Thanks to 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 quality cycling and structured coaching.
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 grass track scratch race across Hackney Marsh!