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March 2014

  • March 2014 Newletter - We're back, London Youth Games, Fences, Carpark Facelift, Blackhorse Area Regeneration
    You can read it online here...

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Sunday BMX Club has now moved to 11am-1pm, starting from Sunady 29th March 2014

August 2012

  • Official Public Track Opening Event
    Saturday, 11 August 2012 - 11:00 until 19:00
    Cheney Road, Walthamstow, E17 5ED
  • Long Sleeved T-Shirts now available to order for £15 + P&P or collect for free
       
   

 

July 2012

This is how the track may have looked if you've come by previously This is what you'll find to play with now...
The BMX Track as it stood before 2012 The BMX Track from 2012 onwards
  • A major refurbishment of the BMX track at Cheney Row Open Space has just been completed.

The refurbishment work was carried out by a professional BMX track builder (Bike Track) and has been approved by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

A grant of £21k from the London Mayors Facilities Fund for the track improvement work was secured with the assistance of Access Sport. The Council contributed £11k towards the project and Access Sport donated £2.5k.
The Football Foundation administered the grant aid funding on behalf of the London Mayor.
There is no charge to use the BMX track which will be enjoyed by the local community and undoubtedly by BMX enthusiasts from much further afield.

East London Bicycle Organisation Cycling Club (ELBO CC) is a local club that was instrumental in working with the Council and Access Sport to bring about the improvements to the BMX track. ELBO CC has four fully qualified British Cycling BMX coaches and a pool of 6 local volunteers.

The club delivers BMX sessions at Highams Park Coaching Centre and to local schools on Cheney Row Open Space. With the improvements to Cheney Row BMX track complete ELBO CC will be working with Walthamstow Academy to deliver further BMX coaching sessions.

April 2012

February 2012

  • Temporary Storage and meeting point established at The Walthamstow Academy,
    access from Academy Way

December 2011

  • Track Development meetings are in progress, we are looking at completing development during the
    1st quater of 2012

November 2011

  • The Greater London Authority last week confirmed that a total of £40,000 will be allocated from the
    Mayor’s Legacy Fund towards the cost of the two facilities.  With matched funding from Waltham Forest
    Council, Tower Hamlets Council and Access Sport, a total of £67,000 will be available. This will enable refurbishment of the Waltham Forest track at Cheney Row playing fields and the construction of a new
    BMX pump track at Mile End Park.

     The press release can be found here:  
    http://www.london.gov.uk/media/press_releases_mayoral/
    mayor-gives-community-sports-facilities-boost-£1m-cash-injection

    BMX Legacy Project Leader Joe McTague said of the decision: It is fantastic news that the GLA has
    agreed to support the development of the BMX tracks in Waltham Forest and Tower Hamlets. A
    successful community BMX club needs a quality home track that it can hold regular club sessions
    and competitions on and with these two tracks all 5 clubs in the BMX Legacy Project now have access
    to their own BMX facility

June 2011

  • We've had earth delivered for our starting hill now, so another dig is to be planned very soon before the
    month is through.
  • You can now find us easily @ our newly shortened facebook url: http://www.facebook.com/ELBOCC

  • We are now on twitter follow us for the most up to date and current news
  • A good trip was had by all who turned up to NIKES the POOL in Dagenham over the last two weekends

ELBOcc at NIKES the POOL in Dagenham

 

NIKE - The Pool, Dagenham. Beacontree Leisure Center

May 2011

  • Limited numbers of Club T-Shirts printed join up if you want one of the next run of these due soon.
  • We are now on Youtube follow us for videos here
  • Big Thanks to SELCO for their support and donations of equipment to us.

April 2011

  • Not quite before and after, but more before and work in progress... See more on facebook

Pre-Big Dig earth delivery

First few lines...

  • UPDATE: Foursquare, so who wants to be mayor then? Come and find us @ E17 5ED

March 2011

Bring your Buckets & Spades!!! In fact, bring wheel barrows the lot if you've got them, tools at the ready.
It's time to dig!!! 450 tons of earth and possibly more awaits you...

Please pledge your support now and click like on our page.

  • Join our Vimeo Group here and check out the first lorries arriving with eath.

  • UPDATE: 22 March 2011 - 150 tons of dirt arriving tomorrow
    Dig Day planned for either the 2-3 April or 9-10 April very soon, get in contact via facebook or email to pledge support
  • New Facebook page, please help us by clicking like on our page
  • Three of our main guys are now on their way to becoming Level 2 - British Cycling GoRide Coaches, Congratulations

February 2011

  • UPDATE: Prospective plans released for the redevelopment of Cheney Row

January 2011

  • UPDATE: Flyers available. Please get in contact via facebook or email us on the contact us page.

  • UPDATE: Sports Therapy Section coming soon... bookings available please get in contact via facebook or email us on the contact us page

  • UPDATE: Enquiries gratefully accepted regarding the first planned excursion ... bookings available after Christmas 2010.
    Please get in touch via the contact us page. The event is likely to take place at the end of January. See you all there.

Dec 2010

  • UPDATE: Good news, we have been cleared by Waltham Forest Council to dig at Cheney Row again and will be planning a large dig soon. Get in contact if you’re interested in helping with this project, we really want as many locals on board as possible to help make this a perfect local riding spot built by locals.

 

 
 
  • UPDATE: Enquiries gratefully accepted regarding the first planned excursion ... bookings available after Christmas 2010.
    Please get in touch via the contact us page. The event is likely to take place at the end of January. See you all there.

 

 

2010 - A blank canvas awaits

  Chainey Row - October 2010