Apologies for any disappointment but the coaches will be at Lee Valley velodrome with some of our riders.
Saturday is the penultimate session for the Outer Ring at Preston Park with 21st October seeing riders visit Lee Valley Velodrome, (see details in post earlier this week).
We will continue from last week’s session by continuing to look at winter training and interval sessions. We will run a pyramid session in what may well be the last hot day at the park. Come prepared for all weathers and bring plenty of liquids.
On Saturday 21st of October, 08.00 – 10.00, we have secured a track session at Lee Valley Velodrome alongside Brighton Tri, running two separate groups – youth and adult.
There will be no Outer Ring session at Preston Park that day but there are 12 places available to join us at the velodrome. You do need to pre-commit to this opportunity so if you would like to join us please email Anthony@ppycc.org.uk to be added to the list. The cost for the session is £10 and there is an opportunity to swim or dive in the Olympic pool after. If you need help with transport also let us know.
If oversubscribed we will chose a pool of riders who fit best together to ensure greater safety and maximising the coaching opportunity.
Anyone else interested in supporting and seeing this film? It could be a PPYCC winter evening social event. We are unclear of the certification but assume a film about cycling around France will not be something that will cause upset. If interested just pledge on the website for the film Le Ride.
PROMOTED BY DEMAND FILM
Date: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 6:30 PM
Where: Odeon Brighton
Kingswest, West St, Brighton , Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2RE, United Kingdom
Did you know 02-08 October 2017 is Parents in Sport Week? The Child Protection in Sport Unit, (CPSU) a branch of the NSPPCC, holds information on the importance of parents [not that you needed telling] and their needs; read more here: https://thecpsu.org.uk/help-
With the recent events we have organised we would like to thank all our parents for their continuing support and encourage them and our other volunteers to look as this section on the CPSU website.
You may also wish to let us know if we should have a section of our PPYCC website devoted specifically to parents. Email your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org who will pass it on to our coach Mark Aberdour who has alerted us to this material and the potential need for updating our website.
We would like to encourage our racing members to enter the Sussex Nomads Time Trial Hill Climb at Ditchling Beacon on Sunday 29th October. Unusually we are encouraging members to take part even though our second Cycle-cross event is on the same day.
The early start of the Hill Climb gives riders a chance to travel to our Cross event to either race or help later the same day. To this end the Hill Climb promoter is Alex Beyfus, who is the mechanic for our club on Saturday mornings and who is joining our Cross race to help as First Aid support after his own promotion ends.
You will need parental permission and to be 12 years or older. For further information use this link: 2017 Sussex Nomads Cycling Club HC details
ps. You have to enter by 17th October.
If you look at our Face Book page you will see much more about yesterday’s cross race, however there was much excitement, less bad weather than expected and some success for our riders in a discipline where we are not so commonly on the podium.
With over 30 volunteers we showed an impressive club and community spirit and thanks to all those that contributed in some way.
We await sight of the official results but, congratulations to podium finishers Tom Pughe-Morgan and Freddie Newman and maybe others.
Unusually we had a first aid incident in the Senior race with the injured party being ex-member ,23 year old, Patrick Hough. Patrick’s mother Liz said
Hi Volunteers, Thanks for your support, for Sunday’s cross event please see advice below; and attached for Signing On. There is a list of volunteers, roles and timings below which hopefully does not contradict other missives we have recently posted. Anthony
- Parking is difficult, consider parking in the surrounding residential area
- Marshalls need to:
- Be in position in time for the start of each race they are marshalling.
- Check the course markings remains intact [have some barrier tape to hand].
- Check riders keep to the course, note rider’s numbers (on a phone or paper) who make infringements to the rules i.e. leave the course, behave dangerously or discourteously.
- Be polite to the public and help them to negotiate their way through the park, pointing out the recommended routes, especially dog walkers.
- Notify the first aider of any first aid incidents. Alex Beyfus 07717310168, Paul Wilson
- Report to the organiser, or Commissaire any incidents. Note rider numbers if relevant.
- Signing on stewards:
- Please read the attached instructions, these will be available in paper format on the day.
- Setting up/Setting down:
- Setting up is time pressurised and so it is a case of ‘all hands on deck.’ Setting up poles, pegs and barrier tape to mark the course throughout the park. This takes some time and so must start early to be ready for the first race at 10.00
- Setting down is more relaxed other than people want to get home, any additional help here is welcome. Setting up needs the Under 12s course to be completed first, and this will be a part of the adult course with slight variations. Barrier tape does unroll from the box such that it can be located between the fence poles in a spiral, hence cheating the wind. As far as I know you need special training for this as few people can do it.
PPYCC Happy Valley Cross Race volunteer rota
Sunday 1st October 2017
|Role||Times||Volunteer name||Volunteer name||Volunteer name|
|Promoter||All day||Anthony Rogers|
|Course designer||All day||Alan Newman|
|Setting up||08.30 to 10.30||1. Neil Costello||2. Ollie Phillips||3. Tobias Bunyan|
|Setting up||08.30 to 10.30||4. Stewie Martin||5. Jenny Martin||6. Joseph Martin|
|Setting up||08.30 to 10.30||7. Richard Gilmore||8. Ed Raynard||9. Mark Bishop|
|Setting up||08.30 to 10.30||10. Paul Wilson||11. Archie Raynard||12. Lukas Nerurkar|
|13. Adam Churchill||14. Freddie Newman||15. Rahul FT|
|Setting down||15.00 – 16.30||1. Justina PM||2. Anthony Rogers||3. Alan Newman|
|Setting down||15.00 – 16.30||4. Paul Wilson||5. Rob Kovacs||6. Freddie Newman|
|Setting down||15.00 – 16.30||7. Adam Churchill||8. Rahul FT||9. Kim FT|
|Marshalling 1||10.00 – 12.00||1. Teresa Tamplin||2. Natasha Hannah||3. John Ballinger|
|Marshalling 1||10.00 – 12.00||4. Rahul FT||5. Simon Tamplin||6. John Ballinger|
|Marshalling 2||11.30 – 15.15||1. Rob Kovacs [from 12.00]||2. Steve Noake||3. Mark Bishop|
|Marshalling 2||11.30 – 15.15||4. X||5. John Ballinger||6. Rahul FT|
|Marshalling 2||11.30 – 15.15||7. Josh Ballinger||8. Richard Gilmore||9. Lloyd Costello|
|Marshalling 2||11.30 – 15.15||10. Freddie Newman||11. Tom PM||12. James Gilmore|
|Recording laps 1||10.00 – 12.00||1. Justina PM||2. Anthony Rogers||3.|
|Recording laps 2||11.45 – 15.15||1. Justina PM||2. Alex Beyfus||3.|
|Signing on||09.00 to 14.00||1. Kim FT||2. Esther Polden||3. Helen Clarke|
|Prize allocation||10.00 to 15.00||1. Kim FT||2. Esther Polden||3. Helen Clarke|
|Catering||All day||1. Charlie Booth||2. Archie Raynard [to 12pm]||3. Jojo from 12pm|
|First Aid||09.30 – 15.00||1. Alex Beyfus||2. Paul Wilson|
Here are pre-entry numbers for tomorrow and also a note two say hat it looks like it will rain all day! Come prepared and remember we give our volunteers free snacks so just tell Charlie and his crew what job you are doing and you will be rewarded with Infinity Foods snacks and other delicacies.
Coded below are our 323 pre-entries and above that entries from PPYCC. Codes relate to gender and age [with U being under]. Prizes go to the first 3 in each category and the League sponsors Kinesis will also have some flags flying.
U10B – 11
U10G – 7
U12B – 20
U12G – 8
U14B – 18
U14G – 8
U16B – 15
U16G – 9
JM – 4
SM – 64
40M – 98
50M – 39
JW – 2
SW – 10
40W – 7
50W – 3