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.
Thank you to everyone who attended the PPYCC AGM and prizegiving last weekend, it was brilliant to see everyone and celebrate our riders and club’s successes throughout the year, and a lovely end to the season!
Thank you to Tobias Bunyan, Alfie’s dad, who took these pictures of the prize giving!
A huge thank you to all our riders for their enthusiasm, participation and motivation and representing PPYCC, and to all the coaches and volunteers who give their time, support and energy to the club.
Happy winter training, don’t forget Calshot training sessions in December/February/March, book online through the website>activities>winter calshot sessions.
Wishing everyone a happy Christmas and New Year and we look forward to seeing all our members again at the beginning of the next season!
Sorry but I am unable to lead a club ride this Sunday. If you can get out then expect dry cold weather, Safe riding, Charlie
If you want to know the answers, or even the questions, to last nights AGM Picture quiz then you can find both linked here. Well done to last night’s winners of trophies, the quiz and even the raffle! The slide show has a cycling related sound track if you view it in presentation mode.
PPYCC AGM 2016 Picture Quiz, this is PowerPoint file: ppycc-quiz-2016
Answers to PPYCC AGM 2016 Picture Quiz this is a Word file: ppycc-agm-quiz-2016-answers
Club road rides continue on Sunday 27th November 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.
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. 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
Only a week to go until the PPYCC AGM and prize giving! This will be held from 5.30pm on Saturday 26th November ar Knoyle Hall, Knoyle Road, Brighton.
We will be celebrating another successful year at the club, and awarding riders for their racing and motivation throughout the year.
We will also have:
CLUB KIT POP UP SHOP- cheques and cash accepted for purchases on the night
RAFFLE, with great cycling prizes, TO RAISE MONEY FOR FELIX ENGLISH’S NEW TRACK TEAM, who will be representing Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics
FUN CYCLING QUIZ WITH PRIZES
CAKE! – any cake donations for the evening would be very gratefully received, many thanks!
Don’t forget your purses for those must have purchases on the night!
We look forward to seeing you all there!
The weather forecast for Sunday is high winds and heavy rain so there will be no regular club ride. If things improve I may ride up to the London League Cycle Cross at Ardingly leaving around 11am . If I decide to ride I’ll ‘post’ early on Sunday morning and you are welcome to join me.
There is no doubt our riders are getting faster!
Just a reminder to all our riders and parents that the PPYCC AGM and prizegiving is coming up next weekend, the 26th November, from 5.30pm at Knoyle Hall.
It would be great to see as many of you there that are able to make it, we have a fun evening planned, with a lots of prizes including Club Championship medals and special Club awards!
Also bike jumble, cakes and cycling quiz with prizes to look forward to!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Presently, I am unable to commit to lead a ride this Sunday so it is likely our next Club Ride will be on Sunday 20th when I thought we might ride to Ardingly to call in on the London League Cycle- Cross. Let me know what you think and keep and eye on the website.
Safe riding- Charlie
We are at Calshot this Saturday for booked riders only, so book now.
Book your Calshot training sessions which are run by PPYCC and hosted on the PPYCC website but are aimed at riders from PPYCC, VCJ, SCRL, Velo Vixens and Brighton Tri. There are a limited numbers of places so early booking is advised.
There are different slots for different groups so carefully read the text, if still unsure email email@example.com for further information.