Thursday, 18 July 2019

2018-19 League Finale

Friday 12th July 2019

Hackney Downs - the sun was out and so was the YHPSCL for the final time this season for one more grass track and this time we finally had the right conditions for the track bikes. The grass had been cut and it was nice and dry. After a bit practise on the fixed wheel bikes the riders from Millfields , Jubilee and Olive schools redid themselves for an afternoon of track action in a mini omnium. Each rider rode four races  - a one lap time trial, then a a 3 lap scratch race, a handicap sprint and finishing with elimination races.
Year4 girls results
 

Year 4 boys results
 The race were closely contested throughout with all the riders seemingly adapting to track racing with ease.

 

Year 5 boys results
Year 5 girls results

 

Year 6 girls results
Year 6 boys results
Medalists

The final result was that once again Millfields Primary School topped the table to keep hold of the shield with Jubilee in a close second and Parkwood third. Well done to all the riders who took part this season and thanks to the schools, staff and parents who got them along to the races and thanks to Young Hackney whose support keeps the league going.
With plans afoot to change the format a bit next season will Jubilee win next time or could it be a school that's not won it before? Lets see what happens 2019-20 season will start in October - see you then.
League final standings 2018-19 season

Millfields capture the shield once again








Thursday, 20 June 2019

Grass Track - Round 8

 14/6/19 Round 8 of the Young Hackney Primary Schools Cycling League took place at Hackney Downs. Another grass track event was set up and the rain showed up too but didn't spoil the fun. Although some schools stayed away due to the weather the sun eventually came out. It was also great to welcome back Tyssen Primary School who competed in the league was back when there were only three schools taking part.



 
 The riders took part in mini Omnium - each age group and gender had three races to take part in -
a 3 lap scratch race, a one lap handicap sprint and finally an elimination race.

 

 

 The scratch races determined where each rider was started from on the oval in the handicap sprint
with the best riders in the scratch race starting at the back and the lowest placed riders starting half way round turn 1.

 


 

In the elmination races riders were taken out each lap from the rear of the bunch - the laps were neutralised with the sprints being signalled by the whistle. The number of laps was around 8 with five riders left to decide the top places.

 




Whilst we waited for the results to be tallied up the riders took part in som fun races they had a leMans style start where they had to sit down hands on their helmets then get up and run to their bikes then race half a lap.


Year 5 boys podium

Year 5 boys results


 
Year5 girls podium
Year 5 girls results
Year 6 boys podium
Year 6 boys results
Year 6 girls podium

Year 6 girls results
Jubilee won the round but it looks like they won't be able to overhaul Millfields for the title with only one round remaining., and Parkwood look like keeping the number three spot.
League standings after round 8

Monday, 20 May 2019

Round 7 - grass Track on the Downs

Year 5 boys in action

10/5/19 YHPSCL round seven and its grass track time again. Six schools attended with 52 riders from year 4 and 5 taking part in mini omnium. Each year and gender group  had three different races with the results from each race making up the riders final placing - the lowest total coming first and so on. Any riders tied on points were placed according to where they finish din the final race.

The year 4 girls saw Pia from Millfields win the 3 lap scratch form Magda of Jubilee and Pearl- Millfields. In the 1 lap handicap Matilda from Shacklewell made the most of her placing from the first race and won it form Helena of Gayhurst whilst Magda stormed round to pass most of the field and get third. In the 9 lap elimination race the riders were eliminated last ver the line each lap until five remained - Magda took first spot, Pearl second na Maya from jubilee edged out Pia for third.
This meant Magda won the overall followed by Pia than Pearl.
Year4 girls results
The year 4 boys had some close races. In the 3 lap scratch Milo of Jubilee won from Max of gayhurst then Roscoe of Millfields. In the 1 lap handicap Isa of Olive won from Sul of Gayhurst with Wolfe of Jubilee coming third. In the 9 lap elimination it came down to the last four _ Milo taking 4th, edged out by Roscoe in 3rd, Wolfe in 2nd leaving William from Jubilee to take the win and grab the overall thanks to his two sixth placings in the other races.
Year4 boys results

Year 5 girls race

The girls of year 5 was closely fought throughout. The 3 lap scratch  went the way of charlie for Jubilee withMerle of Gayhurst second and Poppy of Jubilee third. Margo from Gayhurst won the 1 lap handicap from Amarah of Millfields with her team mate Layla coming third. In the elimanation Charlie took the second win of the day to secure the overall whilst Lila of millfields came scone to claim 2nd overall and Poppy cam third also securing third overall.
Year 5 girls results
 The year 5 boys 3 lap scratch was won by Harris from Millfields, followed by Kuba f Jubilee and team mate Brandon for third. In the 1 lap handicap Joshua from Shacklewell tied first with Yusef of Parkwood with Kuba taking second and Jivori third. In the elimination Harris got his second win  but Kuba came third meaning he got the overall by there points difference despite Harris' two wins.Brandon came second. In the overall Zooe from Gayhurst came third thanks to his 6th, 5th and 4th placings.
Year 5 boys results



Year 5 girls devil
The league standings as a result of this round got a bit closer at the top and if the next two rounds go the same it could be either Jubilee or Millfields title win. Meanwhile Gayhurst are clawing their way towards third spot behind Parkwood. Plenty to play for in the last two rounds.
League standings after round 7

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Circuit Racing at Lea Valley Velopark - part 2

8/3/19

The year 5 boys line up to start.


The second visit to the Lea Valley Velopark in seven days for the YHPSCL and the rain held off again although it was pretty cold and windy as per usual. Six schools came along and fifty seven riders from years 4 and 5 gave it their best shot.

2nd place Logan with winner Harris during the year 5 boys race.
The year fives went first this time seeing as how they'd been here just last week the year 4's could watch them and learn. They could certainly learn from the Millfields boys as once agin they worked well together to distance the rest and take a 123.
Year 5 boys results.
The year 5 girls start their race.


Next up were the year 5 girls and once again Charlie from Jubilee distanced the rest of the riders by some way to take the win followed by team mate Poppy then Lena from Millfields.
Year 5 girls action.

Year 5 girls action.

Year 5 girls action.

Year 5 girls action.

Year 5 girls action.

Year 5 girls action.

Year 5 girls action.

Year 5 girls action.





Year 5 girls results
Charlie winning the year 5 girls race.

year 4 boys ready to go


So now it was time for the year 4 boys to show their speed over three laps of the circuit. It started off a pretty close race with ten riders in contention after lap 1 - after lap 2 we had a leading five and Max from Gayhurst began to stretch them out and took the win followed by Roscoe from Millfields and William from Jubilee.
Year 4 boys action.

Year 4 boys action.

Year 4 boys action.

Year 4 boys action.
Year 4 boys results

Max winning the year 4 boys race
 Finally we had the year 4 girls and Pia from Millfields went off like a bullet with a pairing from Jubilee trying to chase her down. In the end Pia held out followed over the line by Maya and Magda for second and third.
Pia winning the year 4 girls race
Year 4 girls results


Year 4 boys podium

Year 5 girls podium

Year 4 boys podium

Year 4 girls podium
The league standings after six rounds show Millfields in first with  a commanding lead over Jubilee. then we have Parkwood, Kingsmead Mandeville and Gayhurst all pretty close together - with three rounds left any one of them can claim the third spot.

League standings after round 6