Coming up Saturdays 9th May and 16th May

Saturday 9th May: road ride for those 12 and older. Gather at Preston Park at 09.45 and refer to the FAQ section for what to bring. All others at the track.

Saturday 16th May: Charity event with VC Jubilee

[For the charity ride see the message following; you have to sign up to this event in advance. Please let both Dave Gerrey and Anthony know by email if you are taking part. Families and friends are of course welcome.]

Hi All Many of you will know that we are once again running the Downs Link Challenge to raise funds for Chestnut Tree House, the only Children’s Hospice in Sussex.  Thanks go to PPPYCC who moved their Omnium this year so that there was no conflict allowing PPYCC and VCJ to take part on Saturday 16th May which is now just over a week away.  It has been decided to enter as a group and in an attempt to get this organised could I ask those that are intending to ride to please drop me an email with the names of those taking part and, if they are under 18, their D.O.B.  In order to help the marshals out I would like to have as many names down on the list for them rather than bombarding them with extra names on the day.  Please also indicate your intended distance (30, 20 or 10 miles).  I will block enter these a couple of days beforehand (I send the lists to the marshals on the Friday).  By entering as a group this reduces the entry fee to £6  all of which will be going to Chestnut Tree House as we have managed to get our costs covered by sponsorship.  I can sort out the payment with individuals on the day.Please try and make it.  It is a very worthwhile cause and a great ride to boot.  Bring along a picnic and we can all get together in the grounds of Bramber Castle afterwards (bring footballs, Frisbees etc).  The plan is to ride in groups as per normal club runs – please wear club kit as it is also a good publicity opportunity for the clubs.   Full details including start times and maps are available on or drop me a email or phone call.  If you can get sponsorship that is a bonus.  Last year we raised almost £9,000 for the Hospice. Regards Dave GerreyMob: 07808 061805 email: