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.

Update on Sunday Club Rides

Charlie writes.

Sunday club rides will start running again from the 16th October.

I had hoped to go out this weeekend but I am working (Come along and see me on the Infinity Foods stand at Apple Day Stamner Park https://brightonpermaculture.org.uk/courses/appleday – perhaps combine your visit with a MTB ride – freebies for all PPYCC riders). The following weekend -9th October- is our Cycle X race so all hands needed at Happy Valley.

Keep riding safe – Charlie

Help urgently needed for our cycle-cross races

A long message, please persevere

Our biggest race event of the year, in organisational terms, is our cycle-cross race and this year we have two!

The first take place on Sunday 9th October and the second Sunday 30th October both at Happy Valley in Woodingdean. They are part of the London League Cyclo-Cross series and includes races for adults and youths and beginners.

The day of racing is quite a commitment and we request that our members from Outer Ring either enter the race, help with the organisation or cheer on the participants at the very least. It is possible to do all three. The races if well organised are one of the ways that the club generates income; this year this is especially important as we have had a tenfold increase in track hire fees and we hope not to have to substantially raise membership costs for next year.

Parents, members and others who can help are asked to indicate their availability [and job role if there is a preference] by contacting anthony@ppycc.org.uk and identifying which slot/s they are available from the table below. Those that I remember have offered their help already are indicated in the table at the foot of this message.

Setting up        08.30 to 10.30

Marshalling 1  10.00 – 12.00

Marshalling 2  12.00 – 15.00

Recording laps 1         10.00 – 12.00

Recording laps 2         12.00 – 15.00

Signing on        09.00 to 13.45

Prize allocation           10.00 to 15.00

First Aid         09.30 – 15.00

Clearing up 15.45 to 16.45

Happy Valley 1 – 9th October Happy Valley 2 – 30th October
Charlie Booth catering  
Ed and Archie  
Anthony Rogers Anthony Rogers
Alan Newman Alan Newman
Freddie Newman Freddie Newman
Kim FT Kim FT
Esther Plden Esther Polden
Rahul FT Rahul FT
Adam Churchill Adam Churchill
Dave Gerrey Dave Gerrey
Paul Wilson Paul Wilson
Neil Costello Neil Costello


PPYCC are currently arranging a new kit order for winter kit from Santini. Our previous order from Santini has been very successful, of very high quality, excellent fit and longevity, and we would like to continue using the same company. The winter kit we have chosen to order is detailed below. The quality is, however, reflected in the price, and we would therefore like to ensure that we have sufficient interest from riders (and parents!) before making an order.

If you would like to purchase this kit from the club, please could you register your interest by the end of the week (Friday 30th September) to me, kim@ppycc.org.uk, to allow us to manage an order accordingly. Sizes will start from age 10 up to adult fit.

Many thanks!



Cut giro
Fabric thermofleece
Padding nat
Braces in thermofleece no foot loops


Pe 502 75 slk fuga zc
windstopper fuga jacket.
breathable, windproof and water resistant fabric by gore.
warm fleecy fabric on the inner collar
under the sleeves and at the wrists.
zip garage at the neck.
jacquard elastic at the bottom.
triple back pockets with 4th pocket with zipper.
reflective tape on the pockets.


Freddie wins again!

Well done to Freddie Newman, who is currently leading the U14’s group in the London X League, with a second win of the season at the Penhurst round of the League. Below you can see Freddie crossing the finish line victoriously! We look forward to watching Freddie riding at PPYCC’s rounds of the League on 9th and 30th October, and wish him best luck for the continuation of the season.




Are you interested in coaching with PPYCC?

Do you enjoy watching your children cycling with PPYCC, and think you might want to join them with some coaching? Coaching the riders at PPYCC is a very rewarding experience, and we are looking for volunteers who may be interested in joining our coaches team.

This weekend Luke Anderson, Regional Manager at British Cycling, will be joining myself and Anthony for a brief presentation about cycle coaching, and we will all be on hand to answer questions after. Tea and coffee and perhaps even a biscuit or two included!

Please come to the Pavilion by the track at 10.00am this Saturday, 24th September to join us. Please could you could let me know if you plan to attend (if you haven’t already!). Many thanks!

Lloyd at the Tour of Britain

We were pleased to see that Preston Park members have been watching the Tour of Britain on TV and in the flesh. Lloyd Costello bumped into Ed Clancy [Lloyd is on the right and Ed in the middle with Lloyds friend Nate from another Go Ride Club on the left].

Lloyd also met up with a lot of riders after the event including Cav and Alex Dowsett – all of whom, even after riding 100K, were all more than willing to have photo’s taken and sign Lloyd’s shirt. Neil, Lloyds father asks “What is it about cycling that it attracts such nice people?” A good question, does anyone know the answer.lloydandedclancy

New places for adult riders in our session at Lee Valley next week

Book now for our autumn and winter indoor velodrome sessions starting in September

Please note that the September session has our faster riders in and so is suitable for adults. We have 7places remaining.

See our Winter Velodrome sessions and book whilst there are places available. Find the booking form on our website under the Activities menu on the home page.

We have trips to Lee Valley and Calshot every month from September to March [except January].

Please note we have also fixed the bug for November and December Calshot bookings so it should now be easy to book the sessions you want.