Red Rose Olympic riders have been at the Dolan Series 2019, run over three weekends at Southport, with each rider doing two races on each day. The first race on the day is the long race which tends to be more tactical and is followed by a short race which tends to be an all out hectic, full gas sprint! The riders all had to put into practice their skills and hone their race craft, all while at the limit.
In keeping with British Cycling guidance, all Red Rose Olympic activities are suspended - initially until 30 April.
Red Rose Olympic are getting geared up for a summer of cycling!
Our coaching sessions at UCLAN Sport Arena start this coming weekend. These sessions are aimed at riders of all ages and are great for riders looking to get more confident riding a bike and learn some basic skills to people looking to race or who are already racing regularly. Each week we coach a different skill at the beginning of the session and build it into exercises and games later in the session.
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.
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.
Last Saturday saw the North West Youth Circuit Championships held at UCLAN sports arena. The weather was fabulous and we had a great day of racing. Red Rose were represented in a few of the races with winners in two of the age categories.
Phoebe won the under 10 girls and Katie won the under 8 girls.
Well done to both girls.
This summer Tom Alker has set himself the challenge of riding 100 miles as a fundraising event in memory of his sister Emily. Emily's Forever Fund is emily-alker.muchloved.com which gives details of what happened to Emily; Tom's fundraiser is in the 'Fundraising in memory of Emily' section.
Here are the results of the Time Trial today:
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:
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.