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

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