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Racing Success for Red Rose!

NWCC September Race Series

This was a series of 4 events at UCLan Sports Arena. There were Go-Ride races for younger and novice riders and British Cycling ranking races for older riders who race regularly. There was a short race and a long race for each rider at each event. Tuesday was the final event and Red Rose Olympic had riders on the podium in all the Go-Ride race categories:

NW Youth League Round 6 Report: Cyclocross

Salt Ayre Cog Set hosted round 6 of the North West Youth League. It was a great day with good course and great catering!

The rain held off but the course was wet and slippery from the showers the day before which made the corners and off-cambers challenging.

All the Red Rose riders performed well but Katie did particularly well coming first in the under 8 girls category - well done Katie.

Hoghton Tower Cyclocross Race Report

Saturday saw the opening race of the 2017 NWCCA league at Hoghton Tower, and it did not disappoint with 400 riders across all the age categories taking part. The course was challenging made all the trickier by the occasional downpour.

We couldn't make use of the lawns in front of the house this year due to the conditions, but the alternative courses worked well and we appreciated everyone's efforts to keep off.

Cross is coming and Red Rose is Ready!

Red Rose Olympic are hosting round 1 of the North West Cyclocross Association league at Hoghton Tower on Saturday. To be prepared the club has organised cyclocross coaching sessions in Moor Park on Saturday mornings. Lots of skills have been covered including starts, off cambers, cornering, mounts and dismounts and bunny hops.

The sessions are open to both members and non-members and have been well attended with all age groups from under 8 to vets represented.

NW Youth League Round 2 Report: Speedway

Astley & Tyldesley Cycle Speedway Club put on another great event. It was the first time these Red Rose riders had tried speedway so they appreciated the expert coaching provided by the club before the racing started.

The racing was exciting to watch as each age group went through heats and finals. Some got the hang of it quicker than others, but George did really well and came 4th in his age group.

Thanks to the guys at Astley & Tyldesley - we really enjoyed the day as spectators and riders.

 

North West Youth League Round 1 Race Report

Red Rose at the Races!

George, Rhys and Dan were flying the flag for Red Rose Olympic this weekend at round 1 of the North West Youth League in Southport.

Road racing is a new venture for these guys and they all learned some valued lessons and picked up more experience of what is involved. They all learned about the gear checking and sign on process, and the importance of being prepared in advance.

There were two races for all riders; a short sprint race and a longer more endurance based race.

North West Youth League 2017

Calling all Red Rose Youth Riders!

This season we will be attending the North West Youth League events. This a series of races throughout the North West that covers four different disciplines: - Road, Cyclo-Cross, Mountain Bike and Cycle Speedway.

There is no need to complete all the events, riders can pick and choose which they fancy - but we are aiming to be at them all.

Jez and Mike will be there to offer help and support - lets go and have some fun!

MTB Session Cancelled

Sadly we have had to cancel the planned session for the 18th March

We will back in touch soon about running mid week MTB skills sessions and we will also look to do a ride out soon at some local trails

In the mean time practise those flat pedal skills!

Jez

 

 

MTB Skills Coaching

Look in our coaching page for details of MTB Skills Coaching that we are putting on over the weekends of 4th, 11th and 18th March.

The sessions are all about building skills and riders of all ages and abilities are welcome.

Come on down and challenge yourself!