PPYCC club road ride Sunday 26th February

Club road rides continue on Sunday 26th February for riders aged 12 and older.  Please contact the ride leader Charlie Booth if you have any questions – 07434 691462

There will be no ride the following weekend (The weekend of the Punchuer Sportive)

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 THE COLDER WEATHER or you will not be welcome to ride. Bad weather cancellations will be posted on the website by 9am

Club Road Ride Sunday 12th February

Club road rides continue on Sunday 12th February 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 THE COLDER WEATHER or you will not be welcome to ride. Bad weather cancellations will be posted on the website by 9am

Tomorrow’s Club Ride is ON!!!

Sorry for the late posting but tomorrow’s ride is ON

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. Similarly these are club rides and not coaching sessions, so will aim to be more continuous ride, with limited stopping.

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

Probably no Club Ride on Sunday

Sorry all but at time of writing this Friday night I am unable to commit to a club run on Sunday ; I may have to work etc. If this changes I will post up but my advice is not to plan your weekend cycling around a ride on Sunday. Catch up soon Charlie

An exciting date for your diary!

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Return to Gumber Bothy – 9th -10th September

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

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; But all are welcome however you arrive.

This trip is only in the planning stage at present so I will not taking bookings until later but feel free to email me any questions – charlie@ppycc.org.uk . After consulation a full itinerary and plan will eventually be formulated to suit all.

Keep that weekend free!!!

Charlie

Puncheur Sportive Sunday 5th March

On Sunday the 5th March I will be running the feed station on the Puncheur Sportive instead of the normal Sunday ride. As in previous years we have a few rider places reserved for PPYCC

If any of the stronger riders, coaches or parents would like to ride the Sportive then please contact the organiser Morgan Lewis directly at morganrlewis@ntlworld.com ( Cc me at charlie@ppycc.org.uk) for discounted entry of £10. Youth riders will require parental consent. Closing date Friday 17th February

A 65 mile sportive in the winter is a hard ride and should not be undertaken lightly. Get in touch with any questions.

EVENT DETAILS

  • WHEN? Sunday, 5th March
  • WHERE? Start and finish Ditchling Village, BN6 8TY, a few miles north of Brighton
  • HOW FAR? 65 miles, fully signed route
  • CLIMBING? ~1700m, Summit finish, Ditchling Beacon
  • FEEDSTATION? At 33 miles – energy drink and lots of great food from Infinity Foods. Pasta Pomodoro at HQ afterwards (included in price).
  • HOW MANY RIDERS? 450
  • http://puncheur.co.uk

Club Road Ride Sunday 22nd January

Club road rides continue on Sunday 22nd January for riders 12 and older (with parental permission)  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. Similarly these are club rides and not coaching sessions, so will aim to be more continuous ride, with limited stopping.

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