Friday 8 July 2011

2011 London Youth Games report extra and racing license upgrades

After two years in our hands, the Eileen Gray London Youth Games cycling trophy was handed to Richmond who were second last year and are worthy champions for 2011. I was proud of the commitment and effort that our youngsters put in and the support they all gave to each other before, during and after the racing. The future dose look good for Hackney's young racing cyclists though and I know they will be back next year to challenge again. All one year older and wiser with 12 months worth of growth and development, bigger, fitter and even better for 2012.
Our own Alex McKerrel was riding for Waltham Forest and was the 4th fastest rider in the u16s age group with an impressive time of 3m51s. 
Members have been wondering over whatever happened to Bryan Koko? It's a pity, he suffered a muscle strain (by sprinting up stairs) two weeks before the LYGs and had to withdraw after all his hard work in preparation. Also during the day I was asked by numerous people of the where abouts of our previous years big hitters; Alex Peters and Tao Geoghegan Hart. Both were given special leave by CCH from the main youth team event of the year to compete at their respective Junior & Nation level competitions in Newcastle and Blackpool. Alex did very as it turned out with a significant 4th place as a 1st year junior in the British Cycling National Junior Road Race. Tao did not do quite so well in his event but still put in a sterling performance as usual.

More racing news:
Herne Hill Velodrome. Andy O'Regan notched up three track wins in one meeting as a B rider in last Wednesdays track league including the result he has been long time longing for, a 1-2 over yours truly in the two lap sprint - hehe well done Andy.

Because of racing points amassed there have been three license up-grades lately:

2nd category to 1st - Clem Berril & Alex Peters
3rd category to 2nd - Keir Apperley

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