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, 13 July 2017

2017 Young Hackney Sports awards

Concorde regular Ryan da Costa and Kai Watts receive 2017 Young Hackney Sports awards. It was for volunteering and their consistent, helpful attitude with Interlinkx CiC & CC Hackney. Presenting the trophies after an inspirational talk was Team GB (running) sprinter; Adam Gemili.

Young Ryan on stage with his award.
Neil, Adam, Kai & Keir

Manager Keir Apperley invites Ryan Da Costa to the stage.
Club Coach Neil Irons praises Kai Watts & Ryan Da Costa

Friday, 7 July 2017

Former Fawcett regular returns to say hello & a new CoD

Thursday 6th July 2017

Ahead of this session we posted up of our newly agreed code of conduct. This was in response to a general slackening of discipline and behavior over recent weeks. We needed to call a group meeting where we took time to discuss and identify areas for improvement and lines that cannot be crossed.

Apart from the act of maintaining people there was nothing so day-to-day about the return of one of our former Fawcett regulars known as Dutch. Our man dropped in to say hello and check out how we're doing, this happens from time to time. Grown up now, Dutch is leading a successful career as a UK rapper in the growing UK Grime scene. He assured me that the class of 2007 had benefited from their time at Fawcett Bike Club (FBC) by learning to take their time and do the right thing. After checking out the names of his mates on our tag wall, he said "a big one here was that he and his peers realised that there was no need to resort to steeling bikes". That's while the FBC was on hand and running well. He also agreed that his class learned to be more open and accepting towards any visitors (no matter who they were and where they came from) that shared an interest in cycles and cycling. Remembering this was at a time when serious territory issues were striking grief, fear and division all over - let's hope that this dodgy period is confined to history. 

Well done Dutch, it was good to see you again.    

Not forgetting our revised Code of Conduct:

Monday, 26 June 2017

Planning meeting - setting up a new estate based bike club in Hackney

Interlinkx directors Keir Apperley & Giuliana Molinari (behind camera) meeting with young Fawcett bike club member Zen and community engagement officer; Siovhan Cromby at the Hackney Council area offices in Stamford Hill.

We gathered to check and agree on our new project plan and contracts for the planned opening of our latest estate based bike club to open on the Jack Wattts Estate This is set to launch in September 2017. We also discussed ideas around supporting developing Zen's start up programming work in social event management for her peers across the borough.

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. It's said that the squeakiest wheels get the most oil - 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.