over a few days and on my own so it was great to learn to train, race and stay out there.
With the help from Ride for Charlie I managed to race my first elite World Cup In overijse followed up by the koppenberg cross.
I travelled to Belgium for my first weekend racing there in almost 2 years. I was racing two iconic yet brutal courses with Overijse for an elite World Cup and Koppenbergcross in the U23 race.
Thanks to the support from rideforcharlie I was able to travel overseas and have raced some iconic Belgian cx races. My first weekend I was able to compete in zonhoven which was an epic race containing lots of sand which we don’t get a lot of in the Uk.
Thank you so much for your support this weekend it was amazing, after a 2AM wake up call we traveled to Luxembourg to race and we were greeted by some proper cyclocross weather.
With the support of Ride for Charlie, I was able to travel to Ireland to compete in a UCI Cyclocross race in Clonmel.
Recently I travelled to Belgium and The Netherlands to experience some cyclocross racing with the help and support of Ride for Charlie. I arrived in Calais on the Friday evening, ready to drive across to Herenthout in Belgium for a race on Saturday morning.
Recently, with the help of Ride 4 Charlie funding I travelled to Belgium and to Holland to race my first cyclocross races in Europe!
Last weekend I competed in the Clonmel UCI race over in Ireland, where I finished 1st in the junior category. I managed to lead the race from the start and increase my gap the whole race on a fast and fun course.
Charlie was a special boy who went to sleep on Friday the 20 January and didn’t wake up, he was 15. He left his family and friends in a state of shock and an incredible hole in our hearts. We miss him more every day.
Our aim is to support young off road cyclists,who are or would have been inspired by Charlie to follow in his pedal strokes. Our vision is to allocate funding to self motivated young individuals, who will be appraised for eligibility by the trustees.