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

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.

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Social get together at Fawcett garage 8

Friday evening 15th August - we had a club social for regular members friends and family. There were sounds, visuals, food and drink. Also passing through were some of our neighbours (no noise complaints!) who got to know us better and not just as cycle enthusiasts.
Music was played on the resident community set 'Made in Hackney Sound' as a sound test for future events and functions, out and about.

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Fawcett bike club restart proper - Tuesday 21st May - and the new improved system 5-7pm

After a lay off during the Easter holidays and some time to recruit, tidy up and rearrange things in the garage, Fawcett is ready to go again with a new system and staff in place. Now visitors are to register as Cycling Club Hackney members and we are to operate a booking system where attendees go into a book with a brief description of what they would like to work with on their cycles and what they want to learn and achieve the following week. 
Two smaller groups will then do two one hour shifts to ensure a higher standard engagement, productivity and learning outcomes.  

Monday, 4 March 2019

The new lads of Fawcett


Two new lads have learned how it works at Fawcett Bike Club, they were in a hurry to ride away with instant bikes four weeks ago. After taking time on the programme, learning, being patient and helpful - things worked out well for them in the end. 

No rushing at Fawcett OK! 


Monday, 21 January 2019

Haben & Okubit visit Fawcett

Haben & Okubit
CC Hackney members and avid sports cyclists Haben & Okubit visited Fawcett bike club for the first time yesterday evening. Haben was happy to take care of an unwanted city bike that had been left hanging there for ages. It's a useful A to B ride for him now that he'll be using for getting to and from collage, social visits and shopping. 
Cycles and cycling are steeped in Eritrean culture, the people from there are appreciative and knowledgeable about bikes. Okubit helped Haben sort out the headset, brakes and saddle due to the need of replacement gear changer (It's stuck in top gear for now) but next week he is coming back to set up the Sturmey Archer 3spd gear system.

UPDATE - one week later & Haben's town bike is in gear(s) x3

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Young Hasbi gets younger Omar on the way with his first bike - seasons greetings!

Two of Hackney boys have been brought together by Interlinkx CiC & CC Hackney. They are from two housing estates (E5 & E9) and don't know each other yet but are connected by being club members and cycle enthusiasts. Eleven year old Hasbi pictured below is a regular attendee at Fawcett Estate's bike maintenance club. He volunteered his session time to renovate an old discarded bike to donate to Kingsmead Estate's eight year old Omar, of Concorde Bike Club. This is Omar's first ride, he is most happy with it and wants to send Hasbi his thanks and very best wishes.

Omar with his mother Isatou

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Interlinkx CiC convert CCH's youth track bikes

Seven down three to go!
Ten CCH youth track bikes are being converted from fixed wheel track bikes (with limited use applications) into regular use single speed freewheelers. This is mainly so that if any young attendees arrive without bikes they can still enjoy rides with their club on quality and youth size related cycles.
Most of the costs for this operation were paid for by a Young Hackney grant of £500.00 via Hackney Borough Council. Other costs including labour have been covered by Interlinkx CiC. The amount for up grading each bike in the end was £78.30 - good economy & money well spent.  

CC Hackney & Interlinkx CiC - encouraging and developing riders from the whole community in the area.