Sunday 28 July 2013

Ashley Cox of CCLuton victorious at the CCHackney Road Race

The winner Ashley Cox prepares to salute the racegoers

The main bunch heading towards the finish area on Lap 1.

 Cycling Club Hackney’s annual road race was run today on the Matching circuit in Essex. The National B race attracted a lot of interest from Elite 1, 2 and 3 riders eager to soak up some late summer points. The race set off at a brisk pace with lap 1 of the seven laps being completed in 20 minutes with the following laps at around 22-23 minutes this meant for an average speed of around 41km/hr for the 110km race. A break formed in the first lap comprising around 13 riders and working hard they took this up around a minute and half when the first prime was won at the end of lap 2 by Oliver Rossi, one of a contingent of Twenty3c riders in the break. The break also had a strong trio of riders from Team Corley in it, and they continued to hold the main field off. At one point a group broke out from the main field and seemed to be gaining on the lead riders, but by the time of the 2nd prime, won by Simas Ragusaks, it looked like the leaders would be contesting the top prizes amongst themselves.
It was another team that turned up in numbers though that took top spot as Ashley Cox of CCLuton attacked the leading bunch on the twisty Matching Tye sector of the course and led them up the hills to the finish area of Hatfield Heath where he won by 15  seconds from the sprint led by Michel Smith of Team Corley followed by Simon Alexander of Twenty3C.

Here are the full results for the CCHackney Road Race 2013

Ashley Cox CC Luton Elite 1
Michael Smith Team Corley Cycles 1st 2
Simon Alexander 2nd 3
Mark Baines Spirit Bikes Racing Team 1st 4
Ben Chapman Team Corley Cycles 2nd 5
Oliver Rossi 1st 6
Mike Wragg Arbis - Colbert Cycles RT 1st 7
Simas Ragukas private 2nd 8
Roger Maidment East London Vélo 1st 9
Ian Knight Team Corley Cycles Elite 10
Dean Shannon Elite 11
Luke Ryan Elite 12
Adam French Rapha Condor Cycling Club 1st 13
Lloyd Chapman Glendene CC 1st 14
Mike Jackson CC Luton 1st 15
Jack Steven East London Vélo 2nd 16
Rolandas Razgauskis La Fuga - Sigma Sport 2nd 17
Lee Desborough St Ives CC 2nd 18
Dan Young Glendene CC 2nd 19
Jonathan Shuster Team Corley Cycles 1st 20
Owen Lake Elite 21
Stephen Nunn Finchley Racing Team 2nd 22
Andy Lyons 1st 23
Christopher Dredge Spirit Bikes Racing Team 1st 24
Edward Clemens Spirit Bikes Racing Team 1st 25
James Bevan VC Meudon 2nd 26
Scott Holmes Hillingdon Cycling Club 2nd 27
Amritpal Virdi Norwood Paragon CC 3rd 28
Gonzalo Rodriguez East London Vélo 2nd 29
Gray Turnock Finsbury Park CC 2nd 30
Joshua Green Glendene CC 2nd 31
Kendal Noctor The 5th Floor Cycle Club 3rd 32
James Browne VC Norwich 2nd 33
Adam Norris 1st 34
Frank Rawlins North Road CC 2nd 35
Joshua Maynard Welwyn Whls CC 2nd 36
Patrick Martin WyndyMilla 2nd 37
Gerard Miley St Ives CC 3rd 38
Jack Waller Spirit Bikes Racing Team 1st 39
Matthew Menlove Maldon & District CC 2nd 40
Matthew Carter Velo Schils - Interbike RT 2nd 41
Benjamin Brown Cycling Club Hackney 2nd 42
Glyndwr Thomas VC Norwich 2nd 43
Gavin Moore Pro Cycle Hire UK Racing Team 2nd 44
Mike Smith Colchester Rovers CC 2nd 45
Stephen Adams Elite 46

More photos/videos and reports to follow. Big thank you to all involved today well done.

Friday 26 July 2013

CCH road race this sunday

Our annual road race is this sunday 28th July up at Hatfield Heath. Its a national B race so 60 riders from categories Elite 1st 2nd and third will be battling it out of the seven laps of the nearly 10 mile course - we should see a great race.
Thanks to all those that have volunteered to help out on the day and bake cakes etc. An event such as this requires over 30 helpers and a great deal of organising.
We will also be running a Go-Ride skills test for children adjacent to the race finish area on the green at Hatfield Heath - this has been welcomed by the local community up there and continues our tradition of giving something back to areas we use for races and our remit of promoting cycling at all times.
We will be meeting at CCH HQ at 6am then heading up there. There are club members cycling up - this is being organised on the face book page so check there for details.
the race route

Tuesday 23 July 2013

Dunwich Dynamo

Last Saturday night a group of CCH riders gathered in London Fields to do the overnight ride to the Dunwich on the Suffolk Coast the "Dunwich Dynamo"

The gathering in front of the Pub in the Park starts around 7pm and from all directions you see cyclists of all varieties riding in. Once maps are purchased from our good friend and CCH stalwart Patrick Fields people begin to leave, there no start time it just happens...

Gathering at London Fields
This year the CCH's ten strong contingent managed to get off around 9pm heading thru' Hackney and up the Lea Bridge Road there is certainly something thrilling about being with hundreds of cyclists on the road. By the time Epping was behind us we had settled in a nice pace and the miles were tumbling by and we, surprisingly, soon found ourselves at the half way (almost) feed stop.

shall we get going?

Suitably refuelled we set off into deepest Suffolk. This part of the journey is my favourite, dawn breaking on the horizon ahead and riding the roads of my youth, only thing missing considering the weather we have been having was sun, we got light drizzle! One last coffee stop at a cottage (any profits made went  to the Local Air Ambulance Service and they even had Yurt set up in garden if you wanted to sleep how great is that!).

Probably the hardest part is the last 10 miles even the slight inclines seem to drain you but the sight of hundreds of happy riders chatting, asleep on the beach, having a dip in a grey looking North Sea! makes it all worthwhile..
Made it! (Paul, Alex and Frank)

Another year and another Dynamo complete all looking forward to the next.

This year's contingent; the two Andys (O'Regan and Bardill), Harry, Wojtek (on his Fixed Gear bike!) ,
Prosper,  Ned, Jon, Alex, first timers Paul, Frank and Mark. (Hi to the other CCH riders who rode, we caught sight of a couple of jerseys in the park)

Sunday 21 July 2013

CCH in track filled weekend

Isaac in action at Herne Hill
Tyrell and Logan fighting for the wheel of the Derny (thinnest looking derny rider ever - sorry Ian) in the Keirin

Aminur Tyrell and Hugo in the team pursuit

Theo, Bede and Isaac finish the pursuit in the CCH/ELV one love team.

CCH riders had a busy weekend on the track with the Herne Hill Velodrome Team Championships on Saturday and the Eastern Regional Championships up at Welwyn Velodrome on Sunday. We had a youth A team and a youth B  team entered at Herne Hill on Saturday as well as a quartet of younger rider in the youth C omnium. The A team of Amniur Hugo and Tyrell were down a rider so were always up against it. The B team of Bede Isaac and Logan had a special guest in the shape of Theo Modell from ELV making up their quartet, whilst in the Omnium we had Harry, Stanley and the Sella brothers Alessandro and Serafino. All the races were keenly contested on another baking hot day and no doubt the full results will be up soon on the BC website here. Thanks to Phil at VCL for organising this.

Neil in the senior sprint

Stan looking round for Harry
 If it could be any hotter it was at Welwyn for the Eastern track champs. Six CCH riders signed up for racing in what looked like a training session for local club Welwyn Wheelers - Harry And Stan went in the Youth D boys, Molly in Youth C girls, Logan and Reece in the Youth B boys and Neil in the seniors. Logan was in the prizes finishing 4th overall and I'll stick up all the results when they come in. Although Hackney showed well in both events we could have had a lot more riders at both - especially all those riders who have been training hard on the velodrome this year. Next year lets aim to up the numbers and teams of both genders and all age groups.
CCH riders with team mechanic at Welwyn

Molly in the scratch
Reece and Logan in the youth B devil

Senior Scratch

Friday 19 July 2013

Hackney Downs Grass Track Results - Grass Track League 2

Jim Tom and Serafino hoover up the medals in the under 8s.

Last Sunday was round 2 of the CCH 2013 Grass Track league. The venue was a very hot and busy Hackney Downs well done to Andy, Prosper Jonathan and the other volunteers who helped set up and run it. The event produced some great racing on a tight course. Full results and league standings below.

Monday 15 July 2013

Top riders turn up at superclub.

Emma Trott with the CCH riders.

There was an unexpected bonus for the riders attending the latest session of Superclub up at Welwyn Velodrome last Sunday, top pro-rider Emma Trott came along to help out as an expert rider. Emma was giving the riders tips as they rode the track and during the rest periods on visit to her old stomping ground fresh off riding the Giro Rosa  - the biggest stage race in women's racing. She's not ridden round Welwyn for a while but it was instrumental on setting her and her sister on their way to great things.

The next block of Superclub - block 3 is coming up -   
Dates are -  1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th September
Same times as before, sign on 1pm, Track time 2pm - 4pm.
Eligibility for riders - category A B C - novices must attend first session.
Please let me have know if you wish to take part by July 30th and also please let me know your availability to help coach, drive up, etc.

Sunday 7 July 2013

Hackney do well at the London Youth Games

Kai Molly Sam and Frank with their silver medals.
Cycling Club Hackney riders filled all the places in the 2013 London Youth Games squad representing their borough. A scorching hot day down at Crystal Palace made for agreat day out with lots of CCH friends and family turning out to support the team.
Isabella starts off with fellow CCH rider Reese Pollen waiting behind representing Haringey.

Shaquille gets under way.

Aminur out on the course.

The LBHackney cycling team.

In the morning the Under 16 time trial competition we had Isabella Wotjescka, Shaquille Eusebe, Aminur Islam and Tyrell Greaves. They all had to ride 4 laps of the circuit in Crystal palace park and did really well putting us in a strong position at lunchtime.

Frank sets off with his game face on.

Molly listening to instructions.

Sam getting in the zone.

Kai clipping in.

In the afternoon for the first time there was an under 12s time trial. First up for Hackney Frank Ramsay took a wrong turn and his time was discounted - luckily the organisers let him into a later slot. He was followed by Molly Lloyd who set one of the fastest 2 lap time for the girls. Sam Bardill  followed Molly and set a faster time that put him in the top three, Frank went again and set a better time than Sam, then last rider for Hackney Kai Watts went faster still. It was hotting up and the over heated crowd awaited the final races of the day a boys U16 crit' and a girls U16 crit. Representing Hackney were Ned O'Regan and Jessie Feeney in the six lap races, with them both trying their bests against the other thirty boroughs. Ned finished 16th and Jessie 12th.  Once the judges were ready the organsiers gave out the medals with the silver team medal for U12s going to the Hackney quartet. Overall Hackney took fifth place in the competition and the borough sits 11th for all events at the moment. Well done to all the team, reserves and the rest of the squad for continuing to keep up up at the top end of the London boroughs.

TT results Hackney order - Bella, Shaq, Aminue, Tyrell, Frank, Molly, Sam, Kai.

Friday 5 July 2013

No Training this Saturday!

It is the London Youth Games so there will be no club but it would be great to see as many people as possible down at Crystal Palace to support our riders! We will be meeting at the club at 7:15 and need to get the 7:45 from Dalston Junction down to Crystal Palace. Details of the venue etc can be found here

The Girl's Group will also be making there own way down to Crystal Palace, meeting firstly at the club at 8:30,then at Dalston Junction at 9:00, to catch a 9:15 train so you are welcome to join them.  

It's a full day so you will need a pack lunch, plenty of water and hopefully suncream!

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