Thursday, 21 July 2016

interlinkx CiC in action

Wednesday after school bike club - Kingsmead Estate Crew

Fawcett Estate cycle maintenance on Thursday evenings
Family bike club sessions, Tuesday's at Nightingale Estate 
Saturday mornings -  Kingsmead Bike Club
Fawcett Youth and Community Bike Club

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Cycling support for young people and families 2007 - 2016

Interlinkx CiC, a long time community supporter; helping young people and families access cycles & cycling. It's been this way ever since 2007 with our original Saturday morning back yard garage club at Nightingale Estate. 

Today our site work done today at three Hackney estate locations; Nightingale, Fawcett & Kingsmead - it's what we do.

Original Nightingale garage crew 2007
Nightingale 2007

Nightingale 2007
The shopping bike for mum at Kingsmead.
Israel - Kingsmead Estate
Mother Lena & Daughter Rhia with an ICiC loan bike ahead of the 2016 London Youth Games
Jamai - Nightingale 2016
Fawcett & Kingsmenad Estate regular 'bike boy' Connor with his mum.
Ryan - Kingsmead
Hassan, Alaren, Razaq, Kevin & Ryan
Noah, Ryan & Israel

Kingsmead - Concorde Centre

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Have bike will travel

Interlink CiC's Saturday bike club that meets at the Concord Centre practiced their BMX skills at the Haggerston Pump Track last week. All riders honed useful bike handling techniques for the planned extended day trips coming up this summer, thanks to funding support from the East End Community Foundation. 

  • Epping Forrest.
  • Hertford via River Lea tow path.
  • Richmond Park via North London Link Train.
  • Greenwhich Park via River Lea tow path & Greenwhich foot tunnel.

Dates and travel arrangements, soon to be announced.


Friday, 13 May 2016

Pegasus 80s special - bottom bracket news.

Yesterday evening we made a significant improvement to young Abraham's Pegasus 80s special mountain bike. We upgraded the bottom bracket with a modern sealed unit that is fit for purpose. 



Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Hackney – a Safer Place for Everyone

ICiC staff: Keir Apperley, Kevin Cabey & Sulaymaan Altamash - photo Giuliana Molinari
Interlinkx CiC staff and directors attended the recent public debate and raised one question about the affects associated the apparent and unnecessary disconnect going on between adults and young people these days.
 Hackney – a Safer Place for Everyone
How do we work together to make Hackney safer and keep
reducing crime?
Come to a public debate, with a panel of local experts.
Tuesday 22 March 7.00pm – 9.00pm
(registration from 6.30pm)
City Academy
, Homerton Row, E9 6EA
Book your free place at:
An event organised by
Hackney Safer Neighborhood Board (SNB) in partnership with
Hackney Council and the Metropolitan Police.
Safer Neighborhood Boards were established in each borough by The London Mayor’s
Office for Policing & Crime (MOPAC) to engage communities and involve them more
closely in problem solving and crime prevention.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Pegasus 80's bike update - old school bottom bracket service 03.03.16

Old axle out
WD40 did the trick

Adjustable bearing cup being refitted with new 1/4" ball bearings
Poking new grease and bearings into the fixed cup
Screwing in the adjustable cup, new grease & bearings inside
Tapping the lock ring to tightness

Friday, 12 February 2016

Another highly productive session at Fawcett


One of our youngest members (little sister of...) was even most pleased with the handle bar streamers, they were fitted at the end of her bike tune up. 


Today was the day that Fawcett regular and general all round good guy Henry Boateng finally got his run around BMX sorted. It only took two months. That rare seat post was a real problem - but at last the part was found; phew!

Abrahim and the gift bike that has kept on giving since 1983. This eighties mountain bike has something about it (rust) Tonight we took several steps to restoring the Pegasus into better shape; an urban horse with history. We upgraded the front wheel from steel to alloy, made a much needed headset adjustment, fitted front and rear reflectors, tuned up the brakes, and had a go at adjusting the bottom bracket. Sadly this last job was not possible during the session due to it being rusted in. We doused the adjustable bearing cup with WD40 penetrating fluid with the hope that it will be free next week.

Not too much oil on chain and see you next week.