After being snowed off in March, the threat of heavy rain couldn’t prevent Round 3 from happening last Friday, which saw six schools battle it out on a damp and technical MTB course in Finsbury Park.
Fifty-four riders raced with fearless determination through a twisty, narrow track which was often slippery from the morning’s downpour. Some dramatic, close finishes were backed up by impressive bike handling and mercifully few crashes, despite the conditions.
Congratulations to Chestnuts who, making a welcome return to the League, came out on top with 79 points. They took both the Boys 24” races and had riders in the top three in five out of the day’s eight races.
North Harringay were close behind with 74 points, securing both Girls 24” races. Risley were on fighting form in the 26” races, winning one each of the Girls and Boys events. Coleridge and St. Aidan’s took once race each (Girls 26, Boys 26) while South Harringay fought hard to take 2nd and 3rd spots in the Girls 24 & 26.
See the gallery page for photos of the day’s racing.
Round 4 will be at the Herne Hill Velodrome on 18th May.