Tuesday, 22 November 2016

CC Hackney welcomes new Junior riders and coach

Sham, Zemi (coach) Fnan & Haben
Introducing our new junior members who are taking part in the Fullgas winter circuit series at Lee Valley Velopark. They hail from Eritrea and join our existing Eritrean junior member Robiel to raise our contingent into a notable force - that's almost a pursuit squad
These races are on Saturday afternoon, they join some of our adult racers as a team and any support and interest during these events would be most welcome and appreciated. That's Saturday afternoons at the Velopark.

Monday, 14 November 2016

A remembrance day ride to the seat of UK power and the Battle of Cable Street

Reporting Cycling Club Hackney & Interlinkx CiC's youth group trip from the Concorde Centre in Homerton earlier today: It was a memorable east west town ride on remembrance Sunday. Shortly after pausing for thought at 11am on Cable Street, we stopped to reflect again while checking out the Battle of Cable Street memorial. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_Street_Mural

Our route was via the River Lea & Regents canal tow paths to enter Victoria Park to rejoin Regents canal TP to Lime House Basin. From here it was all the way along the well used CS3 super highway heading west (cycles only- nice1:)  We came back the way we came, making it a fine day out. 

Tower power!

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

CCH Youth Hill Climb 2016

Saturday 22/10/16 - Springfield Park

Milton storms up the hill to win the U10 category.

Thirty nine riders took part in the annual CCH Youth Hill Climb at Springfield park last Saturday. Once again the short sharp slope provided a stern test for the riders but they all rose to the challenge.

Anna wins the U10 girls category.

Following on from his recent commanding victory in the YHPSCL hill climb Milton Higgot once again turned on the style to win the under 10s category in ian impressive 27 seconds.
U10 results -

no' age name time place
2 U10 Milton Higgot 27.21 1
10 U10g Anna Ventris 31.24 1
7 u10 Milo Hack-Lazzari 31.48 2
3 u10 Elliot Marsden 32.31 3
8 u10 Murray Gray 32.74 4
6 u10 Che Forbes 33.59 5
5 U10 Laurie McPhillips 34.48 6
31 U10 Jahvann Menzie 35.72 7
35 u10  Jacob Ukote 39.25 8
37 U10 Jusane Menzie 45.07 9
1 U10 Hugh Andrews 45.3 10
13 U10 Jericho Russo Velardi 47.45 11
9 U10 Remi Artis 49.32 12
11 U8 Harris McGrandle 50.38 13
17 U10 Abderraouf Rahmani 1.11.13 14
39 u8 Arthur Steer 1.54.58 15

Tom on his way to first on the U12s.
Esther came first in the U12 girls.
In the under 12s Tom Bardill put 5 seconds into his nearest challenger finishing in 23 seconds.
U12 results -
no' age name time place
15 u12 Tom Bardill 23.58 1
27 u12 Conrad Couzin 28.94 2
12 u12 Robin Steer 29.3 3
26 U12g Esther Ramsay 30.26 1
14 U12 Robbie de Monchaux-Irons 30.46 4
28 U12 Rueben Couzins 31.56 5
30 u12 Oliver Hunt 31.64 6
16 U12g Ella Jacobs 33.88 2
18 u12 Abderrahim Rahmani 34.99 7
40 u12 Unais Dowbou 38.4 8
36 u12 Jose 39.66 9
32 U12 Ryan da Costa 40.02 10
38 u12 Michael Ukote 52.75 11

Kai going for the win in the U14s.

Charlie first U14 girl.
In the under 14s Kai took the  win with 21 seconds whilst Charlie came second and first girl on 25 seconds.

U14 Results -
no' age name time place
21 U14 Kai Watts 21.54 1
22 u14g Charlie Dash 25.76 1
20 u14 Finn Wilson 26.4 2
23 u14 Sam Rowell 27.59 3
19 u14 Sebastian Sandham 28.23 4

Logan - fastest on the day.
Fresh from last weeks effort up Mott Street Logan missed out on his best time set last year finishing at 18 seconds this time round with Henry just missing out on dipping below 20 seconds.

U16 results - 
29U16Logan de Monchaux-Irons18.881
34JHenry Boateng20.672
24u16Christopher Deal23.763
25u16Edmund Ross26.074

Full set of Andy Bardill photos - click here.
Podium photos below.
u10 podium

u12 girl podium

u12 podium

u14 podium

u16 podium

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

CCH rise up at the Urban Hill Climb

Rob sets off.

Richie at the start
 CCH was represented in all categories at last weekends Urban Hill climb - bar the women and the cargo bike categories (where were you Patrick?). A rainy start to the day made for tricky conditions in the shady parts of Swains Lane up by Highgate cemetery. At around 900m long and starting off at 6% rising to 18% gradients its a short, sharp brutal climb not made any easier by hundreds of spectators screaming and ringing cow bells in the riders ears. 200 or so riders took part in a well organised event run by Rollapaluza.
For those not taking it too serious the cargo bike event entertained - 25kg with a passenger on top of that - for others such as Calvin it was time to divest his bike of all extra weight - of went the bottle cages, bar tape and plugs - holes drilled in the saddle... It must have made some difference as he finished 12th overall.

Selected placings and times -

- 12th Calvin Cheung - 1.33 - 6th male seed.
- 26th Logan de Monchaux-Irons - 1.39 - 4th youth.
- 50th Saul Busby Cozic - 1.44 - 10th male seed.
- 61st Euan McNicol - 1.48 - 7th youth.
- 66th Rob Tutt - 1.50 - 43rd open male.
- 92nd Callum Pike Mullins - 1.55 - 10th youth.
- 106th Clive Leper - 1.58 - 15th vet.
- 119th Declan Ruane - 2.01 - 75th open male.
- 136th Richie benson - 2.06 - 80th open male.
Full results here. More pics and videos here.

Next up  on Sunday 16th October  at Mott Street for the ELV hill climb sign on from 8.45am at the car park at High Beech - see you there.

Logan chasing down the rider in front.
Rob on the flatter bit??
Callum hitting the steep section.

Euan leaving it all on the road - apologies to the residents

Logan with that look all hill climb riders know ...

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

RE: Safe cyling and walking down town

Camden Council are consulting the public about whether or not to maintain and improve Tavistock Place London WC1 as a safe place for cycling and walking.
The closing date is 21st October - here's a link to make your voice heard - yay/nay


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

After school track club update


This Autumn 2016 HASVC will be on hold with no planned regular track sessions applied for. Instead a new BMX provision Hackney After Schools BMX Club - HASBC with be rolled out as an alternative. Dates and sign up information will be confirmed in due course.


The area's Go-Ride Outreach Coach (Russell Hampton) is set to pick up where HASVC left off with a new weekly session aimed at beginners and those seeking track accreditation. This is due to start this September and I'm told the fee would be £10.00 per session. This project is focused on developing young riders into LVV youth track league racers.

Contact Russell - RussellHampton@britishcycling.org.uk

Event info - support needed, volunteers please

CCHackney Last Days of Summer Circuit Races 10/9/16
Online sign on closes this sunday otherwise sign on the day
- helpers needed to marshal, sign on desk, judge, photos etc
- let me know you are coming!
Read more at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/…/CCHackney-Last-Days-of-…

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