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. New members can attend on the last Saturday of the month for a taster session.
Here are the PPYCC Omnium 2013 Results from today’s omnium. Well done to the riders who rode in tough, blustery conditions and produced some excellent, strong and exciting racing. Two crashes, one significant, were not down to the weather conditions as far as we know. Commiserations to those who were scraped or worse; notably Isaac Wright of PPYCC our solitary ambulance rider, who we believe broke a clavicle, and who we await an update on.
It was great to see the huge turnout of our riders and the efforts they made. There is a role call on our Facebook page.
Thanks particularly go to:
Dave Gerrey for compiling the results [some will remember this used to take a lot longer in past years at most venues].
Andy Parle for again leading the results team. We believe there were no result disputes.
Nigel Buchanan [and Mark Anderson] for their sumptuous catering [was I the only one to eat three breakfast rolls?]
Kim Fortescue-Joseph-Talwar who as first aider would hope not to need thanking but has been in action at Herne Hill and Preston Park this month [as had VCL volunteer Andrew I suspect].
Charlie Booth – commentator and provider of much of the fare, through Infinity Foods, including the free Naked Bars at the end.
True Wheels wheelbuilders, Urban Hunter cycle clothing retailer [closed this month!] and Montezumas ethical chocolate company for contributing to the prizes.
We have no known lost property, but I binned a solitary track mitt so don’t hunt too long for it.
Please see the updated Distance Challenge times from May on the Lap and Distance Times page.
Anthony has the transponder, email if it is yours and you want it back. email@example.com
We would especially welcome anyone who can take on the role of catering for our omnium racing on Saturday 15th June. We have our own supplies direct from Infinity Food, homemade fare and the support, for the morning, of our regular caterer Mark Anderson, who has to leave before the event’s end.
Please let Anthony@ppycc.org.uk know if you are able to take a lead.
The 09:00 session for the older riders will be for fixed wheel track bikes only and will run until 11:00. This session is only for experienced track bike riders (not novices). Younger riders who intend to race on fixed wheel may also attend. This session will be in preparation for our Omnium the followiong week.
If in doubt you should contact Anthony (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm. PS. If you need to borrow a track bike you should aim to get there 10 mins early to sort out.
Other riders will NOT BE AT THE TRACK THIS WEEK!
Meet for a 10:00 start (12:00 finish) at the Upper Lodge car park, Ditchling Road, top end of Stanmer Park. Bring mountain bike, snack, and drink.
Parents with mountain bikes encouraged to come along to ride with us and help supervise.
If you have any questions about the Stanmer Park session you should contact Alison (email@example.com).
There is no session on Saturday 15th June as we are running our Youth Omnium. This is regional racing on fixed wheel bikes and requires pre-entry and is only suitable for those who are keen and experienced racers. Entry closes on Saturday for this event.
We need help from members and parents
Please sign up to one or more slots and let Anthony know of your availability and the type of help you would prefer to offer by emailing : firstname.lastname@example.org
Time slots/ types of help
- All day 09.00 to 17.00
- Setting up 09.00 to 11.00
- Various duties [judging, time keeping, gate keeping, cheering on] 10.30 to 16.00
- Clearing up 15.30 to 17.00
- Baking products for our catering stand
We would like members not racing to help out or to visit and cheer on their club mates. The event is top quality youth racing with the winners of the last two years in the Under 16 boys category both going on to the British Cycling Olympic Development Programme.
Youth racing at Hove Park is this Friday. See BC calendar for full details.
Today is a significant day in the politics of cycling both at PPYCC and globally.
We are happy to announce that Josh Fanner has been accepted on the newly formed National Youth Forum representing both PPYCC and all young riders in helping the National Governing Body develop its programmes for younger riders. This is a great opportunity for Josh and a proud moment for the club in that one of our members’s enthusiasm and commitment has been recognised. Josh had to make a formal application to British Cycling and made an impressive submission; clearly so as he was selected from the many that applied. Josh will have to attend three national meetings a year and we would hope that this may lead him to take a more prominent role within cycling as he grows older. You can find out more with this NYF Information Sheet for Adults.
Today British Cycling President has announced his decision to stand for President of the UCI, the world’s governing body for cycling. In a sport which is booming in the UK, but at times struggles with its image at elite level, this is a great hope for cyclists around the world. Brian Cookson has led British Cycling from dark days, where the organisation was on the verge of bankruptcy, to those where it is a great success for both ordinary and elite cyclists with huge increases in participation and a second to none record in international competition. You can follow Brian’s bid for presidency at his website http://www.briancookson.org/en/
The 09:00 session for the older riders will be for fixed wheel track bikes only and will run until 10:30. This season is indented for experienced track bike rider (not novices). Younger riders who intend to race on fixed wheel may also attend. If in doubt you should contact me (email@example.com) to confirm. PS. If you need to borrow a track bike you should aim to get there 10 mins early to sort out.
Those riders that usually attend the 10:00 session, please note that this will not start on the track until 10:30 and will finish at 12:00; freewheel road, hybrid, mountain bikes.
I will be holding a bike/scooter security marking surgery this Sunday (02/06/2013) between 11:00 and 13:00 at the cycle track in Preston Park.
The bike marking is free, non-damaging, non-intrusive. The bikes are then registered on the www.immobilse.com database.
Registering details of bicycles online helps police and retailers identify and verify the legitimate owner of bikes and increases chances of reuniting stolen bikes to their rightful owners.
NPT EAST BRIGHTON – Preston Area
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