I’m so grateful to Ride for Charlie for supporting me in my last youth European MTB Champs.
I had a great time and experience racing at a Junior World Series in Granichen, Switzerland. It was really hot which made for some tough racing conditions.
My month in Europe was an interesting one! It didn’t quite work out as intended but nonetheless it was rich with positivity and experience.
I had a great weekend away racing the first World Cup of the season in Tabor! It felt great to finally be able to properly start my season after having so many cancelled races.
I couldn’t thank RideForCharlie enough for the support given and the opportunities that have arisen as a result. I have had a fab time heading out to Belgium the past two weekends to race at the Merksplas Superprestige and Kortrijk X20 Badkamers Trofee.
I had an amazing time racing my first ever cyclocross world cup in Tabor, Czech Republic! It was great to be racing abroad in such a big race in GB colours.
I took part in my first World Cup race over in Tabor last weekend, where I finished 9th in the junior race, even with a mechanical and crash!
Thanks to the support from Ride for Charlie I was able to travel out to Holland to compete in the European Cyclocross Championships.
Great experience away in the Netherlands for the European champs. It was my first race as a u23 so was just looking to gain some valuable experience and do my best.
I am now a first-year under 23 and therefore definitely thrown in at the deep end racing at the European Championships but it was awesome to race with the best in Europe and to race on the incredibly fast and technical 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.
We want to hear from young boys and girls age 14 and above who ride off- road bikes and have been inspired by stories of Charlie and his life.