Monday 18 October 2010

Springfield Hill Climb

A young rider from Southwold Primary School - photo - James Perrin

Cycling Club Hackney is leading in the development of cycle sport in the borough's schools. As part of a league of monthly cycling events three Hackney primary schools took part in a Hill Climb Time Trial event on the 8th of October at Springfield Park. The young riders from Gayhurst, Kingsmead and Southwold tackled the gradient twice with each rider setting of on the minute. The event ran like clockwork thanks to
the organisation of Kate Searle, Marcus Ahmed and Gary Boyd from Southwold and was enthusiastically supported by spectators and CCH riders Clem and Tao checking out the future talent. CCH riders taking part included Bede, Logan, Frank and new recruit Amelia.

Logan on his way to the fastest time of the day 24.3 secs' - photo - James Perrin

The schools programme is rapidly expanding as another two schools have expressed an interest in taking part in the next event. The events are supported by cycle training and clubs within the schools, which will hopefully attract keen young riders into the sport and to becoming members of CCH. Three talented young riders were brought into the club this way last term - Jessie, Shiva and Noah.

Bede and Frank show off the Shield they won in the summer as part of Gayhurst Community School Cycling Team in the British Schools Cycling Association circuit race - the shield was for best all rounders nationally and regionally at under 10s level - photo - James Perrin

CCH is working together with the schools involved, the Learning Trust and the education authorities from the Olympic boroughs to develop the programme into an inter borough competition. Watch this space...

The riders from Kingsmead, Southwold and Gayhurst Schools get their times from Gary Boyd
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