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

Interlinx CiC, is also responsible for CC Hackney's HQ/house and home as well as leading on fund raising & community outreach. It's been ten years since founding in 2007. Our partner organisation (CC Hackney) came into being later in the same year.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

The squeakiest wheels get the most oil.




This youngster has finally taken charge of the bike he has been patiently waiting for. It's taken us quite a while to get this done and see him sorted with a ride of his own. He is so quiet compared to the others, but his patience and politeness has not gone completely unnoticed. They say the squeakiest wheels get the most oil - but not always!  


Saturday, 29 April 2017

Mosaic for ICiC


Hackney Mosaic have created a fine piece for Interlinkx CiC that is bound to be on display at the Elsdale Centre. This is our new base and community project, supported by Hackney Council and in partnership with Cycling Club Hackney.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

New Centre new storage solution

On the way down Well Street
Yesterday (Tuesday 25th April) ICiC & CCH took delivery of refurbished 40 foot shipping container from the Budget Container Co. It is to serve as a bike and equipment store for the Elsdale Centre's on going cycling delivery programme. This week we are moving out of Nightingale Estate after a 10 year residency, the old 70s concrete, condemned building is finally coming down as part of the wider regeneration project going on there. We'd like to thank our main supporter and partner Hackney Council Housing for setting us up in our replacement base and office. 

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The Elsdale Yard & truck hauler Adrian up top taking off the lifting gear chains.

The address:

ELSDALE COMMUNITY HALL FRAMPTON PARK ESTATE, ELSDALE STREET, LONDON, E9 6PW 
Ariel view - Elsdale Centre; the diamond shaped building to the left, the yard just NW of here.









New base for Interlinkx CiC and CC Hackney

Time at Nightingale Estate & Olympus Square is just about up, we're set and ready to move on. As director of ICiC I signed a legal document with Hackney Council (our main sponsor and enduring partner) for a new home for us at the Elsdale Community Centre E9. This is a long term arrangement and we will be moving to this space this week. Both organisations (Interlinkx CiC & CC Hackney) will accommodate and run sessions that effectively outreach the neighbourhood and serve those that would otherwise not access quality cycling in the Borough of Hackney. Delivery here will be happening as an on going commitment that is in line with our main sponsor's informed policy and the general headline view 'Hackney: a Place for Everyone' 

Working from here will be a significant change for the better, we have the potential to make a positive and lasting impact at the ECC. Unlike Olympus Square, this building is not condemned for demolition; we could be here happily ever after!

I'd like to thank everyone who has helped and supported us so far (10 years) and I'm looking forward to seeing what we can do for those that like cycles and cycling from our next home.

Below is a time line regarding this move:
The last session from 6 Olympus Sq: 15.04.17

Saturday youth group sessions start at ECC: 06.05.17 
1. Outreach & beginners introduction session 10.00h - 12.00h (Keir & Zemi)
2. Established and experienced session 09.00h - 11.00h (Neil, Prosper & Harry) 

CCH & ICiC's Elsdale Community Centre launch party TBC : 20.05.17 (6-10pm)



Best regards,


Keir Apperley


Director - Interlinkx CiC
Manager - CC Hackney


Sunday, 19 March 2017

One of Interlinkx CiC's supported riders hits the heights

Congratulations Anoushka Minale of CC Hackney (supported by Interlinkx CiC)  for her second place in the March Hare circuit race classic last Saturday. - well done Anoushka, keep it coming!

Monday, 13 March 2017

Ride, play and ride again. Two ICiC & CC Hackney supported youth groups visit Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Saturday 11th March 2017 - 2pm
Cycling Club Hackney and Interlinkx CiC would like to thank Sported for alerting us and forwarding to our youth group leaders the entry pass tickets to see an excellent performance of William Shakespeare's; The Taming of the Shrew. It was at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre London SE1 and If it wasn't for this we'd most probably not of made it down to see it. After the show The Globe's education director Patrick Spottiswoode came on stage to thank everyone involved and especially the sponsors; The Deutche Bank's Corporate Citizenship Committee. All of our youngsters and adults enjoyed the visit and are keen to come back again, the Globe may well need more bike racks outside in future.


    

Patrick Spottiswoode, Ryan Da Costa, Israel Oketade, Reyko King Sutherland, Tyesha Daley, Unais Bin-Dawud, Antoine Fofanah, Jakob Ukote, Keir Apperley

Outside before the performance.

Inside, the show is getting ready to start.

After the show CC Hackney coach Neil Irons at the wedding table minus his 9 strong youth group, they were in the cafe already:)


Giuliana Mollinari with our young riders.
Ready for the ride home to Hackney, topped up with fine words, better than as the best food going!

Never heard this before... everyday phrases that came from the Bard William Shakespeare.

“BREAK THE ICE”: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, ACT I, SCENE II

If it be so, sir, that you are the man must stead us all, and me amongst the rest, and if you break the ice and do this feat, achieve the elder, set the younger free for our access, whose hap shall be to have her will not so graceless be to be ingrate.” — Tranio (as Lucentio)

"FAIR PLAY": THE TEMPEST, ACT V, SCENE I

“Yes, for a score of kingdoms you should wrangle, and I would call it fair play.” — Miranda

On the way out for those that missed it on the last trip - we made time to check and respect the site of The Battle of Cable Street.