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Team Shires at the European Youth MTB Championships

Thank you to Ride for Charlie for helping us to compete in our first race abroad at the European Youth MTB Championships in Capriasca, Switzerland.

European Youth MTB Champs Team

We travelled out to Capriasca, Switzerland for European Youth MTB Champs. It was our first experience racing internationally, and totally different to anything we had raced before. An unbelievably dusty, technical track and fields of 150 riders made for some exciting racing, and a week we will never forget. Thanks so much Ride for Charlie

Libby at the World Cup

Huge thanks to Ride For Charlie for supporting me to race in the last junior World Cup of the season in Basel, Switzerland. The race was fast and furious on an urban type course.

European Youth Championships

Our team was very grateful for the support from Ride For Charlie when we were out at the European Youth MTB Championship in Capriasca, Switzerland. We all really enjoyed our first experience racing in Europe. The course was extremely technical, very different to what we get in Britain. The super hot weather made the fast furious racing even harder. Lots of lessons learned and lots of good results.

Ethan in Spain

I had an amazing time in my first international race . Gaining a lot of experience and enjoyed myself whilst out there. Really enjoyed the more technical course out in Spain. Had a good race starting from the back of the grid and working myself up to 23rd by the end of my race. Massive thanks to ride for Charlie for this amazing opportunity hopefully more like these to come.

Elena in Lenzerheide

I had such a nice time exploring the World Cup course and the beautiful scenery around Lenzerheide. I had a bit of a tough time in the race itself so I didn't put out my best performance but I learned a lot and am so grateful to Ride for Charlie for the support to allow me the opportunity to experience an U23 World Cup.

Rory in Lenzerhyde

A great time again away at another World Cup in lenzerhyde this time. Really fun track with lots of fans there. Not my best race but not my worst and still happy how I raced and rode the track. Great to see Nick out there too cheering us on. Massive thanks to ride for Charlie with helping out on this World Cup trip and all the world cups this season. Much appreciated!

Rory at the World Cup

"Another great trip to Leogang for my second World Cup of the season. Course was very wet and slippy in practise but dried almost completely out by the race. Didn’t have the best race for me. After a good start, I fell back and struggled on a very steep, energy sapping course. Still great to get another world cup in the books and massive thanks to @rideforcharlie for helping me fund this trip"

James in Belgium Ardennes

I had a really good time out in the Belgium Ardennes racing my first mountain bike stage race, the race lasted 4 days and was full gas from the off with a strong field and very hilly course, I had mixed results in the stages with some punctures on stage 3 costing me time, but finishing off stage 4 with my best ride of the week but absolutely empty. Big thanks to Ride for Charlie for the support to get to the start line. Hope to get back to this race next year.

European Youth Championships

This year we are able to support 4 teams to the European Youth Chamiponships. Charlie would of loved this event and was so looking forward to racing in Europe.

Rory at Nove Mesto

I had a great time in Nove Mesto for the 3rd World Cup of the season. I flew out with my dad and spent 4 days in Czech which gave me time to get used to the track

Tom at Nove Mesto

Nove Mesto lived up to its reputation. It was fast fun and had an amazing atmosphere. The race was tough.