Weekly Club Sessions

Saturday morning sessions

The club season at Preston Park runs from the first Saturday in March to the last Saturday in October.

We run two sessions on a Saturday morning to allow riders of all age groups access to, and time on, the track every week. These are as follows:

Under 12’s and all new members:

9.00 – 10.30am – this will be a fun, skills and racing session.

Over 12’s and other invited members:

10.30 – 12.00pm – this will be a training and race practice session

Those in the 9.00 – 10.30 session will be divided into one of three groups depending on ability. Riders may progress through the groups during the season and for those that are at the upper age and ability range for the Under 12s we will organise a gradual introduction to the Over 12s to aid progression.

Sessions cost £3.00.

Signing on

To speed up the signing on process and allow maximum riding time, PPYCC uses Signing On Cards for each rider. These will be issued once membership and payment have been confirmed. Signing on cards will be kept at the track and each rider’s card will be moved from the ‘Signing On’ card store to the ‘In attendance’ store as they make their weekly payment. The cards will allow riders to add emergency contact numbers and any important details, so that this information is readily available if needed during the session.

Arrive at least 15 minutes before your start time to allow for a prompt start. If you arrive late we cannot guarantee helping you to get a bike from the containers until the break.

What do I need to bring?

In addition to your session fee (£3.00 ), please bring:

  • Your helmet
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear that keeps you protected from wind, sun and cold temperatures. Note that cycling tends to be a cold sport, especially at start and end of the season.
  • A drink and a snack
  • Track mitts or gloves ( These will protect your hands in the event of a fall as well as keep your hands warm.)
  • If you have specialist cycling shoes then you should bring trainers to enable you to join in all the activities. Please note that many cycle specific shoes are not designed for safe walking or running.
  • Your bike!

Volunteering

We welcome new volunteers and can often offer assistance in funding for courses such as coaching and bike mechanics. Included amongst the roles we can offer are: coaches, mechanics, publicist, website administrator, caterers, first aiders, and anything else you can think of!

Photography

Please note that we sometimes use photography at our sessions and events and publish these on our website.  If you do not wish you or your child to be pictured on our website then please inform our membership secretary.