Monday 23 October 2017

Basquiat's work on show; riders head to the Barbican - Boom for Real!

Basquiat & Banksy out side for free.
CC Hackney riders from Elsdale and Concorde bases cycled to the Barbican Centre London EC2 to see the Art show of Jean-Michel Basquiat's work under the title 'Boom for Real!'
During time inside the gallery members took part in a fun competition to encourage expression and creativity while looking for designs and ideas to take forward to make some CCH T-shirts with.
Thanks and appreciation must go to Hackney Council & Young Hackney for supporting this activity and to The Barbican for their pricing policy that allows U14s to enter free.  

Most in the group were surprised and impressed by the impulsive and striking style of Basquiat's work, they enjoyed his art and found the works relevant and interesting. They also noted in his 'canvases' that for Basquiat, not being able to afford conventional art materials was no barrier for him; having opted to use scrap objects like fridges and doors to paint and write on.

There were two film areas, one that was showing a rare interview with two of Basquet's friends talking with him about his life and influences and the other a full length feature film about the man and his life in New York in the early 1980's called Downtown 81 - Trailer.  

Neil, Simon & Omarie getting the group ready.
And some thought parking our bikes under ground was a highlight:)
Riding to and from the exhibition during half term was a useful exercise because the roads were quieter than usual and our young cyclists had a chance to practice their safe, urban cycling skills. They saw more of London and learned some routes out of Hackney into the city for future reference. This type of experience is to be continued; where cultural events are visited by bike. Another good result for CC Hackney and our partners.
Young Hackney's Omarie

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Calling young creatives on wheels - T-shirt designing competition

We have set up a cycling trip to the Barbican Centre to see the art show; 'Basquiet: Boom for Real'  This follows the success of our cultural visit by bike to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to see a performance of The Taming of the Shrew.
Like last time two groups will be leaving from our Concorde & Elsdale bases to meet at the Barbican Centre. 
At the exhibition participants are to take part in our T-shirt designing competition creating designs for all or any one of our cycling bases; Concorde, Elsdale, Fawcet and Pearson Street. Sketching materials will be supplied. We anticipate that the works of Basquiat will be inspirational and fire up our riders’ imaginations!
For a consent form and more about this visit please contact either Keir or Neil:

Organiser: Keir Apperley 07957257972
Neil Irons (Elsdale)


Tuesday 3 October 2017

Grand day out at the club champs

The team captains podium

 A grand day out was had by all the CCH members on Sunday who made their way over to a blustery Hoghill for the CCHackney Club Championships 2017. Once the rider numbers were known and looking at the weather it was decided to change the programme to a series of individual time trials followed by a team event with all the riders taking part in an Italian pursuit.

The teams line up for the Italian pursuit
Teams being gridded

The event had a very convivial atmosphere but once the riders were on the start line the race faces appeared. it was great to see the various strands of CCH come together and I'm looking forward to more days like this in future.

Ethan, Jordan, Bilal , Ryan and Prosper

The vocal supporters

Henry and Ryan enjoying a rest

More action from the races

Many thanks to our kit manufacturers DHW for sponsoring the prizes. Our champions for 2017 are -
Harris McGrandle U8s, Laila Grace McKenzie U10s, Serafino Sella U12s, Robbie de Monchaux-Irons U14s, Sam Rowell U16s, Charlie Dash U16s girls, Judith Philips -women, Logan de Monchaux-Irons - men.
E champ - Harris and D champ - Laila Grace

C champs - Milo 3rd, Serafino 1st, Alessandro 4th, Milton 2nd


B champs -Sam 3rd, Robbie 1st, Ethan 2nd

A champs - Connor 2nd, Sam 1st, Kai 3rd, Bilal 4th and Jordan 5th

Womens champs - Liz 6th, Nicky 4th, Lavinia 3rd, Judith 1st, Charlie 1st youth girl, Jess 2nd - Heather (not pictured) 5th

Mens champs - Rishi  4th, Charlie 2nd, Logan 1st, Matt 5th, Richard 6th and Keir 3rd

Tuesday 19 September 2017

CC Hackney Junior Road Race 16.09.17

CC Hackney Junior Road Race - Saturday 16th September
Well done to the event crew for organising this age related race (incorporating the Eastern Region Junior RR Championships) and a chance for junior peers to check where they're at against each other. Respect going out to all riders taking part and congratulations to CCH's best rider on the day; 5th placed Haben Gebrehiwet. Haben was also rewarded with an Eastern Region JRRC Bronze medal - great ride Haben!

Race report here: 

Why would any riders want to pull out of this?!
Haben & team mate Logan
One winner!

Sunday 17 September 2017

Daubeny Fields Fun Day by Concorde bike club

The Daubeny Fields Fun Day - Saturday 16th September

Interlinkx CiC and CC Hackney's Concorde bike club members along with family, friends and residents experienced the full effect of the MiHS (Made in Hackney Sound system) All units were out in force today, back to the roots of where it began (Concorde Youth Club sound system project)
Assisted by local sound man Devon, the rig rang out better than it ever has done, doing the event proud and a making a name for it's self. This is in advance of the future CC Hackney, Interlinkx CiC and ARDP fund raising events coming up.

The dates and venues are: Friday 22nd December 2017 - Lea View House Community Hall, Friday 23rd March 2018 - The Hackney Marshes Centre, Friday 15th June 2018 - River Lea Rowing Club.  More information to follow.

The Daubeny Fields Fun Day (by Concorde bike club) was manged and funded by Hackney Marsh Partnership.  

Devon at the controls.

Wednesday 6 September 2017

CCH Club Circuit Championships - Sunday 1st October 2017 at Hoghill

CCH Club Circuit Championships - Sunday 1st October 2017 at Hoghill - Celebrating ten years of Cycling Club Hackney we present our inaugural Club Circuit Chamionships with races for all categories and abilities on the bottom circuit at Hoghill - Entries on the day Youth - £3 Seniors -£5. Open to all current CCH members. Circuit races will take place on the bottom circuit at Redbridge cycling centre for all categories with a mix of fun events thrown in too - something for everyone -no club run on this day so we hope you will all to ride over and join in the fun - prizes and bragging rights on offer.

Sunday 6 August 2017

Podium Place Junior Tour of Assen

Category 6 Podium 
Congratulations to Anoushka Minale for her well deserved podium place in her category in the 53rd Junior Tour of Assen which concluded yesterday, after six stages, Anoushka was third overall. 

Alongside Anoushka, the CCH contingent was Frank Moore (Junior; 32nd Overall and 8th in the Green Jersey competition ), Sam Bardill (Cat 7; 61st Overall ) and Tom Bardill (Cat 6; 23rd Overall).

Special thanks to Gary from Hub Velo for all the support in getting bikes ready and keeping them race ready. (ex CCH rider Stan Boyd riding for Hub Velo was 77th in Cat 6). The group was also joined by Pedal Power Junior rider Dougal Toms who topped the podium for the Criterium on Tuesday, missing the yellow jersey by 0.07 seconds, eventually finishing 10th overall.

A great time was had by all. Roll on Assen 2018!

Thursday 3 August 2017

CCH member James Burgess Riding for refugees

Whaltham Forest Echo article
Club member James Burgess and his partner Sarah (Lea Rowing Club) have ridden their bikes across Europe and the alps to get to Greece. Here they are based as volunteer helpers, assisting refugees until heading back (by bike) at the end of the summer. 

Follow their progress and read reports on the news pages here:

Find out more about the work of Help Refugees:


Thursday 20 July 2017

Help Needed to Put CCH's Junior Road Race

Volunteer with Cycling Club Hackney
Calling club members help and assistance will be needed for the following event - remember CCH Membership requires a commitment from full members to support at least one key CCH event per year.

Cycling Club Hackney Junior Road Race 2017
Saturday 16th September 2017 - This year we are putting on a  110Km Junior  Road Race, giving young riders all over the country a chance to race on open roads . As ever we will need help with the sign on, convoy, marshalling, catering, signage, advance signage, judging and other roles. Thirty plus volunteers required for this event. Held on the Bulmer race circuit (near Sudbury Suffolk) - start will be at 2pm. Please let Harry know how you can help.  Thanks

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Time trial news - winners in sight

Three 1st places and one silver medal have been won by CC Hackney riders taking part in the The Lea Valley Cycling Club Velo Park summer 10 mile Time Trials. These were held at the Lea Valley Velopark circuit (10 laps solo against the clock)
Well done champ(s) great effort there. Congratulations from CC Hackney to Ewan Crallen, Anoushka Minale, Charley and Conor Dash.


Sunday 9 July 2017

Calling CCH riders - testing for NHS & cycling science

Two CCH members Mattew Hardcastle and Keir Apperley have recently assisted Imperial Collage London as test riders. This was during the start of research into diagnostics into a particular physical aspect of sports cycling, the collage has provided an information sheet here:
The researchers are seeking more volunteer riders to help this piece of work. It takes place by appointment in the evenings and weekends, and involves scanning and a max heart rate test. Anyone interested in helping this project should contact Keir for more information:

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