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.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

another bike brought back to life

a tweak of the gear hanger, a new cable to the rear mech, air in the tyres, tune the brakes and it's ready to go....

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Friday, 16 November 2012

Mid Winter Festive Party Friday 14th Decenber 2012


Dear CC Hackney and Interlinkx CiC memebrs, supporters and associates

See the invite above and go here to reserve a space for our fundraiser party.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Fawcett comedy/bike club. Thursday 15th November FY*C


Time for the procedure to go ahead - at last. Kevin Cabey's bike is about to be operated on by experienced Bike Dr. Keir Apperley MS, Ph.P, Bo.D, Hnz - yours truly; a left hand crank seizure with complications, stripped threads, no good, a chronic case, the theatre is ready...















Instruments used: A ball joint breaker (Nelly) & the lump hammer (Larry)


...across the theatre a young trainee was doing on the job learning; how to use a floor pump in the most effective way possible:


                                

Yet another successful outcome down to the skilled hands of Bike Dr. YT



Better floor pump action


Neshaune

It was a very busy session this evening. Including a visit from local basket ball coach, Joseph who made it to our bike medical centre on his ailing vintage cycle - thanks to Dr. Patrick Field PLt, Gt.R, Lx.R, Hnz and others in attendance, his steed is now back to full health again. Impressed and relieved, Jo has offered to return with a basket ball to perform some hoop skills; a demonstration for us to take place in our court yard next week - all being well.

Joseph signs in.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

New broom...


"Too much oil has been put on this bike"

Vivian performs a service on an 'S' or otherwise known as a rear mech (anism


Thursday, 8 November 2012

two new members last week - Vivian and Emmanuel seen here with Kevin and Keir.

I did a 'Dr Bike' on the next-door Webb Estate last Friday; a good chance to spread the word about the Fawcett. Maybe some of the young people I met there will pass by tonight?

Friday, 26 October 2012

Thursday 25th October - session pictures & art image


New member Daniel Rigby gets to grips with his bike, assisted by staff member Kevin Cabey. Enough jokes and funniness came out between these two lads on the case - a comedy act bordering on a health & safety hazard this evening.


Observation drawing by Interlinkx director Giuliana Molinari

 Patrick Field, Keir Apperley & Daniel Rigby

VOX POPS 18.10.12 @ Fawcett Y&CBC


Thursday, 4 October 2012

all sorts

Though most of the orphan bikes that come through have a 'sports' specification we get other examples.
Michaela's first restoration project - now almost finished - has a step-through frame, 3-speed hub-gear, a back-pedal 'coaster' brake, mudguards and luggage rack.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

win-win situation.

Local resident - also father of a long serving member - Clive needed his bike serviced. He plans to try commuting to work.
We checked his machine over and, by way of thanks - he donated some useful supplies....

Friday, 21 September 2012

new recruit at the Fawcett

I arrived to open up yesternight to find a small boy in a yellow jersey lying on his back on the concrete eager for the action to begin.

I didn't get his name but he's certainly keen. When Michaela made him a banner he stoutly waved it all evening surveying the action from the top of the filing cabinet.


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Fawcett community Bike Club

Hello from everybody here at Fawcett estate!
My name is Roy and I’m one of the youth workers at the Fawcett Youth and
community Bike Club which gives young people the chance to learn and
cycling related skills as well as something cool to do after school, we
have staff from different walks of life and this makes fawcett the place
to be on a Thursday evening  at 6pm till 8pm.

Who is this strapping young gentleman inflating his bike tyre with such
skill you ask? This is Trayvond one of our latest members who has found
a new love for the wonderful art of cycling and cycle maintenance. so come along and join us
as we improve the general knowledge and build the intrests of young minds at the  Fawcett Youth and community Bike Club

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

New free resource

Madegood - which is coincidentally based in the London Borough of Hackney, also known as bicycle paradise - has a new online bike repair manual.


It's free and growing, and useful for those times when the Fawcett Bike Club isn't open...

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Fawcett fuelled by a couple of bikes


Two *le-git bikes destined for the Fawcett Bike club stand locked up outside my door awaiting transport to Upper Clapton Road. The Saracen was donated by a colleague of mine from 'Young Hackney' and the Giant was passed onto me by my neighbour on the ground floor. These gifts (that will keep on giving) are much appreciated and will arrive in the right young hands of proven worth and suitability - as deemed by our team at the centre.
These days we struggle to locate second hand bikes to fuel our project, this is mainly due to Hackney Police maintaining their current policy of exporting accumulated bikes out of the borough and not towards our project occasionally as used to be the case. This is reportedly to avoid the possibility of conflict and problems resulting in unclaimed bikes being released back into the same community that they came from.
So appealing to anyone out there with a legitimate cycle to donate for the cause please get in touch or go direct to the centre at Fawcett Estate Garage 8 on a Thursday evening between 6 & 8pm.

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*le·git/liˈjit/

Adjective:
  1. Legitimate; legal; conforming to the rules.
  2. (of a person) Not engaging in illegal activity or attempting to deceive; honest.

Synonyms:
licit - lawful

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Interlinkx trainee keeping busy at home

Young creative bike scape artist and Interlinkx trainee; Christopher Adelana keeps busy at home by tinkering into life a three wheel chopper complete with a rack for those extra long cruises to France perhaps?

French Alps

New centre rising in the east...of Hackney

Follow this link, click here.

Friday, 22 June 2012

The site is slowly getting tidier. Our stock has been reinforced by a donation of tyres.
None of them are new but they're all good quality and have plenty of life left in them.

Monday, 11 June 2012

bin there, done that

The steady evolution of our base on the Fawcett continues. From redundant space designed for storing one car,  into a comfortable and efficient workshop for sharing knowledge, developing new skills and rescuing and refurbishing orphaned pedal bikes.
Here's Roy inaugurating our NEW bin....

Monday, 30 April 2012

Fawcett back with a new team


Thursday 26th April 2012 - Fawcett is open again with a new team.
Thursday evenings 6-8pm

Interlinkx CiC director Giuliana Molinari along side new lead staff Patrick Field & Roy Odoom during the jolly relaunch session - Fawcett Youth & Community Bike Club is back in action.
Young volunteer Christopher Adelana with a bike biscuit as supplied for the occasion, hand made by pastrie chef Adrian at Palm Two grocers right by Clapton Pond. 
 Ato and Liam perform an operation on a sick bike.


Sunday, 25 March 2012

Clapton Park Youth & Community Pedal Bike Club - launch night

Clapton Park Youth & Community Pedal Bike Club. It starts with DJ Keir & friends servicing our Benefit Jam No1 for the cause. This will be happening on Easter bank holiday eve Thursday 5th April 2012. The session is starting at 7pm - open mic time for singers. Located at The Glyn Arms 1 Mandeville Street, Homerton, London, E5 0DH.

Free admission - any donations accepted with thanks. More importantly though would be your interest, support and enthusiasm - even :)


Cheers


Keir Apperley & Lynda Holloway (organisers)