I just want to say a huge thank you to ride for Charlie for supporting my trip to Spain to compete in one of my first xc races, the Chelva UCI.
I absolutely loved the time I had out in Spain, gaining technical skills, experience and understanding of European racing.
“Thanks to the support from Ride for Charlie, I had the opportunity to compete in my first UCI XC stage race. Lanzarote’s unique loose over hard volcanic terrain and sand, in combination with a high level of competition, provided the perfect environment to develop bike handling skills and fast paced group racing tactics. I loved the stage race format and enjoyed using each day’s course profile to my strengths to look for a competitive advantage and gain time on my rivals in the general classification”.
Despite the good results and UCI points my biggest win was my hand being pain free for 4 back to back days on the MTB when this time last year it hurt riding on the smooth Calpe roads.
Wishing the GB cyclo cross team lots of luck this weekend. Thank you for taking a little of @charlie_craig15 with you.
So good to see lots of young riders that have been supported by rideforcharlie this winter.
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.