Monday, 16 November 2015

HASVC record attempt flyer - share and promote 21.12.15

HASVC record attempt flyer - share and promote 21.12.15

Monday, 2 November 2015

Venerdi restaurant & bike in the news

Good news from Hackney, below is a copy of the article that was recently published by Hackney Gazette:

Restaurant links up with Cycling Club Hackney to help young riders

07:30 29 October 2015
CC Hackney riders at Venerdi restaurant
CC Hackney riders at Venerdi restaurant

Italian restaurant Venerdi are now working together with Cycling Club Hackney to give help and support to young riders.

The Chatsworth Road restaurant have initially supplied a branded quality road bike – a lightweight Pinarello racer – for the club to use in races and training.
The bike, which bears the colours of the sponsor, will be in action soon with young CC Hackney rider Israel Oketade in the saddle. Now he is ready and equipped to go hill climbing this autumn and the remaining 2015 season circuit races.
CC Hackney’s lead coach Keir Apperley said: “Having a bike branded in this way for riders new to cycle sport and quality cycling is special. We aim to roll this out as a way of achieving progress with other businesses in the borough.
“This is so that more young people on CC Hackney’s outreach programme will be able to take up cycle racing on competitive bikes and in the process learn about the responsibilities of working with sponsors.”

Friday, 30 October 2015

No HASVC session for 2nd November.

Next Monday there will be a corporate event going on at the LVV velodrome and this is why we have no HASVC session for 2nd November. 
Reminder - Date/s of hire: Sept 8th, 11th, 22nd, 29th (Tuesdays) Oct 5th, 12th ***** 26th (Mondays) Nov 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th (Mondays) Dec 7th, 21st.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Sport Relief are looking for cyclists

Sport Relief are looking for cyclists, runners and swimmers of all abilities to model for a photo shoot for Sport Relief '16. Shots are likely to be used in the ad campaign in the run up to Sport Relief. If any cyclists would like to come along, please email me, Francine Holdgate: with a picture of yourself (just something showing your face) and I'll give you precise details. It's in half term and kids will need someone to sign a consent form for them on the day / in advance... Travel expenses will be covered. If you know of anyone else who might be interested, spread the word on social media! Ideally we would love for people to stay for the entire shoot. If they can only come along for a smaller amount of time, the poster enclosed details timing options. Would it be possible to put this poster up on your website and any social media sites? Please contact Francine Holdgate with any questions.. It would be wonderful if you were able to spread the message and the poster among your friends and family. It promises to be a fun and exciting day! If you could send in a picture of your daughter that’d be great. Best Francine Francine Holdgate Comic Relief Tel: 020 7820 2673 E-mail: Address: First Floor | 89 Albert Embankment | London | SE1 7TP The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games are back on Friday 18th - Sunday 20th March 2016. Register your interest now at

Saturday, 24 October 2015

CCH Youth Springfield Hill Climb 2015 - results

It looks flat from space....

... but as Patrick here will testify its anything but.
Yup its definitely steep -

The annual CCH Youth Springfield Hill Climb was held today with 44 riders from the Concorde and nightingale groups turning up to do battle with the hill which tops out at over 20% gradient over the course of 200m. In other words its short but it is brutal.

- but that doesn't deter Kai here going flat out

The riders were set of a minute apart with the youngest age group going first - many of them tackling the hill for the first time. Milo set the fastest under 8 time following on from his recent win in the YHPSCL hill climb at the same venue. Well done to newcomer Blessed who won the girls under 8s.

The under 8 podium - Nasy 2nd, Milo 1st, Zuzana - 2nd.

Under 8's results - (girls in green)
 The under 10s category was very close with less than three seconds covering the top five riders with Anoushka coming out on top followed closely by Nashane.

The under 10 podium - Robbie 3rd, Nashane 1st and Anoushka 1st.
Under 10s results
The under 12s saw times start to dip below 30 seconds with a great 25.3 seconds win for Tom with William close on his heels and Yande being top girl.

The Under 12 podium - William 2nd , Tom 1st and Mack 3rd.

Under 12s results
The under 14s were really flying up the hill with two riders beating the course record of 21.9 seconds set two years ago by Aminur. Kai came in at 21.1 and Sam smashed it with a 20.3. Olivia was fastest girl at 29.

Rasan blocking out the noise of the crowd

but Khariri matches him for speed

The under 14s podium - Elliot M 3rd, Sam 1st, Kai 2nd and Olivia 1st.

Under 14s results
Elliot H on his way to matching the old record.

The under 16s were few in number but blink and you missed them - although someone told me they stopped half way up to chat with the squirrels - Jessie set the fastest girls time of the day and female course record of 25.7 seconds. Elliot hit the same mark as the old course record and Logan put it to bed with a blistering 18.3 seconds - setting a new mark for every one to aim at next year.

Logan sets the new course record of 18.3 seconds.

Under 16s results
Um - Bill and Ben and the other one,,,?

Well done to all and thanks to all our volunteers for helping out.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

No HASVC session for 19th October

No HASVC session for 19th October.

Next Monday there will be the first London Six Day professional cycle race going on - and this is why we have no session for 19th October. Tickets are available for this event - groups are HASVC riders will be heading to see this...nothing can keep HASVC away from their track!
Reminder - Date/s of hire:
Sept 8th, 11th, 22nd, 29th (Tuesdays)
Oct 5th, 12th ***** 26th (Mondays)
Nov 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th (Mondays)
Dec 7th, 21st (Mondays)…/hasvc-is-back-on-track-after-…

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Fine time at Venerdi - Tuesday 29th September

Lorenzo, Saheed, Kevin, Carlos, Floriana & Keir
Tuesday 29th September, CCH had a fine time at Venerdi to celebrate our new working partnership, the Venerdi race bike and winning the cycling event in this years London Youth Games. Well done to the restaurant staff and chef team for catering for us so well with excellent, authentic Italian food, drinks and gelato. 
More good news:- Venerdi will provide a % discount (amount TBC) for all CC Hackney members' that produce their up to date membership card at check out. 

Contact regarding membership cards.


It was also all about the bike...a classic Pinarello racer converted to show out for Venerdi. This bike will be in action soon with young CCH rider Israel Oketade; definitely ready to go in the autumn hill climbs coming up and also in some remaining season circuit races.

AJ & Ryan

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