Hoghton Tower Cyclocross Race report

Despite the rain - and there was a lot of rain - there was a great turnout and high spirits at the first race of the 2018 NWCCA season. The Red Rose team put on a great event with a challenging course in a fabulous setting.

Thanks to all the volunteers that helped out setting up the day before, marshalling on the day and tidying up afterwards.

Results are available from the NWCCA.

Everton Park Summer Cross Report

Red Rose Olympic had a great day of racing at Everton Park. It was quite a different experience racing in the sun and heat after the rain, hail and snow of the last cyclo-cross winter season.

Red Rose had riders in every race. Pheobe won the U10 girls race and Dan was in the youth race and had a great race despite a mechanical on the start line which delayed him getting away.

There was a great atmosphere, with local police on bikes having a go round the course and representatives of the Friends of Everton Park there too.

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.