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.

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

Cyclocross Skills Sessions

This season we have been getting together on Tuesday evenings and on Saturday mornings, if there is no race on, to work on our CX skills.

We have had coaching input from Jack Humphreys and Matthew Field who have both helped to create fun, challenging sessions. Mike and Jez have also been on hand to help out.

We have concentrated on skills required in races to tackle obstacles that the course designers will incorporate, so this means off cambers, run ups, hurdles etc.