Inner Ring – Saturday 15th October 2016


Tomorrow is our final session at Preston Park for the 2016 season.

We will be running the 6th of our Go Ride Racing events.

We are always up against it in terms of time on racing days so please be trackside at 8.40am for sign on and warm up before racing starts at 9am.

Bring plenty of snacks and water and lots of layers of clothes as there is some hanging around between races and we don’t want riders getting cold.

Following the conclusion of the racing we will combine all the results for the 6 race series and then do a post on the site so riders can track their progress throughout the year.

A reminder that on 22nd October the club will be running its Championships over at Cyclopark – its a brilliant venue for those that haven’t been before with the chance to race on a purpose built course – there is also a mountain bike trail to explore so well worth the trip.


Inner Ring – Saturday 8th October

This coming Saturday we are running a special session at Happy Valley instead of at the track at Preston Park. Riders will need to bring mountain, cyclo-cross or other bikes that can contend with off road terrain – plenty of grass, mud and the likes.

Session times are the same as usual and will be doing some different types of coaching in preparation for the club’s cyclo cross events.

Rider should remember to bring snacks, water and plenty of layers to stay warm.

See you there

Lee Valley Riding Opportunity

Message from our friends at Brighton Mitre


Brighton Mitre’s Kiko Piai has booked Lee Valley Velodrome for Sat 3rd September from 08.00 – 10.00 and has some spaces for competent youths and adults in what looks like will be a good ‘bunch racing’ training session. He says “We’re charging £20 per rider and we gave up to 14 spaces as we have two coaches in a double group. To sign up drop me an email, and I’ll send payment details.”

Inner Ring – Saturday 27th August 2016

Inner Ring Riders/Parents/Carers

Tomorrow we will be running the 4th in our series of 6 Go Ride Racing Sessions

The weather looks hot so please bring plenty of water and some snacks to keep energy levels up. Please allow extra time for signing on and aim to be track-side at 8.40am so we can get the whole race programme completed

we also need as many volunteers as possible to help with recording results so please come down and help out if you can.

See you all tomorrow


Inner Ring Saturday 25th June 2016

Inner Ring Riders

Great to see so many of you at the track last weekend for the 2nd of our 6 planned Go Ride Racing sessions.

This weekend we will focus on Group Riding.

The weather forecast keeps on changing so please keep an eye on the PPYCC website on Saturday morning – we will post by 8am if the session needs to be cancelled.


Inner Ring – Saturday 18th June 2016


This coming Saturday we will be running the 2nd (of 6) Go Ride Racing sessions at the track.

The format will be as follows;

Race 1: Time Trial –  Under 8, Under 10, Under 12  – 1 Lap of Track 

Race 2: Scratch Race –  Under 8  – 2 laps, Under 10  – 4 laps, Under 12 –  6 laps

Race 3 : Points Race  – Under 8  – 2 laps,  Under 10 –  3 laps, Under 12 –  4 lap

Last time round I was not clear about the age categories and some riders were allocated to the wrong groups. I have consulted the British Cycling website and can confirm the following;

Youth E Under 8 born in 2008 or later
Until 31 December of year in which 8th birthday falls

Youth D Under 10 born in 2006 or 2007
From 1 January of year in which 9th birthday falls to 31 December of year in which 10th birthday falls

Youth C Under 12 born in 2004 or 2005
From 1 January of year in which 11th birthday falls to 31 December of year in which 12th birthday falls

The weather looks a bit changeable currently so please check the website 1st thing on Saturday morning as we will post (by 8am) if the session is on or not.



Inner Ring – Saturday 21st May 2016

Inner Ring Riders

This coming Saturday we will be running a Go Ride Racing session.

This is the first in a series of 6 that will run throughout the remainder of the 2016 season.

The format is as follows;

Race 1: Time Trial –  Under 8, Under 10, Under 12  – 1 Lap of Track 

Race 2: Scratch Race –  Under 8  – 2 laps, Under 10  – 4 laps, Under 12 –  6 laps

Race 3 : Sprint Race  – Under 8  – Half lap,  Under 10 –  1 lap, Under 12 –  1 lap

Parents/Carers/Volunteers – please can you help out this week with timing riders, holding starts etc

The session will start as usual at 9am, subject to weather – if we need to cancel session due to rain we will post a message by 8am on Saturday morning.