Monday, 12 December 2016

Roll on 2017


Renas from Parkwood in action

Riders from Millfields, Thomas Fairchild, Shacklewell and Kingsmead schools ready to start racing.

Round three of this year's league broke the records with our largest ever number of riders participating in last Friday's roller racing event at the Forest Centre in Dalston. One hundred and twenty racers from ten schools turned up in either the morning or afternoon sessions shaking the building to its foundations with their noisy support. Adding to the decibel levels we had a bicycle powered sound system going that riders used to warm up on - all of which means that if Santa turns up on Christmas Eve I won't be able to hear him.

The riders used fixed gear track bikes on the excellent Goldsprints system racing for the equivalent of two laps round the velodrome or 500 metres in old money. As expected over such a short distance the results were all very close to one another. The standout results were Anna from Jubilee - fastest girl of the day at 30.85 seconds and third fastest out of everyone - and Milton from Millfields the fastest boy of the day and only rider to drop under the 30 second barrier with a winning time of 28.59 seconds. Full results below.

year 4 girls results

Year 4 boys results
year 5 girls results
year 5 boys results

year 6 girls results

year 6 boys results
The Parkwood team
 The league standings now see Millfields increase their lead over Jubilee whilst Southwold, Kingsmead, Parkwood and Grazebrook all closed the gap to Gayhurst. There is an obvious strength in depth at the top two schools with the majority of their riders scoring points in all the categories. The onus is on the other schools to increase the competition for places in their teams. for ideas and help as to how to go about this contact us at Cycling Club Hackney. That said the league is about making cycling a fun and rewarding thing to do and judging by the faces on friday it looked like they were all having a great time.  As Paul one of the adults helping out wrote to me later - 
"Thanks again for putting on another great event on Friday, the kids all loved it, and the ones who hadn't done it before were very excited afterwards....the word intense came up quite a lot!"

League standings below.
League standings after round three

The Millfields team getting their race face on.