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

Due to Covid 19 virus all club face to face activities are suspended until further notice. Please check CC Hackney's website for news updates and how to stay in touch during this period.

The news in 2020 is that Interlinkx has been
converted from a community interest company
into a charitable incorporated organisation under the terms of the Charitable Incorporated Organisations (Conversion) Regulations. In the process of conversion, the organisation has changed its name to Cycling Club Hackney CIO. Meanwhile, the community amateur sports club called Cycling Club Hackney has been wound up and has gifted its assets to CC Hackney CiO

Interlinx CiC, was responsible for CC Hackney'sHQ/house and home as well as leading on fund raising
& community outreach. In 2017 was the ten year anniversary since founding in 2007. Our partner organisation
(CC Hackney) came into being later in the same year.

Monday, 6 December 2010

How to use a hand held mini pump

When using a hand held mini pump it is important to brace it in such a way to prevent damage to the valve, failure to do this could cost you a new tube.
With the Presta type valve you need to un-lock the screw in order for air to flow in, remembering to do it up afterwards.

Thursday, 25 November 2010


Joshua attends David's masterclass in wheel truing. Its not as easy as it looks!

Liam braved the cold to work on his bike

Liam has been coming to Fawcett for nearly a year and in that time I have seen his skills develop, he now employs an approach that is systematic and professional.

In his own words" I have learnt to fix punctures and gears and work in a better way".

Well done Liam.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Despatched bikes - the precious boxes are collected in Kampala

Monday 22nd November - Uganda
Staff at Kampala's Bicco Forex Bureau; Hakeem Sekaya, Rashka Razaak and guard hand over the goods.

Picking up the boxes before they finally get to our two new assistants, one being top contact and arranger Stephen Okello. stephen is Originally from the northern town of Lira but is now resident in Kinawataka Parish, Mbuya district in the south of Kampala. Stephen is the secretary of the newly founded Lira CC and will be working closely with Cycling Club Hackney going forward.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Donated bikes get prepared for their air cargo trip to Kampala, Uganda.

Young volunteers from the Nightingale project, brother and sister Akil and Shakila Barry were on hand to help pack two donated bikes before they are to be taken for air cargo freight on Thursday 4th November.
Also packed into each box were some bike tools, a football, and an assortment of other useful items.
Many thanks to London Fields Cycles for assisting with this process and allowing it to happen in their workshop.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

We can match a bike to your clothes!

Chrissy with her finished bike that she diligently stripped and rebuilt.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Two of Fawcett's members get pumped up!

28th October 2010, Fawcett Estate YBMC, 6.28pm

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Reporting on Nightingale's YBMP bike for Kampala, Uganda, East Africa

Local young volunteers, Mahmoud Soboh and Jelani Barry get to work on setting-up and preparing one of the clubs bikes (donated by Hackney police) to be shipped to our contact in Kampala, Uganda.
This small step is actually part of a new initiative to lead on to a youth exchange project with the working title: CC Hackney and Kampala CC Youth Exchange 2010-2012.
The idea of this venture is for a combined Interlinkx CIC Youth Bike Maintenance Club and Cycling Club Hackney sports delegation to visit Kampala in 2011. There they will invite a team of young Ugandan cycling enthusiasts back over to share in the 2012 London Olympic experience that will be happening in and around Hackney come 27 July-12 Aug (Olympic Games) and 29 Aug-9 Sept (Paralympic Games)

We're looking forward to cultivating relations and fund raising to make this possible for our partners in Uganda and our young cycling volunteers in Hackney.
The first phase of this activity is being supported by the Hackney Homes Staff Alpine Challenge Team, who will be helping during a reconnaissance and fact finding trip this November.

Work gets started on Nightingale's bike for Kampala in Uganda

Interlinkx youth and community bike clubs get donated bikes from Hackney's police stations

Some of the bikes that have been accumulating at Hackney's Police stations are finally being sent Interlinkx's way, It's well worth the wait - thank you! This is with an agreement that any youngsters working on them are given qualified instruction and make positive community contributions. These bikes are to be released after being made road worthy and registered with Immobilise. 
Young people are to be advised about how to avoid loosing their new bikes and will offered an incentive to keep hold of it for as long as they want to. No more of that "easy come easy go" attitude please.
Also as a priority, two or three cycles will be prepared and sent to appreciative recipients via Re-Cycle bikes for Africa or shipped by air freight direct to one of our contacts in Kampala, Uganda.

Young Interlinkx YBMP members wash the donated bikes from Hackney's police stations:

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Why do you come to Fawcett Bike Club?

" You learn to do new stuff" Chrissy

"A lot for my young people to do " Jack ( Youth Worker)

" Because you make bikes and learn about tools" Tamia

"It gives the young kids something to do" Tia

" It's fun and interesting" Sanji

" I like fixing bikes" Liam

Monday, 19 July 2010

Scott is awarded Cytech Lev 1 and AQA Bike Maintenance

Scott is now looking forward to complete his Cytech Level 2

Keshaun is awarded his AQA cerificate in bike maintenance

Its an all girls night at Fawcett

As the Summer unfolds David and Marcus welcome new attendees to the bike club

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Femi Valentine qualified!

Femi Valentine, a regular attendee at both Fawcett and Nightingale bike clubs, holding up his Cyctech Level 1, and AQA cycle maintenance certificates. This autumn Femi is in line to attend the Cyctech Level 1 practical course along with two from his peer group to become fully qualified.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

March 2010

Pictured on the right is new trainee Daniel Morrison showing off the bike that he built up himself, it's going to be his run around machine. He's standing with Interlinkx CIC's staff member David Sheppard who guided him on to complete the job.
The other shot is a detail of our regular staff trainee Ato Halm Quashie in action with a chain breaker.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

New Site Opens - 1 Olympus Square Nightingale Estate London E5 8PL

Wednesday February 24th 2010
The launch of Interlinkx's Nightingale Estate youth and community cycle maintenance project took place on this date. Between 4.30 - 6.30pm the centre at 1 Olympus Square was open for supporters, sponsors, members, staff, invited guests and passers by. Refreshments were provided by the over 50's club in the Square which were enjoyed by the gathering. 
Youth cycle maintenance sessions will continue weekly on Wednesday evenings with doors open at 4.30pm to close for the structured session from 5pm until 6.30pm. 
From 7pm - 9pm the same evening, Cycling Club Hackney will be in session in. This will be a  social for members and guests that will include training and coaching opportunities as well as a time to mix planning events and functions with getting to know new members.   

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

26th Jan

A great turnout on a very cold night. I taught Daniel one of our younger trainees to straighten out a buckled wheel, also helped out with a couple of Cytech Level 1 questionnaires.

Friday, 22 January 2010

New community bike centre on Nightingale Estate

Interlinkx CIC is launching another bike maintenance club at 1 Olympus Square Nightingale Estate on Wednesday 24th February.The project is supported by Hackney Homes,Southern Housing Group, Nightingale Community Development Fund, The Safer Neighbourhoods Team, The Learning Trust and Cycling Club Hackney. Classes are starting on Wednesday evenings from 4.45 -6-45pm followed by Cycling Club Hackney's sports club night from 7pm - 9pm. Membership is free for those under 18 years old.
At the launch catering will be provided by Noreen & The Over 50s Lunch Club from Nightingale Estate.

For more information contact:
Keir Apperley 07957257972
or email:

New Authors for Fawcett

Regular staff at Fawcett Youth Bike Maintenance; Marcus Ahmad, Ato Halm Quashie are set to add new postings for the blog in 2010. New to the team is staff member and local resident David Sheppard, also a blogger David very keen to get involved and make it happen with all things cycling.
It's been a long time with our heads down but the Tuesday night project (6-8pm) is still very much alive and kicking, maintaining bikes and relations with our members.
Marcus along with three youths; Scott, Femi & Imran are working on their Cyctech Level 1 cycle maintenance folders and expect to be fully qualified before long.