Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Tour of Britain in London

CCH film crew; Bjiorn, Daniel & James interview Alex
Bede Geoghagan Hart
Alex Peters signs for Ms Burton
A fine and entertaining day was had at the Tour of Britain London stages for Hackney's cycling family. Alex managed a crash right near the end of his Time Trial effort. This was a shame because of the the time lost on GC while he had to walk 200m to the finish line with his cracked bike. Thankfully the injuries were not so serious and Alex was able to start the circuit stage and finish the ToB. Tao managed to stay out of trouble (unlike the day before:) finishing up the field on GC with much credit.
Tao & Alex are in a great position now to travel to Ponferrada in Spain for the UCI World Cycling Championships - British Cycling has to take our lads, they are so strong; no steel crash barrier can break them! 

Anything Tao can do I can do better:)
...did anyone see me do this?

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Banners ready - ToB finals day down town tomorrow...

Banners ready - ToB finals day down town tomorrow - sleep well and in the morning let's go:) CC Hackney at Trinity Gardens Tower Hill - hope to see you there, it's gonna be great!

Tour of Britain

The club will be cheering on Hackney's finest "old boys", Tao Geoghegan Hart, Alex Peters and fellow Londoners Sir Bradley Wiggins and Germain Burton this Sunday. The aim is meet at Trinity Square opposite the Tower of London from 11am (TT starts @11:01 and circuit race @ 3:30 look out for Clubs shirts and banners!


Thursday, 4 September 2014

Why train and race in an indoor velodrome?

Other than breathing the same air as cycling's super stars, why is it a good idea to train and race in an indoor velodrome like the one at Lea Valley Velopark?
“On the track you can’t loose your way and it’s not so far to go if you get left behind. Track training and races are adrenaline fuelled workouts. The ultimate interval sessions, you get better at intensity and speed and that’s when all races are won and lost” - Keir Apperley

“You don’t get wet” - Neil Irons

Make cycle track training a part of your fitness regime and remember:
“It's not about how many times you get knocked down; it's about how many times you get back up”
~ Colonel George Armstrong Custer

Join CC Hackney track training sessions here:

Monday, 1 September 2014

Alex Peters and Tao Geoghegan Hart racing news

Riding for British Cycling Tao Geoghagen Hart has achieved tenth place in the final general classification of the 2014 Tour de l'Avenir. There's a chance that this lad from Hackney could be disappointed that he did not make it onto the podium. Make no mistake this is some result against an international field of 107 highly rated and motivated young men over a prologue TT and seven stages; most of which included some seriously testing alpine climbs including summit finishes of the highest order.

The team came away with a stage winner in
Daniel Mclay on stage three; Montrond-les-Bains to Paray-le-Monial.

We done Tao and GB from CC Hackney.

Cycling Weekly:
"Previous winners of ‘the l’Avenir’ include Greg Lemond, Nairo Quintana, Warren Barguil and Bauke Mollema and it’s established itself in recent years as a springboard for a lot of talent. Last year Simon Yates won two stages and Adam Yates finished second overall, and both went on to do quite well with Orica-GreenEdge…"

Les 10 premiers du classement général final

1  LOPEZ Miguel Angel COL COL 23h54'28" 00"
2  POWER Robert AUS AUS 23h54'58" 30"
3  RIBALKIN Alexey RUS RUS 23h55'12" 44"
4  FOLIFOROV Alexander RUS RUS 23h55'19" 51"
5  VERVAEKE Louis BEL BEL 23h55'43" 01'15"
6  LATOUR Pierre-Roger FRA FRA 23h56'53" 02'25"
7  BUCHMANN Emanuel GER GER 23h57'44" 03'16"
8  SILVA Joaquim POR POR 24h00'05" 05'37"
9  MAISON Jérémy FRA FRA 24h00'22" 05'54"
10 GEOGHEGAN HART Tao GBR GBR 24h03'24" 08'56"

Back on home turf Tao's peer and long time training partner Alex Peters is preparing himself for the 2014 Tour of Britain (ToB) This starts in Liverpool on Sunday 7th September and finishes in London seven days later. Alex was invited to ride the 2014 Tour de l'Avenir as well but he declined to take part because of Madison Genesis's (his team) commitment to the ToB and it was felt that attempting to do both would be too much at his age. 

Alex Peters before the 2014 Prudential Ride London Classic
Having spoken to Alex recently he has said that he is keen to impress after taking part and learning a lot in the 2013 edition. This year the race has been up graded to UCI 2. HC (Hors Category) this is higher than Tour de l'Avenir with World Tour teams taking part. It means Alex will be riding with some of the best cyclists in the world; established hard nuts from the likes of Giant-Shimano, Movistar & Team SKY. 

Good luck Alex we'll keep an eye on the results and check the ToB stages on ITV.  

The name on the new Genesis 'Zero' carbon fibre road bike - ready for ToB

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Track bike transport solution for your local Velodrome

Getting your bike down to the Velodrome; car and hassle free using an adapted Carry Freedom Y-Frame Trailer 


Out reach prgramme: Interlinkx CiC & CC Hackney deliver

Thanks to generous funding from 'Freesport' (Mayor of London) coaching staff at Interlinkx CiC and CC Hackney have begun delivering a programme of instructed cycle rides and races for inner city young people who'd otherwise not access the sport.

These sessions have started well; On Saturday 23rg August our group rode along the River Lea tow path north all the way to Waltham Abbey and the Lea Valley White Water Centre for lunch. There was quite a lot of rain fall the night before we travelled and the tow path was lined with puddles; our bikes got splattered with white grit.

Last Sunday it was south via the Lime House Basin to reach the river Thames for a photo shoot. On the return there was a stop over for refreshments at the Lea valley Vellodrome and a chance for our new young riders to check out the excellent cycling facilities available there. Before heading back to the Concorde Centre cycle station we finished with an unofficial scratch grass track race across Hackney Marsh which was a blast!

Friday, 22 August 2014


The log awaited CCH online Forum is now up and running to access it click here - 
To post to the Forum and join in the conversations you will need to sign up by clicking on the link at the top right corner of the forum homepage and follow the simple instructions. You can also visit the forum and read posts as a guest before signing up.

The Forum is intended to provide an online social space for club members to interact with and share information. It will provide and additional port of call alongside the blogwebsitefacebook and twitter feed for information about club events such as training, racing  and coaching sessions, and in addition it will be a place where members can organise their own events such as training rides, cycling tours, training camps and  so on. It will provide a place for people to ask questions, discuss cycling related topics, buy and sell cycling stuff, arrange trips and other off bike social events. Hopefully the Forum will become the online hub of CCH allow ing the club to grow organically in terms of members organising things between themselves.

Have a look at the Forum and sign up and please feel free to make suggestions on what it should contain and how to improve it - at the moment this is just the starting point.

Please note it is important to consider the Forum is open to the public to view so that prospective members can see what is going on and ask questions about the club if they have to. This does mean that the Forum will be moderated and inappropriate postings removed - so please no bad language and remember the forum is not the place to make complaints or gripe about the club and its members.

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