Entries by rideforcharlie

Tom Stephenson at UCI XC In Lanzarote

“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”.

Dan’s trip to France

In November I was lucky enough to be able to go to France for a weekend of 2 UCI races.  The standard was high including the French elite National Champion and many Belgian riders making the trip.  I really enjoyed the course on Saturday, a hard course with a long road climb as well as fast descending,

Diegem CX

Thank you very much Ride for Charlie for supporting me to have the opportunity to travel to Belgium to race cyclocross.
The 1st of my races was in Diegem where there was a crazy atmosphere.

Lotta races Loenhout and Diegem

With the support from RideForCharlie I was able to race Loenhout and Diegem in Belgium. I had amazing time and I loved the racing with so many riders and huge crowds. With so many riders the racing was chaos and there was always someone to race making the racing really enjoyable. Thank you for the support.

Sulli races Baal

I’d always wanted to race at Baal after visiting 3 years ago, at that time there wasn’t an u16 race. The course is super tough, technically great fun but the hills are brutal. I loved racing in the highly charged atmosphere with people banging on the boards and cheering you on to do your best. Taking risks and working hard I was happy with the way I rode.

Greta in Belgium

A massive thank you to rideforCharlie for their support in funding my trip away to Belgium. After a last-minute red light on leonhout I still was able to recce the course and gain experience for next year 2nd year junior and watch the races. My race sadly didn’t go to plan in Baal after a nasty crash causing me to DNF, however despite some mishaps I still learnt so much from my experience away and am very grateful for the help rideforcharlie provided!