Monday, 14 November 2016

Cyclocross Crazy

year 6 girls leaders

11/11/16 - Hackney Downs

The sun shone bright on Armistice day as 87 riders from nine schools made their way to Hackney Downs to take part in round two of this years Young Hackney Primary Schools Cycling League. Cyclocross was the dish of the day and the riders were crazy for it.

Twists and turns and a few up and downs alongside slippy leaves and the inclusion of a hurdle made for a demanding course - how would the riders tackle it?

Lovely day for a race

The first to race were the year 5 girls. ashleigh from Millfields led from start of the 5 lap race to end lapping all but five of her nearest competitors. Ruby from Gayhurst came from behind to beat Taejah from Millfields into 2nd place.

Grazebrook girls

Jubilee in their new kit

Gayhurst in their new kit.

Parkwood enjoying themselves

year 6 girls get ready to race.

Video of hurdle action.

Year 5 girls results
Year 5 girls podium - Ruby, Ashleigh and Taejah
Next up were the year 5 boys racing for 5 laps. Milo from Jubilee stormed away from the rest of the field leaving a close battle for the other podium places between the Millfields duo of Milton and Solomon alongside Che from Southwold. Che faded towards the end whilst a moment of high drama saw Milton slide out on the penultimate cornet allowing Milton in for 2nd place. great racing.

year 5 boys in action

Year 5 boys results
Year 5 boys podium Solomon, Milo and Milton.

 Next up were the year 6 girls racing for six laps. Anna and Maia from Jubilee and Molly from Gayhurst battled out the top spots with Anna steadily pulling in front for a great win.

year 6 girls results

Year 6 girls podium Maia, Anna and Molly.
The last race of the day was the year 6 boys - this race was close at the sharp end withe lead changing hands three or four times. again Jubilee and Millfields were battling it out for the win - this time the honours went to Jubilee with Rueben and Murray coming first and second with Robin from Millfields coming third despite getting caught up in a crash.

Year 6 boys at the hurdle.

year 6 boys results

Year 6 boys podium Murray, Rueben and Robin.

Jubilee emerged as the overall winners point wise so here's how the league is shaping up after the first two events- 
league standings after round 2
lots to play for so bring on the Roller racing in December.

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