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Welcome to Preston Park Youth Cycle Club. We provide fun, skills and competitive cycling activities with fully qualified coaches at Preston Park Cycle Track and believe that cycling contributes strongly to a sustainable lifestyle. Our club caters for members aged 8 to 18 years, though we have some older and younger members.  We meet between March and October, typically at Preston Park Cycle Track, every Saturday morning. The club also meets less often during the winter months.

Please contact our membership secretary if you wish to be placed on the waiting list for new members.

Lee Valley Velodrome go-ride sessions

 

New dates have just been released for 4 more Go-ride sessions for club riders at Lee Valley Velodrome, please see British Cycling Regional Manager, Luke Anderson, message and link below to book on any of the sessions in November/December 2014. These sessions are very popular and are open to all SE clubs, so it is advisable to book quickly.
‘We are pleased to announce that we have 4 more slots of track time before the end of the year to allow S.E club members a chance to ride indoors.  Sessions are aimed at new or experienced riders, and one session is a Women’s & Girls ONLY, so please help us share the dates to make the sessions a success.’

 

Follow the link for more details and entry online. Rider Development Session – Track Experience

 

 

This Saturday: PPYCC Awards, AGM, Quiz and Bike Jumble!

Start Time: 6.45pm
Venue: Knoyle Hall,
Address: Knoyle Road, Brighton BN1 6RB
(just round the corner from the track)

If awards, cakes, drinks and quizzes were not enough, we will host a bike gear jumble as part of our end of year review and celebration of all things PPYCC.

Should you wish to sell any jumble, you are welcome to arrive from 6.30pm to set up a modest stall.

Order of proceedings;
1. Videos from our year
2. Welcome
3. AGM – treasurers report, membership report, activity report, voting for committee members.
Break – Drinks – CAKE – Drinks
4. PPYCC member’s prize presentation
5. Quiz
6. Bike Jumble

See you on Saturday!

 

Celebrate our 2014 season this Saturday… Club Awards, AGM and Quiz Night

Hi everybody,

Just a little reminder that we will be hosting PPYCC’s 2014 Annual Awards, AGM & Quiz Night on Saturday 1st Nov from 6.45pm at Knoyle Hall. It would be great see all members, volunteers, friends & family attend and celebrate another successful year for the club. There will be lots of activities, including 20 club awards and prizes, cycling quiz and competition, PPYCC film, tea, cake, cake and more cake!

Also, it’s a great opportunity to find out about the club’s winter activities and to suggest ideas for 2015.

Start: 6.45pm / Venue: Knoyle Hall, Knoyle Road, Brighton, BN1 6RB

See you on Saturday!

This Saturday – Pedal in Preston Park

10:30 to 12:00 special session for PPYCC and VCJubilee riders only.

From 12:00 to 17:00 you can continue riding laps to reach your personal target, and you’ll be joined by other fundraising cyclists. Why not invite your family, friends, and neighbours down to join you?

This is our annual fundraising distance challenge and season closer. This year, the challenge is to ride the equivalent distance to the coastline of mainland Britain (18,000km). That’s 30,000 laps of Preston Park cycle track.

Registration is free for under 16s and if you do it online now you will save time on Saturday morning as well as being able to ask your friends, family, and schoolmates to sponsor you. Here’s where you can do it: http://www.pedalinprestonpark.co.uk/participate.html

There will be a cake stall, Watt bike power challenge, live music, and tombola as well, so make a day of it!

We won’t be taking our usual PPYCC subscription on Saturday, but we recommend you might like to put it in one of the collecting buckets at the track.

Volunteers Needed Please

Our season finale, Pedal in Preston Park, is almost upon us. Full details of the event will appear here soon, but first we have a request to all PPYCC parents.

Are you available for a couple of hours during the day (08:30 to 17:00) to help us make sure the event runs smooothly and safely? We’re short of volunteers for the afternoon in particular, when the open session for all fundraiser riders will run (the morning is reserved for club riders only). Please let coach Alison know (alison@ppycc.org.uk) if you can help.

Many thanks

Sessions this Saturday 18th October [the penultimate session of the season]

Inner ring session on Saturday

With one further week until the Pedal in Preston Park event the inner ring will be focusing on ENDURANCE and RIDING IN A GROUP .

Outer ring road ride on Saturday

Meet at 09.45 to sign on before a 10.00 departure and 12.00 return. Although it is forecast to be warm the weather has now changed for the autumn and you are expected to be fully equipped for this ride, this clearly includes a rain jacket. Please see the kit list on the FAQ part of the website. If you have not taken part in the rides before please email Anthony@ppycc.org.uk to confirm your attendance.

We will ride out together as a club, before splitting into two groups.

It is on club rides, as against club sessions at the track, that we most wish you to wear your club kit as this gives us a more professional appearance on the road and results in us being shown greater courtesy by other users.

Register and get sponsored for our Pedal in Preston Park

Have you registered for our end of season distance challenge fundraiser on Saturday 25 October, Pedal in Preston Park? Registration is free for under 16s and adults are just £10. Details here: http://www.pedalinprestonpark.co.uk/participate.html

You can spend all day notching up the laps if you want to (several PPYCC riders set themselves individual goasl of 100 laps last year) as the family / open session runs from 12:00 to 17:00, but we have a closed session just for PPYCC and VCJubilee from 10:30 to 12:00.

When you’re having a break from riding, there will be a cake stall (also serving bacon butties for breakfast, soup for lunch, and hot drinks through out the day),  live music, raffle, tombola, book stall, and Dr Bike.

We are at Happy Valley, Woodingdean this Saturday 10.00 – 11.30

We are at Happy Valley, Woodingdean this Saturday meeting at 9:45am to start at 10.00am and finishing at 11.30am to practice skills for our Cyclo-Cross promotion the following day.

This is a joint session for both Inner Ring and Outer Ring riders.

We hope you can get to Happy Valley and hope also that you will be racing, helping or providing home bakes for the event on the Sunday.

Happy Valley Park Falmer Road Woodingdean Brighton BN2 6RA 

Home bakes can be delivered to Charlie, contact him on charlie@ppycc.org.uk Offers of help can be sent to anthony@ppycc.org.uk

To race turn up on the day. Older riders, over 18s, can join the London Cyclo-Cross Association and enter in advance at: Rider Hq, younger riders can enter on the day.

PPYCC Awards Evening & AGM: Saturday 1st November

As we draw to the end of another great season for PPYCC the club will host its AGM and Awards Presentation evening on Saturday 1st November. The venue will be Knoyle Hall, Knoyle Road, Brighton (just around the corner from the track) and will start at 6.45pm.

It would be great to see all members (and families) attend and celebrate our successes from the 2014 season.  The evening will include some surprise activities and provide an opportunity for club members to start planning activities for the winter and next season!

See you on the 1st November!