Wednesday, 22 March 2017

CCH's James Taggart wins B' winter track league series.

Well done James Taggart, there's no place better than first place!
Full Gas winter track league B' series winner, congratulations James.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Ride, play and ride again. Two CCH & ICiC supported youth groups visit Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Saturday 11th March 2017 - 2pm
Cycling Club Hackney and Interlinkx CiC would like to thank Sported for alerting us and forwarding to our youth group leaders the entry pass tickets to see an excellent performance of William Shakespeare's; The Taming of the Shrew. It was at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre London SE1 and If it wasn't for this we'd most probably not of made it down to see it. After the show The Globe's education director Patrick Spottiswoode came on stage to thank everyone involved and especially the sponsors; The Deutche Bank's Corporate Citizenship Committee. All of our youngsters and adults enjoyed the visit and are keen to come back again, the Globe may well need more bike racks outside in future.


Patrick Spottiswoode, Ryan Da Costa, Israel Oketade, Reyko King Sutherland, Tyesha Daley, Unais Bin-Dawud, Antoine Fofanah, Jakob Ukote, Keir Apperley

Outside before the performance.

Inside, getting ready for the start.

After the show CC Hackney coach Neil Irons at the wedding table minus his 9 strong youth group, they were in the cafe already:)

Giuliana Mollinari with our young riders.
Ready for the ride home to Hackney, topped up with fine words, better than as the best food going!

Never heard this before... everyday phrases that came from the Bard, William Shakespeare.


If it be so, sir, that you are the man must stead us all, and me amongst the rest, and if you break the ice and do this feat, achieve the elder, set the younger free for our access, whose hap shall be to have her will not so graceless be to be ingrate.” — Tranio (as Lucentio)


“Yes, for a score of kingdoms you should wrangle, and I would call it fair play.” — Miranda

On the way out, for those that missed it on the last trip - we made time to check and respect the site of The Battle of Cable Street.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Info for any members interested in joining a group heading over for this...

Asiago Giro d' Italia stage 20 city visit. It's a joint effort that came out of an invitation from Clissold Rangers FC's manager and genuine Asiagean Nick Franchini:

"On Saturday 27th May 2017 the final cross-country stage (called a ‘tappa’ in Italian) of the Giro sets off from Pordenone in north east Italy and after passing over Monte Grappa arrives in Asiago. You can be part of the party as an insider and guest of the local organisers thanks to our connections with our home city. This beautiful logo with the slogan ‘love infinite’ communicates that this will be the 100th Giro so this will be a special occasion for all concerned.
Click here for the details of the exact route the Giro takes. Just scroll down that webpage to see the route and the elevation of this penultimate stage before the finale in Milan on the 28th."
You are invited
We are organising two joint expeditions for cyclists which are coordinated by two volunteers – Nick Franchini (social entrepreneur) whose hometown in Italy is Asiago and Keir Apperley (youth worker and cycling social entrepreneur in Hackney):

  • Hackney Expedition
    For cyclists in the London area
    Supported by InterLinkx and Cycling Club Hackney
  • Todmorden Expedition
    For cyclists in around the North West of England
    Sponsored by Kava Kafe, Todmorden
We are currently recruiting cyclists now for both groups.
Please email

  • Subject header: Asiago Giro – Expression of interest
  • Details of how you found out about this opportunity
    (e.g. local cycling club) and your name, age, address and mobile number.
Please email before calling with any queries or suggestions! You can call Nick on +44 7714 216 790
Watch this space
Once the Asiago city council has finalised the timetable for events around the Giro we will publish:

  • appropriate arrival/departure dates
  • accommodation options and
  • an itinerary with options for different cycling activities and tours.
This website features background information about the Asiago Plateau and an apartment called ‘Amore di Confine’ which means Love of Borders. This apartment already has a number of potential guests pre-registered from Hackney but it gives an idea of the kind of accommodation available. Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts are also available as options. Prices are very good value. Details to be confirmed shortly.
Please note that these expeditions are not commercial operations. However, the organisers will use the experience to help create a new generation of digital social networks to help local enterprises and economically vulnerable inhabitants in Asiago, Hackney and Todmorden to develop high value sustainable tourism around history, culture, sport and outdoor pursuits.
Thank you!
Nick and Keir"

04.03.17 CC Hackney & Hackney BMX Club - quality BMX training.

Hagerston Pump Track

By Hackney City Farm, sheep & farm stock in view.

Joe with young CCH riders in front of HBMX's new HQ and bike store.
The Concorde contingent are steadily building up their BMX riding abilities. This is with the able and experienced help of Hackney BMX club and their lead member; JoeCzernuszka of London Fields Cycles - thanks Joe!

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