Sunday, 31 May 2009

Get Well Alex!

One of our riders - Alex Peters - had a crash on Friday 29th May whilst riding back from the Navestock Time Trial. He spent the night in Homerton Hospital and has broken his collarbone in three places. He may be having a plate and screws put in and will defiantly be having surgery. Its looking like he'll be out for a number of months. We are going to miss him out on our rides and races so heal up soon alex!!!!!

Friday, 29 May 2009

Recent results and Photos

Alex Peters (above) and Tao Geoghegan Hart (top) both raced in the Hog Hill Youth Grand Prix on 17 May results here. It rained throughout the race and both riders fought hard for their places. It was the first race in their new kit and it did its job brilliantly to protect the riders from the fierce rain and wind. They also rode in the Lea Valley Youth CC Summer Series 1 at Hog Hill on 23 May - this is the race that the Alex and Tao are riding in above. See results here.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

New Kit!

New club kit at last!

We have short sleeved jerseys with full length or quarter length sleeves at £45, grid fleece tops and packable windbreakers at £65 and bib shorts at £45.
Under 18s youth section subsidised price list:
Shirt - £20 shorts £20 long sleave training tops £40

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Wednesday, 6 May 2009

2nd Round Chelmsford - 26th April 2009

Here's a picture of the fit, handsome & beautiful that made it to the start of CCH's
2009 Round Chelmsford.
A full report and more images coming soon.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

The African cyclist - part 2

A follow up link to the one posted earlier in the year entitled 'The African cyclist': here

The report from our 2nd annual 'Round Chelmsford' is coming soon.

GTR Haggerston Park - Bike Yard East Bike Day

Sunday April 17th 2009

Haggerston park provided plenty of space for a 200m track that was placed at the eastern end by the school wall. There was a blustery breeze and bright intermittent sunshine. Temp. 17c. The riding surface was excellent according to our chief track inspector Dan Bachelor who declared it 'clean cut, level & fast'.
After registration the days action began as usual with a warm up session and then the first round of flying lap time trials. Easily out numbering CCH's youth section a strong contingent of local youths were in attendance. After setting preliminary times they lay in wait for their second attempt for a faster time. Mean while adult rider Andy Maun nailed the fastest time of the day at 21.69 seconds beating into equal 2nd place CCH youth riders, 14 year old Tao Geoghegan-Hart and Nahshan Blondell by one second at 22.69. Guest on the podium was Dan Bachelor with a time of 22.87.
Happily for the local youth section they all managed to improve on their first runs after taking sound coaching advice and a good breather.
The ten lap Hare & Hounds: Four adult riders; Oliver Schick, Patrick Field, Dan Bachelor & Andy Maun were the chasing hounds after the youth-full hares; Tao G-Hart, Nahshan Blondell & Alfie Maun. The hares had just over half a lap head start on the baying hounds. Sadly for the old dogs their chase went the way of the chewed bone and the hunters became hunted with the duo of Tao & Nahshan combining well to leave behind Alfie to catch the hounds with three laps to go. In the end Tao's strength & experience was to much for Nahshan who settled for second place with a 'burning chest'.

The 'Devil' a ten lap elimination race, all riders together. This contest was won by Dan Bachelor after an exciting spin that culminated in a final sprint out between Dan B', Oliver Schick, Tao G & Ned Maun. On the last bend Tao gave all to win against Dan B' at the front but instead lost his grip to chew grass - great crash!
Thankfully nothing was broken, well done Tao for making the action extra and seriously challenge Dan Bachelor who held his nerve to sweep past and scoop the winners glory - cheeky devil.

A good day of racing then and special thanks to Bike Yard East for providing the space and the prizes.

Next GTR event: Well Street common Festival Sunday 17th May 2009

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