Wednesday 23 December 2015

HASVC's training programme Jan, Feb & March 2016

HASVC Training programme Jan, Feb & March 2016 
Lee Valley VeloPark - Mondays 5-6pm
 4th, 11th, 18th 25th January, 1st, 8th February & 21st March; all Velodrome

15th, 22nd and 29th February – BMX track (lead coach - Tai Suleyman)
7th March – MTB trails
(all bike hire is included, but not shoes)

Due to UCI World Cup 14th will be off site activity to be confirmed (TBC) & 28th March WattBike Studio session TBC ASAP

Tuesday 22 December 2015

Cometh the hour cometh the team - 35.454 km !

Hackney After School Velodrome Club (HASVC) has produced a clear and tangible outcome in the CC Hackney, Young Hackney, Sported, & Interlinkx CiC sponsored mixed youth group hour setting record attempt: 35.454 km

Well done to all involved, that's riders, parents, the LVV (venue) crew,  officials and staff. A great effort and a new bench mark for other youth groups from around the world to target - game on!

Sunday 13 December 2015

7th December - a date with data.

A graph showing lap peaks from the training session last week.

Assistant coach Lindsay Parker has collated performance data from our last training session before the big day on 21st December at Lee Valley Velodrome.
"With less than 2 weeks to go until Hackney After School Velodrome Club's landmark 1 hour mixed youth group record attempt, both coaches and riders are beginning to make their final preparations. While the riders are continuing to work on all important group techniques like drafting, communication and change-overs, as well as keeping their defences up against winter colds.
Although early indications suggest that the 54.526km that Sir Bradley Wiggins rode solo at the very same velodrome about 6 months ago may be a little beyond this young group's current capabilities, the coaches are focusing the team on simply setting a distance that satisfies the independent British Cycling judges according to the rules."
Hackney After School Velodrome Club - HASVC
No.1 MONDAY 21 st DECEMBER 2015 1pm – 3pm
Mixed youth group 250m velodrome hour record rules:
1. Any record attempt must be judged and ratified by qualified track commissaries of the host nation’s cycling governing body in
accordance with the rules as set below.
2. At the time of any record attempt all competing riders must be aged no younger than 12 and no older than 16.
3. No more than 16 riders are permitted on the track at any given time.
4. Proof of age must be provided by participants to the independent judging team.
5. All competing riders must be registered, signed-in & numbered with males wearing different coloured numbers to the female
6. Track pursuit pads must be out during the record attempt.
7. Appropriate youth gearing on standard fixed wheel track bikes must be used without tri-bars.
8. A minimum of 4 riders must be on the pace line at any given time (4+1 to allow for changes)
9. A minimum of one accompanying female or male rider must be in the pace group at any given time.
10. If there is a gap of any more than a bike length between any of the front four riders on the pace line that is carried on for more
than 250m (and if there is not a 'legal' quartet behind to step in as the new lead group) then the record setting attempt would
be declared null and void by the event commissaries.
11. Riders can only join the pace group at the back of the pace line.
12. At one hour, the final distance reached is to be recorded at the point on the track where the front wheel arrives in the first mixed grouping of 4 pace line riders that includes at least one female or one male competitor.

"Last Monday's session saw the older group of riders doing 2x10 minute sessions in which the record attempt's rules were adhered to: no fewer than 4 riders can be in the group at any time, and there must be at least one boy and one girl in the group at all times.
Although it doesn't look particularly consistent, all the lap times were within a 3 second spread, which is promising for a 1 hour attempt where consistency and rhythm are crucial for success. The fastest laps were completed at just over 40kph - very impressive! As the trend line shows the group got faster and faster as the session progressed: also very promising as the group faces up to their hour attempt. Come and support the group as they undertake this cutting edge challenge."
Lead coach Keir Apperley:
'For the team effort on 21st December, the main message to all riders is that it's a new record setting attempt as it's not been done before. The focus is on the process and not to risk failure because of maybe pushing the pace too high, which could result in the rules being broken. For this reason I'm not so interested in how fast or far they are going for this one; I'm just looking to make sure that they all keep it together and set a new record that our independent British Cycling judges are satisfied with. Our supporters would do well to shout "keep it together!" rather than "faster faster!"  :)

Wednesday 9 December 2015

Updates for CCH members attanding HASVC

HASVC news updates for 14th & 15th December 2015

Session plans:
Monday 14th December 4-5pm
Due LVV staff having their Xmas dinner party on this day the track is unavailable for us to use. Instead we will be in the meeting room to support and contribute to the HASVC short movie project that is lead by Austin Edwards's. This is for the historic record and to evidence our work for HASVC's sponsors and funders.
It's feedback the time and an opportunity to provide your comments on film about what HASVC means to you. Some footage will be taken outside with the velodrome behind for added effect.
After this we shall move to another location (a nearby cafe or restaurant) for a staff meeting to prepare for 21st December's double session and AOB. Older age group young riders are welcome to join in and contribute at the stage too.

Bjorn, James, Ryan & Israel

Bjorn, Daniel, Alex & James

Tuesday 15th December
As a special we have the Watt Bike VeloStudio room from 5-6pm. In the first period we will be logging our first SMART goal tests for HASVC riders with some free training training time after these are recorded.

Monday 16 November 2015

HASVC record attempt flyer - share and promote 21.12.15

HASVC record attempt flyer - share and promote 21.12.15

Monday 2 November 2015

Venerdi restaurant & bike in the news

Good news from Hackney, below is a copy of the article that was recently published by Hackney Gazette:

Restaurant links up with Cycling Club Hackney to help young riders

07:30 29 October 2015
CC Hackney riders at Venerdi restaurant
CC Hackney riders at Venerdi restaurant

Italian restaurant Venerdi are now working together with Cycling Club Hackney to give help and support to young riders.

The Chatsworth Road restaurant have initially supplied a branded quality road bike – a lightweight Pinarello racer – for the club to use in races and training.
The bike, which bears the colours of the sponsor, will be in action soon with young CC Hackney rider Israel Oketade in the saddle. Now he is ready and equipped to go hill climbing this autumn and the remaining 2015 season circuit races.
CC Hackney’s lead coach Keir Apperley said: “Having a bike branded in this way for riders new to cycle sport and quality cycling is special. We aim to roll this out as a way of achieving progress with other businesses in the borough.
“This is so that more young people on CC Hackney’s outreach programme will be able to take up cycle racing on competitive bikes and in the process learn about the responsibilities of working with sponsors.”

Friday 30 October 2015

No HASVC session for 2nd November.

Next Monday there will be a corporate event going on at the LVV velodrome and this is why we have no HASVC session for 2nd November. 
Reminder - Date/s of hire: Sept 8th, 11th, 22nd, 29th (Tuesdays) Oct 5th, 12th ***** 26th (Mondays) Nov 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th (Mondays) Dec 7th, 21st.

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Sport Relief are looking for cyclists

Sport Relief are looking for cyclists, runners and swimmers of all abilities to model for a photo shoot for Sport Relief '16. Shots are likely to be used in the ad campaign in the run up to Sport Relief. If any cyclists would like to come along, please email me, Francine Holdgate: with a picture of yourself (just something showing your face) and I'll give you precise details. It's in half term and kids will need someone to sign a consent form for them on the day / in advance... Travel expenses will be covered. If you know of anyone else who might be interested, spread the word on social media! Ideally we would love for people to stay for the entire shoot. If they can only come along for a smaller amount of time, the poster enclosed details timing options. Would it be possible to put this poster up on your website and any social media sites? Please contact Francine Holdgate with any questions.. It would be wonderful if you were able to spread the message and the poster among your friends and family. It promises to be a fun and exciting day! If you could send in a picture of your daughter that’d be great. Best Francine Francine Holdgate Comic Relief Tel: 020 7820 2673 E-mail: Address: First Floor | 89 Albert Embankment | London | SE1 7TP The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games are back on Friday 18th - Sunday 20th March 2016. Register your interest now at

Saturday 24 October 2015

CCH Youth Springfield Hill Climb 2015 - results

It looks flat from space....

... but as Patrick here will testify its anything but.
Yup its definitely steep -

The annual CCH Youth Springfield Hill Climb was held today with 44 riders from the Concorde and nightingale groups turning up to do battle with the hill which tops out at over 20% gradient over the course of 200m. In other words its short but it is brutal.

- but that doesn't deter Kai here going flat out

The riders were set of a minute apart with the youngest age group going first - many of them tackling the hill for the first time. Milo set the fastest under 8 time following on from his recent win in the YHPSCL hill climb at the same venue. Well done to newcomer Blessed who won the girls under 8s.

The under 8 podium - Nasy 2nd, Milo 1st, Zuzana - 2nd.

Under 8's results - (girls in green)
 The under 10s category was very close with less than three seconds covering the top five riders with Anoushka coming out on top followed closely by Nashane.

The under 10 podium - Robbie 3rd, Nashane 1st and Anoushka 1st.
Under 10s results
The under 12s saw times start to dip below 30 seconds with a great 25.3 seconds win for Tom with William close on his heels and Yande being top girl.

The Under 12 podium - William 2nd , Tom 1st and Mack 3rd.

Under 12s results
The under 14s were really flying up the hill with two riders beating the course record of 21.9 seconds set two years ago by Aminur. Kai came in at 21.1 and Sam smashed it with a 20.3. Olivia was fastest girl at 29.

Rasan blocking out the noise of the crowd

but Khariri matches him for speed

The under 14s podium - Elliot M 3rd, Sam 1st, Kai 2nd and Olivia 1st.

Under 14s results
Elliot H on his way to matching the old record.

The under 16s were few in number but blink and you missed them - although someone told me they stopped half way up to chat with the squirrels - Jessie set the fastest girls time of the day and female course record of 25.7 seconds. Elliot hit the same mark as the old course record and Logan put it to bed with a blistering 18.3 seconds - setting a new mark for every one to aim at next year.

Logan sets the new course record of 18.3 seconds.

Under 16s results
Um - Bill and Ben and the other one,,,?

Well done to all and thanks to all our volunteers for helping out.

Thursday 15 October 2015

No HASVC session for 19th October

No HASVC session for 19th October.

Next Monday there will be the first London Six Day professional cycle race going on - and this is why we have no session for 19th October. Tickets are available for this event - groups are HASVC riders will be heading to see this...nothing can keep HASVC away from their track!
Reminder - Date/s of hire:
Sept 8th, 11th, 22nd, 29th (Tuesdays)
Oct 5th, 12th ***** 26th (Mondays)
Nov 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th (Mondays)
Dec 7th, 21st (Mondays)…/hasvc-is-back-on-track-after-…

Wednesday 30 September 2015

Fine time at Venerdi - Tuesday 29th September

Lorenzo, Saheed, Kevin, Carlos, Floriana & Keir
Tuesday 29th September, CCH had a fine time at Venerdi to celebrate our new working partnership, the Venerdi race bike and winning the cycling event in this years London Youth Games. Well done to the restaurant staff and chef team for catering for us so well with excellent, authentic Italian food, drinks and gelato. 
More good news:- Venerdi will provide a % discount (amount TBC) for all CC Hackney members' that produce their up to date membership card at check out. 

Contact regarding membership cards.


It was also all about the bike...a classic Pinarello racer converted to show out for Venerdi. This bike will be in action soon with young CCH rider Israel Oketade; definitely ready to go in the autumn hill climbs coming up and also in some remaining season circuit races.

AJ & Ryan

Monday 28 September 2015

CCHackney Late Summer Circuit Races - Results

Clover Murray wins the womens race
The late summer CCH circuit races brought forth the sunshine and a bunch of well contested races especially in the Youth categories. As we suspected there is an appetite out there for road racing in the youth categories that extends beyond July and the nationals - hopefully more organisers will take note of this next year.

Thanks to all CCH members and friends who came down to help out and to Hub Velo for supplying prize bottles. Results below are provisional but having reviewed the judges photos and footage I can't see much to disagree with - especially where points are concerned - however if you spot any glaring errors contact me before Wednesday when I'll post to BC as confirmed results.
I'll also put up a gallery of photos on CCH website once i've looked through them all.

Women E1234 results -
1 Clover Murray Corley Cycles Drop RT
2 Katharine Broadbent Crawley Wheelers
3 Michelle Forster GB Cycles
4 Connie Hayes Cycling Club Hackney
5 Jessica Feeney Davies Cycling Club Hackney
6 Emma Codling Gt Yarmouth CC
Harrison Jones wins the senior 123 race

Senior men cat 123 results
1 Harrison Jones Pedal Heaven RT
2 Alex Richardson Rapha CC
3 Josh Green Catford Banks
4 Rhys Clegg PMR @ Teachin House
5 Adam Cotterell Wyndy Milla
6 Brian Fleming VC Lincoln
7 John Woyton Glendene
8 Patrick Manning Strada Sport
9 Graeme Garner Easterley
10 Fabian Horrocks Velo Schils - Interbike RT
11 Tom Yiangou Neon Velo RT
12 Mike Mooney Cycling Club Hackney
13 Mark Perry All Terrain Cycles
14 Graham Crow Handsling RT
15 Michael Parry
16 Dylan Churchill Achieve Northside
Cat 4 finish

Senior men cat 4 results
1 Christopher  Cure Team Milton Keynes
2 Emmanuel Arthur Finsbury Park
3 Adam Lowe Mickey Cranks CC
4 Noah Faiers Oxted CC
5 Matthew Hardcastle Cycling Club Hackney
6 Simon Robinson Herts Wheelers
7 Benjamin Wrigglesworth G.S. Henley
8 Simon Halloway Dulwich Paragon CC
9 Martin Banfield London Dynamo
10 James Ferguson SD Racing
11 David Clarke Sky Velo
12 Terry Brooks Spirit Bikes Racing Team
13 Andy Bathe Newmarket Cycline
14 Jason Davis East London Velo
15 Henry Taysom LFGSS CC
16 Ryan Allen University of Nottingham SCC
17 Justin Costley Cycling Club Hackney
18 Finn Pike Mullins Cycling Club Hackney
19 Hector Corey Haverhill Cycling Club
20 Dorian Jawoszek Islington CC
Kareem winning the Youth A race
Youth A boys results 
1 Kareem Akinnibi VC Londres
2 Patrick Manning Strada Sport
3 Theo Modell Corley Cycles Drops RT
4 Michael Parry Welwyn Wheelers CC
5 Ryan Green Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club
6 Ben Selfe Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club
7 Matthew Shepherd Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club
8 Adam Colbert Ipswich BC
9 Frank Moore Cycling Club Hackney
10 Gabriel Fowden Cambridge CC
11 Logan de Monchaux-Irons Cycling Club Hackney
12 Isaac Costley Cycling Club Hackney
13 Santiago Cadavid VC Londres
14 Josh Jones NFYO
15 Callum Bulley Corley Cycles Drops RT
16 Elliot Huntley Cycling Club Hackney
Jack  Marshall Barking & Dagenham CC
Zak Stucke
Jose Trejos VC Londres
DNF Austin Sandi-Edwards Cycling Club Hackney
DNF Joshua Ustaran-Anderegg Team Milton Keynes
A & B girls

Youth A girls results
1 Millie Gage Welwyn Wheelers CC
2 Kathryn Anderson Welwyn Wheelers CC
3 Issy Terrie LVYCC
4 Hannah Graveney Kent Velo Kids
5 Connie Hayes Cycling Club Hackney
6 Jessica Feeney-Davies Cycling Club Hackney
Youth B boys Results
1 Christian Manzi Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club
2 Liam Hanks Barking & Dagenham CC
3 Louis Bilyard LVYCC
4 Klaidas Lazickas Barking & Dagenham CC
5 Leo Hayter VC Londres
6 Fraser Elsworth West Suffolk Wheelers & Tri Club
Finishers not in order -
Milo Chapman Cambridge Junior CC
Conor Dash Cycling Club Hackney
Thomas Macro West Suffolk Wheelers & Tri Club
Elliot Malenfant Cycling Club Hackney
Dexter Mansel-Thomas Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club
Charlie Marshall Barking & Dagenham CC
Billy Martin Barking & Dagenham CC
Ewan McNicol Cycling Club Hackney
Kevin Ozee Cycling Club Hackney
Callum Pike Mullins Cycling Club Hackney
Harrison Powell Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club
Ritchie Selfe Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club
Aaron Stone Corley Cycles Drops RT
Erik Suvaryan Limited Edition Cycling
Kai Watts Cycling Club Hackney

Youth B girls results
1 Josie Griffin Welwyn Wheelers CC
2 Sophie Lewis Cycling Club Ashwell
3 Molly Konchesky Barking & Dagenham CC
4 Aimee Zygo Team Milton Keynes
5 Charlie Dash Cycling Club Hackney
6 Jessica Elliot Cycling Club Hackney
Noah Hobbs takes the Youth C win
Youth  C race
Youth C boys results
1 Noah Hobbs Barking & Dagenham CC
2 Luke Prenelle Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club
3 Charlie Martin Barking & Dagenham CC
4 Sammy Gage Welwyn Wheelers
5 Benji Griffin Welwyn Wheelers
6 Michael Tittley Barking & Dagenham CC
7 Alfie Salmon LVYCC
8 Stan Boyd Cycling Club Hackney
9 Alessandro Sella Cycling Club Hackney
10 William Green Cycling Club Hackney
11 Mack Mooney Cycling Club Hackney
12 Tom Bardill Cycling Club Hackney
13 Oliver Griggs West Suffolk Wheelers & Tri Club
14 Matthew Brooker Limited Edition Cycling
15 Thomas Williams Cycling Club Hackney
Melissa Warrilow wins from Maya Teufel Tarlton in Youth C girls
Youth C girls results
1 Melissa Warrilow Barking & Dagenham CC
2 Maya Teufel-Tarlton LYVCC
3 Jasmine Cornelius Barking & Dagenham CC
4 Jodie Taylor Colchester Rovers
5 Iona Moir Barking & Dagenham CC
6 Jasmine Offilen Cycling Club Hackney

Youth D winner Joe O'Brien
Youth D boys results
1 Joe O'Brien Hillingdon Slipstreamers
2 Owen Prenelle Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club
3 Calum Moir Barking & Dagenham CC
4 Alfie Cullender Barking & Dagenham CC
5 Serafino Sella Cycling Club Hackney
6 Conrad Cousins Cycling Club Hackney
7 Robin Steer Cycling Club Hackney
8 Ruben Mooney Cycling Club Hackney
9 Robert De Monchaux-Irons Cycling Club Hackney
10 Murray Gray Cycling Club Hackney
11 Elliot Marsden Cycling Club Hackney
Youth D girls results
1 Leah Warrilow Barking & Dagenham CC
2 Bobbie O'Brien Hillingdon Slipstreamers
Youth E boys results
1 Henry Hobbs Barking & Dagenham CC
2 Finn O'Brien Hillingdon Slipstreamers
3 James Warrilow Barking & Dagenham CC
4 Toby Zygo Team Milton Keynes
Youth E girls results
1 Mya Little Barking & Dagenham CC

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