Monday, 27 June 2016

Volunteer call up - CCH Track Race

It's our annual track event at Herne Hill Velodrome this Saturday 2nd July, we hope to see plenty CCH senior and youth track riders racing and anyone who has yet to volunteer this year for a club event would do well to get themselves down to help - we need it!
Jobs that need covering include - sign-on, judging, car park helpers, whip, lapboard, gate marshall, results recorder, gear checking, photography. Any help gratefully received. Can you let Martin know you are coming to help email: houseofelliots@aol.com
Sign on starts at 1pm racing at 2pm. Staff needed on site at 12.30pm.
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/145048/CC-Hackney-HHV-Open-Season


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Sunday, 26 June 2016

Alex & Tao on fire

Alex Peters and Tao Geoghegan Hart set alight the British National Road Race Championships. Wow our boys made the race - I saw it live with my eys,. The way they rode was incredible a top class double act doing the bizzo and taking it to the best riders in Britain. Tao (Mr T) is now the 2016 National Under 23 British Champion. It was a race within a race; Team Tinkov's Adam Blythe won the Elite title. A great event to watch, the real deal.

Alex has been renamed Durracell Bunny Peters by Cycle Sport mag and awarded him man of the match for his efforts out front all day.



Sunday, 19 June 2016

2016 London Youth Games news

 Just one point in it in the end, that's an ouch! We came 2nd overall and did not retain our cup despite having two outright individual winners in Frank Moore and Anoushka Minale. I must say very well done to these two athletes and every rider who gave their very best. Also to all of the supporting staff and parents, especially those that got ready properly, (tapered, focused and rested) in the important week leading up to this, our primary target, team event.




Congratulations going to Southwark who were announced as this year's road cycling winners, well done to their team and manager Bill Wright.

Next time Hackney will try to win again and get it just right in 2017 OK TEAM!?

Additional reporting, classified results and pictures to follow.

Friday, 17 June 2016

London Youth Games 2016 - good luck to both teams

Today Cycling Club Hackney say 'bon courage' to Hackney's cycling squads and the teams taking part in the 2016 Balfour Beatty London Youth Games cycling finals this weekend; that's the road event on Sunday and the BMX races on Sunday, both held at Lee Valley Velopark.



Hackney BMX & Road teams are the 2015 reigning champions who are looking to hold onto their titles and so confirm Hackney Borough's reputation as a genuine hotbed for cycling.

Finsbury Park Festival of Cycling – 12th June 2016

Anoushka and Luka setting a flying lap time on the tandem - in wet conditions.



Finsbury Park Festival of Cycling – 12th June 2016
Cycling Club Hackney Go-Ride Grass Track Racing

In spite of some truly awful weather in the morning there was a good turnout for the grass track racing at the Finsbury Park Festival of Cycling on Sunday. Well over 50 riders raced, many for the first time.
The space available at Finsbury Park provided a surprisingly technical course for a grass track - tight turns, sloping straights and a bumpy back straight. This combined with a course that started wet from the heavy rain and was dried through the day by a brisk north-westerly wind, all made the flying lap and group races a challenging prospect. This wasn’t a day for slick tyres or track bikes - as one rider found to his cost crashing half way through his flying lap. Riders on knobbly-tyred cyclo-cross or mountain bikes were at a distinct advantage.
The main focus was on a flying lap competition, which was keenly contested, especially in the under 8 and under 12 age groups.
Some real grit was shown by the under 8s with riders as young as 4 and 5 doing their flying laps in the wind and rain, but the older riders in the group, Nico Coté (M) and Ella Shaw (F), took the Go Ride honours.
In the under 12 flying lap, Cycling Club Hackney riders Robin Steer (M) and Anoushka Minale (F) set the fastest times with Eva Shard (F) and Louis Davis (M) winning the Go-Ride category. Anoushka also managed to set the slowest time in this category riding a ski bike borrowed from another festival stall. A borrowed tandem also allowed for a brief tandem flying lap competition dominated by Anoushka.
Rudy Warren in the under 16s set the second fastest lap of the day on a slick-tyred road bike which was only beaten at the end of the day by Ben Shaw, who took advantage of a dried-out track and knobbly tyres.
Start to handicap scratch race – with a strong wind blowing across the track
As well as the flying laps, group races were run including scratch and handicap sprints. The flying lap times were used to set up a series of handicap sprints allowing riders in different age categories to race against one another. The faster riders were started further back and with the right handicap all riders should cross the line closely together making for exciting finishes to races.
So what looked like it might be a washout turned into a good day’s racing enjoyed by (nearly) all the riders. If you enjoyed it and want more have a look at the Cycling Club Hackney website for details of our Saturday morning child and youth training sessions run from the Club HQ on the Nightingale Estate just off Hackney Downs. If you go to school in Hackney there’s also the Young Hackney Primary School Cycling League to get involved in through your school with the final event coming up in July.
We are very grateful for the prizes provided by:

The newly opened Yard Sale Pizza in Finsbury Park - https://www.facebook.com/yardsalepizza/ and
Blighty Coffee a local coffee and food house on Blackstock Road https://www.facebook.com/BlightyCoffee/
Report - Ben Shaw.
Robbie not looking sure about things behind Luka



Scratch race

Award Ceremony! Riders receiving their medals
Award Ceremony! Riders receiving their medals
Award Ceremony! Riders receiving their medals

Winners and their medals


RESULTS
Under 8s Flying Lap



Name

AGE
M/F
TIME
Nico
Coté
7
M
00:45.0
Ella
Shaw
7
F
00:46.1
Tatiana
Tucker
7
F
00:52.3
Archie
Whyte
7
M
00:53.9
Matthias
Schinkel
6
M
00:54.0
Zoe
Whyte
5
F
01:00.9
Laurie
Gregory
7
M
01:04.8
Leon
TC Edkins
5
M
01:05.4
Elliot
Pender
5
M
01:06.3
Poppy
Gregory
7
F
01:08.4
Zoe
Polit-Jones
7
F
01:15.7
Evan
Davies
4
M
01:16.7
Sofia
Hunt
6
F
01:17.3
Charlotte
Borgeaud
6
F
02:47.8

Under 12s Flying Lap



Name

AGE
M/F
TIME
Robin
Steer (CCH)
10
M
00:30.4
Anoushka
Minale (CCH)
11
F
00:30.8
Eva
Chard
11
F
00:31.3
Elliot
Marsden (CCH)
10
M
00:32.7
Louis
Davis
11
M
00:33.5
Delilah
Stephens
11
F
00:34.6
Tom
Mead
9
M
00:36.2
Amy
Shaw
10
F
00:37.5
Ashley
Hunt
8
M
00:38.2
Archie
Linden
10
M
00:38.9
Louie
Burn
8
M
00:40.0
Max
De Souza-Brazil
9
M
00:42.9
Thomas
Schinkel
9
M
00:43.4
Nikola
Polit-Jones
10
F
00:44.6
Milla
Syslo
8
F
00:48.3
Olivia
Burn
10
F
00:50.8
Gwen
Winn
9
F
00:52.1
Evan
Campillo
10
M
00:53.4
Sabina
Coté
10
F
00:54.0
Mickie
Borgeaud
8
M
01:01.5
Grace
Pender
8
F
01:08.3
Anoushka
Minale (ski-bike)
11
F
01:53.4

Under 16s Flying Lap



Name
AGE
M/F
TIME
Rudy
Warren
12
M
00:27.8
Matthew
Beck
13
M
00:30.1
Luca
Minale
13
M
00:32.2
Nasiriyah
Hakim-Anderson
13
F
00:36.4
Ryan
Burke
14
M
01:06.2
Amanuel
Ressum
14
M
No Time Taken


Anoushka and Robin doing their flying lap on that tandem.

Flying Lap Tandem
Time
Anoushka and Robin
34.27
Anoushka and Robbie De Monchaux-Irons
40.4
Anoushka and Luca
41.89
Prosper and Louis Watts
45.23



Over 16s Flying Lap



Name
AGE
M/F
TIME
Ben
Shaw
16+
M
00:26.3
Nick
Mead
16+
M
00:30.3
Zeki
Ayken
16+
M
00:30.9
Wesley
James
16+
M
00:33.6
Stephen
De Souza
16+
M
00:35.0
Jon
Winn
16+
M
00:35.6
Kate
?
?
F
00:40.2
Paul
Pender
16+
M
00:41.1
Peter
Maas
16+
M
DNF

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