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.
On 9 August, PPYCC member Izzy Stone represented the South East Region in the girls youth team at the Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix youth races. The race immediately followed the professional women’s race and the finish line was on The Mall.
Congratulations, Izzy, on gettting selected for the team.
Here’s a full report of the race from team manager, Natalie Creswick:
Prudential RideLondon GP 9Aug14 report
In Triathlon, Jojo has been selected to represent the SouthEast Region at the Inter Regional Championships at Holmepierrepont National Watersports Centre in Nottingham on 22nd August. This is the most prestigious triathlon event in the UK for kids. It starts with a dive into open water from a starting pontoon. After the 300m swim there is a 5km flat fast bike and finally a 1.8km run. He’s really pleased to have been selected – only 3 athletes get places in each age group and it’s his strong bike that has the basis of his success.
We wish Jojo good luck for his race this weekend.
There is the usual session from 09.00 for the Inner Ring group.
Outer Ring have a short road ride taking in the Mtb racing at Stanmer Park in the Big Dog. We will leave at 10.30 sharp, so be signed on before this time.
A beautiful morning at the velodrome, with sessions running as normal later this morning. See you then! Bring your track bikes for the later session.
Charlotte Matthews had her jacket go missing from the barriers at the track during this morning’s session.
Has someone taken it by mistake? Charlotte is about to cycle to France for a week and really does need it.
It is a Polaris Theramilite jacket – black with red detailing. No hood.
If anyone has got it, Charlotte’s family would really appreciate a call on 01273 232807 or mobile 07887 686884.
Please be aware that Preston Park is hosting the Brighton Pride party tomorrow. Whilst entry to the party won’t start until 1pm, car parking around the area may be more difficult than usual.
Please bring trainers if you wear cleats as we will be having an off-the-bike warm up. The weather is also less settled so pack a waterproof along with your water bottle, snack, and helmet.
The coaching session in yellow, green, and white groups will focus on gears and pedalling.
Racing at Hove Park for youth riders takes place tonight. See the details on the British Cycling website.
With a damp forecast tomorrow we will use road bikes and look at the principles of interval training for improving performance.
For friends of member Noah Steele you will be sorry to hear that whilst riding in Preston Park he suffered a double break of his arm yesterday with fractures of both his radius and ulna. Best wishes to Noah for a recovery even speedier than his fall.
With a wet afternoon forecast for tomorrow why not enter our design a logo competition?
Design a logo
PPYCC needs a logo and we have a pair of Lezyne Femto lights and a Raleigh combined track pedal and wheel spanner. These items have a combined value of £37. Please submit your logo on paper, or electronically to Anthony by Saturday August 9th. This competition is open, to members, family and friends. The quality must be good enough for us to reproduce the logo on our club kit and on IT applications. [Update: if you have a strong idea but lack the artistry skills to present it, you may represent your idea and we will get someone to tidy it up.]
Guidance for our logo.
- We are predominantly a youth cycle club.
- We are family oriented.
- We encourage and enjoy successful racing from our members.
- We are based at a velodrome.