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.
Closed Circuit event Preston Park Sunday 18th March **CANCELLED**
The SCRL regret to inform you that for safety reasons we have taken the decision to cancel this event due to the ongoing and forecasted poor weather conditions of snow and risk of ice.
All those who pre-entered will be contacted accordingly with regards to fees already paid.
We thank you for your patience waiting for this decision, we have been carefully watching the forecast hoping for an upturn in conditions, however on this occasion it wasn’t to be.
We look forward to seeing you at our next Closed Circuit race on Sunday 25th March.
Unfortunately, due to the (very un-spring like) weather, SCRL have had to cancel the Youth and Senior racing at Preston Park Velodrome tomorrow morning, Sunday 18th March 2018.
The next SCRL closed circuit races are due to be held next Sunday, 25th March, https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/?series_id=601by which time we hope the weather has remembered it is officially spring!
There is still time to cancel this morning’s session due to potentially sever weather.
In the absence of cancellation [watch this space] we ask riders to bring a pair of trainers so that they can take part in setting new bench marks for the passage of the Brighton bike share bikes for one lap of Preston Park.
If you see this message too late, not to worry there are other activities to try and stay warm.
Both Inner and Outer Ring sessions will be running this Saturday, apologies to those who may have missed our first session of the season last week, a post was sent out, but owing to an issue with the system, it didn’t appear to arrive in many people’s in boxes.
Inner Ring, sign on at 8.45am, session is 9-10.30am as usual, this week we will be focusing on braking within the skills session.
Outer Ring, sign on at 10.15am, session is 10.30-12pm, this week the session will be on ROAD bikes, and will focus on group riding at TT.
There are dropping temperatures and potential snow forecast, if it becomes unsafe to ride we will post a cancellation notice for the Inner Ring by 08.00am, and the Outer Ring by 9.30am. If sessions run as planned, please make sure you are weaing plently of layers and good winter gloves.
If you’re new to racing or not sure how to get started please don’t be daunted and speak to one of our coaches at the Saturday club sessions who will be more than happy to help with advice.
Club Sessions Saturday 17th March – please keep an eye on the weather forecast for this Saturday. We’ll make a decision Friday night or very early Saturday morning if the sessions are going to run. If the sessions do run it will be bitterly cold. Please ensure riders are all appropriately dressed for winter conditions and have a drink and snacks.
PPYCC riders can stop holding their breath….the new Saturday session season for 2018 begins tomorrow!!
All PPYCC riders are invited to start their 2018 season with the club, sessions begin tomorrow morning, with the same timings, Inner Ring riders sign on from 8.45am, with the session running 9-10.30am, and Outer Ring riders sign on at 10.15am, the session running from 10.30-12pm. Both sessions will be on ROAD bikes this week.
If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to renew your PPYCC membership via the British Cycling website (link available on the membership page) to continue riding with the club for another year.
We look forward to welcoming you back to PPYCC and Preston Park Velodrome!
BHT’s Around the World Cycle Challenge 2018 is a family friendly event taking place the Preston Park Velodrome, the oldest in the country.
This extraordinary challenge starts at 7am and runs throughout the day, with cyclists aiming to reach the combined target of 69,215 laps (equating to cycling 40,075km around the world) in just 12 hours!
Laps can be completed in one session or over a number of sessions throughout the day and there are designated slots for families and club cyclists.
The Living Coast rides are more of a physical challenge, with rides of 30 and 58 miles through the world-class environment on our doorstep, recognised by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Region.
The route of the Classic ride (58 miles) is very similar to last year Brighton Mayor’s ride. It is slightly longer due to starting and finishing in the velodrome at Preston Park and a few other minor tweaks we’ve had to make.
New for 2018, we’ve created a 30 mile ride (Devil’s Dyke Loop) for those less confident of managing 58 miles.
With ex-members Felix English racing in the Track World Championships [on your TV this weekend] and Izzy Stone, our recent title banner photo, set to return to Belgium this season, we are pleased to announce that another PPYCC looks set to move up to the international stage in the coming seasons.
We are extremely proud that it has been announced today that one of our members Joseph Martin, or Jojo to some, has been selected for the England Triathlon Talent Squad; congratulations to Jojo. You can read more below or by going to the Triathlon England website.
The England Talent B Squad has been confirmed. Eighteen athletes aged 15 to 18 has been selected to receive support through the National Talent Squad structure.
The B squad comprises of talented junior athletes who will have access to national camps, sports science and medical guidance, and the opportunity for them and their coach to work with the Head Talent Coach, Rick Velati to help guide their overall programme.
The aim of the England Talent Squad is to bring together the best young triathletes in England and to be a key stage in their journey along the British Triathlon Performance Pathway. Athletes including Olivia Mathias, Ben Dijkstra and Alex Yee have benefitted in recent years and are progressing to U23 level having won major junior medals and having secured University places.
Connor Bentley, 17 – West Midlands
Noah Canby, 16 – South East
Marcus Dey, 16 – North West
Daniel Dixon, 15 – North East
Connor Henderson, 18 – Yorkshire
Joseph Martin, 15 – South East
Freddie Webb, 18 – South West
Rosie Allen, 17 – South West
Isabel Atkins, 16 – London
Hannah Brayer, 16 – East Midlands
Sinead Clark, 17 – East
Daisy Davies, 15 – South West
Ellie Hobbs, 16 – South West
Almaz Nerurkar, 17 – South East
Alice Patterson, 17 – London
Katie Rodda, 16 – South Central
Eden Schiller, 15 – West Midlands
Sian Temple, 18 – South West
Congratulations to the 8 PPYCC riders who have been successful in gaining a place to ride in the 2018 Assen Youth Tour, the largest race of it’s kind for Youth riders in the world! More information on the Tour available at: http://www.europeanjuniorcyclingtourassen.eu
We look forward to hearing about the experiences of:
Luke Goodwill, Alex Goodwill, Alfie Bunyan, Freddie Newman, Josh Ballinger, Josh Golliker, Finn Anderson and Rahul Fortescue Talwar