Scottish Cycling Podcast 7 Crit On The Campus, Jenny Holl, Joe Nally

In this episode I was at Crit on the Campus, a closed road circuit race held at Stirling University. I spoke to two junior riders, both on the British Cycling Junior Academy. They were Jenny Holl and Joe Nally. I also spoke to Joe’s sponsor, coach and mentor Craig Hardie of Hardie Bikes after the race.

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The race is run on a closed circuit at Stirling University
Full results on British Cycling
Race report on Scottish Cycling website
Photos – Mens E123 race by Andy Gerrie
Photos – Women’s E123 race by Andy Gerrie
Photos by MikeBInFocus

Jenny Holl

First I spoke to Jenny, who had pulled out of the crit as she was heading to Holland that evening to race in Holladn the week after at the Energiewacht Tour, which was the first girls Nations Cup event of the year.

There were 2 Teams for GB:

Great Britain A
31 DICKINSON, Eleanor – finished 8th on GC at 30s
32 ROBERTS, Jessica – finished 7th at 28s
33 RAYBOULD, Rebecca (DNF, Stage 2)
34 DOLAN, Lauren (DNF, Stage 2)

Great Britain B
271 COLBORNE, Henrietta – finished 20th at 48s
272 HOLL, Jenny (DNF, Stage 2)
273 CALLANDER, Rhona – finished 38th at 1:34
274 FERGUSON, Tara (DNF, Stage 2)

Full results for the Energiewacht Junior Tour are here on Procyclingstats

Jenny recommended some events for other youth or junior riders to aim for, if they want to improve their cycling and get noticed by BC:

  • Scottish Cycling cluster sessions – all day training sessions and coach-led racing at the end
    • sessions at the Glasgow track
    • sessions at Edinburgh Ingliston
  • British Cycling Regional School of Racing
    • 5 track ones
    • 5 road ones

I asked Jenny what riders need to do to get noticed by BC for performance programmes

  • Performing well at National races
  • British National Series
  • Hetton – event that is furthest north
  • Scarborough
  • Milton Keynes
  • Youth Tour of Wales
  • Youth Tour of Scotland – not a national series
  • National champs

After exams Jenny is aiming for Junior Track Worlds Switzerland GB
Jenny and Rhona ride together in the madison
Jenny rides points and scratch while Rhona will be gravitating more towards her strength, the road
Ellie Dickinson, Becky Raebold, Jess Roberts (welsh), Lauren Dolan; Henrietta Colbourne, make up the 7 girls in the British junior team pursuit squad

Selected palmares:
National junior scratch race champion 2015
National junior road/crit champion 2015

Joe Nally

Races for Team Hardie Bikes and is also on the Team GB Junior Academy
Started out with Carnegie Cyclones
Then picked up by Craig Hardie.

Selected palmares:
Won a junior national series this year
2015 youth national series
Scottish Individual Pursuit record 2016
2016 – Junior Gent-Wevelgem 17th after crash back on
2016: Belgium – won 1 kermesse – raced amongst National teams
Junior Paris Roubaix
(Also was youth/junior road/crit champion 5 years in a row)

After exams he is aiming for European Road Champs

Joe managed to win crit on the Campus in his first race in a senior field!


Craig Hardie

After the race I spoke to Joe’s sponsor, supporter and mentor Craig Hardie of Hardie bikes.
His shop is in Cairneyhill near Dunfermline

After the crit, Joe went on to race junior Paris Roubaix for Team GB.
There was a preview of this on British Cycling.
Joe finished 11th – result on cyclingTips