Monday 7 April 2014

CCH Training at World Class Venue Begins.

Keir coaching one of the groups at the Saturday morning session.

Cycling Club Hackney training sessions have got of to a great start at the Lee Valley VeloPark. Last Thursday we had our the first of our evening session with 20 plus riders taking part. These are shared with our friends and neighbours - East London Velo and cater for Adults, Juniors and Youth A and B riders. We had a couple of bunches haring round at a high speed doing bunch work and chases but alongside this we had other adult members riding round at their own pace following their own fitness programme. The good thing about the super smooth circuit is there is plenty of room to accommodate all types of riders and groupings, and the floodlighting is keeps everyone safe. Don't just take my word for it though -  here is an endorsement of the fun to be had - 

"Thanks for running the session last night
We were all zooming about in a state of hyper excitement like kids at a birthday party while you had to stand in the cold...
So thanks very much as I appreciate the sacrifice you made for everyone else!
It was really good to have such a mix - men, women, boys - all cycling together
Felt like real club camaraderie"
- Isobel

Some of the riders at the end of a great evening session - hope to see more of you down there this week.

On Saturday we had our first Youth training session there with over 40 riders and adult volunteers and riders turning up to enjoy the sun and world class facilities. This time we split the circuit into two loops to coach the differing age groupings, and had a a series of games and time trialled the riders so they can measure their improvement over the coming months.

Young Robin leading a group on the warm up over one of the three bridges on the circuit.

The prices for such a class venue are very reasonable £4 for youth riders and £8 for adults on the road circuit - make sure you have the money with you as the nearest cash machines are over in the Westfield centre - correct change would be most welcome too. Members must bring valid up to date CCH membership card and arrive half an hour before sessions begin to aid signing in process.

The regular sessions are:

  • Indoor track: every other Tuesday evening 7-9:30pm starts 8th April.
  • Road circuit: every Thursday evening 7-9pm 
  • Road circuit: every Saturday morning 9:30-11:30am 
Please arrive 30 minutes before sessions are due to start to allow time for signing in etc.

Riders enjoying the new circuit and sunshine.

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