Reigning champions North Harringay were pushed into second place in the League competition by South Harringay at this year’s roller racing event.
In what is to become a regular winter fixture, 82 riders from eight schools (including newcomers St Mary’s and Our Lady of Muswell Hill) raced each other on fixed wheeled track bikes mounted on roller racing stations, while a computer projector displayed their progress over 500 meters.
The day’s top time was notched up by Risley, recording a very fast 34.06 seconds in the Year 6 Boys race.
Next up was South Harringay, achieving almost the same time in Year 5 Boys (34.62 seconds).
Stroud Green achieved the third best time, an impressive 37.06 seconds in Year 4 Girls.
But it was South Harringay who came top of the points leader board for the day, with 63 points. Stroud Green were second with 53 points, and Risley third with 50 points.
Surprise of the day was seeing North Harringay come joint 6th with just 33 points, and South Harringay knock them into second place in the overall standings.
The next round will be on 15th March at Ducketts Common.
Find out more about the Haringey Schools Cycling League. If you’d like your school to take part, see How to Join.