Friday 27 January 2017

Volunteering & CCH membership - our club commitments - support needed

Cycling Club Hackney
Volunteer with Cycling Club Hackney
Calling club members help and assistance will be needed for the following events - remember CCH Membership requires a commitment from full members to support at least one key CCH event per year.
High priority first: CCH Promoted Events
Cycling Club Hackney Road Race 2017
Saturday 22nd April 2017 - our annual road race this year is earlier than usual and is being held at Tolleshunt near Tiptree. 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 again in tandem with the Essex Giro Womens stage race - mens race 9am womens- 1pm.
Contact : Neil
CC Hackney Primavera Circuit Series 1
Saturday 8th April at Lea Valley Velopark
CC Hackney Primavera Circuit Series 2
Saturday 15th April at Lea Valley Velopark
CC Hackney Primavera Circuit Series 3
Saturday 13th May at Lea Valley Velopark
CC Hackney Primavera Circuit Series 4
Saturday 27th may at Lea Valley Velopark
Our circuit race series is back again this year at LVV and we require around 20 volunteers each time. Racing starts at 1pm - help needed from 12pm. If you are signed on to race you can help out by marshalling during the other races. All these events are now open for entry so we expect to see CCH well represented in the races as well as helping out.
Contact : Neil

CCH Junior Road Race
Saturday 16th September 2pm at Bulmer - this year we are supporting the future racers of our region by putting a Juniors road race (17-18 years old). As with out annual road race 30 plus volunteers will be needed to run this event.
Contact  : Harry

Social Events
There will be a series of social events this year (celebrating CCH & Interlinkx CiC's 10th anniversary) all of which will go much better with volunteer support, The first of these is happening 6-11pm on Friday 27th January

Contact: Keir

Club Championships
This year CCH wants to hold a club championships with categories for all members. Circuit race & circuit TT venue & date TBC - helpers wanted for this one.
Contact: Keir

Another aspect of CCH's work is actively outreaching to those that would otherwise not access quality cycling in Hackney. Contact: Keir

Other ways to help out
CCH's main publicised and public events are a priority but we welcome help with specialist or general skills to develop the club in areas such as our web sites, photography, write ups & publicity, short film making, printing & any other suggestions.
Contact: Keir

Away Trip
Interested in getting involved in CC Hackney's partnership with Clissold Rangers FC and the spring/summer half term exchange project being planned Between Asiago in Italy and Hackney East London? The focus is on Giro d' Italia's penultimate Stage 20 from Pordenone to the finish line in Asiago on 27th May. A representative from Asiago will be at our social event this Friday 27th January to meet and discuss this project with those interested.
The return visit will be happening later in the summer dates TBC - TOB finish 10/09/17 and CCH Junior Road Race 16th September perhaps?
Contact: Keir
See the draft pre-view flyer here (Spring/Summer half term)

CCH HQ Moving Home
Leading up until 6th April CCH will be moving HQ from Olympus Square to the Elsdale Community Centre near Well St Mkt. - help would come in useful here too.
 Contact: Keir

Go Ride Events 
- in addition to the above events there will no doubt be some Go-Ride events that you can Volunteer at.

Make more of your Volunteering
British Cycling Go-Ride Conference - Want to learn how to use your volunteering time effectively? Also Young Volunteers can sign up there for the British Cycling Young Volunteer Scheme - similar to DoE you can help out your club and improve your cv at the same time.  Saturday 25 February - East, Imperial War Museum, Cambridge
Contact Neil if you would like to attend.

Membership 2017/18
- membership subscriptions are due on or before 1st April.
The membership fees for Cycling Club Hackney for 2016 are £30 for senior members, £10 for youth members. 2nd claim, students, unemployed/low-waged £20
Family membership discounts - see BC site for prices.

Here is the link to our online membership page where a range of options can be found to suit.
More about CCH membership here:
Contact: Keir

Insurance -
It's a requirement for CC Hackney members to be insured. British Cycling provides this and many more advantages within their membership offers including a race licence if you aim to compete:-
As you can see our 10th year looks like being our busiest so far (especially in April) and to make sure our club continues to grow we all need to come together and get stuck in.

Best regards,

CCH management Keir Apperley & Neil Irons



THE 10th RONDE CHELMSFORD - Our annual guided 160km ride round the lanes of Essex will take place on Sunday April 30th. This year we will be riding in memory of Rebecca Ventris who died in October from cancer, wife of CCH stalwart Bjorn and mother of Matty and Anna who both race for CCH. We will be fund raising for a cancer charity and would like to see our youth riders take part in the return leg from the Generals Arms in Little Baddow so we will need help transporting them out there. We meet at the Lea Valley Ice Rink after 8am and leave at 8.30am and the ride settles in to groups of differing speed once we pass High Beech, meeting up for lunch at the Generals Arms in Little Baddow. Route sheets are handed out on the day. More details on this to follow.

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