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.

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.

Salt Ayre Youth Cyclocross Race Report

Saturday saw the final race of the North West Youth League. This year the league was made up of 5 closed circuit races, a cycle speedway race and a cyclocross race. This last race was the cyclocross race and was held around the Salt Ayre cycling track, hosted by Salt Ayre Cog Set who designed a great course for the riders.

Red Rose were well represented in the event with riders in the D boys, C girls, C boys and B boys categories.

The overall results for the league were announced after the race with Tom Lees finishing 6th overall in the B boys category.

Rossendale 2016 Cyclocross race photos

Rossendale RC hosted their cyclocross event at the Landgate Quarry, renowned for its challenging course with a tough steep run up, boggy dips, a super fast descent with those scary (for me anyway) drop offs and long steep off-camber section for good measure!

The day started with the hillside in thick fog - we could hardly make out the course, if you know what you are looking for you can probably pick out the pits on the photo below - but the sun was shining by the time the first race started and we were treated to a fabulous sunny day in the Lancashire hills.

Hoghton Tower 2016 Cyclocross race photos

The Hoghton Tower cyclocross race hosted by Red Rose Olympic CC was the first race of the season, so it was time for our riders to put into practice the skills they'd been working on in the pre-season coaching sessions.

The course devised by Jack, was challenging with plenty of climbing, off-cambers, fast descents and of course the steps when leaving the barn!