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.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Young volunteers apply themselves - Youth Oportunities Fund

Fawcett and Concorde bike club regulars Ahmed, Hasbi and Nihatcan have come together to work on Young Hackney's (Hackney Council) Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) They are looking to win local government grant aid in order to carry out much needed repairs and servicing on all of CC Hackney's community loan bikes. These are stored in several locations around the borough and used regularly by young residents and school children who'd otherwise not get to ride good cycles with qualified coaches.   
Interlinkx CIC and CC Hackney staff wish this project well and are hoping for the best with their application.

Ahmed, Hasbi & Nihatcan

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Schools Streets Hackney 2018

New trial for selected schools - Hackney Council in 2018:

"School streets is a pilot scheme where the road outside a number of schools is closed to traffic at the schools' opening and closing times. Closing the street to school traffic and through traffic helps to make a safer, more pleasant environment for everyone while ensuring residents, businesses, pedestrians and cyclists can still use the road."

 

Monday, 6 November 2017

Basquiat's work on show; T-shirt designing competition - Boom for Real!



To Follow up on the success of our last cultural visit by bike to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre for a performance of The Taming of the Shrew, riders from Elsdale and Concorde bases cycled to the Barbican Centre London EC2 to see the new art show of Jean-Michel Basquiat's work under the title 'Boom for Real!' During time inside the gallery members took part in a fun competition to encourage expression and creativity while looking for designs and ideas to take forward to make some CCH T-shirts with.
Thanks and appreciation must go to Hackney Council & Young Hackney for supporting this activity and to The Barbican for their pricing policy that allows U14s to enter free.

 

Riding to and from the exhibition during half term was a useful exercise because the roads were quieter than usual and our young cyclists had a chance to practice their safe, urban cycling skills. They saw more of London and learned some routes out of Hackney into the city for future reference. This type of experience is to be continued; where cultural events are visited by bike. Another good result for Interlinkx CiC, CC Hackney and our partners. 


There were two film areas, one that was showing a rare interview with two of Basquet's friends talking with him about his life and influences and the other a full length feature film about the man and his life in New York in the early 1980's called Downtown 81 - Trailer.  


Neil, Simon & Omarie getting the group ready.
And some thought parking our bikes under ground was a highlight:)

Taking part in our T-shirt designing competition, creating designs for all or any one of our cycling bases; Concorde, Elsdale, Fawcet and Pearson Street. The works of Basquiat were an inspiration and fired up our riders’ imaginations.






  
Young Hackney's Omarie

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Rico & Ryan

19th October Session

Upper Clapton & Fawcett's Rico is now in possession of his new ride, his first proper bike. This cycle was donated by Rico's peer; one Ryan Da Costa of the Concorde Bike Club in Homerton.
Well done Ryan top fella, what goes around comes around - patience works - keep it coming!



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.