Inner and Outer Ring and POP UP KIT SHOP this weekend, 21st April

Apologies if you are receiving this post again, it appears to have been delivered to some, but not all inboxes, and I wanted to be sure all riders are aware of changes to this weekend’s plans…..

Inner Ring: The session will run at the usual times, 8.45am sign on for a 9-10.30 session, we will be focusing on bike handling skills this week.

POP UP club kit shop: Throughout the Inner Ring session this week, the club will be holding a pop up kit shop for all riders who would like to purchase club kit, whether because you are new to the club, or you who have worn out,or grown out, of your PPYCC kit! Please bring cash or cheques for payment on the day

Outer Ring: Unfortunately this week’s session is cancelled due to a lack of coaches, who are all either teaching new coaches, or supporting PPYCC riders at the 2nd regional omnium of the season. We will be back again for the Outer Ring next Saturday 28th April.

Ist Youth track Omnium of the season

Last weekend, on a grey, and ultimately wet, Sunday, 11 PPYCC riders travelled to Porstmouth’s Mountbatten Centre for the first regional omnium of the season.

There was some tremendous racing, although unfortunately rain called off the competiton after 3, out of a total of 5, events.

PPYCC are very proud to be have been represented by Alfie Bunyan and Seb Boulton in the U12’s, Dylan Hicks, Josh Golliker and Luke Goodwill in the U14’s (and not forgetting Louis Boulton, Seb’s brother, riding for VCJubilee, too!), and Tom Pughe Morgan, Adam Churchill, Freddie Newman, Lukas Nerurkar, Josh Ballinger and Rahul Fortescue Talwar in the U16’s.

Congratulations to Dylan (2nd) and Josh (3rd) in the U14’s and Tom (2nd) in the U16’s for their podium places. All the riders rode very well, against some difficult competition, and showed determination and motivation in their riding, and support and empathy to their team mates and other riders. Well done everyone!

 

Dylan 2nd and Josh 3rd in the U14’s

Inner and Outer Ring this weekend, 21st April, AND POP UP KIT SHOP!

Inner Ring: The session will run at the usual times, 8.45am sign on for a 9-10.30 session, we will be focusing on bike handling skills this week.

POP UP club kit shop: Throughout the Inner Ring session this week, the club will be holding a pop up kit shop for all riders who would like to purchase club kit, whether because you are new to the club, or you who have worn out,or grown out, of your PPYCC kit! Please bring cash or cheques for payment on the day

Outer Ring: Unfortunately this week’s session is cancelled due to a lack of coaches, who are all either teaching new coaches, or supporting PPYCC riders at the 2nd regional omnium of the season. We will be back again for the Outer Ring next Saturday 28th April.

CLUB EQUIPMENT LOANS

CLUB EQUIPMENT LOANS

PPYCC has a richness of rider talent that the club continues to support through a variety of ways, including training, coaching and loan of available resources and equipment.

Whilst some of the club’s equipment is available for all riders to request and use, including road and track bikes, and track specific wheels, there is some equipment, notably rear track disc wheels, which British Cycling regulations specify is only able to be used by Youth A riders.

The club has recently purchased another rear track disc wheel, and therefore now own 3 disc wheels, available to loan to riders who have shown consistent committment and results within the discipline. Unfortunately the club does not have the financial resources necessary with which to enable all riders to access this equipment in the current and future cohort of Youth A riders. On this note, PPYCC would be very happy to open discussions with any individuals or businesses who would be interested in sponsoring equipment purchases for the club, including items, such as disc wheels, which carry the Sponsor’s livery.

PPYCC have therefore agreed a fair list of priorities to determine which riders may be successful in obtaining a loan of a disc wheel, if desired, based on rider’s performances and commitment.  The list is in reducing order or priority, with uppermost priorities taking precedence over lower ones, for example, a 1st year Youth A rider who has has an invitation to track RSR will automatically take precedence over a rider who is 2nd year Youth A without an RSR invite.

  1. Youth A
  2. Track RSR invitation in the winter preceding the current season
  3. Riders with the highest finishing places within the preceding year’s track season, with national results taking precedence over regional resuls where applicable.
  4. Have shown continued committment to the discipline, e.g. attaining indoor track accreditation, participation in track events and leagues such as London Youth Track League, National Track Series or Winter Icebreakers Series.
  5. 2nd year Youth A
  6. Current year National ranking in Road and Track

In addition, as PPYCC would like to be able to support past members of the club, disc wheels are also available for past PPYCC riders in their Junior Years of racing (16-18 yrs) on an ad hoc basis, and only if there is no request/need by Youth riders to use these wheels at a concurrent time.

Should the wheels get damaged within a race situation, the club will absorb the cost of repair or replacement. The wheels will be on loan to each rider at each race, and returned to club care when not in use. However, riders are expected to look after the wheels whilst they are in their care, and indivudual riders will be liable for any damage caused outside of a race scenario.

 

Inner and Outer Ring sessions this weekend 14th April

Inner Ring: This week’s session will be a distance challenge, with riders completing a specific number of laps, depending on age, whilst being timed. This allows riders to compare their individual results from previous attempts, and see how they are improving, and to set themselves new challenges!

Outer Ring: This week’s session will be on track bikes (don’t forget to check the website prior to the session if there is any question over the weather forecast). For those who wish to gain/complete their track accreditation, this will be available to Inner and Outer Ring riders within the session. For those who don’t need accreditation, we will be focusing on Standing Starts and TT, ahead of the first regional omnium on Sunday.

Session times as usual for both groups.

Track cycling in the Outer Ring and track accreditation

Finally the weather is giving us a glimpse of spring….and the track season at Preston Park, organised by Sussex Cycle Race League, is due to begin in 2 weeks on 18th April , more information at their website http://scrl.co.uk

The regional rounds of the British Cycling Youth Track Omniums are also due to start, PPYCC sits in the South Region, with our Omnium to be held on 13th May, and the first in the group is coming up on 15th April at Portsmouth.https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/track/article/20150611-track-static-content-Track-youth-omnium-series-homepage-0?c=EN

For PPYCC sessions, the Outer Ring will also begin their track season (always with the proviso of weather conditions) from this Saturday, 7th April. The club website calender has been updated to show each week whether riders should expect track bike, or the occasional road bike, sessions, allowing riders to plan ahead for each weekend session.  However, if the conditions are very damp or wet, this will preclude track bikes and an update will be posted on the website prior to the session, so please check for the latest information before leaving for the session each week!

For riders who are new to track cycling, PPYCC will be incorporating accreditation sessions within the Outer Ring, these are open to all Inner and Outer Ring riders who would like to gain experience and skill on a track bike, and accreditation is imperative prior to racing on a track bike at Preston Park. The 1st accreditation session will run this weekend, for riders who require a track bike, please arrive early to ensure you are able to have a correctly sized bike and are therefore able to start the session on time at 10.30am

We look forward to seeing you at the track, please email me if you have any further questions regarding track riding.

PPYCC member’s mountain bike for sale

For Sale: Orbea MX26 Team 2016 Mountain bike. Perfect early mountain bike with a serious spec:

  • Light aluminium frame with components adapted for smaller hands;
  • 1×9 Shimano Altus groupset
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
  • RockShox 100mm travel forks
  • Satin black with silver and blue detailing
  • Upgraded with 780mm Specialised low rise bars and 50mm Giant stem (originals also available)
  • Upgraded with Specialised Butcher 26×2.3 tyres

Ideal for adventurous kids around 5’ tall. Some minor scuffing (it has been used!) and the front brake needs bleeding. Otherwise, excellent condition.

£300 or nearest offer. Contact Tim Williamson on 01273 841460; stephtim@sky.com

 

PPYCC Regional Omnium, calling all riders and volunteers!

PPYCC are once again hosting a round of the National Youth Omnium on Sunday 13th May.

Even if you are not entering the National Series you can still enter this one-day event. We have always had a great turnout of club members, across all age groups, enter this event, and is a brilliant opportunity for riders to gain racing experience at regional level.

Only U14 and U16 count towards the points series, so U8, U10 and U12 are just for fun, which always makes it a relaxed and enjoyable day’s racing.

For those of you not familiar with the Omnium, think of it as the decathlon of track cycling. There are five different events – Time Trial, Elimination Race, Scratch Race, Sprint and Points Race. Points are awarded for each race and totalled up at the end. There are five age categories, with separate races (and prizes!) for boys and girls. Under 8’s boys and girls will be combined into one category.

All races must be on an approved fixed wheel bike, so some previous experience of track riding is required.
Entry details can be found here
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/?series_id=527
Please also feel free to discuss with our coaches at a Saturday session for more insight into, and advice on, the event

As always, this event could not run without the tremendous support of all our volunteers. If you feel that you would be able to give some time to support the club on the day, please contact our Omnium Event Organiser, Paul Wilson, paul@upgradebikes.co.uk. No experience, just enthusiasm, required!!