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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.

Road Ride Sunday 31st May

Sunday road rides continue this Sunday for riders 12 and older (with parental permission) .

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.

Charlie and Anthony are contacts if you have any questions

Racing opportunity this weekend

Coming up this weekend is the South East Regional Youth Circuit Race Championships at Fowlmead Country Park in Deal, Kent. There are races for all Youth age categories, with racing starting from 10.30. Although advanced bookings are now closed, you may enter on the day for £6-8.00. Several PPYCC riders have already entered, maybe see you there!

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/125266/South-East-Regional-Youth-Circuit-Race-Championships#entry

Reminder for tonights Public Meeting about Preston Park

Dear Members, Parents and other supporters of PPYCC, cycling and Preston Park track.

We would like to bring to your attention a meeting to discuss the current status and future of the velodrome on the evening of the bank holiday at Knoyle Hall near Preston Park. We are not the organisers of the meeting, but Rupert Rivett and Ian Craig, who are organisers, are long time users of the track and have raced regularly on Wednesday evenings.

We hope for a good turnout, even if just to make up the numbers and to listen, so if you can give up an hour for the track we will see you on Monday at the meeting; details below.

From Ian Craig
“I’m writing to bring your attention to the public meeting planned for the 25th May 2015 at 7.30pm at the Knoyle Hall, Knoyle Road, Brighton. BN1 6RB
There are already suggestions as to what can be done to develop and improve Preston Park Cycle Track but this is a chance to voice your opinions. If you or any of your members are keen to support this cause, please come along to share your ideas and views.”

Map = https://goo.gl/maps/VY1Ns

Congratulations to our omnium riders and special mention for Lukas Nerurkar

Congratulations to all our omnium riders [listed below] who have recently completed the three regional rounds which are the qualifying competitions for the National Omnium Final. These events are fiercely competitive and to complete them all is an achievement in itself, notably so given the status of our track which meant opportunity for practice was extremely limited for our riders. With the top 5 from each region qualifying reports so far show that Lukas Nerurkar has qualified for the Youth C [Under 12s] final which takes place later this summer.

Riders from the club that took part in the omnium series include: Olivia Chadwick, Izzy Stone, Noah Ridgeway-Brown, Georgina Burnett, Lukas Nerurkar, Freddie Newman, Rahul Fortescue-Talwar, Joshua Golliker, Archie Raynard, Luke Goodwill, Samuel Jaques.

Enter the youth criterium at the Eastbourne Cycling Festival in June

The Eastbourne Cycling Festival takes place on the weekend of June 13th and 14th with events to suit all types of cyclist. In particular on the Saturday afternoon is a youth criterium [a name for a closed circuit, town centre road race]. We encourage all our competitive members to enter these races [in advance]. The races are of course local and attract a good racing field.

Road Ride Sunday 24th May

Sunday road rides continue this Sunday for riders 12 and older (with parental permission) .

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.

Charlie and Anthony are contacts if you have any questions

Public meeting about the future of Preston Park track

Dear Members, Parents and other supporters of PPYCC, cycling and Preston Park track.

We would like to bring to your attention a meeting to discuss the current status and future of the velodrome on the evening of the bank holiday at Knoyle Hall near Preston Park. We are not the organisers of the meeting, but Rupert Rivett and Ian Craig, who are organisers, are long time users of the track and have raced regularly on Wednesday evenings.

We hope for a good turnout, even if just to make up the numbers and to listen, so if you can give up an hour for the track we will see you on Monday at the meeting; details below.

From Ian Craig
“I’m writing to bring your attention to the public meeting planned for the 25th May 2015 at 7.30pm at the Knoyle Hall, Knoyle Road, Brighton. BN1 6RB
There are already suggestions as to what can be done to develop and improve Preston Park Cycle Track but this is a chance to voice your opinions. If you or any of your members are keen to support this cause, please come along to share your ideas and views.”

Map = https://goo.gl/maps/VY1Ns

PPYCC KIT ORDER Going in this week

PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH ANY ORDERS OR CHANGES TO ORDERS THIS WEEK PUTTING ‘PPYCC KIT ORDER’ IN THE SUBJECT LINE

The order has been put together so thsi is the last chance to make any amendments to it.

PLEASE USE THE LINKS BELOW FOR SIZES, PRICES AND IMAGES AND NOT THOSE ON THE KIT PAGE

Please see the links for sizes,prices and new kit designs Please contact me if you want to pre-order anything listed at john.ballinger5@googlemail.com

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