Wednesday 3 July 2024

London Youth Games 2024

Saturday 29th June saw the final festival events of the London Youth Games take place at the QE Olympic Park. A very young team of riders represented Hackney in the road cycling event at the velopark. Some shifting of gym equipment to the circuit side by venue led to a bit of chaos at the start of the day with all the teams and riders queing outside  in the hot sun for ages whilst the team managers struggled to sign the teams in. This was then followed by an hours delay as the organisers had managed to mix up names times and boroughs in the riders packs. They were giving out more chips than you see at a Belgian cyclocross race. Eventually things got under way in perfect conditions for the time trials.

Arthur started things off with a pb of  9min' 55secs for the four lap individual time trial.

Next up was Giacomo with time of 10:07.

Tommy set a time of 11.38 for the four laps.

First up for the AB girls was Tess
setting a time of 11mins 24 secs.
Next for the girls was Charlie with time of 12:05.

Last to go for the AB girls for Hackney
was Poppy with a time of 11:51.

First up for the CDE boys was Ben finishing the two lap
time trial in 6mins 25 secs.

Alex went next setting a time of 6:33.

Isaac finished the CDE tt for the boys in 6:18.

Harry also set a great time of   6:18, and Gee came in at 7:01.

The CDE girls went next with Erin finishing at 7:52.

Ruby led home the CDE girls in7:09 followed by at Une 7:40 and at Pearl- 8:08.

The AB girls circuit race split up into groups quickly with the
 Hackney riders Poppy and Charlie finding themselves in the 
second group they held on in there 
to finish 12th and 14th respectively.

The boys AB circuit race was a fast affair with both Arthur and Giacomo sticking in the main bunch - Giacomo had to chase at one point after losing his chain they finished in 15th and 16th

After all the dust had settled the Hackney team placed 5th out of all the boroughs overall - a great result for such a young team - this all helped Hackney  finish the Youth Games overall in 3rd place in London and 1st place in the Inner London Trophy.

Tuesday 19 March 2024

CC Hackney & AKASO Tech

2024 saw the beginning of a healthy association with Akaso cameras. Starting with light engagements and enough Akaso Brave 7 cameras to equip the lead coaches delivering CCH's year round cycling activities and two sporting members (Joel & Dani) who are doing entry level time trials, triathlons, running events. And Dani is making a splash (living the dream:) with her surfing hobby!  

This year's three main main sporting events are also set to be supported by Akaso
Annual Round Chelmsford (Sunday May 18th TBC)
CCH Road Race (June)
CCH Cyclo Cross Races (September)

Keep track with the latest news and developments on our Instagram page and associated social media links. 

Tuesday 4 July 2023

London Youth Games 2023

Freddie being cheered on by the team.

     Saturday 1st July and the QE Olympic park was host to the finals of the London youth games with events going on in the Olympic stadium(Hammers) Copperbox and the cycling at the Velopark circuit meaning it was busy day for those representing the London Borough of Hackney-  and more so for those looking after them. Once again CCH were tasked with getting together a team for the road racing and once again the riders chosen delivers the goods.

Freddie on his way to finishing 2nd in the youth A boys time trial on time of 8.48.56 for the four laps.


Arthur went next for hackney in the U16s TT despite being a first year U14 he posted a great time of 10.23.15.

Next to go for Hackney was first timer Frida in the ~U16 girls TT - she finished 9th on time of 11.12.12

Next up was Ishanna who came 14th  at time of 11.47.32.

Finally for the youth A girls we had Sophie  with time of 12.59.16.

Sophie was also competing for the first time. Following straight after we had the under 12s individual time trial - 2laps of the circuit this time.

First up for Hackney boys was Leo

Leo posted a time of 6.09.91 to finish 19th in his first youth games.

Next was Isaac another first timer - he finished 8th on 5.41.79.
Next up was Henry he came 14th overall on 5.57.98.

Finally for u12 boys was Sam who did the 2 laps in 6.11.09.

First up for the U12 girls was three time attendee Catrin - 


Catrin finished 4th on 6.04 19.

Finally we had newcomer Grace who finished 26th on 7.34.67.

In the afternoon we move on to the girls and boys u16 circuit races. First up were the girls racing for 12laps of the circuit and representing Hackney we had Frida and Ishanna.

- the girls did well staying in the frontbunch all the way in very windy conditions finishing 9th -Frida and 12th Ishanna.

Next up we had Arthur and Freddie in the boys u16 12 lap race. A big crash some some the riders leave mid race but both Hackney riders stayed in there to finish 11th and 13th.

Overall then Hackney finished 4th in the competition narrowly edged of third which went to Greenwich with Southwark taking silver and Lewisham Gold. The riders efforts meant that along with the competitors for hackney in all the other 25 sports the borough finished in second place in the Jubilee cup for this years London youth games - well done to them all and go Hackney.

Special mentions to to Dan who rode the TT for his borough of Waltham Forest and Carlos who rode the TT and circuit race for Newham. Full results here - results.

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