We have updated 1 lap times from last week’s session and they are now live on the PPYCC website. If you attended last week you should check these out as nearly all riders made major improvements to their best times. View times here.
Why not visit Herne Hill velodrome on Sunday 2nd July to watch the Youth A and B Track Omnium National Final. PPYCC have their best ever entry of 4 riders at the final with Finn Anderson in the Youth A final and Freddie Newman, Lukas Nerurkar and Rahul Fortescue-Talwar in the Youth B final. Although near central London Herne Hill has a rural aspect and is quiet place in the city to enjoy watching some racing and having a picnic. For ambitious riders you can find out more about the format and standard of top level youth racing. Click for details of start times and location.
Also on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd July there is the Worthing Street Velodrome event. On the Worthing Council website they write “StreetVelodrome is the World’s most accessible cycle sport. It brings all the excitement and drama of Olympic style track pursuit racing right into the heart of your community with its innovative pop up velodrome complete with steep banked corners.
StreetVelodrome is always 100% FREE to take part in. Bikes, helmets and professional coaching is always provided. There are no age limits, you don’t need any expensive equipment, its all provided.”
Outer ring are on track bikes continuing to display our starting skills and also Match Sprints so there is bound to be some sumo and contact practice.
We will be practicing TTs and Pursuits skills on Track bikes. If you can bring rollers please do.
We have updated our Activities section of the website so that members can now view their 1 lap times and Distance Challenge Standards from the page TTs – how to, times and standardsThe 1 lap times for Preston Park go back several years and with the inclusion of year of birth you can compare yourself to the equivalent age of other riders who may be younger or older than you.
We will be using track bikes and looking at the points race as well as recording another timed lap.
I have just seen PPYCC members Aidan and Xavier on lap 76 of their 100 lap cycle challenge at Preston Park cycle track. They are raising funds for Water Aid, which somehow seems even more appropriate in today’s weather.
With the forecast looking dry we will be using track bikes tomorrow morning and the focus will be Starts, TTs, Pursuits and Sprints.