Thursday 30 June 2011

Haggerston Park Grass Track Results

Last Sunday 26th of June was the 2nd round of the 2011 Hackney Grass Track League. The venue this time was Haggerston Park and the riders braved extremely hot temperatures to produce some fine racing in front of the many sunbathers. Many new faces were in attendance with Tom Bardill -U8s and Otto Steiner U11s catching the eye with great racing displays. Full results and league positions here.

Under 11 Devil heat gets under way


Monday 27 June 2011

CCH Social Event - This Saturday 2nd of July

This Saturday the 2nd of July is the London Youth Games - our squad have been training hard to try and ensure a hat-trick of victories for Hackney. Come what may we have decided to have a social event to celebrate all the efforts our members and friends have put into CCH over the past year. You are invited to party with us at Core Arts 109 Homerton High Street, E9 from 6.30 - 11pm. There will be food and drinks, music and dancing, cycling films and imagery of club members and events, awards and roller derby racing. So come on down, bring all the family and meet your fellow cyclists.

Sunday 19 June 2011

Thursday Night Racing

Whilst some of us were enjoying spectating at the finale of the Tour Series at Canary Wharf last Thursday 16th of June - our own top riders were putting on a great show not a million miles away at Hoghill in the ELV Summer Series number 5. The evening saw Alex take 1st inthe E/1/2 with Tao - fresh from winning three races at Herne Hill the previous night - coming 2nd and Clem Berill coming 4th after winning the prime. Full results here.

CCH juniors with with Tour Series Team winners Rapha-Condor-Sharp's Ed Clancy.

CCH juniors with with Tour Series Team winners Rapha-Condor-Sharp's Dean Downing.

Bede on his way to 2nd at Hoghill on Saturday 18th of June.

Jess on her way to 1st place at Hoghill on Saturday 18th of June.

Saturday's training session saw two newcomers come along to the club with another to start next week - welcome Frank and Joshua. Meanwhile racing was on at Hoghill with Jess and Bede doing well. After this some of us wandered over to the basketball courts on Hackney Downs to try our hand at bike polo - great fun but not to be tested out on a fancy road-bike as its pretty much no-holds bar. Hackney Downs will host an international Bike Polo tournament at the end of July so watch that space for some top teams.

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th there were Bike Polo taster sessions in Hackney Downs - picture shows Logan and Louis in a game.

Tuesday 14 June 2011

Day and Night - CCH races on

Saturday 11th of June was the final trial for the London Youth Games. Eleven riders rode over to Hoghill to undertake the 4.6km individual time trials that we have been using as a gauge for final team selection. The riders did not disappoint with everyone posting faster times than previously.

The Under 12's race

This was followed by round 3 of the LVYCC summer series crits, with CCH riders racing in the U8s, U10s, U12s and U14s. Full results here.

Magnus Backstedt of Team UK Youth meets the Hackney youth.

Later in the evening a large group of CCH members turned out at the Smithfield Nocturne to cheer on Tao and Rhys in the Cat2 support race.

Tao attacks on the Smithfields circuit.

The boys did well - always showing at the front end of the race and attacking on the tight circuit.Results here. It was great night of racing including Penny Farthings - scary - and was enjoyed by all.

Sunday 5 June 2011

Saturday 11th June 2011 - two events of note...

Good morning 1.
CCH's third and last Hackney 2011 London Youth Games cycle racing trial.
See image for contact details regarding this session:

Good afternoon 2.

Friday 3 June 2011

Training Camp Pas de Calais 2011

Some of the Hackney squad for the 2011 London youth games attended a training camp in the Pas de Calais from Sunday 29th of May to Thursday 2nd of June. The riders cycled to Victoria train station, then caught a train to Dover, followed by a ferry to Calais then a short ride to `Les ferme des Amis in Andre.

The road up to Liques

The first day of training started with a hill climb time trial on the route to Liques at just over 2km long and with a small descent then a rise of 90m it proved a real test in the heat but all the riders performed well. Following this the group was due to split with Alex and Clem heading off for a long ride unfortunately Clem's shifter broke leaving him with a choice of two gears. The rest of the group recce'd the next days steeper hill climb at le Val before it started raining.
The bottom of the Le Val hill TT.

Day 2 and it was up early and straight into the 1.3km 130m rise of the Le Val hill TT with riders setting very good times. The afternoon saw them doing a 2.3km TT on a very flat straight road alongside the Calais St Omer canal, followed by a long ride in glorious sunshine taking in the beach between Dunkirk and Calais.

Bryan goes up Le Val.

Out in the flat lands

Day 3 and with the whole group together they took a long route to get to nearby Nordkerque for another flat 2km TT on a demanding course, which the riders took in their stride. After lunch they headed back out to Le Val for another go at it. However following a wobble going up the Liques which saw a certain rider's helmet being imprinted by a. n. other's front wheel a few opted just to ride up and watch the other's in action. With Alex and Clem battling for the quickest time up the hill, once again the TT produced results leaving the coaches confident for the upcoming LYG. The final night we had a bbq back at base with Liam proving once again he can eat enough for 18 people by himself.

More photos in full here.

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