Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Get well soon Alex from all at CC Hackney

Earlier today Alex underwent surgery in the Netherlands (the home of SEG Racing) after he was involved in a big crash at the end of stage 2 of the #Oberosterreich Rundfahrt race in Austria last Friday. I'm told the operation to pin his right collar bone went well and that soon he will begin static training while he recovers back home in Hackney. 
Alex will now miss the National RR Championships next weekend and also the Giro Aosta Valley Mont Blanc (14-19th July) but he will return to racing late on in July. 

Never mind that's racing as they say. On the other hand there will be very positive and exciting news regarding our lad before he rides again - watch this space - extra! extra!

Of course all at CC Hackney wish Alex a speedy return to what he does best; riding a bike to anywhere fast:)

Keep it coming Alex Peters.

Facebook posting from SEG Racing managers:

Bad luck for Alex Peters in #Oberosterreich
Rundfahrt. He is out of the race with a broken collarbone. He was involved in the massive crash in stage 2. Last night he underwent research in the local hospital. Surgery will take place in Sportmáx Sportmedisch Centrum - Performance Centre as soon as possible.

We will get back soon on his recovery. He will be back in July!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

CCHackney Road Race 12 th July club helpers needed

Helpers are urgently needed to fill all the roles for the CCH road race 2015 on Sunday 12th July.
As it stands we do not yet have the full quota of Accredited Marshals from BC without whom we will have to cancel the race. However we have until next monday for them to come forward - it'd be even more embarrassing if they do and we have to cancel because our club members haven't come forward to help. So please have a look at the list of jobs below to be filled and let me know  asap - if your name is there and you can't do it let me know asap. Neil - 07751495853

CCH Road Race !2th July 2015-  Bicknacre Course  Volunteers arrive at 7am- race start 9am Finish approx 12-1pm
HQ- East Hanningfield Village Hall, The Tye, , East Hanningfield , Essex, CM3 8AE
Position Name  phone email BC members No’ Car reg make model and colour confirmed attending can give lift need a lift
Volunteer Coordinator Pat Hayes
Organiser Neil Irons 07751 495853 469815 0Y05 KFF Peugot Partner blue 1 space
Assistant Organiser Keir Apperley 7957257972 459828
Course Safety Gary Boyd 07792 950305
Chief commissaire - driver Harry Moore 07885 736383 723147 EK58 EUN FORD S Max silver
Assistant Commissaire  - driver Paul Taylor 07958 572921 1056545 Blue Mazda 6 FP05 TXW
Drivers – Lead car 1 Chris Snow 07739 514012 955506 LB54 MHJ Honda Jazz Silver
Assistant Lead car 1 Tom Lloyd 07974 351722 841791 RF57 0NU BMW 525D Black
Drivers – Lead car 2 Dave Carr 078411 42712 831490  GV06 EFA  Skoda Octavia Estate- silver
Assistant Lead car 2 Andy O'Regan 07961 481755 471024
Driver First Aid Mobile Tom Smith 07775 832719 710977 KD54 TFY, Mazda 6, Blue
First Aid mobile Rachael Yates 07939 156016 952927
Driver - Service car Andy Buckwell 07973 504084 1056542 GY06 OCJ. Renault Grand Scenic. Silver
Assistant – Service car
Catering – either making cakes etc or help on day selling  Prosper Watts 
catering  Kai Watts
Race HQ phone manning
Race HQ first aid
Signing On
Signing On Liz de Monchaux 07771 928379
Line Judge + recorder
Line Judges + recorder
Line Judges +  recorder
Photo finish
Photography 1
Photography 2
Signage on day
Signage on day
Signage on day
Signage on day
Club marshal Ben Shaw
Club marshal Ian Toone
Club marshal Stephen McKee
Club marshal Colm McManus
Club marshal
Club marshal
Club marshal
Club marshal
Club marshal
Parking marshal hq/finish area
Advance signage and flyer posting Emma Jane Hornsby
Advance signage and flyer posting
Advance signage and flyer posting
Advance signage and flyer posting

Thursday, 4 June 2015

'How the Race was Won" CCH 1,2 at Hog Hill on Tuesday Night

CCH riders Jess Feeney-Davies & Connie Hayes were in action on Tuesday night at LVYCC midweek race,  getting first and second in their U16 race - congratulations. Here's the story in Jess' own words

We turned up, me and Connie, surrounded by the blues greens and blacks of Lea Valley and the odd Welwyn and Barking and Dagenham. We were definitely outnumbered but even more determined! As we lined up on the start line and they told us it was an HOUR RACE! Thats almost 16 climbs of the hill! No thanks I thought! We started, stayed together as a group of 5 U16 girls, looked like it was going to have to be all of us cross the line at the same time , we were so evenly matched! Then one time up the hill me & Connie pushed ourselves and lost them, it was going to be just us now to face the wind and the finish! 2 laps to go and it was neck and neck then last lap we decided to race it out, the hill spilt us but we got 1st and 2nd on Lea Valleys very own circuit!   

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Racing Roundup

 CCH are out there battling away on several fronts. Recent notable results posted below - if you are out there racing whatever the discipline - please tell us so we can include your results here.

Keir Apperley finished 5th in the National Masters Road Race at the weekend - he was in a break and felt good for the win - unfortunately he was manoeuvred into leading the group into the sprint and they got around him before the line. Not a bad showing considering its only his second road race of the season though you'll agree.

Congratulations to Nigel Field who came 2nd in the CC London road race on Sunday, and Denny Cooper who placed 8th. Four CC Hackney riders took part, with Chris Hezelgrave and James Burgess coming in just outside the top ten, finishing in a bunch sprint in fairly miserable conditions. 

The race unfolded over six laps of a circuit from Thaxted, Essex, in wet conditions. A crash half way round split the field, but Denny chased back on after being caught up behind the crash. The pace settled down with two laps to go, and the eventual winner - Jack Hardwicke from Ipswich Bicycle Club - got away from the bunch with relative ease. The slower pace and rolling course meant the rest of the field lined up for a sprint finish. Nigel had an excellent position coming into the final straight, opening up his sprint from 3rd wheel and beating the bunch for second place. Denny, Chris and James managed to avoid two other crashes in the last 200m as some riders jostled for position with parked cars.

A good showing for Hackney, and Nigel is well on his way to Cat 2 this season!

At Hoghill last night Jess Feeney Davies and Connie Hayes put on a really good show for the club in Lea Valley's race, they beat massed ranks of LV in front of a fairly partisan crowd to get 1st and 2nd in an hour long race . Rode really well together and got tactics spot on. 

The Beastway MTB 3rd round is underway as I type - last wednesday night Artie O'Regan came first in the Youth B race whilst the week before Logan de Moncahux-Irons came first in the Youth A race.

SO if you are out there doing it let us know through usual channels write a small report and include photos too if you get some.

Clip showing Logan -2nd and Isaac - 6th at Hillingdon last Monday night Youth racing.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Clem Berrill - the come back kid

Original CC Hackney youth & junior racer has returned to the sport in style with a win in Nottingham. Welcome back Clem, it's good to see that you've not lost your appetite for demolishing the opposition:) 

We're looking forward to your return to London in July.

In his own words, Clem's race report:

A Return to Racing
Last Saturday I lined up for the start of my third race of the year after a few years away from the sport. After a reasonable start finishing the Sheff Rec National B road race in around 20th place and a 4th place finish in a 3rd cat criterium in York the weekend before, I was motivated to learn from the mistakes I made where I rode too conservatively and missed the key moves. The start gun went and we were off. A couple of young looking lads went straight away on the decent of the 2.3km circuit. In keeping with the plan to not miss a move I waited for the crosswind drag at the bottom of the circuit and charged across to them. As soon as I got there it was plain to see they were going nowhere I went straight past and settled into a comfortable rhythm hoping for strong riders to jump across to me. After a few laps hanging at around 15 seconds, I decided it was time to go back to the bunch where I stayed at the head of things, marking the moves for the next 30 minutes. With about 12km to go and riders starting to tire I decided to give a break another shot again, going on the cross wind and opening a 15 second gap quickly. I settled down watching the bunch behind to see if anyone would jump. The 5 to go board was brought out after the next lap and with the peloton not giving chase it was time to commit to the solo move. I pushed on as hard as I could, pulling the gap out to around a minute over the next few laps. The effort started to take its toll, lungs and legs screaming for the end, the final lap bell could not come quick enough and when it did, I knew I had made it. 

Strava report


Thursday, 21 May 2015

Starting 2nd June 2015 - Hackney After School Velodrome Club

On Tuesday 2nd June the all new Hackney After School Velodrome Club (HASVC)
will begin with a registration and induction session from 4.30-6.00pm.
The place to be for future young track riders of Hackney on this day is: Meeting room 1 at Lea Valley Velopark Velodrome, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Abercrombie Road, London E20 3AB. Once the formalities are completed start up young riders will be able to go in to watch a well known professional cyclist in an exclusive track training session until 6.30pm.

The following week 9th June is the time when our weekly youth track training begins. We have a programme of 9 weekly sessions that are 100% funded. There will be two groups doing 3 X 9 minute blocks each. One being established and intermediate riders and the other being beginners and intermediate.
It is anticipated that before this runs out additional funders and sponsors will come on board to secure this session into an on-going provision.

Come July 14th (week six) young members will be ready to contribute with their fund raising 'Youth Group Hour Record' attempt. This is when a minimum of 10 riders on the track at any one time will rotate and push on to gain as much distance as they can in one hour.

The lead coach and organiser for this project is Cycling Club Hackney's  manager Keir Apperley. Having negotiated with the Lea valley Velopark Trust for a healthy concession on track bike and protective equipment use; the prospect became viable, especially with the collective backing of Hackney council's 'Young Hackney', social enterprise Interlinkx CiC and the start-up partner Cycling Club Hackney.
Use it or loose it:
If the need is evident in terms of attendance and outreach success then the plan is for on-going track sessions at LVV. Many thanks to those who are supporting HASVC and who are working to make regular Hackney youth track time possible.

Facebook page here 

Hackney After School Velodrome Club - Overview

Hackney After School Velodrome Club (HASVC)
The 2012 London Olympic Games has left behind the world class track cycling arena that is now called the Lea Valley Velopark. The indoor 250m velodrome is a gem of a facility that so far is being well used by adult riders and corporate bookings who can afford the fees. Since opening in March 2014 it has become clear that a collective effort is required to ensure that new young cyclists from the area get regular access to this track. If not (logically) there will be a diminishing return of riders using the venue.
We are looking at the future of track cycling and acting out a positive intervention. It's legacy, outreach, talent development & community cohesion...opportunity for all.
The costs and credits for this activity are shared by a group of supporting partners therefore there need not be a weighty financial implication on just one or two organisations.

Thanks to the backing of Lea Valley Velopark Trust, Cycling Club Hackney (management & coaching) Interlinkx CiC, Hackney Homes and Young Hackney's support, this initiative is able to get going into its trial sessions. 
Start date: Registration & induction Tuesday 2nd June 2015 (nine consecutive weeks to follow, contract renewal subject to review)
Weekly on Tuesdays 5-6pm
Coaching team: Keir Apperley, Neil Irons, Martin Elliot & Harry Moore.
Admin assistant: Martine
Project manager: Keir Apperley (Cycling Club Hackney)

Facebook page here

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