Sunday, 30 January 2011

Lee Valley Youth CC Winter Series 2011

CCH juniors turned out in force for the first circuit race of the season - the LYVCC winter series 1 held at Hog Hill on the 29th January 2011. A very chilly ride over from the club saw 19 riders ready to race for CCH- many of them for the first time in a road circuit race.

Artie and Sam in the Under 10's

Leonard, Jake , Artie, Sam and Elliot raced in the Under 10's with Leonard finishing a strong sixth place.

Isaac in the Under 12's

Bede, Isaac, Joe, Jessie, Frank, Sam, Louis and Logan went in the Under 12's. Jessie placed 2nd in the girls whilst Bede and Isaac were 5th and 7th respectively in the boys. Jack, Garvey, Mostyn and Ned rode a tough race in the Under 14's whilst Alex McKerrell had a very good 9th place in the Under 16's - his first circuit race.

Jack in the Under 14's

Alex in the Under 16's.

Top ride of the day has to go to Jack for sticking with it in the Under 14's - a few times it looked like he was about to throw in he towel but his very vocal team mates inspired him to keep going to the finish. Well done to everyone for riding in such cold conditions.

The juniors joined by Rhys just before his race in the SERRL winter series.
Full results here.
More photos here.

Women's Ride spotted on Toot Hill

The CCH sunday morning women's ride continues to grow in popularity. Six riders set off on a 30 mile loop through Essex passing the early risers at High Beech then taking in Magdalen Laver and Toot Hill where they bumped into the men's squad. Next ride is 6th February meet at 9am at Hackney Downs train station for 9.10 train to Chingford.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Scalextric unveils Olympic cycling set, mean while back in Bethnal Green...

For the completely obsessed (not me honest!) and anyone else looking for some indoor cycling action and perhaps some fun whilst recovering (from actual cycling) find out more here.
Another indoor cycling activity in a more visceral vein was going on in Bethnal Green last Saturday - The Red Bull Mini Drome main event - check the ringside report and video here.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Open Day women’s rides around London

The London Women's Cycle Racing League runs from April to August with races taking place at such venues as Hillingdon Cycle Circuit, Redbridge Cycle Centre, Richmond Park and Crystal Palace. Races are suitable for competitors at all levels.

londonwomenlogo2010New for 2011 is a series of women's Open Day Meet & Greet rides in the run-up to the 2011 league debut on 9th April.

Come and join other women club cyclists on social group rides in different parts of London. The rides will be hosted by different clubs where you can find out more about women's cycling in London and meet like-minded buddies.

You could be a keen cyclist without a club, a club cyclist wanting to guest ride on an all female club run, a triathlete, a rower or just a curious sporty soul. Come along with your road bike and join us!

Ride Schedule
Sunday 30th January - Surrey ride with Kingston Wheelers
Sunday 6th February - Kent ride with Dulwich Paragon
Sunday 20th February - Windsor ride with London Dynamo
Sunday 6th March - Hertfordshire ride with London Phoenix
Saturday 12th March - Surrey ride with Addiscombe CC


Race League Info


Sunday, 16 January 2011

Roller Racing Derby

All CCH members are invited to come and take part in a Roller Racing Derby at Gayhurst Community School, Gayhurt Road E8 this Friday 21st of January from 6 - 9pm. The event is part of the Hackney Primary Schools Cycling League and adults taking part will help raise funds for the league. Sign on from 5.30pm - food and drink on sale, DJ and cycling films. Come down and spin your legs for a good cause. Contact Neil - 07751495853 or Harry for tickets.

Friday, 7 January 2011

An embarrassment of cycling facilities

London Hackney January 2011
There is an embarrassment of cycling facility sitting in our back yard that is up and running right now. To have the opportunity to practice in a velodrome is great for any racing cyclists’ full stop but this new Olympic velodrome for London 2012 is an absolute palace.
When it's open in due course, I'm really looking forward to seeing our new velodrome being put to good use by cyclists near and far throughout the year. Until then it's training out doors in the traffic, wind, cold and wet. This is of no matter because as the saying goes - something worth having is worth waiting for.
Read an article about speed testing the new track here
Have a virtual wiz on the track here.

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