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.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

It's getting dark out there...lighten up!

Fawcett bike club youth members who have been riding without lights for so long have been taken care of by Hackney Council (Sustainable Transport) and protected with sets of low cost but efficient LED lights. All appreciated this thoughtful act by showing off their bright lights and feeling a whole lot safer on the way home.



Sunday, 17 September 2017

Daubeny Fields Fun Day by Concorde bike club

The Daubeny Fields Fun Day. 

Interlinkx CiC and CC Hackney's Concorde bike club members along with family, friends and residents experienced the full effect of the MiHS (Made in Hackney Sound system) All units were out in force today, back to the roots of where it began (Concorde Youth Club sound system project)
Assisted by local sound man Devon, the rig rang out better than it ever has done, doing the event proud and a making a name for it's self. This is in advance of the future CC Hackney, Interlinkx CiC and ARDP fund raising events coming up.
The dates will be at: The Hackney Marshes Centre, Lea Valley Rowing Club and the Concorde Centre. More information to follow.

The Daubeny Fields Fun Day (by Concorde bike club) was manged and funded by Hackney Marsh Partnership.

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Alex Peters and our U23 Eritrean race cyclists visit Concorde Bike Club

Saturday 29th July 2017
Today Interlinkx CiC & CC Hackney's Concorde bike club had some in house guests; professional rider Alex Peters and our U23 Eritrean racing cyclists (Haben, Fnan, Sham & coach Zemi) came down as part of the beginning of a new initiative. The Aspiring Rider Development Project (ARDP) is focused on helping more young people in Hackney (and London) to access quality cycling and the opportunity to travel, learn and train further afield. From here the commitment is to encourage and support more from BAME & socio-economically challenged backgrounds towards cycle sport participation.

Here is a section taken from the Aspiring Rider Development Project guiding overview:  

Interlinkx CiC & CC Hackney (ICiC CCH)
Sponsors, partners and funders are sought to bring forward the development plans detailed below. Over the last 10 years ICiC & CCH have prepared out reach foundations in East London, where the prospect of raising the sport of cycling for all is there to see but yet to realise. 

Aspiring Rider Development Project (ARDP) is an extension of our established outreach coaching program in East London that’s been run by ICiC & CCH since 2007. The aim now is to manage and assist youth and 18+ riders from multi-cultural backgrounds towards performing to their highest potential. From there we will help and encourage athletes to progress onto the ultimate target of representing their country at international level. London’s population of all nations means much is possible and achievable here. Targets would move on from regional and national races to UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) sanctioned qualifying events and championships such as; The All African Games, Youth Olympics, Asian Cycling Championships, Pan American Championships, World Championships, Commonwealth Games, the Para & Olympic Games.
In any case training camps and sessions will routinely include a wide catchment of age groups and abilities sharing the same roof and table; that’s from explorer leisure riders up to elite athletes; benefiting all taking part.

ARDP Management & coaching team: Keir Apperley (lead) Marlene Laverns, Zemichael Abrha, Judith Philip, Alex Peters, Virginia Gakuya & Prosper Watts.
Pilot scheme junior and youth riders: Haben Gebrehiwet, Fnan Afewerki, (Eritrea) & Kai Watts (Ethiopia,
Barbados & st. Lucia) Tyshah Daley (Jamaica) & Ryan Da Costa (Angola) Israel Oketade (Ghana)
Our Hackney outreach projects: Concorde Bike Club, Fawcett BC, Pearson Street BC, Jack Watts BC, Elsdale BC & the Hackney Primary School Cycling League.

Sham, Zemi, Haben & Fnan

A snap shot of Fawcett community bike club

Some snap shots taken during Fawcett Estate community bike club session on Thursday 27th July 2017. 


Thursday, 13 July 2017

2017 Young Hackney Sports awards

Concorde regular Ryan da Costa and Kai Watts receive 2017 Young Hackney Sports awards. It was for volunteering and their consistent, helpful attitude with Interlinkx CiC & CC Hackney. Presenting the trophies after an inspirational talk was Team GB (running) sprinter; Adam Gemili.

Young Ryan on stage with his award.
Neil, Adam, Kai & Keir

Manager Keir Apperley invites Ryan Da Costa to the stage.
Club Coach Neil Irons praises Kai Watts & Ryan Da Costa

Friday, 7 July 2017

Former Fawcett regular returns to say hello & a new CoD

Thursday 6th July 2017

Ahead of this session we posted up of our newly agreed code of conduct. This was in response to a general slackening of discipline and behavior over recent weeks. We needed to call a group meeting where we took time to discuss and identify areas for improvement and lines that cannot be crossed.

Apart from the act of maintaining people there was nothing so day-to-day about the return of one of our former Fawcett regulars known as Dutch. Our man dropped in to say hello and check out how we're doing, this happens from time to time. Grown up now, Dutch is leading a successful career as a UK rapper in the growing UK Grime scene. He assured me that the class of 2007 had benefited from their time at Fawcett Bike Club (FBC) by learning to take their time and do the right thing. After checking out the names of his mates on our tag wall, he said "a big one here was that he and his peers realised that there was no need to resort to steeling bikes". That's while the FBC was on hand and running well. He also agreed that his class learned to be more open and accepting towards any visitors (no matter who they were and where they came from) that shared an interest in cycles and cycling. Remembering this was at a time when serious territory issues were striking grief, fear and division all over - let's hope that this dodgy period is confined to history. 

Well done Dutch, it was good to see you again.    

Not forgetting our revised Code of Conduct: