I absolutely loved the time I had out in Spain, gaining technical skills, experience and understanding of European racing.
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“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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.