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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.

PPYCC club road ride Sunday 26th February

Club road rides continue on Sunday 26th February for riders aged 12 and older.  Please contact the ride leader Charlie Booth if you have any questions – 07434 691462

There will be no ride the following weekend (The weekend of the Punchuer Sportive)

Riders must have parental permission to ride. Parents are encouraged to come along.

The route will be decided on the day and be tailored for all abilities.

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.

The rides are not coached sessions and there is not an organiser with legal responsibility for other riders. A club ride is simply a group of riders on a joint excursion on the open road which may include sections on busy roads and descents. Riders participate at their own risk and are expected to obey the Highway Code at all times.

Please ensure your bikes are road worthy this includes using tyres that are not worn or suffering cuts and nicks. COME FULLY CLOTHED FOR THE COLDER WEATHER or you will not be welcome to ride. Bad weather cancellations will be posted on the website by 9am

PPYCC website has a new calendar!

PPYCC is very happy to nnounce that there is now an up to date calendar on the website, accessible via the Club Calendar tab at the top of the home page.

The calendar lists all club events, as well as regional and national youth races, for the coming season. It will be updated regularly, as new club and competitive events become available.

The race events all have hyperlinks to British Cycling pages, please follow these if you are interested and want to start/continue competing throughout the year. Nominations for the Regional Schools of Racing for 2017 will be from riders born in the years 2002 and 2003, with some riders born 2004, and participation in competitions throughout the season partly inform these nominations. More info at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/gbcyclingteam/article/20150723-gb-cyclingteam-The-Rider-Route—Regional-Schools-of-Racing-0

 

PPYCC member’s bike for sale

Frog 70 road and CX bike in Team Sky colours £300
* Narrow and short-drop child-specific handlebars, with short-reach brake and auxiliary brake levers
* Crank length of 140mm with 34/42T chain-ring
* 18 speed gears
* Quick release sealed hubs front & rear. 9 speed rear hub
* Cantilever brakes for road and CX use
* Supplied with 2 sets of tyres: Kenda road and Kenda cyclocross tyres
* 26″ wheels
Full info and more tech specs on the Frog site here: https://teamsky.frogbikes.com/lightweight-kids-bikes/road-bikes/frog-road-70.aspx
One years worth of use.  Wheels true, lots of life left in both the road and CX tyres.  A few scrapes on the paintwork which I have tried to show in some of the pictures.  Bar tape needs replacing.  I have some (cheap) red tape which I can fit, or give to you to fit yourself if you prefer.
BONUS ITEMS:
* Boardman wireless speed/cadence cycle computer (note that the altitude function has never worked properly for some reason) inc. batteries.
* Brand new rear light (no batteries).  Can fit if required.
* 2 spare inner tubes, one for each of the tyre sizes.
Frog size guide:
Minimum inside leg in cm (in): 70cm (27″)
Approx age: 11-14
Wheel Size: 26″
Frame Size: 17″
Contact Toby on tobiasbunyan@hotmail.com on zero-seven-seven-seven 594 1934

Pictures at https://flic.kr/s/aHskPmXcPc

New PPYCC season starts in 2 weeks

A reminder that the PPYCC Saturday season restarts in 2 weeks, on Saturday 4th March, Inner Ring at 9.00am, signing on from 8.45am, and Outer Ring at 10.30am, signing on from 10.15.

Please make sure that before the 4th you:

  1. renew your membership, if you haven’t already done so, at  https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile/996/preston-park-youth-cc/#join
  2. If you haven’t ridden your bike over the winter, make sure you have completed an M check, it is oiled and the saddle is in the right position (…still growing over the winter?!)
  3. Wear enough layers/keep warm at the beginning of the season, and don’t forget your (full fingered) gloves and helmet!

We look forward to seeing you then!

Youth gear cassettes for sale

Past PPYCC member, Nick Gill, is looking to sell his cassettes and crank set as he has out grown them in age! He would like £65.00 for the items listed below

2 Ultegra CS 6600 cassettes 10 speed, 16 t to 27t (sprockets 16 to 23 and then 25 – 27t) 

U14 FSA Crank set with TA 48T chainring.

Both cassettes, have been degreased by Bright cycles.

Please contact his dad, Mike, on 07855 411014 or via email at gillmp778@hotmail.co.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outer Ring Pre-season Session Saturday 18th February 08:45 – 10:00

Following on from the success of last weeks session in the icy wind and snow (well done to James and Dylan for turning out !!) we have another pre-season Outer Ring session this Saturday morning 08:45 – 10:00.

As per last week the session is not coached but I will be there from 08:30 to lock the gates and supervise.

Weather forecast is looking much better for Saturday so hope to see a few more riders at the track ahesd of our coached sessions starting again on 4th March.

£2/ rider to cover hire of the track.

Congratulations Freddie Newman!

Last weekend PPYCC member, Freddie Newman, claimed his award as overall winner of both the Sussex and London/SE regions in Youth B (U14’s) age category.

PPYCC would like to say a massive WELL DONE to Freddie for all his excellent racing, often in lots of mud and rain, throughout the winter. Below is Freddie at his final win of the season!

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Club Road Ride Sunday 12th February

Club road rides continue on Sunday 12th February for riders aged 12 and older.  Please contact the ride leader Charlie Booth if you have any questions – 07434 691462

Riders must have parental permission to ride. Parents are encouraged to come along.

The route will be decided on the day and be tailored for all abilities.

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.

The rides are not coached sessions and there is not an organiser with legal responsibility for other riders. A club ride is simply a group of riders on a joint excursion on the open road which may include sections on busy roads and descents. Riders participate at their own risk and are expected to obey the Highway Code at all times.

Please ensure your bikes are road worthy this includes using tyres that are not worn or suffering cuts and nicks. COME FULLY CLOTHED FOR THE COLDER WEATHER or you will not be welcome to ride. Bad weather cancellations will be posted on the website by 9am

Start of the PPYCC 2017 Saturday season!

Only two weeks to go until the beginning of the 2017 PPYCC Saturday season, and we look forward to seeing you all at the Velodrome from Saturday 4th March onwards. Sessions continue at the same times as last year, with Inner Ring riders signing on at 8.45am for a 9.00-10.30 session, and Outer Ring riders signing on at 10.15am for a 10.30-12.00pm session.

Many thanks to all riders who have renewed their annual membership, please follow the link if you still need to renew:  https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile/996/preston-park-youth-cc/#join Riders are kindly asked to renew their subscription prior to the season start.

This Saturday we have a pre-season warm up session for Outer Ring riders, this is a supervised, rather than coached, session, from 8.45-10.00, with a charge of £2.00 for track hire costs, and gives all riders new, or returning, to the Outer Ring, a chance to dust off their bikes, stretch their legs and see friends ahead of the 2017 season!