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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.

There is no Club Road Ride this Sunday

Sorry but we are unable to run a Club Road Ride this Sunday do to shortage of coaches.    I suggest anyone wanting to ride this weekend makes their own arrangements. Perhaps you can use the Facebook page to meet up.

Remember we still have an indoor Session on Saturday afternoon. Details previously posted!

Happy riding and happy Christmas.

Turbo and Roller Session this Saturday (20th December)

Reminder of our next Indoor training session this coming Saturday.

(Dates of all the sessions, and other winter activities, are here:http://ppycc.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=2104)

Arrive at 16.00 to set up for a 16.15 start, the session will run until 17.15 allowing 15 minutes for packing up the pavilion. The pavilion is situated beside Preston Park velodrome and accessed from Preston Drove. Their is a charge of £4 members / £5 adults and non-members.

Please book a place with Mark, so that we can manage space, by emailing mavincent@hotmail.co.uk

It is absolutely essential that you do not bring a dirty bike into the pavilion so please clean your bike in advance. Also you must have a cover to place between your trainer and the pavilion carpet. This could be a cheap mat, a carpet off-cut, or at the very least a bath towel. Also please clean your shoes on the door mat upon entry.

We have invested in the Suffer Fest video training programmes and new projector equipment to allow this to happen so please come and attend.

If you want an idea of what happens, here’s a short video of the first session that ran in November: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy-wvdt74pg

12 years or older and want some top coaching at Calshot?

A top opportunity.

Peter Mitchell used to be in VC Jubilee, he was a World Champion on the British Cycling sprint team at Junior level and has a host of other medals from his days on the Olympic Podium Team. I last saw him yesterday on my TV at the Sports Personality of the Year, as he stood behind Sir Chris Hoy whilst Chris was presented with his lifetime achievement award. Peter has teamed up with Dave Le Grys, multiple medallist in sprint events, and they are offering a whole weekend of riding at Calshot for beginners.

Peter says

“Hi All,

I hope you are well. Find attached details of a velodrome experience that we are running at Calshot next year March 7-8. Please forward this on to anyone who might be interested, it is for beginners looking to try track cycling in a safe environment but really advance their skills quickly over the 7 hours track time that we have.

Many thanks,

Pete and Dave “

Cycling Award for Young Volunteers, opportunity for the over 13s

Cycling Award for Young  Volunteers, opportunity for the over 13s

The CAYV award by British Cycling gives young volunteers the chance to improve their skill base, put something into club cycling and learn more about the sport. It can also count towards the Voluntary section of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. We have several members who have worked their way through this scheme including Josh Fanner who has achieved the Platinum Award.

Over the Christmas period, 2nd January, there is a chance to take part in this award in the morning and then take part in a coached cycling session in the afternoon.

CAYV Application Form

See more below

Dear Go-Ride Club volunteers,

Please find attached details of the Next CAYV workshop for the South East region.

We will once again be running a Young Volunteers workshop FREE to any Go-Ride club members aged 14-18 on the 2nd Jan at Cyclopark from 09:00 – 13:00.  We will then have an hour break for lunch (not provided) before running a FREE coaching session from 14:00 – 16:00.  This will either be on Cyclo-X or on the BMX track depending on the experience of the group on the day.  Details will be posted on the regional social media channels, so please help us share those within your clubs.

 For more info on the CAYV program click here.  To see where the program can lead you, check out some of the Platinum volunteers on the blog pages here.

 All Parental Consent forms and Self Declaration forms need to be returned to me before the 27th December.

 Please contact me or any of the Go-Ride coaches for more information on the CAYV.

Kind regards,

Luke Anderson

Regional Development Manager | South East  

 

There is a new page on the website called “food for cyclists”

PPYCC members can now purchase selected food items in bulk at substantially discounted prices through Charlie at Infinity Foods. These items have been chosen for their suitability to take on longer rides when refueling is essential. Clif and Trek Bars are established, popular cycling energy bars. Naked Bars and Mango Cheeks also make great additions to a school lunch box. Be quick if you are looking for Christmas stocking fillers. For information and prices check out the page in the Club Shop section of the website. 

 

Winter road ride week 2 on Sunday 14th December from 09:00

Due to a shortage of leaders a reduced distance version of the Week 2 ride will be offered starting at an earlier than normal time of 09.00. The forecast is currently rainy so come prepared.

Route Details for Sunday winter training rides

Codes for Viewranger website [copy and paste into 'Search by text and VR shortcode:' box] Week 1: Brighton0003, Week 2:Brighton0007, Week 3:Brighton0005, Week 4:Brighton0006.

GPX files cannot be posted on this webpage but these gpx files can be downloaded from www.Viewranger.co.uk, use the search term PPYCC Winter Rides to find the links.

Week 2 route,  55.36 km / 34.60 miles, Sunday’s: 14th December, 11th January, 8th February

Printable route Week 2

Winter road ride December 7th

Meet at Preston Park track at 09.15 for an 09.30 departure on Sunday 7th. There is no fee for winter rides and they are not coached.

If numbers are as great as the previous ride we will split into two groups based on ability. To be eligible for the faster group you need to be able to look after yourself independently of the group should you become separated. It is imperative that you have the right equipment, as outlined in our FAQ section. Obviously all riders should have the correct equipment.

On road rides is the time that we most want you to wear your club kit. As an alternative wearing red is also helpful to identify us collectively to other road users which helps us to be treated with greater respect on the road.

We will be using Route 1

Route Details for Sunday winter training rides

Codes for Viewranger website [copy and paste into 'Search by text and VR shortcode:' box Week 1: Brighton0003]

GPX files cannot be posted on this webpage but these gpx files can be downloaded from www.Viewranger.co.uk, use the search term PPYCC Winter Rides to find the links.

Week 1 route, 40.66 km / 25.41 miles, Sunday’s: 7th December,4th January, 1st February

PPYCC Winter Ride Week 1Printable route Week 1