Assen Youth Tour 2018

Congratulations to the 8 PPYCC riders who have been successful in gaining a place to ride in the 2018 Assen Youth Tour, the largest race of it’s kind for Youth riders in the world! More information on the Tour available at: http://www.europeanjuniorcyclingtourassen.eu

We look forward to hearing about the experiences of:

Luke Goodwill, Alex Goodwill, Alfie Bunyan, Freddie Newman, Josh Ballinger, Josh Golliker, Finn Anderson and Rahul Fortescue Talwar

in the first week of August! GOOD LUCK riders!

VC Jubilee Calshot sessions open to PPYCC riders

VC Jubilee have got 2 Calshot track sessions which are now open up for anyone to enter and ride.

There will be a beginners session on the 7th of Feb from 15.30 for those riders who are new to riding on a banked velodrome, and then a session for intermediate and advanced riders on the 4th March from 12.30(intermediate)/14.30(advanced). All PPYCC riders are welcome to come along.

Link to entry is below, children book via VCJ and adults Via BECC

https://www.riderhq.com/events?q=calshot&a=SEARCH&type=&distance=&postcode=

 

Tomorrow’s interval training, 30th December

Tomorrow’s session is week 4 in the block of interval training. This week sees the final week of this block, which has been repeated twice. Next week it’s a New year and a new block!

Coaches will be available to assist with timings etc. All welcome, meet at the track at 10am.

Week 4

Warm up: 10 minutes in a middle to low gear, pedalling with high cadence. Small ring, middle of your cassette, perhaps 39 x 17 or 19. As the warm up progresses avoid changing gear but pedals fast. This can result in good pedalling technique and be quite taxing. 10 minutes.

Main session: 2 and 1 minute intervals. Ride 2 minutes hard, take 1 minute rest, repeat 4 times. Ride 1 minute hard, take 1 minute rest; repeat 4 times. Repeat the set twice but reverse the 1 and 2 minutes interval order for the second set so that you finish with the 2 minute intervals. Take a 5 minute rest between the two sets. 43 minutes.

Cool down with gentle pedalling until your breathing has returned to normal. This is typically 5 minutes.

Total cycling time: 58 minutes

Interval training tomorrow morning at the track-23rd December

Tomorrow morning is week 3 of our first block of interval sessions and it’s a pyramid session where interval length decreases with each interval but the intensity increases until we reach the peak. We then go back down the pyramid where interval intensity decreases but the interval length increases. Meet at the track at 10.00am, all welcome!

NB. Remember to concentrate and ride safely, other people are allowed to use the track and the gates will not be locked. Coaches will be available tomorrow to assist with timings, but this is not a coached session.

Week 3

Warm up: 8 laps, with 4 laps steady, 2 laps increase the speed, 2 laps fast. Lasts 10 minutes.

Main session: Pyramid. 5 minutes, 4 minutes 3 minutes, 2 minutes, 1 minute each with a 1 minute break between. After the 1 minute effort pedal gently for 5 minutes then go back up the pyramid from 1 minute to 5 minutes with the same rests.

Cool down with gentle pedalling until your breathing has returned to normal. This is typically 5 minutes.

Total cycling time: 58 minutes

Last minute PPYCC Christmas presents?!

Stewie Martin, (PPYCC’s kit Santa!) will be visiting Brighton tomorrow to deliver kit orders. If you have any last minute orders you would like delivered tomorrow in time for Christmas, please contact Stewie this evening by email: stewartmartin123@btinternet.com
As the kit comes directly from Santini in Italy, some of the prices have risen slightly, because of the £/€ exchange rate:
Everyday Jersey £25
Everyday Bibshorts £35
Sleek Jersey £55
Sleek Bibshorts £70
Skinsuit £95
Winter Jacket £70
Bibtights £65
We also have a limited number of hand-knitted winter PPYCC bobble hats for £10.00:
 Please contact Kim on 07833351822, for collection in Brighton any time before Christmas day if you would like to purchase one of these, excellent stocking fillers!

 

Interval training tomorrow morning at the Velodrome

This week will be session 2 in the rolling 4 week interval training programme for the winter months. Meet at the track for a 10.00am start, all welcome!

NB. Remember to concentrate and ride safely, other people are allowed to use the track and the gates will not be locked. Coaches will be available tomorrow to assist with timings, but this is not a coached session.

Warm up: Group warm up 8 laps, odd laps gentle, even laps put the pressure on so that you are breathing a little deeply by the end of the lap. Repeat until 8 laps have been completed. Lasts 10 minutes.

Main session: 6 x 5 minute efforts with a 2 minute rest. For the efforts pedal at 90 x 110 rpm cadence so that you are well on top of your gear. You need to maintain an effort where after the first 3 minutes you no longer wish to hold a conversation. To communicate with other riders you should not wish to say more than a quick word. For the rests freewheel and then pedal gently in a low effort. You will be aiming to ride faster than for last week’s session as the efforts are shorter but the key is to work hard and maintain your effort. 42 minutes.

Cool down with gentle pedalling until your breathing has returned to normal. This is typically 5 minutes.

Total cycling time: 57 minutes

Tomorrow: Interval training AND PPYCC Bobble Hats!!

Tomorrow’s interval session plan returns to Session1 of the rolling winter training plan. As for previous sessions, the track is not booked, there are no session fees and there may be other people using the track. So come prepared for whatever the weather and whoever the company with your road bike.

Tomorrow’s session

NB. Remember to concentrate and ride safely, other people are allowed to use the track and the gates will not be locked. Tomorrow there will not be a club coach to supervise the sessions, although senior club riders will be there to support timings during the session.

Warm up: 10 minutes in a middle to low gear,  pedalling with high cadence. Small ring, middle of your cassette, perhaps 39 x 17 or 19. As the warm up progresses avoid changing gear but pedals fast. This can result in good pedalling technique and be quite taxing.

Main session: 4 x 10 minute efforts with a 2 minute rest. For the efforts pedal at 90 x 110 rpm cadence so that you are well on top of your gear. You need to maintain an effort where after the first 4 minutes you no longer wish to hold a conversation. To communicate with other riders you should not wish to say more than a quick word. For the rests freewheel and then pedal gently in a low effort.

Cool down with gentle pedalling until your breathing has returned to normal. This is typically 5 minutes.

Total cycling time: 63 minutes

Also tomorrow, just in time for the winter chill, the new, hand knitted, PPYCC BOBBLE HATS will be available to buy before and after the interval session. Availability is limited so be first in line with £10.00 to ensure you will be wearing the PPYCC colours whilst keeping warm this winter! .

These hats have been expertly knitted by Aidan Beattie’s Grandmother, a very big thank you for her time and skill! All proceeds go to supporting PPYCC.

Saturday 18th Nov : PPYCC AGM and Awards

Less than a week to go until the PPYCC AGM and prize giving! This will be held at 3.00pm on Saturday 18th November at Knoyle Hall, Knoyle Road, Brighton.

We will be celebrating another successful year at the club, and awarding riders for their racing and motivation throughout the year.

We will also have:

RAFFLE, with great cycling prizes

BIKE JUMBLE

FUN CYCLING QUIZ WITH PRIZES

CAKE! – any cake donations for the evening would be very gratefully received, many thanks!

CLUB KIT FOR SALE

Don’t forget your purses for those must have purchases on the night!

We look forward to seeing you all there!

PPYCC AGM is coming up!

Just a quick reminder to all our riders and parents that the PPYCC AGM and prize-giving is on Saturday 18th November 2017, from 3.00pm at Knoyle Hall.

It would be great to see as many of you there that are able to make it, we have a fun afternoon planned, with a lots of prizes including Club Championship medals and special Club awards!

Also bike jumble, cakes and cycling quiz with prizes to look forward to!

We look forward to seeing you there!

PPYCC Young Volunteers

A big well done and thank you to Adam Churchill, Josh Ballinger, Lloyd Costello and Rahul Fortescue Talwar, who completed a Cycling Award for Young Volunteers (CAYV) study day on Monday.

The British Cycling CAYV programme supports young people to build their leadership and communication skills in a practical environment, and provides them with the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills across a varied range of roles and activities within cycling.

By volunteering time to the club, Adam, Josh, Lloyd and Rahul will be supporting the rest of PPYCC’s volunteer team to continue to provide excellent cycling opportunities to our riders! They are all motivated to gain their Gold CAYV Award, in total providing 36 hours of volunteering each.