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.
This year, Cyclopark have been able to offer us a fantastic deal for use of the road and mountain bike tracks. We have three dates booked throughout the season, with the 1st one coming up on Saturday 16th May. The session is from 9-12pm, and will be split into Inner and Outer Ring groups.
We have exclusive use of Circuit E for road bikes, and shared use of the mtb trails for the 3 hours. Whilst one group had a coached road session on the circuit, the other has free use of the mtb (uncoached) trails, and vice versa! If two bikes are too much to carry, Cyclopark have mountain bikes to hire. Please see their website for more details of the park/bike hire etc at http://www.cyclopark.com/
To allow us to make the most of the session, we will need to know numbers, and I therefore ask if you could email me no later than the 2nd May at email@example.com to let me know if you would like to attend. The session cost is the normal Saturday rate of £3.00.
This Saturday we will get out track bikes for the first time this season [if the track is dry, otherwise road bikes]. The restrictions on the track have been redefined meaning we can run a track session if we follow the guidance we have been given.
For some of our riders they have omnium races approaching and so practice is vital to aid their performance. If you are new to track bikes, and or the club, then please note we have track bikes to loan free of charge to club members. Please bring your normal equipment, especially your pedals if you have cleated shoes.
If you need to borrow a bike then please attend early, from 10.00, to leave time to set up your bike.
The weather forecast for Preston Manor in Brighton this morning is not looking good. It’s dry here at the moment, but some rain is likely later.
We won’t cancel this morning’s Distance Challenge, but PLEASE BRING WARM LAYERS AND WATERPROOFS as we may have to wait for some heavy showers to pass (and we can’t shelter in the Grandstand).
Forecast here if you want to check yourself: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcpchz5wf
We’re doing another Distance Challenge this Saturday (11 April). Inner Ring (under 12s) starts at 9am and Outer Ring (over 12s) at 10:30.
Please note that it can still be chilly first thing in the morning, so Inner Ring riders please bring plenty of layers to wear, especially as there will be a bit of standing around during the session (we can’t have you all riding at the same time). You can always take that extra jersey or leg warmers off when you’re about to start your timed laps.
See you at the track!
Congratulations to PPYCC members, Freddie Newman and Rahul Fortescue Talwar who rode at the Hackney Cycling Club Easter Saturday Meeting at Herne Hill Velodrome today.
Freddie and Rahul were both riding for PPYCC in the Youth C Boys category, with Rahul placed 1st and Freddie 2nd, well done to them both in their first competition of the season!
We will be running an Inner Ring session at the track tomorrow from 9-10.30. We will be having some egg themed challenges so please bring an old desert spoon with you if you can, but ask first!
Hi Outer Ring, we will be running a session at Preston Park track on Saturday morning. It’s for road bike 10.30 to 12. Thanks Andy
This week’s session focuses on gears! Weather looks unsettled, don’t forget to add layers, gloves and warm socks! Bring a waterproof jacket too.
If the weather is too bad, a post will go out cancelling the session by 8.00am.
Hope to see you then!
Hi All outer ring riders, It’s a Road Ride this week (28 March)
We will meet at 10am for a 10.15 departure, and plan to be back at track for 12 o’clock.
If you have not been on a road ride before you should contact me firstname.lastname@example.org to check it’s ok of you to go.
The weather-forecast for Saturday is mixed. If it’s raining I will cancel the ride. I will post here as well, but if raining the road ride is off!!
I could do with a few more adult/parent riders to accompany us, if you are available again please contact me, if you been on a road ride with us before you are welcome to tag along.
Riders should also check the FAQ section for what to bring etc. Thanks Andy