|Isaac and Bede with local lad Harry Tadman on podium at Hillingdon.|
Saturday at the magic Homes Crits at Hillingdon saw two CCH riders on the podium in the U12s- with Isaac Costley coming 2nd and Bede Geoghan-Hart 3rd. Theo Modell from ELV was 4th.Good racing in challenging conditions sharing the circuit with U16s and U14s and no bell for their last lap - so all did well to count theirlaps so that they could race for the finish. Which is just as well -both Anna and I thought they still had another lap to go!
Great stuff from the Youth squad with five riders getting BC points on the board early season.
Sunday saw the start of this seasons Eastern Road Race League with the Crest Road Race spinning round the Wendens Ambo course eight times in what can only be described as horrible conditions. For me standing marshalling a cross roads in the middle of nowhere it was horrible but I can only begin to imagine how it felt for CCH riders James Fairbank and Ben Brown. James managed to get into an early ten man break that became nine then finally seven where he claimed a great fifth place to put hackney in the points. Hats off to both them for finishing the race when when so many others didn't - an attrition rate of 2 out of 3 falling away...Report, photo and results here.
|James leading Patrick Schills into Littlebury.|
|Ben trying to keep out of the weather.|