The Haringey Schools Cycling League was formed in 2012. Its objectives are to encourage an interest in cycle racing amongst primary school children, help promote a cycling culture in schools, and create opportunities for inter-school sporting competition in Haringey.
We run monthly races on grass in local Haringey parks, including Finsbury Park, Alexandra Palace Park, Ducketts Common, Bruce Castle Park, Chestnuts Park, Belmont Recreation Ground and Downhills Park. We also visit specialist cycling facilities such as the Lee Valley Velopark and the Herne Hill Velodrome.
During the bad weather winter period, we run indoor roller racing events.
More than 10 primary schools have been regular participants in the HSCL over the years, including: North Harringay, Chestnuts, Coleridge, Risely, St. Aidan’s, South Harringay, Stroud Green, Muswell Hill, Bruce Grove, Belmont and St. Mary’s.
We’d love to hear from new schools interested – please contact us if you’d like to find out more or if you’d like us to organise a taster event at your school.
The League is open to children in Years 4, 5 and 6. Children need to be competent riders but no previous racing experience is necessary. Riders who’ve never raced before are especially welcomed.
We have our own fleet of Islabikes which we bring to all events. Schools are not expected to bring their own bikes.
The Haringey Schools Cycling League is an independent club affiliated to British Cycling. At least one level 2 British Cycling coach is present at our races, which are fully insured as British Cycling Go-Ride race events.
See Events for details of this year’s races.