Emotional video tribute to Charlie Craig the 15-year-old XC and cyclocross racer – and son of Nick Craig – who died suddenly in January.

As reported back in January, Charlie Craig died in his sleep earlier this year, leaving the UK cross-country and cyclocross racing scenes stunned and deeply saddened.

In 2016 Charlie Craig won the National Trophy Cyclocross Series in impressive style. Charlie was a fit and fast mountain bike racer too. He finished seventh in the British MTB Cross-Country Series (youth men’s category). Many pundits were expecting Charlie to go on to even greater things on the world stage.

But it was not to be.

As this video of a proper Lakeland epic day out shows, Charlie was an impressive bike handler outside of a racing environment too.

This film has been put together by the Trippin Fellaz: “Be it skinny wheels, skinny wheels with nobbles on, fat wheels or just your bog standard 26 inch wheel Charlie was a master of them all, his infectious smile touched the world and his love of riding spread to so many. Charlie was what makes our sport and community so great, more enthusiasm, talent and energy that most can wish for in a lifetime and a smile that could light up a room in a second, for what little time we had with Charlie we are eternally gratefully and our thoughts are with Nick, Sarah, Tom and family, here’s to Charlie!”

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Trippin Fellaz: “Charlie Craig was such a talented, inspirational, humble individual, qualities passed down to him in a way only Nick, Sarah and Tom Craig could. It was more than a pleasure to hold such a small part of and incredible life. Here’s to Charlie.”