...pictured with club loan bikes inside CCH's new Interlinkx base at 1 Olympus Square Nightingale Estate...Local young fellas Femi Valentine and Brandon Johnson (on the right) have recently joined CCH, they are also members of Interlinkx cic's Fawcett Estate Youth Cycle Maintenance Project. Femi has been with the Fawcett branch for quite some time, while he was there he began to think about cycle training to keep fit and racing bikes. His good mate Brandon is a bike fan too and is very happy to see his sporting prospects leap with CCH's programme of coaching and support. Whilst out cycling today, Brandon mentioned; "My main sport is cycling and I want to stay in it for Hackney and my self - it's just what I wanna do - no question!"
Both lads and are keen to test themselves as sporting cyclists and now that they are set-up they will be joining the routine coaching and training sessions. A residential pre-season squad training camp is being planned for February half term - they are up for that and when the spring comes Herne Hill Velodrome beckons. Here more intense sessions are to be be pursued on the track with their fellow riders from the development section. Until then Femi & Brandon will continue to ride in the Team Hackney sponsored Saturday morning sessions, (10am at 1 Olympus Square on Nightingale Estate) the Sunday club runs, group riding with the development squad and going out as training partners whenever possible.