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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.

More LEE VALLEY VELODROME riding opportunities

British Cycling have today released more dates in the new year, for further Go-ride sessions for SE clubs, please see Luke’s email below for more details and links for on-line booking. Please note these sessions are for riders who have not gained an Indoor Track Accreditation.

Dear Go-Ride Clubs 

Please find attached details of the next sessions confirmed for Lee Valley Velodrome for South East riders.

The sessions are now open to enter, so please follow the links below.  Places for previous sessions have sold out fast, and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, so don’t delay if you would like to take up the opportunity to ride the best Velodrome in the world.  Details will be confirmed shortly for the Summer Program and Winter 2015-16, following the success of the sessions so far, it looks like we will get plenty of track time for the region in the future.

Go-Ride ONLY U18 Clusters   Riders must be from South East registered Go-Ride Clubs, BC members, and within the 12-18 age range.  Sessions split into Inner & Outer M25 groups.  Non Accredited riders only.

Open S.E 16+yrs sessions   Riders must be South East residents or South East Club members, AND British Cycling members to participate.  Non Accredited riders only.

Details are also posted on our social media pages https://twitter.com/BCSouthEast   https://www.facebook.com/BritishCyclingSouthEast

If anyone would like more information on these sessions, or how to get involved with coaching please do give me a call or drop me a line or contact your local Go-Ride coach.

Kind regards,

Luke Anderson

Regional Development Manager | South East 

 

Sunday Road Rides start again beginning on 30th November

Our road rides for older members are switching to Sunday mornings. We are still thinking about how to organise winter road rides so let us know your thoughts.

Sunday 30th November. Meet at the track ready to leaving at 10.00 for a two hour ride. There will be no charge for winter club rides, 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 for winter riding, 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.

Anthony and Charlie are first contacts for the these rides.

Another turbo session added Saturday 22nd November

We have added another roller session this coming Saturday 22nd November.

Arrive at 16.00 to set up for a 16.15 start, the session will run until 17.15 allowing 15 minutes for packing up the pavilion. The pavilion is situated beside Preston Park velodrome and accessed from Preston Drove.

Their is a charge of £4 members / £5 adults and non-members.

Please inform Nigel Buchanan by emailing nigel@nbb1.netto inform us of your intention to attend so that we can manage the space best.

It is absolutely essential that you do not bring a dirty bike into the pavilion so please clean your bike in advance. Also you must have a cover to place between your trainer and the pavilion carpet. This could be a cheap mat, a carpet off-cut, or at the very least a bath towel. Also please clean your shoes on the door mat upon entry.

We have invested in the Suffer Fest video training programmes and new projector equipment to allow this to happen so please come and attend.

Roller/turbo training starts this Saturday at 16.00 in Preston Park Pavilion

Roller/turbo training starts this Saturday 8th November.

Arrive at 16.00 to set up for a 16.15 start, the session will run until 17.15 allowing 15 minutes for packing up the pavilion. The pavilion is situated beside Preston Park velodrome and accessed from Preston Drove.

Their is a charge of £4 members / £5 adults and non-members.

We are not sure that the pavilion is large enough for our needs so please inform Mark by emailing mavincent@hotmail.co.uk to inform us of your intention to attend so that we can manage the space best.

It is absolutely essential that you do not bring a dirty bike into the pavilion so please clean your bike in advance. Also you must have a cover to place between your trainer and the pavilion carpet. This could be a cheap mat, a carpet off-cut, or at the very least a bath towel. Also please clean your shoes on the door mat upon entry.

We have invested in the Suffer Fest video training programmes and new projector equipment to allow this to happen so please come and attend.

Freddy Newman wins Addington London League Cross Race

Racing news – Freddie Newman went up to London X League race on Sunday in Addington and he won his race! He got himself in the front group of 4 from the gun and formed a pair with Isabella Escalera who broke halfway around the first lap. She then fell on a corner and Freddie took advantage to extend the gap back to the chasers. He then time-trialed the remaining laps to further extend his lead and win by a sizeable margin. Great result Freddy

Enter next Sunday’s ESCA Reliability trial by Friday 7th November

Some of us are riding the ESCA 53 mile Reliability Ride next Sunday – see linked ESCA 2014 Reliability Trial – Route Details and  ESCA 2014 Reliability Trial – General Information & Entry Form. To join us you have to enter by Friday. The nature of these events does mean that  you should be self-sufficient in terms of equipment and able to make your own way home if separated from the group. We will enter the 4 hour option. For further information contact Anthony@ppycc.org.uk

Race news from Jojo Martin

In what is probably the final race report of the 2014 season we are delighted to see that Jojo Martin, riding for PPYCC, won his category of the SE V London Junior Duathlon earlier in October. With his cycling skills coming to the fore he put almost a minute into the rest of the field on the bike and this gave him top step on the podium. A positive end to a long racing season across cycling, triathlon and duathlon. A great reward, for a great effort.