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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.

Velocity racies cancelled

Sadly the Adult Velocity Races on 12th September have had to be cancelled due to several reasons, including lower than expected entry numbers, and therefore the Youth Velocity races do not now have a venue, and have also been cancelled.

PPYCC will therefore be running normal Inner and Outer Ring sessions on Saturday 12th September.

Support Save Preston Park Velodrome campaign-changes to Saturday 5th Sept. sessions

The Save Preston Park Velodrome campaign is organising a ride on Saturday 5th September to raise awareness of the need for ongoing renovation and upkeep of the track to maintain it’s future use for cyclists and other sports.  PPYCC very much support the campaign and would like to promote the ride on Saturday.

Therefore please note the following changes to this Saturday’s sessions:

INNER RING: The session will be held at the slightly later time of 09.30-11.00. Riders in this session, and parents/relatives/friends may then join the arriving ride to the Velodrome to show their support of the campaign if they wish.

OUTER RING: There will be no formal session for this group. Instead, riders are invitied to join the ride, meeting at Steine Gardens (pleasse note change of location for meeting point) at 10.00, to ride to the velodrome, arriving at approx. 11.00 for a group ride around the track. All relatives/friends are also welcome.

Help needed for Save the Track ride on Saturday

Save the Track help required

We need marshals to help increase the safety of those taking part in the Save the Track ride from Steine Gardens to Preston Park Track, this Saturday the 5th. Duties are simple but help is essential. You can still take part in the ride but will be allocated appropriate High Vis to indicate your role and will be asked to ride at specific points within the group and provide direction where needed.
If able to help please email anthony@ppycc.org.uk who will give further information.

Sunday Road Ride

Sunday road rides continue on Sunday 30th 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.

Enter now the Brighton VeloCity races

We have had a few replies to our request for help at the racing below, but would welcome more. The races for youths run over a period of 90 minutes and so volunteers will be needed for about 2 hours.

We have had many club members enter the races and hope that many more will as this is a rare opportunity to race at the seafront and there will be no club session on this day.

Preston Park YCC is organising youth racing at Madeira Drive on Brighton seafront on Saturday 12th September. There will be no club activity at Preston Park on this date at we hope that members and their families will do one or more of: 1. enter the racing, 2. Help us   marshall the racing or 3. Support the racing. There is a whole day of racing fun in the first of a multi-year contract for racing on the seafront. We are hoping for a big turn out to help make this new venture a success.

Find out more ……

Youth racing: Brighton VeloCity 2015 Youth Races

Adult racing and other activity: Brighton VeloCity 2015

Road Ride Sunday

Sunday road rides continue on Sunday 23rd 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.

Important changes to forthcoming Saturday sessions

Please notes the following changes to Saturday sessions:

August 22nd: Sessions as usual for Inner (9.00-10.30) and Outer (10.30-12) Ring sessions. The Outer Ring session will be on road bikes.

August 29th: Unfortunately, due to coach availability, there will NOT be an Outer Ring session on this date.

September 5th:  As you may be aware, the Save Preston Park Velodrome group is organising a ride in support, and to continue to raise awareness of, the campaign to address remedial work needed at the track. Details are available on the Save Preston Park cycle track facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/saveprestonparkcycletrack

PPYCC support the campaign, and would like to be part of the ride on 5th September, which runs from Brighton Pier to the Velodrome.

Therefore, the Inner Ring session will run from 9.30-11am, riders will be at the track to greet riders as they arrive from the ride at approximately 11am. All riders will then be able to take part in the group ride around the track to raise awareness within the community.

Outer Ring riders, plus parents/friends etc, are invitied to join the ride from Brighton Pier, meeting at the pier at 10.00am to leave at 10.30am, ride to the Velodrome and join all riders at the track for a group ride. This ride will be in place of a coached PPYCC session.

 

 

 

Cyclocross season starts in September!

Please see the email below from Dave Gerrey at VC Jubilee regarding the start of the cyclocross season, 1st event in the London Cyclocross league calendar as always is the VCJ/BECC round, hope to see you there!

VC Jubilee and BECC are once again promoting the first round of the London & SE Cyclo-Cross league on Sunday 6th September at Stanmer Park.  Of the 16 league events this year 6 are planned for Sussex with the other Sussex dates being 11th October (PPYCC), 1st November (TBC), 22nd November (Horsham), 31stJanuary (TBC) and the Crawley Wheelers Team Championship at the end of the season (details TBC).  With many of the other races being in South London and west Kent there is plenty of relatively local racing opportunity.  Details of all races onhttp://www.londonxleague.co.uk/

The actual details for our race at Stanmer are –

Race and Entry Details Race entry Fees League Registration (for season)
Age cat Time Duration Online ** On the Day
Under 10 10:30 10 Mins n/a £1  
Under 12 10:45 15 Mins n/a £1  
Youth (U14 & U16) 11:15 30 Mins £6 £7 £10*
Vet Men 40+ 12:45 40/45 Mins £15 £18 £10*
Junior Women 12:46 40/45 Mins £9 £11 £10*
Senior & Vet Women 12:46 40/45 Mins £15 £18 £10*
Vet Men 50+ 12:47 40/45 Mins £15 £18 £10*
Junior Men 14:00 60 Mins £9 £11 £10*
Senior Men 14:00 60 Mins £15 £18 £10*

Non British Cycling Members pay a £3 surcharge on top of entry. (Not under 10/12)

* Members of any club promoting a league event will receive a £3 refund

** Online/pre-Entry at RiderHQ – http://www.riderhq.com/events/68777/london-league-rd1–sussex-league-rd1

Online entry is no open.  News for anyone who has raced our cross before, course changes this year means less climbing (hopefully that is welcome news).  Please help me by promoting this to your clubs as well.  I know it’s not track but a great way to keep your fitness up during the winter and for this race at least you will get to see me flapping about trying to keep things organised, so it’s a bit like Wednesday nights.

 

Dave Gerrey

Treasurer – Sussex Cycle Racing League

Mailto: registrations@scrl.co.uk

www.scrl.co.uk