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.

Joseph Martin, Adam Churchill and Lukas Nerurkar qualify for National TT final

Several of our members took part in the regional GHS time trial recently, the qualifying round of Cycling Time Trials youth national time trial championships. We are pleased to report that when the results below are broken down by age category that Preston Park YCC took the prizes for riders aged 14, 13 and 12 through Joseph Martin, Adam Churchill and Lukas Nerurkar respectively. We do not yet know if, having qualified, any of them are able to attend the final in Peterborough.

Official results will be posted here.


Rank Name  Club  Actual Time

1     Lewis Winfield    VC de Londres     22:07

2     Lawrence Coyle    Brighton Excelsior CC   22:47

3     Jack Churchill    Brighton Excelsior CC   22:55

4     Joseph Martin     Preston Park Youth Cycling Club     23:12

5     Chris Dunstan     Brighton Excelsior CC   23:24

6     Finn Anderson     Preston Park Youth Cycling Club     23:26

7     George Sloan      VC de Londres     24:34

8     Adam Churchill    Preston Park Youth Cycling Club     24:40

9     Lukas Nerurkar    Preston Park Youth Cycling Club     26:07

10    Archie Sloan      VC de Londres     29:06

11    Ferdie Parsons    Brighton Excelsior CC   29:45

12    Joshua Ballinger  Preston Park Youth Cycling Club     30:02

–     Bill Demuth Brighton Excelsior CC   DNS

Regional and National race results

Several of PPYCC’s experienced riders have been competing in a wealth of well recognised, challenging and exciting races across the country recently, well done to everyone who has taken part in their competitions, and thank you all for continuing to represent PPYCC with such style and sportsmanship!

06.07.2016-Guildford Town Centre Race-a prestigious, annual race, fast and furious on  a tight and challenging closed road circuit. Adam Churchill gained a very excellent 3rd place in the U14 boys race! Well done to Lloyd Costello, Rahul Fortescue Talwar, Freddie Newman, Tom Pughe Morgan and Luca Stone who also raced with Adam in the U14’s. Results are still to be confirmed for 4th position onwards.

10.07.2016-National Youth Circuit Championships-the U14’s boys race saw 76 riders compete in a gruelling 1 hour race at Hog Hill, Lukas Nerurkar-33rd, Lloyd Costello-55th.

15.07.2016-Final round of Spring in the Park Series, Cyclopark-Tom, Lloyd, Luca, Jojo, Rahul and Adam have all competed in one or more of the rounds of this series, WELL DONE to Tom Pughe-Morgan who came 2nd overall in the series.

16.07.2016-GHS regional TT heats-10 mile Time Trial run on open roads in Sussex. Josh Ballinger, Adam Churchill, Finn Anderson, Lukas Nerurkar and Jojo Martin all rode, a very big well done to  Jojo Martin who won a place in the 14yrs national final, Adam Churchill who won a place in the 13yrs national final and Lukas Nerurkar who won a place in the 12yrs national final.

17.07.2016-National Youth Circuit Series, round 6, Hillingdon. A fast and demanding race for the U12’s and U14’s boys, with Josh Golliker placed 17th in the U12 boys race, Rahul Fortescue Talwar-20th and Freddie Newman-47th both in the U14 boys race.

Go-Ride Racing last Saturday 16th July

Last Saturday morning PPYCC held a fantastic morning of Go-Ride racing, supported by British Cycling. A huge well done to the riders who all raced so well! Thank you very much to all the riders, volunteers and coaches who made it a great day!


Some of the volunteers preparing for the morning!


The U8’s set off for their first race!


And then the U10’s!


U8 winners: 1st-Edwin Boyle , 2nd-Luke Van Dijk, 3rd-Raphael Kelly


U10 winners: 1st- Sebastian Boulton, 2nd-Alfie Bunyan, 3rd-Scott

The U10 girls winners were 1st-Ingrid Burniston, 2nd-Rosie Beyfus. The girls had to leave before prize giving so unfortunately we don’t have a pic of them, prizes coming to you both this Saturday!



U12 boys winners: 1st Luke Goodwill, 2nd-Louis Boulton, 3rd-Ewan Williamson


U12 all girls podium-well done girls! 1st-Zoe Algar, 2nd-Jessica Farrant, 3rd-Bella Pursaill



U14 boys winners (too quick for the camera!) 1st-James Gilmore, 2nd-Jacob James, 3rd-Jonathan Dalton (Jonathan also unable to collect his prize on the day)


U14 girls winner- Matilda Wicks

Well done to all the brilliant competitors, for full results see here Go-Ride results 16.07.2016.

A special thanks as well to Tim Sales, BC Go-Ride coach, who supported club throughout the morning, and to Dave Gerrey, VC Jubilee coach, who stood in at the last minute to manage the results.


PPYCC riders! if you enjoyed last week’s Go-Ride racing…..

There is further racing this weekend, hosted by Pedal Power at Filching Manor, as the Inter Club Go-Ride Racing series continues, details below:

Sussex Go Ride Racing Cluster – Round 4

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Dear [[firstname]],

We are pleased to announce Round 4 of the Sussex Go Ride Racing Cluster at Campbell Circuit, Filching Manor.

Event Details

Date: Sunday 24th July
Start Time: 09:30
Location: Campbell Circuit, Filching Manor Karting Track, Polegate BN26 5QA
Circuit: 700m concrete track
Eligibility: Under 16 riders from any Go Ride club
Notes: Mountain bikes welcome, Prizes for all riders
Entry Fee: £8

Pedal Power


* Trophy and Medals
* Racing wristbands
* Certificates
* Track Mitts
* Goody Bags for every rider!
* We will also have some extra prizes, like Go-Ride Jerseys and Mussetes, for special effort awards.

Click Here for British Cycling Event Page

Please see the Pedal Power Calendar for forthcoming pedal power events.

Yours sincerely,

The Pedal Power Team

Information about Sunday Club Rides

After discussions at the committee meeting this week we have decided not to put on anymore Sunday Club Rides until around the middle of September. The reasons being are that a lot of Sunday regulars are away for some or all of August. This includes myself. At the end of August I am having a minor operation which will keep me off the bike for hopefully no more than three weeks. (Be assured, It is only a minor op and it will make me go faster!)

In the meantime I am expecting that you will all continue riding, whenever and wherever, as much as possible. When we resume in September I am keen that we get some new faces coming along – parents are most welcome. Rides will carry on through the Winter and continue to cater for all abilities. You must be 12 or over and have parental consent.

That’s all for now but I will keep you updated – thanks Charlie


Saturday 16th Go-Ride Racing for all ages- and PPYCC picnic!

This week, PPYCC are hosting a special extended Go-Ride Racing event for U8-U16’s  from 09.00-12.00, followed by a social picnic in the centre of the Velodrome. Please note that there will not be an Outer Ring session this week.

The event incorporates both Go-Ride racing, open to all riders and the Go-Ride Racing Cluster series, open to riders of PPYCC, VC Jubilee, Velopace and Bedgebury CC. Follow the link for the event programme:

Go-Ride race programme 16:07:16

Don’t forget to make sure your bike is race ready, with tires pumped up and brakes in good order etc., watch this video for top tips!


We will be gathering for a picnic on the grass following the event from 12 onwards, everyone from the Inner and Outer Rings and their families are welcome! Please bring a blanket and picnic and come and join us!



PPYCC Road Ride Sunday 17th July

Club road rides continue on Sunday 17th for riders 12 and older (with parental permission)  Parents are encouraged to come along

The route will be decided on the day and be tailored for all abilities (although we will give Ventoux a miss this week)

Meet at the track ready to leave at 10.00am for a two hour ride though note that we commonly return at 12.30 or after. 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.

Ride contact – Charlie on boothcharlie65@yahoo.co.uk

Riding the London/Surrey 100 for Charity

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Hi All

I am one of the volunteer coaches at PPYCC and I’m riding in the London/Surrey 100 in aid of Chestnut Tree House Childrens Hospice. I’ve never cycled this distance before but I’m hoping to do it in less than 6 1/2 hours.

I’m aiming to raise £600 for the charity so any donations will be greatly appreciated by me and the charity.

I have a justgiving page and I will also have a sponsorship form at the track with me on Saturday.

Here is the link to my page:

John Ballinger’s JustGiving Page

John Ballinger