Coaching day at the Lee Valley Velopark

North Harringay, St. Aidan’s and Bruce Grove primary schools took part in a great day’s coaching and racing at the Lee Valley Velopark yesterday. For some, it was a return visit to this iconic venue, for others it was their first experience of riding at a specialised racing circuit.

Riders learnt about group riding techniques and gear selection, with everyone getting plenty of on-the-bike practice. The day ended with a series of races on the full, mile-long circuit.

Thanks to coaches Neil and Gary for running a great session.

The next HSCL event will be cyclo-cross in Finsbury Park on 2 December 2016. This will be Round 1 of the 2016-17 League, with points counting towards the end-of-League trophy.

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

Risley takes Round 6 as NHP secures League title

North Harringay Primary School

North Harringay, winners of the 2015-16 League trophy.

On Friday 1st July, 30 children from Coleridge, North Harringay and Risley primary schools made their way to Chestnuts Park to compete in the Haringey Schools Cycling League Finals.

The light rain towards the end of the day did not disturb the competitive spirit. It was a tight competition but Risley pedalled that much faster and gave it their all. Defeating the competition in all but one race, Risley came away at the top of the points table for Round 6.

While the results, and total scores for the League competition, were being calculated, the children spent time racing for fun. It was great to have the competitors socialising and building friendships across the different schools.

Labijon from North Harringay Primary raced for the first time and said, “I’m so glad I came and took part but I’m sad that I won’t be racing again because I’ll be going to my new secondary school.”

Although Risley stole the win on the day’s races, North Harringay Primary had accumulated the most points over the year. Councilor Peray Ahmet presented the awards.

“It was hard cycling today because the grass was a bit wet. I couldn’t believe we won [the League], I was so happy!” said Travis from North Harringay Primary School.

Results

After totalling the points from each race, the top three finishers for each category were:

Girls 24″
1st Evelisse, Risley 11 points
2nd Saffron, Risley 10 points
3rd Maliyah North Harringay 7 points
Boys 24″
1st Edvin, Risley 14 points
2nd Jerome, Coleridge 11 points
3rd Kie, North Harringay 11 points
Girls 26″
1st Flora, Coleridge 17 points
2nd Cerise, Risley 15 points
3rd Kzha, Risley 15 points
Boys 26″
1st Travis, North Harringay 16 points
2nd Kaloyan, North Harringay 14 points
3rd Archie, Coleridge 10 points

 

Total points per school for Round 6:

Total points per school
Risley 78 points
North Harringay 72 points
Coleridge 51 points

 

Overall standings in the League competition (best 4 results)

Total points per school
North Harringay 323 points
Risley 305 points
Coleridge 239 points
St. Aidan’s 165 points
Muswell Hill 154 points (three events only)
Rokesly 32 points (one event only)

 

See the results page (.xls) for a complete breakdown of all races and riders’ points allocation.

See also the school standings page for the League competition breakdown and the HSCL flickr page for photos of the event.

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

Grass track at Ducketts Common

Five schools took to the grass at Ducketts Common for round 4 of the 2015-16 League.

Teams from St. Aidan’s, Muswell Hill, Coleridge, Risley and North Harringay primaries took part in fourteen separate races in an afternoon that saw fierce competition and some tense battles for the finish line.

The League’s first visit to Ducketts Common saw some thrilling racing.

Each rider from the five schools had the opportunity to race twice, earning points for their school in the annual League competition.

North Harringay managed to extend its leading position in the League standings, with Coleridge taking second place in the day’s points.

Risley dominated in the Girls 24″ category, winning two of the three races. St. Aidan’s riders had a good day, taking several second and third places in all but one category.

The battle for League points continues when the teams meet for round 5 at Chestnuts Park on 27th May.

 

Results

After combining riders’ points for each race, the top three finishers for each category were:

Girls 24″
Kristianna, Risley 13 points
Esme, Coleridge 12 points
Scarlett, North Harringay 10 points
Boys 24″
Milo, North Harringay 13 points
Edvin, Risley 11 points
Benny, Coleridge 10 points
Girls 26″
Martha, North Harringay 12 points
Flora, Coleridge 12 points
Hannah, Muswell Hill 10 points
Boys 26″
Travis, North Harringay 12 points
Mehmet, North Harringay 12 points
Jerome, Coleridge 10 points

 

And the total points for each school for this round:

Total points per school
North Harringay 81 points
Coleridge 69 points
Risley 58 points
Muswell Hill 48 points
St. Aidan’s 44 points

See the results page (.xls) for a complete breakdown of all races and riders’ points allocation.

See also the current school standings page for the League competition and the HSCL flickr page for photos of the event.

The next HSCL event will be grass track racing at Chestnuts Park on 27 May 2016.

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

No change at the top as League takes to the hills

North Harringay Primary School held onto its narrow lead over Risley Avenue in the HSCL competition after an afternoon of gruelling uphill racing in Finsbury Park.

Round Three of the 2015-16 League saw riders from five schools compete in the annual hill climb event.

49 riders from 5 schools raced the 300m climb in Finsbury Park..

Coleridge, Muswell Hill, North Harringay, Risley Avenue and St. Aidan’s raced against the clock on the challenging 300m course.

North Harringay and Risley took first place in the boys’ and girls’ races respectively, with several riders making impressive sub-minute times.

Each rider was able to have two attempts on the climb, with their faster time being used in the competition.

Congratulations go to North Harringay’s Mehmet who achieved the day’s record time of 46.45 seconds.

North Harringay notched up 75 points, maintaining its position at the top of League table, with Risley currently a close second. All may change in Round 4, with racing moving to the grass track from May.

Results

Girls 24”
1st: Evelisse, Risley (01:02.97)
2nd: Misha, St. Aidan’s (01:09.77)
3rd: Amelia, Muswell Hill (01:11.60)

Girls 26”
1st: Rebecca, Risley (00:47.63)
2nd: Flo, North Harringay (00:58.55)
3rd: Flora, Coleridge (00:58.65)

Boys 24”
1st: Milo, North Harringay (00:49.04)
2nd: Edvin, Risley (00:55.08)
3rd: Christian, Risley (01:04.09)

Boys 26”
1st: Mehmet, North Harringay (00:46.45)
2nd: Travis, North Harringay (00:52.09)
3rd: Jerome, Coleridge (00:53.35)

School points
North Harringay   75
Risley    74
Coleridge    63
Muswell Hill    57
St. Aidan’s    30

See the results page for all riders’ times and points allocation.

See also the current school standings page for the League competition and the HSCL flickr page for photos of the event.

The next HSCL event will be grass track racing at Duckett’s Common on 6 May 2016.

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

Records tumble in time trial

New League records came and went in the time trial event at the Finsbury Park Athletics track last week.

Six schools competed in the annual time trial event.

Six schools competed against the clock in Round Two of the 2015-16 League.

Coleridge, Muswell Hill, North Harringay, Risley Avenue and St. Aidan’s were joined by newcomers Rokesley.

Despite a strong headwind on the return straight, the afternoon’s racing saw new records on the 400m track in both the boys and girls 26” categories.

North Harringay were the first to set the day’s tempo, achieving a new record time for the boys of 49.94” (beating last year’s time of 51.86”).

Celebrations were short lived, however, as Risley’s girls shaved off another half second to record 49.44” in their fastest lap of the circuit.

Coleridge notched up the third-fastest time in the girls category, while Muswell Hill, St. Aidan’s and Rokesely all had riders in the top 10.

Full details of riders’ times and points allocation are in the results page.

See also the current school standings page for the League competition.

See the HSCL flickr page for photos.

The next HSCL event is a hill climb in Finsbury Park on 4 March 2016.

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

2015-16 League gets underway

The 2015-16 HSCL League competition opened last week with a cyclo-cross event in Finsbury Park.

North Harringay took the lead in the cyclo-cross event.

North Harringay, Risley Avenue and St. Aidan’s primary schools competed in afternoon sunshine on a course that was mercifully dry despite recent heavy rain.

28 riders took part in four races plus a relay, with North Harringay Primary coming top in the points table.

The afternoon saw some great racing, with all school teams showing determined riding on the challenging course. Riders needed good technique to negotiate the sharp bend before a particularly slippery uphill straight. There was fierce competition for first and second places, particularly in the Boys 24, Girls 24 and relay races.

The next event is a time trial in Finsbury Park on 5th February 2016.

Race winners
Girls 26”: North Harringay
Girls 24”: Risley Avenue
Boys 26”: North Harringay
Boys 24”: Risley Avenue
Relay: North Harringay

Points per school
North Harringay: 86
Ridley Avenue: 70
St. Aidan’s: 44

Full details of riders’ positions and points allocation are in the results page.

See the HSCL flickr page for photos.

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

The League Visits the Olympic Velopark

The first HSCL event for 2015-16 was a trip to the Lee Valley Velopark.
Riders from Risley, Muswell Hill, St. Aidan’s, Coleridge and North Harringay primary schools spent the day experiencing the one-mile road racing circuit which encircles the iconic Olympic Velodrome.

Round 1 of this year’s League will be cyclocross at Finsbury Park on 6th November.

See the Events page for full details and dates of the 2015-16 League.

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

2014-15 League winners: Risley Avenue Primary School

Risley Avenue Primary have won the Haringey Schools Cycling League for the second year running.

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Winners of the 2014-15 HSCL trophy: Risley Avenue Primary School

After another emphatic win at the League Finale at Bruce Castle Park, Risley finished 80 points clear at the top of the League table with 455 points.

Risley’s girl team deserve special mention, after taking first place in all six 24″ and 26″ races. One of their star riders, Jasmin, won every one of her races in the entire 2014-15 League.

North Harringay Primary School were runners up with 375 points. St. Aidan’s Primary, who unfortunately missed the final round, came third with 226 points.

Muswell Hill and Chestnuts primaries, who took part in two of the eight rounds, came next with 97 and 75 points respectively.

The first date of the 2015-16 League will be a coached session the Olympic VeloPark road circuit on 2nd October 2015. The first round of the trophy competition will be a cyclocross event at Finsbury Park on 6th November 2015.

Round 8 results
Round 8 photos
2014-15 League: final results

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

In a class of their own

Competing against North Harringay, St Aidan’s and Chestnuts in the second grass track event of the year, Risley Primary School showed once again just how fast they are.

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Risley Primary has been at the top of the League standings throughout the season.

They took first place in seven out of the afternoon’s ten races, and second place in four.

They’ve been consistent too, increasing their lead over the other schools in practically every round. They currently have a 61-point advantage in the League table, with North Harringay in second place.

North Harringay’s boys managed first positions in three races, and it was great to see St. Aidan’s win the second boys 26” race.

Meanwhile, Chestnuts, making their first appearance in this year’s League, notched up a respectable 36 points, to take third place in the eighth round’s standings.

The League Finale and Round 8 will take place at Bruce Castle on 10th July.

Round 7 results
Overall results

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

Risley extends lead in League table

Risley, St. Aidan’s and North Harringay primary schools met for an afternoon of grass track racing at Chestnuts Park for Round 6 of the League.

Each school took part in keirin and elimination races, in 24″ and 26″ boy and girl categories.

Risley’s girls dominated in both the keirin and elimination races.

The day saw some powerful riding from Risley, whose riders dominated the field, winning all but two races.

Risley took first and second place in all the girls races, and first place in both boys 24” races.

The school extended its lead in the points table to a seemingly unassailable 51 points.

NHP and St. Aidan’s struggled to compete against the quality and determination of the Risley riders. However, NHP did manage to take first place in both boys 26” races.

Round 7 of the League will take place on 12th June.

Round 6 results
Overall results

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