Monday, 14 November 2016

A remembrance day ride to the seat of UK power and the Battle of Cable Street


Reporting Cycling Club Hackney & Interlinkx CiC's youth group trip from the Concorde Centre in Homerton earlier today: It was a memorable east west town ride on remembrance Sunday. Shortly after pausing for thought at 11am on Cable Street, we stopped to reflect again while checking out the Battle of Cable Street memorial. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_Street_Mural

Our route was via the River Lea & Regents canal tow paths to enter Victoria Park to rejoin Regents canal TP to Lime House Basin. From here it was all the way along the well used CS3 super highway heading west (cycles only- nice1:)  We came back the way we came, making it a fine day out. 







Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Visit to the Hagerston BMX pump track 15.10.16

Coach Jevon Taylor counts down rider Elvis Echibiri

Last Saturday the Concorde riders made a visit to the Hagerston BMX pump track, the home of Hackney BMX. It was for a session to improve their bike handling and off road skills over the humps and bumps. After a good warm up and practice period all riders (bar one absolute beginner) recorded one lap times around the out side of the course.


Riders times:
Michael Ukote - 1st run 27.5s 2nd run 26.4s
Jacob Ukote n/a
Mendares Ceylan - 1st run 27.6s 2nd run 26.00s
Javann Menzie - 1st run 24.4s 2nd run 21.9
Ryan Da Costa - 1st run 21.5s 2nd run 21.3s
Elvis Echebiri - 1st run 23.4s 2nd run 23.3s
Israel Oketade - 1st run 27.5s 2nd run 26.4s
Sean Lee - 1st run 22.4s 2nd run 23.1s
Unais Dawood - 1st run 24.2s 2nd run 23.2s
Jusane Menzie - 1st run 29.00s 2nd run 26.9s

Kevin Cabey - young adult & coach 1st run 17.5s 2nd run 18.00s
   


Photographs taken by assistant coach Sulaymaan Altamash

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Concorde Wednesday youth bike club

Concorde bike club saw horses and steers on Hackney Marsh and stood in a group photo for the memories.


During our fine early evening tour, riders practiced their cycling skills in shared spaces. Single file cycling and communicating safety information along the way being the key learning outcomes of this session.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Outward looking Fawcett Bike Club


Thursday 15th September 6-8pm at Fawcett was another busy session where staff and volunteers managed to meet a wide range of cycle mechanical needs from a cross section of all the local community - nothing new here, just saying.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

interlinkx CiC in action


Wednesday after school bike club - Kingsmead Estate Crew

Fawcett Estate cycle maintenance on Thursday evenings
Family bike club sessions, Tuesday's at Nightingale Estate 
Saturday mornings -  Kingsmead Bike Club
Fawcett Youth and Community Bike Club


Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Cycling support for young people and families 2007 - 2016

Interlinkx CiC, a long time community supporter; helping young people and families access cycles & cycling. It's been this way ever since 2007 with our original Saturday morning back yard garage club at Nightingale Estate. 

Our site work done these days at three Hackney estate locations; Nightingale, Fawcett & Kingsmead - it's what we do.


Original Nightingale garage crew 2007
Nightingale 2007


Nightingale 2007
The shopping bike for mum at Kingsmead.
Israel - Kingsmead Estate
Mother Lena & Daughter Rhia with an ICiC loan bike ahead of the 2016 London Youth Games
Jamai - Nightingale 2016
Fawcett & Kingsmenad Estate regular 'bike boy' Connor with his mum.
Ryan - Kingsmead
Hassan, Alaren, Razaq, Kevin & Ryan
Noah, Ryan & Israel

Kingsmead - Concorde Centre

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Have bike will travel

Interlink CiC's Saturday bike club that meets at the Concord Centre practiced their BMX skills at the Haggerston Pump Track last week. All riders honed useful bike handling techniques for the planned extended day trips coming up this summer, thanks to funding support from the East End Community Foundation. 

  • Epping Forrest.
  • Hertford via River Lea tow path.
  • Richmond Park via North London Link Train.
  • Greenwhich Park via River Lea tow path & Greenwhich foot tunnel.

Dates and travel arrangements, soon to be announced.

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