Wednesday, 6 January 2021

2021 winter months national lockdown

Dear CC Hackney Members,

For what is possible in terms of cycling (by law since 6th January '21) please see the guidelines by following the link to British Cycling here:

Cycling for exercise - British Cycling's Guidelines
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 4 January we have sadly now suspended all activities and events in England until further notice.
We know that this news will come as a disappointment to many of you, however it’s important that we now once again pull together to ensure that cycling plays its part in bringing the virus under control. Getting out on our bikes is a great way to boost our mental and physical health and we’ll be working hard to keep you pedalling.
You can find the most up-to-date guidance for Scotland here and Wales here.
How can I continue to ride?Under the new restrictions you are permitted to cycle, and we would encourage you to do so, while following these rules:
  • You should only ride alone, with your household/support bubble or one other person.
  • Stay local, ride within your limits and ensure you are self-sufficient. 

  • Leave the house to exercise only once each day. 

  • Keep a safe distance from others and practice good respiratory hygiene (i.e., no spitting, use a tissue).
  • You can only leave your home to exercise, and not for the purpose of leisure (such as a picnic or a coffee break). 

  • If you need to travel, such as to work or go to the shops, you are encouraged to cycle where possible.

What do you mean by local?
We know many of you will want to know what is meant by 'staying local'. The Government’s definition of this is stated as ‘your village, town or the part of a city where you live’.
We understand that this definition is particularly restrictive for cycling, and we are working to seek further clarification on this. We will provide a further update as soon as we are able.
In the meantime, we recommend that you follow the advice to stay local, ride well within your ability and ensure that you are self-sufficient.

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As per the current news broadcasts our National Health Service is under a lot of pandemic pressure 'like never before'. When out cycling let's be extra careful; our hospitals do not need any more casualties than they are dealing with already. Members please ensure to follow the law; stay indoors, keep distance, wash hands, wear a mask especially when indoors for essential shopping, protect the NHS and front line staff/services. Working together we will get through this to good times ahead.


Very best wishes and stay safe,




Keir Apperley - CC Hackney Manager & lead coach

CC Hackney - helping with winter emergency deliveries.

CC Hackney - providing ongoing help with winter emergency deliveries. 

Organised by North London National Food Service at Lea View House Springfield E5


Volunteers looking to help out too? Contact email here and leave a message.  

Friday, 1 January 2021

Club man Dave Carr update

CC Hackney is proud of club member Dave Carr who is an experienced NHS ICU nurse at St Thomas’ Hospital. Apart from his caring dedication, this is about him speaking up with the facts in The Guardian article here; the truth of what he and his colleagues are actually experiencing. 

And here’s an on topic comment from Dave he made to the club recently:

“Be careful cos we are overwhelmed again...

Stay in

Stay safe

Stay distanced

And never ever trust a Tory with the NHS and especially the running of a pandemic!!!!”




Thursday, 24 December 2020

CCH COOL CHRISTMAS 2020!

 To all CC Hackney members, friends and associates - have a cool Christmas 2020 HNY 2021!

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Concorde news - Kingsmead women's cycling group awarded TFL funding

More good news for the Concorde Centre - following a detailed application, CC Hackney's Kingsmead Estate (mostly) women's cycling group have been awarded TFL funding over three years for up until 2023. The award is to cover regular qualified coaching fees, staff capacity development (upskilling members) some new cycles, an additional storage container and support for special trips and away days.   

That's Kingsmead mum power at Concorde E9! 

Newly supported by TFL - Walking Cycling Grants London






Friday, 20 November 2020

CC Hackney & NHS ELFT update


Since August 2019 lead coach Keir Apperley has been in talks with mental health service management at NHS East London Foundation Trust about piloting and testing an ongoing programme of sports club delivery focussed on people experiencing mental health challenges. The Solution Bike Hub has been running since 8th September and core group testing for In Tune FC has been rolling since the beginning of October.     



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