Cycle League News
Grass Track Racing May 2022
On Friday 13th May, some children from years 4 and 5 participated in a Cycle League event at the Hackney Downs Grass Track. A grass track is similar to the track racing you find in velodromes with riders competing around a short oval on fixed wheel track bikes(supplied) in a number of short races of differing formats. It is a mass start race with riders held at the start. Each year group and gender raced separately. Well done to all of the children who took part and a special congratulations to Dillon (year 4), who got a silver medal and Chinaza (year 5), who got a bronze medal.
Circuit Racing at Lee Valley Velopark March 2022
On Friday 11th March, some children from years 5 and 6 participated in the Circuit Race at Lee Valley, Velopark. Circuit racing is like cycle road racing except it’s on a closed road meaning there are no vehicles. It was a mass start race with riders gridded at the start and each year group and gender raced separately. A special congratulations to Mia in year 6, who won a bronze medal.
Circuit Racing Velopark 2022
Circuit Racing Feb 2022
On Friday 11th February, Leo, Hafsah, Chinenye, Coco C, Hector G, Albert, Tom, Eesa, Rafe, Pepa, Purdy and Isla (from years 4 and 5) participated in the Circuit Race at Mabley Green.
Circuit racing is like cycle road racing except it’s on a closed road meaning there are no vehicles. It was a mass start race with riders gridded at the start and each year group and gender raced separately. Leo very proudly won a bronze medal and Pepa won her second medal for the Cycle League - coming in second with silver.
Circuit Racing at Mabley Green -Feb 2022
On Friday 14th Jan a group of year 5 and 6 cyclists attended an event at Forest Road Youth Hub. The children had to race against the clock on fixed bikes.
Everyone did really well and walked away with tired legs- Even the Sidney and Yinka!
Cyclocross at Hackney Downs November 2021
On Friday 12th November, 12 of our year 5 and 6 children competed in the next round of the Hackney Schools Cycle league. This time it was 'Cyclocross' at Hackney Downs.
Cyclocross racing is conducted on a mixture of surfaces – grass, mud, tarmac- with obstacles – hills, corners, hurdles - round a short course over a number of laps. Riders usually have to jump off their bike at some point and run with it. It is a mass start race with riders gridded at the start.
The children were fantastic. This was the first time many of the children had tried this kind of a cycling event and they were fantastic. Oscar, from Year 5, came 1st in the year 5 boys' competition from a field of 30 children from 11 Hackney Schools. What a result! Look out for news of the next event in December.