On Tuesday 2nd June the all new Hackney After School Velodrome Club (HASVC)
will begin with a registration and induction session from 4.30-6.00pm.
place to be for future young track riders of Hackney on this day is:
Meeting room 1 at Lea Valley Velopark Velodrome, Queen Elizabeth Olympic
Park, Abercrombie Road, London E20 3AB. Once the formalities are
completed start up young riders will be able to go in to watch a well
known professional cyclist in an exclusive track training session until
The following week 9th June is the time when
our weekly youth track training begins. We have a programme of 9 weekly
sessions that are 100% funded. There will be two
groups doing 3 X 9 minute blocks each. One being established and
intermediate riders and the other being beginners and intermediate.
is anticipated that before this runs out additional funders and
sponsors will come on board to secure this session into an on-going
Come July 14th (week six) young
members will be ready to contribute with their fund raising 'Youth Group
Hour Record' attempt. This is when a minimum of 10 riders on the track
at any one time will rotate and push on to gain as much distance as they
can in one hour.
The lead coach and organiser for this
project is Cycling Club Hackney's manager Keir Apperley. Having
negotiated with the Lea valley Velopark Trust for a healthy concession
on track bike and protective equipment use; the prospect became viable,
especially with the collective backing of Hackney council's 'Young
Hackney', social enterprise Interlinkx CiC and the start-up partner
Cycling Club Hackney.
Use it or loose it:
If the need is
evident in terms of attendance and outreach success then the plan is for
on-going track sessions at LVV. Many thanks to those who are supporting
HASVC and who are working to make regular Hackney youth track time
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