January’s postponed roller racing round took place last week at St. Mary’s CE Primary School.
Normally a winter event, when the local parks are too soggy for racing, roller racing is a great way of keeping schools racing through the cold and wet weather.
Five schools took part in the racing, using the League’s new set up with Kreitler roller racing stations, Frog track bikes and OpenSprints electronics and software.
Four riders at a time sprint over a virtual 500m on fixed bikes mounted on rollers, with progress displayed on a screen.
It’s fast — and loud!
Watch Year 6 roller racing in action (video credit: RAPS)
Congratulations to St. Aidan’s Y6 boys for setting the fastest time of 30.24” — a time so fast we had to check the equipment was set up correctly!
North Harringay’s Y6s got the best girls time of 31.21”.
St. Aidan’s scored again with the fastest Year 4 time of the day, with 32.38” — the 8th fastest time out of a total of 49 riders across the three year groups.
Belmont and St. Mary’s had the fastest Y5 boy (32.93”) and girl (37.02”) respectively.
Risley were joint winners of the day with St. Aidan’s, notching up 248 points each.
See the full results and points-per-school.
This leaves the points competition delicately poised, with three schools within 30 points of each other – and just two points separating Belmont and North Harringay!
But this is all this likely to change over the next two rounds, as only each school’s top five rounds will get counted for the final tally.
Even so, this is shaping up to be the League’s closest competition in years.
League standings after the latest round.
Round 5 on 29th April will see a return to racing on grass at Downhills Park.
Find out more about the Haringey Schools Cycling League. If you’d like your school to take part, see How to Join.