Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Tuesday, 9 March 2021
Dear existing and prospective members,
Best wishes and happy cycling,
Cycling Club Hackney - management
Elsdale Community Hall, Elsdale Street, London, E9 6PW
Monday, 8 March 2021
Thursday, 18 February 2021
Cycling leader Tao Geoghegan Hart has announced his intentions regarding the diversity problem in cycle sport. This is by doing his bit to help the wider move towards a better represented and fully inclusive cycle sport field - grass roots to elite. Let's see how this aspect progresses in the years to come.
Is this a man after the heart of CC Hackney?! 👏🏼🙂👌🏽
Cycling Weekly report here
|Tao on Hackney Marsh|
Monday, 15 February 2021
Friday, 5 February 2021
Thursday, 4 February 2021
Since setting up CC Hackney in 2007 I've seen too many young cyclist of colour come and leave the sport after it has to be said, experiencing a negative atmosphere when beginning to participate, especially in road and track cycle sport. "The vibe isn't good" I've been told this (or words to the same effect) to my face more than once by my outreach riders. As a white british man I've observed an unwelcoming environment towards our youth members. It's quite a bit depressing to be reporting this but on the plus side I've got reason to believe actual positive change is on the way. Sport England are set to encourage and back BC (British Cycling NGB) with funding to go ahead and make real progress regarding this matter. (And not before time.) I gather from BC's Eastern Region staff that this sector are keen to lead and be the best in the country at bringing on the change needed here. Our local Lea Valley Velopark is coming under new management this spring - public funds for public good - Better GLL (in waiting) have it in their mission statement and are accountable to fully serve the whole community.
At last I see evidence of serious intent by British Cycling to get change done. I'm looking forward to seeing how this initiative will support the community outreach work CC Hackney has been doing over the years; inclusive to all including Hackney's black and afro-caribbean residents.
Wednesday, 6 January 2021
Dear CC Hackney Members,For what is possible in terms of cycling (by law since 6th January '21) please see the guidelines by following the link to British Cycling here:
Cycling for exercise - British Cycling's Guidelines
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 4 January we have sadly now suspended all activities and events in England until further notice.
We know that this news will come as a disappointment to many of you, however it’s important that we now once again pull together to ensure that cycling plays its part in bringing the virus under control. Getting out on our bikes is a great way to boost our mental and physical health and we’ll be working hard to keep you pedalling.
You can find the most up-to-date guidance for Scotland here and Wales here.
How can I continue to ride?Under the new restrictions you are permitted to cycle, and we would encourage you to do so, while following these rules:
- You should only ride alone, with your household/support bubble or one other person.
- Stay local, ride within your limits and ensure you are self-sufficient.
- Leave the house to exercise only once each day.
- Keep a safe distance from others and practice good respiratory hygiene (i.e., no spitting, use a tissue).
- You can only leave your home to exercise, and not for the purpose of leisure (such as a picnic or a coffee break).
- If you need to travel, such as to work or go to the shops, you are encouraged to cycle where possible.
We know many of you will want to know what is meant by 'staying local'. The Government’s definition of this is stated as ‘your village, town or the part of a city where you live’.
We understand that this definition is particularly restrictive for cycling, and we are working to seek further clarification on this. We will provide a further update as soon as we are able.
In the meantime, we recommend that you follow the advice to stay local, ride well within your ability and ensure that you are self-sufficient.
As per the current news broadcasts our National Health Service is under a lot of pandemic pressure 'like never before'. When out cycling let's be extra careful; our hospitals do not need any more casualties than they are dealing with already. Members please ensure to follow the law; stay indoors, keep distance, wash hands, wear a mask especially when indoors for essential shopping, protect the NHS and front line staff/services. Working together we will get through this to good times ahead.
Very best wishes and stay safe,
Keir Apperley - CC Hackney Manager & lead coach
CC Hackney - providing ongoing help with winter emergency deliveries.
Organised by North London National Food Service at Lea View House Springfield E5
Friday, 1 January 2021
CC Hackney is proud of club member Dave Carr who is an experienced NHS ICU nurse at St Thomas’ Hospital. Apart from his caring dedication, this is about him speaking up with the facts in The Guardian article here; the truth of what he and his colleagues are actually experiencing.
And here’s an on topic comment from Dave he made to the club recently:
“Be careful cos we are overwhelmed again...
And never ever trust a Tory with the NHS and especially the running of a pandemic!!!!”
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