Every Saturday morning (unless stated) we run coaching sessions for our 8 - 13 year old members with a separate group for 13+ development riders.
Sessions are either ride outs from the club to local parks or further afield for older riders - riders should be at the Cycling Club Hackney HQ - Elsdale Community Hall, Elsdale Street, London E9 6PW - for 9am. Training cost is £3.00- £5 depending on what's on the programme this session will last 2 - 3 hours. The format for training is sent out in a weekly newsletter email.
Another option for Saturday mornings: CCH's Concorde Centre Sessions for youth riders looking to join rides that explore the area with less of a focus on sports cycling and a more casual dress code; comfortable, track suits and trainers. Meeting for 9.30am at the Concorde Centre, Kingsmead Estate, Kingsmead Way, Homerton London E9 5PP. Depending on what's on the programme this session lasts between 2 and 3 hours. This group is set to go on a series of trips further afield with plans to visit Epping Forest, Hampstead Heath, Hertford Town (via River Lea tow path) & Richmond Park.
CCH are now offering coaching to 6 - 8 year olds on Saturday mornings, but please note there are limited spaces and parents must stay with their child. All coaching activities are provided by staff who have national governing body's British Cycling Level 2 coaching qualifications. All coaches are DBS checked and qualified with an Youth newcomers must bring a signed parent/carer consent form - you can download a form here.
Parents and carers of our youth riders are welcome to assist at training and many volunteer to so so - getting themselves some training and learning opportunities from the sessions. We ask that adult volunteers become club members and come equipped to ride.
After School Track Club - Track training - there are weekly youth track training sessions at the Lea Valley Velodrome - Mondays 5-6pm unless stated. For aged 10+. £10.00 - book on the LVV website.
Further Training Opportunities - CCH are also part of British Cycling Eastern Track School where club riders are nominated for training sessions on the velodromes In London, Welwyn, Newport and Manchester, this open to category A, B & C riders.
Cross training - Cross training - during the Cyclocross season - Wednesdays at East Marsh Hackney Marshes near bridge to Velodrome cost £3. Sessions are for seniors and youth.
Roller training and core training - Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm at the club - bring rollers if you have some and trainers for doing core in.
After schools clubs - currently CCH coaches are running after schools cycling clubs at Gayhurst Community School, Millfields Community School, Thomas Fairchild Primary School, Shacklewell Primary School and Grazebrook Primary School, and we work with other schools in organising the Hackney Primary Schools Cycling League, as well as races against neighbouring boroughs.
London Youth Games - CCH select and train the cycling squad of boys and girls to represent the London Borough of Hackney in the time trial and circuit race at the annually held London Youth Games.To be eligible you must be living in or attending school in Hackney. Last year we won the trophy for the third time. This year the Cycling Events are being held at the Lea Valley Velopark on the 18th of June. As current holders of the cup we'll be looking to do the same again in our own backyard. let your coaches know if you are eligible and interested in competing.