Welcome to Red Rose Olympic CC

Red Rose Olympic CC is a growing family based club catering for all ages and cycling interests and UK British Cycling qualified coaches.

MTB is coming!

Have a look in the events section to see the upcoming MTB events we have coming up.

We are hoping to run regular coaching sessions on Saturday mornings before our road sessions start.

The sessions will be based on building skills and confidence whilst having fun and getting a work out at the same time.

Good race face Becky, loving the Red Rose kit!

MTB Skills Session

Three of our Red Rose Riders ventured out in the woods today to take part in a coaching session with Dave Lawson from Bury Clarion, the session was based on building skills and decision making that can be used out on the trail or in a race setting.

The riders looked at taking different lines through rooty sections and were working on moving their weight around the bike. All the riders improved their flow as they attempted the section a number of times and looked at how the different line choices affected their speed through the section.

No shortage of mud at Ilkley

A couple of brave Red Rose riders faced the Yorkshire winter weather at the Ilkley cyclocross race.

It was a challenging course with steep climbs and run ups in the woods and twisty flat sections.

It was raining early on which meant the ground was very wet for the youth race, but by the vets race the course was covered in very thick sticky mud. Grip was hard to find even on the flat sections!

Thanks to Ilkley CC for hosting the event.


Heaton Park and Bebington Oval Cyclocross race reports

We had a great turnout for a great race at Heaton Park. The youth riders rode in the rain which gradually cleared and by the time of the vets/womens race it could be described as a nice day - Pete, who was unfit to race, was marshalling and shouted encouragement to the Red Rose riders while eating his sandwiches.

Results, videos and more photos at NWCCA.

Horwich Humdinger Cyclocross review

The sun shone on Leverhulme Park for the 2016 Horwich Humdinger. We had a great turnout with Red Rose riders competing in Under 8, Under 12, Youth, Womens and Vets races. George won a spot prize for his "attitude, determination and effort" - well done George.

A big thank you to all the volunteers who made the day possible for the riders.

The results and lots of photos are available on the NWCCA results page

Wheelbase/Castelli cross race photos

The Westmorland show ground was the location for the 2016 Wheelbase/Castelli cross race which provided a challenging course with plenty of mud. Wheelbase put on a great event with many people mentioning the quality of the various catering stands. Thanks to all the volunteers.

Rhys was celebrating his birthday with a Red Rose birthday cake. Happy Birthday Rhys!

The results and more photos are available on the NWCCA results page