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Emily Carrick Anderson in Belgium

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.

Corran Carrick-Anderson in Belgium

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.

Dan racing abroad

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.

Rory Mcguire in Belgium

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.

Europe under 23

“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.”

Sebastian Grindley at the Koppenberg

"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."

Oli Akers at the Koppenberg

After these few weeks away I have had some time to reflect on how lucky, and thankful I am for the support I receive, not only from sponsors and my parents, but especially the funding from ride for Charlie that has aided me in getting to many events on the continent, the highlight of which was the Koppenberg.

Rory in Belgium

I Had an amazing trip away racing and staying in Belgium. I raced 3 weekends of racing with 6 races. It was my first time staying out in Belgium for over a few days and on my own so it was great to learn to train, race and stay out there.

Top 10 for Joe at Koppenberg

With the help from Ride for Charlie I managed to race my first elite World Cup In overijse followed up by the koppenberg cross.

Corran Carrick-Anderson Back in Belgium

I travelled to Belgium for my first weekend racing there in almost 2 years. I was racing two iconic yet brutal courses with Overijse for an elite World Cup and Koppenbergcross in the U23 race.

Ben racing Belgian CX

Thanks to the support from rideforcharlie I was able to travel overseas and have raced some iconic Belgian cx races. My first weekend I was able to compete in zonhoven which was an epic race containing lots of sand which we don’t get a lot of in the Uk.

Tom at the Koppenburg

Thank you so much for your support this weekend it was amazing, after a 2AM wake up call we traveled to Luxembourg to race and we were greeted by some proper cyclocross weather.