Friday 23 December 2016

Xmas party at Nightingale

Pulling crackers at the xmas party
 CCH youth riders at the Nightingale enjoyed a xmas party after training last Saturday. The mild weather meant we could set up the roller racing rig outside along with the pedal powered sound system and pedal powered smoothie maker - even it had been cold there was plenty to keep the ridders warm. Inside there were tables groaning with food which somehow disappeared quite quickly.
Have a great xmas and we'll see you back in the new year on the 7th.

Oscar's phone provided the xmas tunes through the pedal powered sound system

Roller racing

The pedal powered smoothie maker in action

Adults getting in on the action.

Jess represents CCH at the National Talent Camp

Jess front row with pink crown at the national talent camp.

Last weekend Jess Feeney Davies was oe of the attendees at the British Cycling National Talent Camp at Loughborough University - here's a few words from Jess on what sounded like an excellent experience -


I just wanted to say thank you so much for giving me the opportunity for the talent camp at Loughborough! It was one of the best experiences ever!!! Surrounded my others, especially other girls who share the same passion for sport! Despite having to get up at 5:45am & not getting into rooms till 10:30pm, I managed to learn so much about everything! 
I learnt about myself as a person and as a coach, through sessions with British Cycling and Youth sport trust on 'coaching philosophy', I was with a complete group of strangers for four days but at the end they definitely did not feel like strangers!! We bonded and learnt so much from each other, its hard to sum up the experience but it was a very very excellent experience and I have taken so much from it and will definitely be using in my coaching, my future plans and just my life!!! 
Thanks again, 
- Jess 
and heres a few pics 

Thursday 22 December 2016

Seasons greetings & HNY 2017 - It's CCH's & Interlinkx CiC's tenth year...2017

CC Hackney's parent company Interlinkx CiC (who is in charge of CCH's house and home(s) as well as leading on community outreach) is celebrating ten years since founding in 2007. CC Hackney also came into being later in the same year so expect more special events and occasions to mark this anniversary in 2017.

Monday 19 December 2016

CCH BMX group at LVV


Images of CCH's BMX group enjoying world class quality track time at the Lea Valley Velopark last Saturday. The session was tutored by Joe of Hackney BMX Club. As well as doing 'flat land' warm up drills around bunny hopping and manuals, riders learned and practiced techniques for cornering berms and tackling competition gate starts. 
A new programme (CCH BMX Group Pt2) is set to start again in the 3rd week of January. Eight riders from this group have expressed an interest in signing on for BMX races at novice category in 2017.


Monday 12 December 2016

CCH BMX youth training course update

CCH's BMX youth training course (Pt1) that is funded by the London Community Foundation, is coming to a conclusion next week with a two hour session on the Olympic standard BMX track at Lea Valley Velopark. After six weeks of pump track training at Hagerston PT our group is looking forward to practicing their acquired skills on the full size track with a start gate to use as well.

The LVV session is from 4-6pm on Saturday 17th December, meeting at LVV direct for 3pm or at the Concorde Centre by 2.45pm.
Priority is for riders who have been attending the build up pump track sessions but there may be spaces available. Please contact the organiser Keir Apperley if applying to book a place for this. A group of riders from Hackney BMX club will also be in attendance for the session. They'll be able to help raise the game and give our learner riders how it's done; demonstrations, advice and tips.

The next day many from this group took part in a town ride extra to Greenwhich Park, report and more pictures here.

Photographs taken during this Saturday's training on the newly resurfaced pump track: 

Friday 9 December 2016

Herne Hill Velodrome - development update

"The Herne Hill Velodrome’s new pavilion is about to be completed.

The big dream of the Save the Velodrome Campaign is about to become a reality.

But if that pavilion is going to do its job and secure Herne Hill’s future for another 125 years it needs to be fully functional. It needs fitting out.

Unfortunately that fit out is not yet funded.

This is why the Friends of Herne Hill Velodrome have launched The Big Finish, a crowdfunding campaign to pay for everything the new pavilion needs.

We’re asking for donations to that campaign. In return we’ve got heaps of top rewards on offer, including your name on a seat in the refurbished grandstand.

Go to and see what we’ve got to give you for giving to us.

This is the final phase of the Save the Velodrome Campaign.

This is the lunge for line.

This is: The Big Finish

Rob McAuliffe (HHV)

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