Monday, 17 October 2016


Friday 14th October 2016 - Springfield Park

The new 2016-17 YHPSCL season started with a bang at the Springfield park Hill Climb. Just over one hundred riders from nine schools turned up in good conditions to test themselves against the infamous hill.
The racing started with the year 4 riders taking to the hill for the first time. Quite a few of them rode up the hill really well and will be ones to watch out for over the coming season and years.

Year 4 girls results
Lena from Jubilee topped the y4 girls finishing in under 40 seconds at 39.7 seconds - a great effort, and Arlo from Gayhurst topped the y4 boys at 36.36 - a storming ride from the young man who looked like he really wanted it.

Year4 boys results

The year five girls saw Grazebrook take two of the three top spots with Loelle coming 1st in 39.16 and Betty at 40.97 - sandwiched between the two was Ashleigh from Millfields on 39.77 seconds.

Year 5 girls results

The year 5 boys saw the top five riders dip below 40 seconds wit the run away winner Milton from Millfields getting below thirty in 27.16 seconds - would any of the year 6 riders beat this time? Last years winner Milo from Jubilee came 2nd with Che from Southwold finishing in third.

year 5 boys results

The year 6 girls was won by Anna from Jubilee in the fastest girls time of the day at 32.91 seconds, she was followed by her team mate Maia at 37.21 then Ruby from Millfields at 39.87.

year 6 girls results

The entire top ten of the year 6 boys finished under 40 seconds with the winner - Robin from Millfields dropping below 30 to finish in 28.04. harper from gayhurst pipped Ruben from Jubilee to second with just  7 /100ths of a second separating them.

Year 6 boys results

The fatest time of the day then went to year 5 Milton with his 27 second effort - only three second s off the course record - will he come back next year and beat it? All this means our early league leaders are Millfields followed by Jubilee. Full table below.

League standings after round 1.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

New Season kicks of tomorrow with the Hill Climb

*Note this  might not in fact be Springfield Park

The eighth year of the Young Hackney Primary School league will get underway tomorrow with the traditional opener - the Springfield Park Hill Climb. The short but intense effort sends out a signal to the riders that racing throughout the year will require strong cycling if they want to win the league for their team.Rising 22m over a little over 100m in length the hill gets steeper towards the top.
Will we finally see someone topple the league record set in 2010 of 24.3 seconds?
Racing starts at 1pm sharp.