Fast, furious and frantic! Five schools battled it out on rollers in Round 1 of the 2018 League last Wednesday. Some amazing pedalling by riders from years 4-6, many of whom were racing for the first time.
Children from North Harringay, Risley, South Harringay, St. Aidan’s and Coleridge rode track bikes mounted on rollers. Each rider’s speed was projected on a screen in front, as they pedalled 500m — the equivalent to twice round a velodrome track.
Risley swept away the competition with some extraordinary times: Billy managed the 500m in just 32 seconds to record the day’s fastest time, closely followed by Harry (32.8) and NHP’s Milo and SHP’s Luca (33.3 seconds each).
Risley also fielded the fastest Y6 girl, Sinem, at 36.3 seconds, with NHP’s Lyra and Thea (Y5) not far behind with 37.3 and 39.8 seconds.
Yasmin and Cayla from Coleridge and St. Aidan’s took first and second place in the Year 4 girl’s race (45.1, 45.6 seconds).
And some determined riding by North Harringay’s youngest rider saw Stanley take the top spot for the year 4s (39.1 seconds).
Full details of all riders’ times and points
Total school points for the event put Risley at the top of the League standings after Round 1 with 75 points:
Round 2 will be a cyclo-cross race on Duckett’s Common, on 2nd February.
Find out more about the Haringey Schools Cycling League. If you’d like your school to take part, see How to Join.