|The Hackney London Youth Games team for 2015|
|Connor's new helmet|
|Logan being cheered on by the team whilst Keir offers some coaching points|
|Andy working the lap board - would it be number 1 later?|
|Logan and those rainbow socks.|
It was good start and the sun was doing its bit as were the Hackney support - probably the most vocal borough on the day.
Next up was Isaac Costley and he too was flying finishing at 8min10 secs - we were starting to get excited about our chances.
|Isaac setting off|
The rules for each of the time trials - U16 & U14 - state that you must field four riders with at least one of them being female - the top three times count - again one of these times must be set by a female rider.
So next up representing Hackney was Charlie Dash - as a first year B rider she was ceding three years to some of the other female competitors - would she rise to the challenge? Would she be affected by her brother going off to hospital?
|Keir, Connie and Jess give Charlie some last minute encouragement under that umbrella|
|Charlie sets off|
|Sam in the start area|
|Sam giving it his all|
|The silver medalists in the Youth AB category - Charlie, Sam, Isaac and Logan.|
|Anoushka warming up? in the shade?|
|Anoushka pushing hard|
First off was relative newcomer Anoushka Minale. At 10 years old again she was ceding a couple of years experience to the other girls in her category. She rode the two lap course in avery good 5 mins and 3 seconds.
|William starting his 2 laps|
|William on his way|
|Tom setting off|
|Tom putting a storming effort|
|Mack getting going|
|Frank at the sharp end in the boys crit.|
|Jess leading the girls crit.|
|William, Mack, Tom and Anoushka with their silver medals for the CDE TT.|
|Frank with his bronze for the boys circuit race.|
First place - the London Borough of Hackney on 133 points. Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssss
The team rightly milked their celebrations... Congratulations and thanks to the riders on the day, the reserve riders for their support, all the riders who took part in the trials for ensuring the best team rode on the day and the coaches, volunteers and parents who got them to this point.
The cup was coming back to Hackney after a four year absence and the plans that were put in motion back in 2009 were beginning to come to fruition. All these riders from age 10 -16 had been introduced to cycle sport either through the Hackney Primary Schools League or through the CCH grass track leagues. Our aim was and is to build for the future, to encourage participation in cycling at all levels, to make Hackney and London the centre for cycling - oh and to win the cup again next year .....
|Charlie and Jess show off their medals.|
Logan and Frank with the Eileen Grey trophy.