Tuesday 5-7pm - cycle maintenance, Fawcett Estate E5 9DG. Saturday (1) 9.30am-12 - cycle rides out from the Concorde Centre, Homerton E9 5PP.
Membership/consent forms are available at all of our sites. To enable more quality cycling for all, these projects are fully funded and free of charge.
2017 is Interlinkx CiC & CC Hackney's tenth year.
Interlinx CiC, is also responsible for CC Hackney's HQ/house and home as well as leading on fund raising & community outreach. It's been ten years since founding in 2007. Our partner organisation (CC Hackney) came into being later in the same year.
After a lay off during the Easter holidays and some time to recruit, tidy up and rearrange things in the garage, Fawcett is ready to go again with a new system and staff in place. Now visitors are to register as Cycling Club Hackney members and we are to operate a booking system where attendees go into a book with a brief description of what they would like to work with on their cycles and what they want to learn and achieve the following week.
Two smaller groups will then do two one hour shifts to ensure a higher standard engagement, productivity and learning outcomes.
Two new lads have learned how it works at Fawcett Bike Club, they were in a hurry to ride away with instant bikes four weeks ago. After taking time on the programme, learning, being patient and helpful - things worked out well for them in the end.
CC Hackney members and avid sports cyclists Haben & Okubit visited Fawcett bike club for the first time yesterday evening. Haben was happy to take care of an unwanted city bike that had been left hanging there for ages. It's a useful A to B ride for him now that he'll be using for getting to and from collage, social visits and shopping. Cycles and cycling are steeped in Eritrean culture, the people from there are appreciative and knowledgeable about bikes. Okubit helped Haben sort out the headset, brakes and saddle due to the need of replacement gear changer (It's stuck in top gear for now) but next week he is coming back to set up the Sturmey Archer 3spd gear system.
UPDATE - one week later & Haben's town bike is in gear(s) x3
Two of Hackney
boys have been brought together by Interlinkx CiC & CC Hackney. They
are from two housing estates (E5 & E9) and don't know each other
yet but are connected by being club members and cycle enthusiasts.
Eleven year old Hasbi pictured below is a regular attendee at Fawcett
Estate's bike maintenance club. He volunteered his session time to
renovate an old discarded bike to donate to Kingsmead Estate's eight
year old Omar, of Concorde Bike Club. This is Omar's first ride, he is
most happy with it and wants to send Hasbi his thanks and very best
CCH youth track bikes are being converted from fixed wheel track bikes (with limited use applications) into regular use single speed
freewheelers. This is mainly so that if any young attendees arrive
without bikes they can still enjoy rides with their club on quality and
youth size related cycles.
of the costs for this operation were paid for by a Young Hackney
grant of £500.00 via Hackney Borough Council. Other costs including labour have
been covered by Interlinkx CiC. The amount for up grading each bike in the end was
£78.30 - good economy & money well spent.
CC Hackney & Interlinkx CiC - encouraging and developing riders from the whole community in the area.
Well it's October and it's been getting colder and gloomier lately, but we have to remember the good times we've had this summer with our project groups in the sun. Here's a few images for the memories: