|Frank and supporters
CCH turned out in numbers for the finale of the Rapha Super Cross series at Alexandra Palace last Sunday 23rd of October. A beautiful autumn day combined with a demanding course and spectacular venue bode well for a great day of racing.
|Artie crossing the finishing line.
|Logan on his way to third
Frank and Logan were up next in the Under 12s with Logan gaining another podium place for CCH finishing third.
|Andy taking a leap
|Bart pushing on
|Harry steps over the hurdles
|Neil's horse impersonation
Following this was the elite race and the crowds had swelled to cheer them on - Paul Oldham the current National Champion won the race with Hope Technology being the winning team in the series. The large crowd included Hackney's two current National Champions - our own Keir Apperley arrived fresh from a 2nd place in the SERRL winter league - see previous post - and Norman Bright the current wearer of the over 70s jersey - see here for more info.
|Norman and Keir - over 120 years worth of cycling expertise.
|CCH were even represented in the Barista stakes with Rhys sorting out the java on the Rapha Mobile club stall.
|Ned gunning it on the home straight.
Ned went well in the final race of the day that saw the Under16s/under 14s ride at the same time as novice adults. This event was a great crowd pleaser as the organisers had thrown in a rather nifty shortcut for those adults brave enough to take it. The Tequila shortcut cut out a 100m section of the course with a rather dodgy hairpin bend on an adverse camber. However in order to take the shortcut riders had to drink a shot of tequila. The fact that a set of hurdles awaited the riders just ahead made for a very entertaining finale, especially for those riders that had opted for the shortcut more than once.
|Artie gets his prize for third place U10s.
|Logan with cash in hand for third in U12s.
Finally not to be outdone in the excitement stakes the Sunday morning club ride almost had a similar incident to this dude - when Derek was nearly taken out by a leaping deer.