Thursday, 20 February 2020

CC Hackney & NHS get to work

24th March - CC Hackney is set to start delivery of a new day time club and group session that is designed to work for and with residents who may be feeling isolated and out of sorts. This project is in partnership with and supported by NHS East London Foundation Trust. These pilot sessions are to be based at our Concorde Centre station on Kingsmead housing estate .

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

CCH Seal Safari Saturday 29th February

Saturday 29th February is the date for the first CCH Sael Safari to the Thames Estuary via the Woolwich Ferry and along the Thames Path, heading east on the south bank. Coaches Patrick Field (route planner and guide) Jevon Taylor and organiser Keir Apperley will be taking the assembled group to the Thames by bike of course. Hopefully it will not be stormy weather and clear enough to see what we're looking for...there's a 50% chance!


Thursday, 13 February 2020

Proper cross season comes to a close

Crystal Palace cross
 The 2019-20 cyclocross season closed last weekend with all the final races being cancelled due to storm Ciara blowing away the trees and topsoil. This was probably apt as this season will be remembered as one of proper cross conditions. The last few seasons have seen drier and drier conditions meaning some newer riders to cross had never had to clean their bikes.  Way back in September the season started in hot and dry conditions making for super fast races and it looked like the global warming trend for dusty courses was continuing -but come October come the rain and come the mud - proper cross courses were back.

Tom at Milton

Robin at Mistley

Conrad at Mistley

Elliot at Mistley

Harry at the Stow Scramble

Andy at Mistley

Charlie at Mistley

 Now I know a lot of cyclists don't understand the attraction of getting wet, cold and muddy looping round and round a field in Essex for an hour - but that's because they haven't tried it.
Cyclocross is the most friendly, most accessible entry into the world of cycle sport - and currently becoming the most popular cycling discipline in this country thanks to the exploits of the likes of Tom Pidcock, Evie Richards and Anna Kay at international level to name just a few of the riders from these shores taking it to the Belgians and Dutch. And speaking of Belgian and Dutch riders anyone still wondering what use cyclocross is to them on the road need only look at Wout Van Aert and the unstoppable Matthieu Van Der Poel. So all I can say is if you missed this season get some knobblies come summer and get ready for 2020 -21.

Catrin winning in the Leicestershire CX league

CCHackney has ben represented well this past season in the Eastern Cyclocross League as well some showings in the London and South east league and further afield in the National Trophy series.
In the ECL Charlie Dash finished in fifth place in the Junior women's standings, Tom Bardill also finished fifth in the youth  u16, with Robin Steer in 8th, in the U14s Elliot Marsden finished 13th. Also racing in the youth were Conrad and Milo. Arthur Steer finished 7th in the U10 boys whilst Catrin Marsden finished fifth in the u10 girls. In the V50s Harry, John and Andy did the required amount of races to score league points finishing 52nd , 67th and 62nd respectively - there were 120 riders in this most popular of categories. Having spread myself between the eastern and London leagues I didn't race enough in either - but did manage to cycle to some of them cutting out on car journeys.

John at Hillyfields
Neil at Hillyfields

The full Eastern Cross league Final standings here.

And if you really don't like mud but think you might try cross anyway  there is summer series in London you can find out all about it here.

Photos of ECL courtesy of Dave Cook

Friday, 3 January 2020

Early spring Reliability Trial with Finsbury Park CC

HNY 2020!

Sharing an email from our friends at Frinsbury Park CC. A great annual event for club riders at a low cost and for a good cause - let's make it a date!

Dear Fellow Cycling Club,
We are pleased to confirm that Finsbury Park Cycling Club will be hosting their annual reliability ride on Sunday 16th February 2020, and we would be grateful if you could spread the word to your club members about this event.
Our Reliability Ride takes a 50km or 100km route around the quiet lanes used by the club in and around Hertfordshire, with a hilly finish returning to Potters Bar through Little Switzerland.
With your support we can match or exceed the 100 riders that signed on and completed the ride last year.
Ride Details
Entry: £5:00 (Donated to Cancer Research UK)
Location: Potters Bar Cricket Club EN6 1QE
Date: Sunday 16th February 2020
Sign-on:  08:30 – 09:00
Ride Start: 09:00
50km Route (GPX here)
100km Route (GPX here)
Tea, Coffee and Cake will be available at the start and finish.

Many thanks,

David & Vince

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Alex Peters back in pro action with 2020 vision

CC Hackney’s original youth member Alex Peters is to return to professional cycling since taking time out after retiring from Team Sky in 2017. Good luck Alex with team Canyon DHB!
Alex is well remembered in France, in 2015 he left a lasting impression in the Tours of Normandy & Brittany and his return has been reported here.  Alex Peters ; “Je me suis dit : quelle est ma passion? Qu’est ce que j’aime faire? “

Sunday, 17 November 2019

CCH @ Hackney Council's Sustainability Day 2019

Saturday 16th November 2019 - CC Hackney represented at the third annual Hackney Sustainability DayOn hand to deliver free cycle care checks and information about the club were our staff and young trainees; Denise, Keir Sulaymaan and Kai.


Friday, 25 October 2019

Youth Olympics - Dakar 2022

Heads up!

The next Youth Olympics are to be in Dakar 2022

A legit target and potential opportunity for some of our riders from around the world.

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