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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.

Outer Ring this Saturday. 28 March

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 andy@ppycc.org.uk 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
FAQs

Isla bike for sale

We have received a message from ex-members’ parent Marten Matthews about the sale of his daughter’s Islabike. Marten is offering first refusal to PPYCC members, but be quick if you are interested. Marten has long been a keen supporter of the club and if you phone him you can be sure of a fair price and a keen sale. Contact Marten by email at Marten.Matthews@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk

“Hi
I have my daughter’s Islabike to sell & I thought I would give PPYCC first option. It’s the classic red with a few scratches but in good condition not having had any real useage (very very little off road).
Could you ask around. If no one is interested I’ll think about E-baying or Gumtreeing.
Kind regards
Marten Matthews”

Outer ring session on Saturday.

Hi All outer ring riders, with the track not fully available for training we are going to be doing more road rides this year. The first is this Saturday (14 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 andy@ppycc.org.uk to check it’s ok of you to go. 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
FAQs

Outer ring session Saturday 7th March

Our session runs from 10.30 – 12.00 and focuses around a distance challenge. Even with a good forecast bring warm clothes for non-riding parts of the session.. We will include in the session:

- a bike check

- a warm up

- distance challenge

- another activity if time

Please note we cannot use the stand for shelter as it has been barriered off. The grass will be soft and muddy, try to avoid it.  Your bike should be clean, oiled, tyres pumped and safe to ride..

First Saturday morning session of the season this week!

We’re back to our Saturday morning sessions at the track this Saturday (7 March). Inner Ring (under 12s) starts at 9am and Outer Ring (over 12s) at 10:30.

It’s Distance Challenge this week, to provide your benchmark time for solo ride of a set number of laps for your age group. We’ll be repeating the Distance Challenge several times through the season so that you can compare your times and track progress.

See you at the track!

Puncheur Sportive – Important update

If you are intending to ride the Puncheur Sportive on Sunday can you please send me an email. I can then best co-ordinate potential groups of riders. On Sunday you will not see me until you get to the feed station where I am handing out refreshments. If anyone does not want to ride further than the feedstation I can bring them back to Ditchling in my van.

Please pay careful attention to the instructions below.

To enter you will need to complete the attached “Entry on the Day” form and bring it along to Signing On together with your £10. You will need to sign on at Registration desk  4, (it will have a sign above it saying something like Surname T-Z)

If you are under 18 you will need your parent /guardian to consent by emailing the organiser Morgan Lewis at soigneur@puncheur.co.uk. The email needs to say: I am the parent / guardian of ___ and I hereby consent to ___ participating in Punchuer Sportive on 8th March 2015. Both I and ___ have read and understood the attached Event Terms and Conditions and will abide by them.

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To date only three parental consent emails have been received.

Please also read the rider briefing notesRider briefing notes 2015

Any questions -contact

charlie@ppycc.org.uk