2021 winter months national lockdown:
Dear CC Hackney Members,
For what is possible in terms of cycling (by law since 6th January '21) please see the guidelines by following the link to British Cycling here:
Cycling for exercise - British Cycling's Guidelines
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 4 January we have sadly now suspended all activities and events in England until further notice.
We know that this news will come as a disappointment to many of you, however it’s important that we now once again pull together to ensure that cycling plays its part in bringing the virus under control. Getting out on our bikes is a great way to boost our mental and physical health and we’ll be working hard to keep you pedalling.
You can find the most up-to-date guidance for Scotland here and Wales here.
How can I continue to ride?Under the new restrictions you are permitted to cycle, and we would encourage you to do so, while following these rules:
We know many of you will want to know what is meant by 'staying local'. The Government’s definition of this is stated as ‘your village, town or the part of a city where you live’.
We understand that this definition is particularly restrictive for cycling, and we are working to seek further clarification on this. We will provide a further update as soon as we are able.
In the meantime, we recommend that you follow the advice to stay local, ride well within your ability and ensure that you are self-sufficient.
As per the current news broadcasts our National Health Service is under a lot of pandemic pressure 'like never before'. When out cycling let's be extra careful; our hospitals do not need any more casualties than they are dealing with already. Members please ensure to follow the law; stay indoors, keep distance, wash hands, wear a mask especially when indoors for essential shopping, protect the NHS and front line staff/services. Working together we will get through this to good times ahead.
Very best wishes and stay safe,
Keir Apperley - CC Hackney Manager & lead coach
Who we are
CC Hackney - encouraging and developing riders from the whole community in the area.
On Tuesday 8th September 2020 CC Hackney began delivery work and the live partnership with NHS East London Foundation Trust. Prevention is better (and more cost effective) than cure, this is to do with mental health in the form of ongoing adult sessions for those benefiting from a weekly bike ride and social get together. The provision is based at our Concorde Centre station on Kingsmead Estate E9 and has been planned as one pilot for the NHS Triple Aim Project. It is expected to be a model example for other positive and tailored clubs to follow (not just cycling) NHS ELFT Triple Aim; looking to help people at risk of deteriorating mental health near home, in their own neighbourhoods. CCH - serving in the community as an ongoing club that supports those feeling mental health difficulties, also people who could use some assistance during recovery from illness.
December 2019 Merger - Interlinkx CiC has rebranded by transitioning into 'Cycling Club Hackney CIO' (CIO standing for Charitable Incorporated Organisation). Meanwhile the existing club, which was an unincorporated association, has donated its name and assets to the new charity, therefore merging Cycling Club Hackney and Interlinkx CIC into a single entity with charity status to further enable our capacity to deliver positive projects for all in Hackney. Registered Charity Number 1186757
2019 Supported by the William Wates Memorial Trust
Cycling Club Hackney is proud to announce our latest funding supporter; the William Wates Memorial Trust. This is coming into effect from September 2019 with a three year agreement for the club to extend and continue developing its community outreach aspects. Fittingly the key fund raising activity for the Trust is an event called Le loop (or the Wates fund raisers Tour de France!) The Wates Group is a family owned construction company founded in 1897 that established the WWMT fund in 1998. We are excited by the prospect of being in a better position to be more able to realise our shared aims of reaching the whole community; cycling and quality sporting opportunities for all in Hackney and East London.
2018 Hackney Sports Club of the Year, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2010 & 2009 London Youth Games Cycling Champions, 2011 Tour de l'Ain Cyclo team prize winners, 2011 National Masters Road Race Champions (cat. E) 2010 & 2012 Hackney Sports Personality of the Year and one of the best cycling clubs in Hackney.
Cycling Club Hackney is dedicated to promoting cycling and cycle sport for all levels and ages. Our main club rides run every Sunday, where members and newcomers meet and socialise - check the calendar for upcoming events. We have an active youth section catering for young people between the ages 8 and 18, as well as our senior and women's representation. Our popular circuit race series the CC Hackney Primaveras runs every spring at Lea Valley Velopark, and we also organise and run men's and women's road races.
CC Hackney is run by volunteers. There is an expectation for all members to do their bit from time to time but especially being on point when the club has a calendar event to deliver.
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Our custom kit orders are made periodically throughout the year, notices for which are given in good time via our websites.
Currently CCH has a limited amount of surplus stock with good supplies of shirts and a reasonable number of shorts available.
The skin suits we have and any mail orders are sold direct from the club; for these and any delivery inquiries please contact us via email.
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