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

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! 

Hoghton Tower Cyclocross 2016 Preview

Red Rose Olympic Cycling Club will be delivering the first round of this year’s North West Cyclo-Cross season at Hoghton Tower, Preston, for a 3rd year running.

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The continental indoor barn section will be there again doubling up as sign on with the course going through the barn following a short cobbled climb. We have had to change the course this year ...

Olympic Gold Medalist Steven Burke drops in at the NW Youth League

Fresh from the Rio 2016 Olympics, gold medal winner Steven Burke paid a surprise visit to the North West Youth League race at the Steven Burke Sports Hub in Nelson, despite the rainy conditions.

Steven was on hand to start the A/B girls race then said a few words, posed for photos and chatted with riders and spectators.


Summer Of Cycling

Saturday saw the last of this summer's coaching sessions on the track at UCLAN Sports Arena. Feedback from participants was positive with almost everyone having a different favourite activity.

Red Rose Olympic's summer of cycling continues with an off-road focus next week. We'll be meeting at 9am at the sports arena.

We will be focusing on mountain biking and then cyclocross skills ready for the start of the cyclocross season.