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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.

Road Ride Sunday 2nd August

Sunday road rides continue on Sunday 2nd for riders 12 and older (with parental permission) . Parents are encouraged to come along.It would be nice to see some new faces and even some old faces!

Meet at the track ready to leave at 10.00am for a two hour ride. There will be no charge  but the nature of these rides is that a higher level of self-sufficiency is required. This means riders should be capable of safe return if they become separated from the group and that suitable clothing and equipment are used. Thus there should be no new participants without prior agreement. Similarly these are club rides and not coaching sessions, so will aim to be more continuous ride, with limited stopping.

Please ensure your bikes are road worthy this includes using tyres that are not worn or suffering cuts and nicks.

Rides may be cancelled if the weather is unsuitable, or if no ride leaders are available. Keep an eye on the website for updates.

PPYCC member, Ingrid Burniston’s mother, Kristin, is riding to raise money for the MS Society this Sunday, and PPYCC would like to wish her every success in her ride and fundraising!  Kristin writes the following:
Riding in Support of MS Society / Pru100
 
I have been training all year for a 100 mile cycle ride that takes place this Sunday. Before this year, I haven’t cycled (beyond a Dutch bike) for 10 years.
The reason  I am doing this to raise money for MS Society, a charity near and dear to my heart.
I appreciate you may have charity fatigue.  If you can consider giving anything – a £1 in total (to £100 – a £ for every mile cycled), I am sure the MS Society would be very appreciative – and so would I.  No amount is too small.
Thanks for your consideration. Please see my blog here and donation page here  - https://www.justgiving.com/Kristin-Magnuson.
Lastly, please do consider passing this message on to anyone else you know who would be willing to support MS Society. Let’s together smash my fundraising goal.
Kind regards
Kristin (leg spinner, hill climber and orange lycra wearing lady)

 

Road Ride Sunday 26th July

Sunday road rides continue on Sunday 26th for riders 12 and older (with parental permission) . Parents are encouraged to come along.It would be nice to see some new faces and even some old faces!

Meet at the track ready to leave at 10.00am for a two hour ride. There will be no charge  but the nature of these rides is that a higher level of self-sufficiency is required. This means riders should be capable of safe return if they become separated from the group and that suitable clothing and equipment are used. Thus there should be no new participants without prior agreement. Similarly these are club rides and not coaching sessions, so will aim to be more continuous ride, with limited stopping.

Please ensure your bikes are road worthy this includes using tyres that are not worn or suffering cuts and nicks.

Rides may be cancelled if the weather is unsuitable, or if no ride leaders are available. Keep an eye on the website for updates.

PPYCC Championships 3rd October!

PPYCC Club Circuit Championships 3rd October – hold the date!
Many of us have really missed the Wednesday evening racing at Preston Park this year. So to close the season with a competition we will be holding the inaugural PPYCC circuit championships at Cyclopark on Saturday 3rd October.
There will be races of varying lengths for boys and girls for all age groups from U8s through to U16. Don’t be put off if you haven’t raced before it will be great fun.
To add an extra dimension to the event we’re also talking to Club Cyclopark with the aim of including their youth riders in the races to create an overall team competition.
We’ll post more details and entry forms nearer the time.

 

Future Coaches

The club is looking to find parents/carers who are interested in getting qualified as British Cycling Coaches.

There are a couple of courses available (Levels 1&2) and the club has funding to contribute towards the cost. Having done Level 2 myself in 2014 I can vouch for the quality of the British Cycling training. Coaching is extremely rewarding and we are keen to build a bigger roster of both Inner and Outer Ring coaches so we can maintain and further improve the quality of coaching our riders receive.

If you are interested in finding out more then please contact kim@ppycc.org.uk