NHP retain League while Risley rule at the Palace

Round 6 saw the League’s first visit to Alexandra Palace Park.

North Harringay became League champions for the fourth time after an afternoon of racing in sweltering conditions at Alexandra Palace Park. Risley Avenue came second, scoring the most points for Round 6. South Harringay, competing in their first League, took third place.

A total of 39 riders from four schools took part in the finale of the 2018 Haringey Schools Cycling League, racing on a challenging but fun cyclo-cross course in 30-degree heat.

With North Harringay almost out of reach at the top of the League standings, Risley were determined not to let them have it all their own way and fought hard to win the most points for the day.

Their chance came with the pursuit relay, which was neck and neck until Risley began to gain on their rivals towards the end. With just one rider left, NHP managed to claw back some of their lead — but Risley hung on just enough to take the win by a wheel length.

St Aidan’s Primary had a good day, with an emphatic win in the Boys 24” and taking 2nd in the Boys 26”. They just missed out in their pursuit relay which, in another close finish, was won by South Harringay. St. Aidan’s finished the League series in fourth place, above Coleridge and Chestnuts primaries.

A big thanks to the schools who’ve taken part this year and for all the help from support staff, volunteers and parents, and for the continuing support from Haringey Council. And not least, congratulations to the nearly 150 riders from six schools who competed so hard throughout the year and delighted us with some brilliant racing.

Next year’s calendar will be posted here soon. See you next term for Round 1 of the 2018/9 League!

Race results and points
Total points per school
Photos of Round 6

Find out more about the Haringey Schools Cycling League. If you’d like your school to take part, see How to Join.

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