Reflecting on a brilliant series of races beginning in Winter and ending in Spring at Hillingdon: we’ve welcomed 203 riders from as far afield as the North West, Wales and even Munster and made many new friends along the way. With regards to local talent, an impressive total of 30 Slipstreamers competed, many of whom (notably Omri) were entering their first races outside of club training – we are immensely proud of you all. We had some fantastic competitive racing, with several photo finishes in the U12 boys, and an epic R2 solo win by Bobby (VCV) defeating the rampaging U16 boys’ peloton. It was just great to see so many young people out there enjoying riding their bikes.

We’re delighted to announce the final results of the series (points calculated from the first 5 rounds):

Hillingdon Slipstreamers Spring Series 2022 Winners
Under 10 Boys Under 10 Girls
No. Forename Surname Club / Team Name No. Forename Surname Club / Team Name
1 Jacob Day Hillingdon Slipstreamers 1 Jorgie Gillett Banbury Star CC
2 Hugh Graves Club Cyclopark 2 Penny Blackburn Hayes Hawks BMX Club
3 Isaac Richardson Sprockets Cycle Club 3 Matilda Wilks Sotonia CC
Under 12 Boys Under 12 Girls
No. Forename Surname Club / Team Name No. Forename Surname Club / Team Name
1 Lenz Haring Peckham Challengers BMX Club 1 Georgia Lovett Palmer Park Velo RT
2 Samuel Baker Palmer Park Velo RT 2 Ivy George Hillingdon Slipstreamers
3 William Gooch Palmer Park Velo RT 3 Esmee Bone Welwyn Wheelers CC
Under 14 Boys Under 14 Girls
No. Forename Surname Club / Team Name No. Forename Surname Club / Team Name
1 Ben Jones Hillingdon Slipstreamers 1 Orianne Barker Hillingdon Slipstreamers
2 Charlie Shepherd Solent Pirates 2 Eloise Ward Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club
3 Edward Home Hillingdon Slipstreamers 3 Ruby Isaac Welland Valley CC
Under 16 Boys Under 16 Girls
No. Forename Surname Club / Team Name No. Forename Surname Club / Team Name
1 Thomas Lewis Ely & District CC 1 Isabella Boyles Banbury Star CC
2 Max Hinds Evolution Racing Academy 2 Poppy Kisley Banbury Star CC
3 Huw Watkins Sprockets Cycle Club 3 Lucy Hope Hillingdon Slipstreamers

 

Congratulations to all medallists, especially our home winners: Jacob, Orianne and Ben.

 

 

 

 

As always, we could not do this without our fantastic, committed volunteers – Sam, Duncan, Anthony, Julia, Pete, Kate, Kiki, Sandra, Andy, Dave W, Dai, Simon E, Nige, Dave H, Simon A, Phil – thank you for giving up hours of your time, and patience, to facilitate these opportunities for young people.  Our young Slipstreamers themselves have been an immense help – Oliver has spent countless hours ordering numbers, taking drinks to the race hut, moving furniture, running errands; Otto discovered a hidden talent for customer service at sign on and as always, Rudy, Ollie, Lucy, and Aiden just got on with whatever they were directed to do at the time. They are all a credit to their club.

Thank you to everyone who came to compete, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Hillingdon soon.