Monday, 29 August 2016

HASVC - HASBC

This Autumn 2016 HASVC will be on hold with no planned regular track sessions applied for. Instead a new BMX provision Hackney After Schools BMX Club - HASBC with be rolled out as an alternative. Dates and sign up information will be confirmed in due course.

The area's Go-Ride Outreach Coach (Russell Hampton) is set to pick up where HASVC left off with a new weekly session aimed at beginners and those seeking track accreditation. This is due to start this September and I'm told the fee would be £10.00 per session. This project is focused on developing young riders into LVV youth track league racers.

Contact Russell - RussellHampton@britishcycling.org.uk

Friday, 24 June 2016

The last HASVC session for the Summer - Monday 27th June

The last HASVC session for the Summer is next Monday 27th June - let's make is a good one and leave the right impression.

A reminder that riders are not to cycle anywhere inside without a helmet and that they must walk with their bike coming in and out of the velodrome.

Also all hire bike and equipment must be returned to where is was collected, chairs put back and any litter disposed of.

One more; riders not listening and talking among themselves while coaches are giving instructions may well be asked to sit out the session.

That's it!

See you on Monday after school.


Keir



 

Friday, 27 May 2016

No session this Monday - reminder Bank Holiday no HASVC 30th May

Here are our dates up until the end of June:

May 9th, 16th, 23rd June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

More dates will be scheduled for the first three weeks of July. 

Event name: Hackney After School Velodrome Club (HASVC)
Type of event/purpose of hire:  Young people's access to quality cycle sport.


Time of event: Start time:17.00h End time:18.00h - arrivals from 16.30h

£5.00 gets you:

World class track time on a Condor track bike and an hour of qualified CCH track training at the Lee Valley Velodrome. When or where or else will anyone find such a great offer?





 
 

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

High attendance - HASVC staying the course

Thanks to attendees, volunteer coaches, family and the friends of HASVC.  We've been returning to high attendance and pretty much covering our costs - phew! On the back of this renewed interest and the steps taken to protect what we have, CC Hackney will be looking to renew it's contract will LVV.

Here's some pictures featuring three of our new track riders; Paige, Antony & Rhia (and mum)


Antony & Jevon





Sunday, 15 May 2016

Use it or loose it...



Calling all existing and would be young track riders of Hackney: Maintaining and keeping these sessions running is dependent on enough riders attending to cover the venue and block cycle hire costs. The coaches are volunteering, their fees waived for the cause. 

Over the last two weeks there has been a significant drop off in numbers, where the shortfall is being shouldered by CC Hackney.

Hard facts leading to this appeal for your one and only after school track club session:

Use it or loose it

£5.00 for a Condor track bike and an hour of qualified CCH track training at the Lee Valley Velodrome, when or where or else will anyone find such a good offer?

 

Friday, 15 April 2016

Thank you and goodbye 'Young Hackney'

HASVC and all attendees would like to thank Young Hackney for the financial support that this Hackney Council department has given to the project up until now. Interlinkx CiC & CC Hackney will be looking for alternative backing but without this in place charges for participation will be required to cover costs. 
On Monday 18th April we will be asking for a voluntary contribution and on going from 25th April there will be a 5.00 charge. This does include bike and helmet use, making the HASVC offer good value and a saving. 

Other news:-
Accreditation has not been granted by LVV during our track sessions. However plans are afoot to meet the needs of our group under the management of British Cycling's Out Reach worker for the area; Russel Hampton. 

Goodbye Young Hackney

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

March up-date & dates confirmed for April, May & June 2016 - * Accreditation sessions - L1 & L2 TBC

For the next two weeks (14th & 21st March) it's track time again, we are back inside. But Monday 28th March there will be NO SESSION, yes let's all have a break, we deserve it:)
 
Forward accreditation news and dates:
Event name: Hackney After School Velodrome Club (HASVC)
Type of event/purpose of hire:  Young people's access to quality cycle sport.
 

Date/s of hire:  
April 4th, 11th, 18th *25th 
May 9th, 16th, *23rd

June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

* Accreditation sessions - L1 & L2 TBC (to be confirmed) - be ready anyway.

 Time of event: Start time:17.00h End time:18.00h
More info about this here
TRACK ACCREDITATION TIME

Mountain bike experience at LVV

With the velodrome being restored for public use again (after the UCI World Track Championships) HASVC's group had an opportunity to get onto LVV's mountain bike trails. It is safe to say that every rider found this experience another cycling buzz to remember. 
LVV's specialist MTB coach Jules Allen was on hand to lead the session which was much appreciated and four of CC Hackney's regular coaches assisted him. Five groups were organised by ability and all went out for an adventurous time on the well crafted single track routes. No accidents were reported and after debrief and learning reinforcements one question came back from the floor; 'when can we do MTB training at LVV again!?'  

In answer HASVC will look at returning for special MTB & BMX sessions during the school holidays. For the next two weeks (14th & 21st March) it's track time again, we are back inside. But Monday 28th March there will be NO SESSION, yes let's all have a break, we deserve it:)


The photo call

The youngest group out exploring LVV's MTB trails
Robiel Tadese & Elliot Huntley
After LVV MTB training: Scott Shaw, Ryan Weekes, Michael Anunyuga, Allaren Jallo & Kevin Ozee

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Photos from the Monday 29th February 2016







The last of our series of three BMX sessions took place yesterday evening. During this hour riders had time to practice competition BMX gate starts and 8-up races. Because of the great turn out again the track was kept busy with wave after wave of riders speeding over the course.
At the end coach Tai Suleyman reinforced what had been covered during training time together and took the names of ten riders keen to enter some BMX races this spring.

Next week we will be trying out mountain bikes on the ATB trails.







 

THIRTY SEVEN TEN

29.02.16
THIRTY SEVEN BMX RIDERS 
ON THE SCENE
TEN HAVE SIGNED UP FOR 
BMX RACES IN 2016
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video

The last of our series of three BMX sessions took place yesterday evening. During this hour riders had time to practice competition BMX gate starts and 8-up races. Because of the great turn out again the track was kept busy with wave after wave of riders speeding over the course.
At the end coach Tai Suleyman reinforced what had been covered during training time together and took the names of ten riders keen to enter some BMX races this spring.

Next week we will be trying out mountain bikes on the ATB trails.

 

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

BMX HASVC session 2 - 22nd February 2016

3 riders short of 40 - lining up for the group photo yesterday evening.
Tai

Who dis?
Two sessions in, well done riders and crew; next week we'll be looking at gate starts and  race practice.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

CCH looking for new equipment with Sainsbury's Active Kids

Calling all members, parents and supporters; please collect the Sainsbury Active Kids vouchers when out shopping. Bring them into the club house on Saturday morning or post them to: CC Hackney 6 Olympus Sq. Nightingale Estate London E5 8PL
Let's see how many we can get together by the 3rd May closing date. And then we can buy some new sports gear - yay!







BMX HASVC session 1 - 15th February 2016

Instructor Tai Suleyman in action
Demo (young) man Meeshaq Malone leads the way




There was a very good turnout for our first of three in a row BMX training sessions with 28 young members riding the Olympic class BMX track, some for the first time. Our coach Tai Suleyman expertly instructed the group with the help of one of his experienced riders from Hackney BMX club; Meeshaq Malone's main role was to demonstrate good techniques to his peers. There were no falls or collisions, well done riders & staff, maintaining HASVC & CCH's excellent safety record.

Home work from Tai: study YouTube for good BMX techniques & skills. 

Next week riders are going to learn how to do manuals and wheelies.

Thanks to Amelia French for the on track atmospheric actions pictures.

 



Tuesday, 2 February 2016

A New attendance record for HASVC

Last Monday HASVC broke a new attendance record 35 young riders signed in! Well done to all involved; that's riders, coaches, sponsors and supporters. We learnt from working with such high numbers; It was taking so long to get on and off the track and ready to go we were ending up loosing valuable track riding time. There fore next week we will be running two 14m sessions for each group. Fiddle about less, ride more:) 

Coaches Keir & Neil with the older group - talking accreditations.



Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Training programme Feb & March 2016

HASVC Training programme Feb & March 2016 
Lee Valley VeloPark - Mondays 5-6pm
 
 1st, 8th February & 21st March; all Velodrome
 

THEN GET READY FOR THIS...
 

15th, 22nd and 29th February – BMX track

Heads up for three consecutive world class BMX sessions outside at LVV from Monday 15th Feb - usual timings; getting ready ASAP 4.30pm or ideally 4.15pm. Please check the weather forecast, wear long sleeve tops and bottoms (the old track suit) and trainers (the old creps)
It will be interesting to see how our trackies get on with this challenge! Our lead coach for this period will be Tai Suleyman.

 

WEATHER CHECK LINK
 
7th March – MTB trails
(all bike hire is included, but not shoes)
Due to UCI World Cup 14th will be off site activity to be confirmed (TBC) & 28th March WattBike Studio session TBC ASAP



15th, 22nd and 29th February – BMX track (lead coach - Tai Suleyman)

CC Hackney awards night features HASVC 'Our Hour' riders

HASVC riders and supporting crew who set up the new bench mark mixed youth group hour were recognised and lauded for their efforts last December 2015.




Full report here 

Monday, 18 January 2016

22.01.16 CCH social date for your diary - Awards Night celebrating 2015

REMINDER!

22.01.16 CCH social date for your diary - Awards Night celebrating 2015

Happy New Year 2016! Our next social date for your diary - CCH Awards Night

A celebration of achievements for the riders of ‘CCH’ in 2015
Eighteen awards on the night from
 Cyclo Cross to Road, Time Trial and Special Achievements.
All categories will be covered for male and female riders in the club from U10 to senior. Trophies for all winners!

7.00pm arrivals, 8pm awards. DJ and buffet bar. Food & snack donations very welcome.
£5 on the door. Youth £2 

Friday 22nd January 2016
The Hackney Marshes Centre, Homerton Road E9 5PF
 

Thursday, 14 January 2016

session date 11.01.16


Regular members Conner Dash and Ryan Da Costa meet up after training to discuss how it went.




Monday, 4 January 2016

Brin making his mind known during the first 2016 HASVC session


CC Hackney coach Jevon Taylor's son Brin was seen holding forth track centre while the older HASVC group were getting down to serious training business up on the track.
All present (apart from Brin - he really is too small) were put through their paces during short but intense stints on the boards. They did lap gains in pairs, lap gains in groups of varying size and 'Sean's Game'* to finish. The stated aim is to make these sessions short but effective to start getting our riders ready for the new season starting in March.
Those set to race in 2016 were reminded to research and declare their race calendar targets in the coming weeks.