2017 is Interlinkx CiC & CC Hackney's tenth year.

2017 is Interlinkx CiC & CC Hackney's tenth year. Interlinx CiC, who is also in charge of CC Hackney's house and home as well as leading on fund raising & community outreach, is celebrating ten years since founding in 2007. CC Hackney also came into being later in the same year so expect special events and occasions to mark this anniversary in 2017. Happy new year!

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

January - a Wednesday after school session at Concorde's bike club

Hackney's new mountain comes into view from the Concorde Centre's yard!
Michael, Jakob, Kemal & Menderes stay to help pack equipment away - thanks lads.

Our container from the inside.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Sound test at Fawcett

New member Ayo standing with Sulaymaan after progressing his recycled bike to a level close to completion - hopefully next week it'll be ready for a test ride.


Sorting out our sound ahead of 27th January - it's all set and ready to go, we're looking forward to this, let's make some noise!

Monday, 12 December 2016

Concorde Club - town ride extra: Greenwhich return

Sunday 11th December 2016
Yesterday our Concorde cycling group completed a satisfying ride in excellent weather to Greenwhich park and back. After riding through Victoria Park from Hackney Wick, the route followed the Regents Canal south to Limehouse Basin where we headed further south into the Isle of Dogs to the Greenwhich foot tunnel. The short walk under the Thames and back up into the winter sun lead to the fine sight that greets surfacing travelers; The Cutty Sark in dry dock.  From here we made our way to Greewhich Park and up the hill to the Royal Observatory to take in probably the best view of London there is.

We'd like to thank the East End Community Foundation for supporting this and our other special trip activities.

Michael, Kasain, Jakob, Khadi, Able, Menderes, Unais, Javan & Jusain (Chico out of shot)

The Tunnel
The Cutty Sark
Fun on the hill
The Thames Path in front of the Millennium Dome
The Route

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