|The crowded teams' enclosure at LVV circuit for the 2018 London Youth Games road cycling event.|
The London Borough of Hackney team retained the Eileen Grey cup following last year's win - winning the overall competition now for a record 5th time.
|Kai ready for U16 TT|
|Ewan in the U16 TT|
|Tom in the U16 TT|
|Jakita in the U16 TT|
|Charlie in the U16 TT|
|Anoushka on here way to silver in the U16 TT|
|Milo in the U12 TT|
|Milton in the U12 TT|
|Elliot in the U12 TT|
|Ashleigh in the U12 TT|
and meeting friends and riders from other boroughs whilst waiting for the circuit races to start.
|Ishanna in the U12 TT|
|Laila Grace in the U12 TT|
|Kai and Ewan in the boys circuit race.|
|Charlie and Anoushka in the girls circuit race|
|The anxious wait for the results|
The inevitable long wait whilst the judges sorted all the results gave us time to pack up and reflect on how well the riders had done. Unknown to us it had been all square between three teams going into that last race. Sutton and Kingston finished equal second and hackney were crowned champions once again. Well done to all the riders and reserves on the day and all the other riders who did the trials meaning those who made the team had to push harder to be there. This is the second time Hackney have the trophy two years running - previously its was 2009/10 - and the fifth time in total lifting us clear of all the other boroughs. Even better the result helped LBHackney to their best ever placing in the Jubilee cup - the overall cup for the thirty or more sports that thousands of competitors from all over London compete for - 2nd place. go on Hackney!
|The Hackney team win again|
Photos - Andy Bardill.