Thursday 21 May 2015

Hackney After School Velodrome Club - Overview

Hackney After School Velodrome Club (HASVC)
The 2012 London Olympic Games has left behind the world class track cycling arena that is now called the Lea Valley Velopark. The indoor 250m velodrome is a gem of a facility that so far is being well used by adult riders and corporate bookings who can afford the fees. Since opening in March 2014 it has become clear that a collective effort is required to ensure that new young cyclists from the area get regular access to this track. If not (logically) there will be a diminishing return of riders using the venue.
We are looking at the future of track cycling and acting out a positive intervention. It's legacy, outreach, talent development & community cohesion...opportunity for all.
The costs and credits for this activity are shared by a group of supporting partners therefore there need not be a weighty financial implication on just one or two organisations.

Thanks to the backing of Lea Valley Velopark Trust, Cycling Club Hackney (management & coaching) Interlinkx CiC, Hackney Homes and Young Hackney's support, this initiative is able to get going into its trial sessions. 
Start date: Registration & induction Tuesday 2nd June 2015 (nine consecutive weeks to follow, contract renewal subject to review)
Weekly on Tuesdays 5-6pm
Coaching team: Keir Apperley, Neil Irons, Martin Elliot & Harry Moore.
Admin assistant: Martine
Project manager: Keir Apperley (Cycling Club Hackney)

Facebook page here


  1. 'Do we need to bring our parents?'
    No but you do need to bring in a parent/guardian signed Young Hackney registration/consent form.
    Contact the organiser and/or


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