PPYCC Second Hand Sales

We have now decided to dispense with the specific ‘second hand sales’ page on the website and simply advertise items on the home-page for a trial period. If any members have any items for sale please email me and I will periodically post them on the site.

I will use a common title so you can easily search up old posts, namely- PPYCC Second Hand Sales

 

Two bargains are up for sale below right away

We have a Sky (few years old) cycling outfit.
Size small.
£10
Perfect as a spare piece of kit.

and

Shimano Cycling Shoes Size 7
£20

Call Trudi 078100 25739 for both items or more info.

Sunday Club Road Rides

Thank you to all those who got in touch in answer to my survey on Sunday Club Road Rides

I have subsequently decided not to start the rides again until November when more people are available and all our other big events are out of the way.

Thanks again Charlie

 

Second Hand Sales

Is anyone looking at the Second Hand Sales page on the website?

I am thinking it would be more efficient and easier to simply post up Second Hand items for sale on the Club Facebook site

Any comments welcome

Charlie

Sunday Club Road rides

Another quick survey

I know we have a busy month ahead with two Cyclecross races and the Club Championships but I would like to gauge what level of interest there is for resuming the Sunday Club Rides in October. These rides have traditionally been for riders 12 and over with parental permission. Please let me know if you or your son or daughter is keen to participate. I am especially keen to know if any younger riders you have not previously joined us on Sundays would like to come along. Parents are encouraged to join in!

We commonly 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. 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.

Happy to answer any questions

Please email me at charlie@ppycc.org.uk

Thanks

 

Instructions for club trip to Gumber Bothy this Saturday.

(no attendees without prior notice but we still have a few places left if you want to get in touch)

Please read carefully

For those of you cycling to Gumber Bothy

We will meet at the Preston Park track at 9.30am for signing on. We aim to ride out by 10am.

You will need an overnight bag containing warm clothing, spare cycling kit, sleeping bag, towel, toiletries. If you don’t want to sleep in the dormitories you can bring a tent and all that is needed go with it. The dorms have padded mattresses but I don’t think there are pillows. Perhaps bring any empty pillow cases to stuff with clothing.

Overnight bags will be taken to Gumber in the support van.

You can drop your bags off at ‘sign on’ on Saturday or you can deliver them to my house (90 Beaconsfield Villas BN1 6HE) on Thursday /  Friday evening  Text in advance 07434691462 or you can drop off at my work on Thursday /  Friday ( Infinity Foods 46 Dolphin Road Shoreham BN43 6PB) Text in advance 07434691462

For those of you arriving by car or public transport

The Bothy and campsite are a two-mile walk from the nearest car park at Bignor Hill or Northwood (grid ref SU 959098) and there is no vehicle access to the site. I think you can get a bit nearer with a car to drop off gear but not for parking. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU ATTEMPT TO BRING A VEHICLE ON SITE. The cycling group aim to arrive by 4pm

You will need an overnight bag containing warm clothing, sleeping bag, towel, toiletries. If you don’t want to sleep in the dormitories you can bring a tent and all that is needed go with it. The dorms have padded mattresses but I don’t think there are pillows. Perhaps bring any empty pillow case to stuff with clothing

Overnight bags will be taken to Gumber in the support van or you can walk your bag in from Slindon village.

You can drop your bags off at ‘sign on’ on Saturday or you can deliver them to my house (90 Beaconsfield Villas BN1 6HE) on Thursday /  Friday evening. Text in advance 07434691462 or you can drop off at my work on Thursday /  Friday ( Infinity Foods 46 Dolphin Road Shoreham BN43 6PB) in the daytime. Text in advance 07434691462

Facilities

Visitors occupying the Bothy barn are welcome to use all the following facilities: Toilets, showers, sleeping dorms, kitchen, BBQ, bike racks, pay phone, camping field and drying room available. Visitors to the campsite have access to the same facilities apart from the sleeping dorms. Please also note that although the kitchen and Bothy are very well equipped there are no electric power outlets/ plug points on site and no fridge. There are lights but bringing a small torch is a good idea.

Food

A vegetarian evening pasta meal and morning breakfast will be provided. You are welcome to bring any snacks or extras. Alcohol is allowed for over 18’s but I won’t be bringing for all.  If you have any concerns or questions about let me know.

Cycling Kit

Check in advance of Saturday that your bike is in full working order. Bring spare tubes, jacket and snacks for the ride, A small back-pack is a good idea. You will be able to refill bottles at at least 2 points on the route

Remember – pack warm for cycling – pack warm for resting and sleeping!!!!

Contact numbers for ride leaders

Charlie 07434 691462

Ed 07734 419584

Kim 07833 351822

Anthony 07757 284814

Gumber Bothy Estate Office: 01243 814484

Gumber Bothy Emergency Telephone: 07833 906595

In the event of bad weather we may alter plans as necessary

Any questions – let me know!!

Charlie

Overnight Mountain Bike / Camping trip to Gumber Bothy 9th – 10th September

Overnight Mountain Bike trip to Gumber Bothy National Trust Camping Barn

Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th September

After a break of seven years we are finally returning to Gumber Bothy for an end of summer bunkbarn camping trip.

This is very much a social event with cycling thrown in. We will also be inviting our friends at VC Jubillee and Solent Pirates to join us.

Gumber Bothy, up on the South Downs near Bignor, is a fantastic place to spend the night and we have been lucky enough to secure exclusive access for PPYCC. Check out the website

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/slindon-estate/features/slindon-estate-has-a-converted-barn-and-campsite

Just like in 2010 the idea is to arrive on bike by cycling along the South Downs Way. On the Sunday we will cycle home reversing the route. But all are welcome however you arrive. We will use a support vehicle to bring in food, sleeping bags and tents etc. There is no direct vehicular access to the site. The NT will bring our gear in from Slindon village.

The route is almost entirely off road using the South Downs Way but we will ride for about 3 miles on the road. The only busy road section is a one mile ride from Amberley to Houghton which we will ride as a group with PPYCC coaches at the front and rear. The section of the South Downs Way we are riding is bumpy in a lot of places although there are some smooth grassy sections. The main challenge will be the four ascents and descents on route. The full 28 mile route is challenging and we do not recommend that any riders under 10 years or any riders with no mountain bike experience years attempt the full route. We may offer alternative start points at Washington or Amberley for younger riders and tag bike riders if required. Strong parents may be able to manage the whole route pulling a tag bike but it would be a long bumpy day on the back for a child! Experienced riders should be able to manage riding a low geared Cross bike. There is also an option of only riding one of the two legs. All children will need assigned, consented adult supervision.

Below is a download of the route. we will leave from Preston Park around 10am

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/15536642

Bookings can be made by email to charlie@ppycc.org.uk

Cost- £12 per adult and £6 per child

There will be some small extra costs for shared food and petrol etc

Sleeping arrangements -25 bunks in three rooms and room for 16 -20 tents. Sleeping arrangements will be agreed by general consensus once numbers are confirmed.

Fully equipped Kitchen and Wash/ Shower rooms on site.

If you do not have a suitable bike we may be able to lend you one. Just ask

Any questions about contact Charlie Booth or Ed Raynard, Hope to hear from you soon!

Update on Club Sunday Road Rides

After some consultation I have decided not to run any Club Sunday Road Rides for the next three months. The reasons being – We are entering the school exam and holiday season when attendance tends to dip considerably – I am struggling to always find time at present and am away several weekends myself. I know this also applies to the other ride leaders. (I would particularly like to thank Mark Bishop and Duncan Churchill for all the time they have given to the club on recent Sundays)

When we get going again in September I am hoping that we can encourage new faces to come along. The rides are tailored for all club members over 12, parents are also encouraged to come along. Please be in touch with any questions, keep riding- Thanks Charlie

Club Road Ride Sunday 14th May

Club road rides continue on Sunday 14th May for riders aged 12 and older.  Please contact the ride leader Charlie Booth if you have any questions – 07434 691462

Riders must have parental permission to ride. 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.

The rides are not coached sessions and there is not an organiser with legal responsibility for other riders. A club ride is simply a group of riders on a joint excursion on the open road which may include sections on busy roads and descents. Riders participate at their own risk and are expected to obey the Highway Code at all times.

Please ensure your bikes are road worthy this includes using tyres that are not worn or suffering cuts and nicks. COME FULLY CLOTHED FOR  ALL WEATHER or you will not be welcome to ride. Bad weather cancellations will be posted on the website by 9am