I had a great 2 weeks in Belgium racing on some super fun and muddy courses. I had some good races and some bad but I enjoyed them all. It was great to get more experience racing abroad and I definitely learnt lots. It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Ride for Charlie so I am so grateful.
I travelled to Belgium with my family to race 5 races starting with Namur World Cup and then 4 races between Christmas and New Year’s Day. I had some good races along with some not so good but it was great to race so often on different courses and conditions.
I had an awesome 2 weeks away, doing 5 races in a full on Christmas period. This was my first time racing abroad at Christmas and I loved getting stuck into the high level racing, I had a mix of results but still enjoyed every race. None of this would have been possible without the help from Ride For Charlie so I am very grateful for the support, thank you.
Great block of racing out in Belgium over the Christmas period with 6 epic races. I had a few good solid races and a few not my best with a few bike issues but learned things out there and racing different courses in a world class field. It was not easy to get out to Belgium at all but so grateful for ride for Charlie who made this trip possible for me and lots of other British riders.
“Over the Christmas period I was able to travel to Belgium and compete in a number of top level cyclocross races. The courses were all really fun and tough. I came away with some decent results and had many positives that came from the trip. I’m so grateful for rideforcharlie as without there support this trip would not have been possible.”
“Koppenberg was an amazing experience for me being able to ride and try to show my ability in some Belgian racing. After having been over to Belgium already one time this season to race Meulebeke, I knew what to expect. As always, the racing, courses and atmosphere were all amazing over there and I really enjoyed my time thanks to Ride For Charlie who have helped massively to support my trips abroad this season. In terms of results, I was really happy to come away with 4th at Koppenberg so all in all was a great experience.”
Huge thank you to RideforCharlie for funding my first 2 races on the continent. After a last-minute red light on louenhout, I was lucky enough to get an entry for kerniel. The course was slick which resulted in close racing and I came away with 8th overall elite women. Baal was my second race, a new year, and some new riders to race against from so many international countries. The course was brutal but super fun, I worked my way through the field from 32nd to 15th, so super happy with my performance. I am massively grateful for the funding to encounter new experiences and races.
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.