Herne Hill Velodrome

 

Riders from Coleridge, North Haringey, Stroud Green and Risley took part in the League’s annual trip to the Herne Hill Velodrome for a day’s coaching and racing on track bikes.

The first half of the session was getting children accustomed to riding track bikes — which have no freewheel or brakes, and require riders to use toe straps on the pedals.

The riders rode progressively higher lines around the banked track and, as their confidence grew, practised speed control, pacing and overtaking.

The day finished with a pursuit race between the four schools, won by Stroud Green. Risley came second, with Coleridge and North Harringay drawing for third place.

Round 5 of the League is on 10th May at Chestnuts Park.

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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