Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Circuit races at LVV in Olympic Park great success

The Young Hackney Primary Schools Cycling League had its first taste of using Olympic class venues last Thursday with the first Circuit race of this this season at Lea Valley Velopark in nearby Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We had 81 riders competing from eight different schools in the Go-Ride event - it was fantastic to see so many young riders out there many of them visiting the facility for the first time.

The year 6 boys race about to start

The riders were giving the chance to ride around the circuit first in order to learn its layout and then whilst the different groups raced the other riders were able to train on the west side of the circuit on a different loop.
Southwold riders about to get some practise in.
First to race were the year 5 girls. 24 riders battled it out over 5 laps with Kezia Cotterell from Gayhurst taking an early lead and hanging on to it through out with Esther Ramsay and Leah Sobell-Davies finishing 2nd and 3rd for Jubilee.

A rider on the steep hill next to the Velodrome
The next race was the year 5 boys - 20 riders started this race and although it split up quite quickly there was close racing within the groups. The leaders Conrad Couzins - Millfields and Robbie de Monchaux-Irons - Gayhurst worked in tandem to distance the rest with Rueben Couzins - Millfields, Jeffrey Marriot - Southwold and Leon Musson-Brown - Kingsmead the only other riders finishing on the same lap as the first two.
Year 5 girls results

Year 5 boys results

The Year 6 girls were next up and again we had break away by a strong threesome stringing out the other riders and lapping some of them. Billie Kilburn from Gayhurst road to a fine win followed by Leila Abbot from Kingsmead and Evie Fletcher - Gayhurst.

The final race saw 22 year 6 boys battle it out and again we saw a break of three followed by a chasing pack of five stringing out the remainder of the field - Mack Mooney from jubilee took the honours from the Gayhurst pair Tom Bardill and Stanley Boyd.

year 6 girls results

year 6 boys results

 It was a great effort by all the riders and I'm sure they'll all come back stronger for the next race at the Velopark circuit in January. The current league standings are below and we'll see you all the Forest Centre on Thursday 11th December for the next event in the league - Roller Racing.

League standings November 2014