Wednesday 30 March 2011

CCH Membership event - this Saturday 2nd April 2011

CCH members, you are invited to attend our annual membership session on Saturday 2nd April 2011 from 10am at 1 Olympus Square Nightingale Estate London E5 0QJ.

Annual subs cost £10.00 for U18s and £20 for adults.

If you are unable to reach on this day there is another session scheduled for the following Monday evening at the same place from 7pm.

Monday 28 March 2011

Olympic Velo Park - Your stake in the future

Open Meeting Wednesday, March 30 7-9pm
The ODA Planning Decisions Team has also accepted an invitation from Eastway Users' Group to attend the open meeting. The letter of invitation also sets out some of the issues and it's worth reading if you're at all concerned about the New Eastway.

The open meeting will be your best chance to decide what's best for you and the cycle sports we all want to see thriving back on the site when London's Games are done.

It really is the decision of a lifetime for the New Eastway - Be part of it, or forever put up with what you get.

Eastway Users' Group open meeting about the Alternative Velopark Plans
Date: Wednesday, March 30.
Venue: Methodist Hall in Approach Road , London E2 9JP
Time : 7pm – 9pm

Tube - Bethnal Green
Rail – Cambridge Heath
Cycle – Just off routes 1 and 16 by Victoria Park
Ample on-street parking nearby

Wednesday 23 March 2011

Flyers for two more events coming up

Roller Racing Derby this Friday 25th at Southwold School

Roller racing derby this Friday 25th March at Southwold School, Detmold Road E5. All funds raised go to the Hackney Primary Schools Cycling League Fund - all welcome.

Tuesday 22 March 2011

The Mitchell brothers Go-Ride at Higham's Park

Edgar and Leonard Mitchell took part in the Highams Park Go-Ride sessions on Saturday 19th March. They had a chance to try out in a time trial, keirin and scratch race against six other riders ranging in age from six (Edgar) to a boy of 14. Leonard came second in the time trial and keirin, only to be beaten on the line in the handicapped scratch, just ahead of his little brother who took a very respectable third place. A big up to Edgar who was racing for the very first time and can't wait to join CCH! It was a fun afternoon and the boys happily resisted being poached by two other clubs!

Go-Ride and Go-Race sessions are a great way for young riders to gain experience in cycle sports
- details of upcoming events can be found on the British Cycling website.

Sunday 20 March 2011

Cycling boss wants sport revamp & reveals 10-point plan

Cycling boss wants sport revamp & reveals 10-point plan. 

 BBC news article here.

Race results

Tao G Hart, he's a 1st year youth rider in 2011, his name is written in bold; 1st place in the March Hare, beating many senior 1st and 2nd category riders to record another win above his weight.
New CCH youth recruit Liam Pelgrim won 1st prize in his category in the Hainault Hilly TT.  Keir Apperley was 4th over all, winning the vets event too. (vet meaning seasoned fellow, not animal fixer)


Today Rhys Howells and Clem Berril executed another 1-2 in the latest ERRL event over in Ipswich, Suffolk. Rhys 1st and Clem 2nd after Rhys followed Clem's attack, breaking away in the last 6klm to hold the bunch off by 15 seconds on the line. 
Same day, same latitude, different country and 200 miles to the west, our 1st year junior rider Alex peters was 2nd in the Cadance Junior Road Race. This is part of the national series with a field of 100 riders taking part in Brecon South Wales. After a photo finish it was revealed that Alex lost to his break away companion Jonathan Dibbin by a minuscule margin. This was a big race, the boy done good and his effort will not go unnoticed. 
 A fine start for CCH then, well done lads - when is the next race?

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Cycling Club Hackney to sponsor Ugandan cyclist Ronnie Mubiru Jarsen

During yesterday evening's CCH committee meeting it was confirmed that Ugandan cyclist Mubiru Jarsen (Ronnie) is to be sponsored by the club, soon he will be training and racing in CCH colors. In addition to this Ronnie will be sent a renovated racing bike with parts and spares to keep him on the road. Ronnie has been invited to contribute to this blog with news items, reactions, race results, pictures and reports. His role is to be an active figure helping to raise awareness of the Cycling Uganda project, the accompanying youth exchange and of any related developments in this area.

Pictured here by Stephen Okello's house in Kinawataka
 Mr Jarsen on his way to 1st in his class and 2nd overall during the Mbuya Hill Climb on Sunday December 5th 2010.

Sunday 13 March 2011

Saturday 12 March 2011

CCH give time to get training to become accredited road race marshals

Saturday 21st May 2011 is the date of CCH's inaugural road race promotion within the Eastern Road Race League. This will take place on the roads around Bulmer on the Essex-Sufolk boarder. CCH has entered this league so that our eligible club member racers can take part in the season long series and get plenty of opportunity to enjoy real road racing.
All participating clubs must promote and deliver at least one race and also send two accredited road race marshals to at least five races per season. A step towards this has taken place recently when three of our gallant coaches; Harry Moore, Neil Irons and Keir Apperley gave up a day plus home work to complete their training to become fully accredited road race marshals...with special powers...(?!)  
Rhys Howels, Clem Berill and Alex Peters are three of our cyclists who have been entering the ERRL series events already this season with young Alex achieving a worthy third place ('without trying') in the Crest RR last week.

Saturday 5 March 2011

Scary urban downhill mountain biking!

This video from Valparaiso Chile featuring Urban downhill mountain biking is too good not to share -

Although I am left wondering who did the risk assessment? Thanks to Mick for finding this one.

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