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.

London Six Day 2019 - tout le monde était là!

It was a lively visit to the Lea Valley Velodrome this week, we were there for day 2 of the London Six Day 2019. Everyone was in the house including a group from Kingsmead E9 and CC Hackney's training base there. We went to see the races of course, with champions like Mark Cavendish hitting the front but also a special guest who was in all the way from Nigeria’s capital Ubuja.

Picture Giandomenico Massari (president Nigerian Cycling Federation) with some of CC Hackney’s Concorde youth club bike riders, coaches, parents and Young Hackney staff. All happy to meet and greet at the London Six Day track races in the Lea Valley Velodrome.

Friday, 4 October 2019

Meeting William Newman of the African Cycling Confederation in Kings X

Monday 23rd September - a delegation from CC Hackney (CCH) held a meeting in Kings Cross with previous club contact and friend William Newman. William is the track development officer of the African Cycling Confederation. From Cape Town South Africa, our man was in UK for the UCI World Cycling Championships in Harrogate Yorkshire. 
Essentially we spoke about how CCH is continuing the enduring project to bring on change towards a more diverse and representative cycling scene here in East London. William encouraged CCH to keep up the good work and noted that he and his team are keen to help things along here, fast tracking when necessary! 
One of the key discussion points was the live prospect of forming an international training camp to follow up on the work done by Nigeria's Jason Butler and more recently Ghana's Mani Arthur. *Dreaming of creating a vibrant training camp here in London, one in which riders of the world can prepare to represent their nation of heritage at elite level tournaments: Such as the Junior World Track Championships Cairo Egypt 2020, Youth Olympics Dakkar Senegal 2022, Commonwealth Games Birmingham England 2022 and the senior Olympic Games. 
By the end of our talk William had pledged to keep up his support for this progressive aspect and is looking forward to working more closely with CCH towards positive outcomes all the way.
Clockwise - Ben Shaw, Keir Apperley, Ricardo Johnson, Azra Ali & William Newman

Marques Mendes (Federacao Cabo-verdinia de Cicllsmo) with William on the train to Harrogate
Keir & Ricardo - by Harrogate's finish line

“only those who dream will someday see their dreams become reality”

Che Guevara

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Refreshing the parts other rides cannot reach!

CC Hackney's club runsRefreshing the parts other rides cannot reach! 

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