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

 

Hill Climb TT on the iconic Ditchling Beacon

We would like to encourage our racing members to enter the Sussex Nomads Time Trial Hill Climb at Ditchling Beacon on Sunday 29th October. Unusually we are encouraging members to take part even though our second Cycle-cross event is on the same day.

The early start of the Hill Climb gives riders a chance to travel to our Cross event to either race or help later the same day. To this end the Hill Climb promoter is Alex Beyfus, who is the mechanic for our club on Saturday mornings and who is joining our Cross race to help as First Aid support after his own promotion ends.

You will need parental permission and to be 12 years or older. For further information use this link: 2017 Sussex Nomads Cycling Club HC details

ps. You have to enter by 17th October.

Cross-race report

If you look at our Face Book page you will see much more about yesterday’s cross race, however there was much excitement, less bad weather than expected and some success for our riders in a discipline where we are not so commonly on the podium.

With over 30 volunteers we showed an impressive club and community spirit and thanks to all those that contributed in some way.

We await sight of the official results but, congratulations to podium finishers Tom Pughe-Morgan and Freddie Newman and maybe others.

Unusually we had a first aid incident in the Senior race with the injured party being ex-member ,23 year old, Patrick Hough. Patrick’s mother Liz said

“Thanks for being in touch about Patrick. Unfortunately he has a hairline fracture of the fibia and will be out for about six weeks. He’s fine, and gone back up to London today with a sack full of painkillers! “
PPYCC say best wishes for a speedy recovery Patrick .

Cross volunteer roles and briefing notes

Hi Volunteers, Thanks for your support, for Sunday’s cross event please see advice below; and attached for Signing On. There is a list of volunteers, roles and timings below which hopefully does not contradict other missives we have recently posted. Anthony

Volunteers

  • Parking is difficult, consider parking in the surrounding residential area
  • Marshalls need to:
    • Be in position in time for the start of each race they are marshalling.
    • Check the course markings remains intact [have some barrier tape to hand].
    • Check riders keep to the course, note rider’s numbers (on a phone or paper) who make infringements to the rules i.e. leave the course, behave dangerously or discourteously.
    • Be polite to the public and help them to negotiate their way through the park, pointing out the recommended routes, especially dog walkers.
    • Notify the first aider of any first aid incidents. Alex Beyfus 07717310168, Paul Wilson
    • Report to the organiser, or Commissaire any incidents. Note rider numbers if relevant.
  • Signing on stewards:
    • Please read the attached instructions, these will be available in paper format on the day.
  • Setting up/Setting down:
    • Setting up is time pressurised and so it is a case of ‘all hands on deck.’ Setting up poles, pegs and barrier tape to mark the course throughout the park. This takes some time and so must start early to be ready for the first race at 10.00
    • Setting down is more relaxed other than people want to get home, any additional help here is welcome. Setting up needs the Under 12s course to be completed first, and this will be a part of the adult course with slight variations. Barrier tape does unroll from the box such that it can be located between the fence poles in a spiral, hence cheating the wind. As far as I know you need special training for this as few people can do it.

PPYCC Happy Valley Cross Race volunteer rota

Sunday 1st October 2017

Role Times Volunteer name Volunteer name Volunteer name
Promoter All day Anthony Rogers
Course designer All day Alan Newman
Setting up 08.30 to 10.30 1. Neil Costello 2. Ollie Phillips 3. Tobias Bunyan
Setting up 08.30 to 10.30 4. Stewie Martin 5. Jenny Martin 6. Joseph Martin
Setting up 08.30 to 10.30 7. Richard Gilmore 8. Ed Raynard 9. Mark Bishop
Setting up 08.30 to 10.30 10. Paul Wilson 11. Archie Raynard 12. Lukas Nerurkar
13. Adam Churchill 14. Freddie Newman 15. Rahul FT
Setting down 15.00 – 16.30 1. Justina PM 2. Anthony Rogers 3. Alan Newman
Setting down 15.00 – 16.30 4. Paul Wilson 5. Rob Kovacs 6. Freddie Newman
Setting down 15.00 – 16.30 7. Adam Churchill 8. Rahul FT 9. Kim FT
Marshalling 1 10.00 – 12.00 1. Teresa Tamplin 2. Natasha Hannah 3. John Ballinger
Marshalling 1 10.00 – 12.00 4.  Rahul FT 5. Simon Tamplin 6. John Ballinger
Marshalling 2 11.30 – 15.15 1. Rob Kovacs [from 12.00] 2. Steve Noake 3. Mark Bishop
Marshalling 2 11.30 – 15.15 4. X 5. John Ballinger 6. Rahul FT
Marshalling 2 11.30 – 15.15 7. Josh Ballinger 8. Richard Gilmore 9. Lloyd Costello
Marshalling 2 11.30 – 15.15 10. Freddie Newman 11. Tom PM 12. James Gilmore
Recording laps 1 10.00 – 12.00 1. Justina PM 2. Anthony Rogers 3.
Recording laps 2 11.45 – 15.15 1. Justina PM 2. Alex Beyfus 3.
Signing on 09.00 to 14.00 1. Kim FT 2. Esther Polden 3. Helen Clarke
Prize allocation 10.00 to 15.00 1. Kim FT 2. Esther Polden 3. Helen Clarke
Catering All day 1. Charlie Booth 2. Archie Raynard [to 12pm] 3. Jojo from 12pm
First Aid 09.30 – 15.00 1. Alex Beyfus 2. Paul Wilson

Cycle-Cross tomorrow has 323 pre-entries!

Here are pre-entry numbers for tomorrow and also a note two say hat it looks like it will rain all day! Come prepared and remember we give our volunteers free snacks so just tell Charlie and his crew what job you are doing and you will be rewarded with Infinity Foods snacks and other delicacies.

Coded below are our 323 pre-entries and above that entries from PPYCC. Codes relate to gender and age [with U being under]. Prizes go to the first 3 in each category and the League sponsors Kinesis will also have some flags flying.

Aidan Beattie
Sebastian Boulton
Stanley Wilson
Joshua Ballinger
Adam Churchill
Tom Pughe-Morgan
Frederick Newman

U10B – 11

U10G – 7

U12B – 20

U12G – 8

U14B – 18

U14G – 8

U16B – 15

U16G – 9

JM – 4

SM – 64

40M – 98

50M – 39

JW – 2

SW – 10

40W – 7

50W – 3

 

Total 323

 

The PPYCC BIG race weekend is almost here !

PPYCC’s biggest race weekend is almost here – Cyclopark Autumn Classic tomorrow and London Cyclocross League race at Happy Valley, Woodingdean Sunday. Thank you to the volunteers supporting the events across the weekend.

Fantastic to see so many PPYCC riders have entered the Cyclopark race. We now have over 70 entries. If you haven’t already entered ( U16 boys you know who you are !! ) there’s still time this evening and also entry on the day.

Please make sure you have checked your riders bikes tonight and have read the race manual paying particular attention to the timings. Make sure you allow sufficient travel time. As a guide aim to arrive at least 30 minutes before sign in closes (race manual) to allow yourself time to get organised, have gears checked and then sign-on.

Parking at Cyclopark is £1 all day, payable in cash at the reception desk.

As this is a BC Regional event sign-on closures will be prompt as per the race manual as we need to finalise and pass rider sheets to the British Cycling Commissaire and our race judges well ahead of races starting.

For those of you who have rollers or turbo trainers for warming up there will be space for these outside.

Cyclopark Autumn Classic Youth Races 2017

It would be great to see as many of our riders as possible racing at Happy Valley in our Cyclocross race on Sunday. Or just come along to watch and support our event and riders. There will be 100s of riders competing  from across London and the South East, it’s a great spectacle to watch.

See you all tomorrow  !

Paul

Sunday’s Cross race volunteer update

A fantastic response, but can accommodate more to give the day that party feel [or to relieve people from the rain]. See current allocations below.

PPYCC Happy Valley Cross Race volunteer rota

Sunday 1st October 2017

Role Times Volunteer name Volunteer name Volunteer name
Promoter All day Anthony Rogers
Course designer All day Alan Newman
Setting up 08.30 to 10.30 1. Neil Costello 2. Ollie Phillips 3. Tobias Bunyan
Setting up 08.30 to 10.30 4. Stewie Martin 5. Jenny Martin 6. Joseph Martin
Setting up 08.30 to 10.30 7. Richard Gilmore 8. Ed Raynard 9. Mark Bishop
Setting up 08.30 to 10.30 10. Paul Wilson 11. 12.
Setting down 15.00 – 16.30 1. Justina PM 2. Anthony Rogers 3. Alan Newman
Setting down 15.00 – 16.30 4. Paul Wilson 5. Rob Kovacs 6.
Marshalling 1 10.00 – 12.00 1. Theresa Tamplin 2. Natasha Hannah 3. Ollie Philips
Marshalling 1 10.00 – 12.00 4. 5. 6.
Marshalling 2 11.30 – 15.15 1. Rob Kovacs [from 12.00] 2. Steve Noake 3. Mark Bishop
Marshalling 2 11.30 – 15.15 4. 5. 6.
Marshalling 2 11.30 – 15.15 7. 8. 9.
Recording laps 1 10.00 – 12.00 1. Justina PM 2. Anthony Rogers 3.
Recording laps 2 11.45 – 15.15 1. Justina PM 2. Alex Beyfus 3.
Signing on 09.00 to 14.00 1. Kim FT 2. Esther Polden 3. Helen Clarke
Prize allocation 10.00 to 15.00 Kim FT
Catering All day 1. Charlie Booth 2. 3.
First Aid 09.30 – 15.00 1. Alex Beyfus 2. Paul Wilson

 

We really need lots of people to set up, to marshal the afternoon, and one other person to join each of the Recording laps teams. One person for the Signing On teams. Also Catering probably needs some help.

 

START TIMES

10:00     UNDER 10 BOYS & Girls

10:20     UNDER 12 BOYS & Girls

10:50     YOUTH A & B BOYS & Girls

11:50     VET40 & Junior MEN

13:05     Vet40, Vet50, Senior, JUNIOR WOMEN & VET50 MEN

14:15     SENIOR MEN

 

PPYCC Circuit Championships at Cyclopark (Autumn Classic)

Just a reminder for those for you that haven’t already entered that it’s the PPYCC annual circuit championships at Cyclopark this coming Saturday with the first race kicking off at 12:00 with the u8s and u10s.

Online entry is available at British Cycling Website, please can as many riders as possible sign up in advance as we can pre-allocate race numbers and this will speed up sign-on on the day. Thanks !

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/166497/Cyclopark-Autumn-Classic

and the race manual including timing for the events is available here. Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time to gear check and sign-on before your race.

Cyclopark Autumn Classic 2017 Race Manual

Please ensure that you have your race licence with you on the day and that your gears have been restricted correctly for your riders age category. Riders will not be allowed to sign on and obtain a race number until their gears pass the check. Note that tire inflation really affects gear roll outs so please check that your tires are correctly  inflated before queuing for gear check. If they are soft you’ll be asked to pump them up and queue again.

Gear Restrictions Explained:

A useful British Cycling guide on gear restrictions and  gear combinations are available on British Cycling Website at the two links below:

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/bc_files/volunteer/Youth_Gear_Restrictions_for_Riders.Parents.pdf

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/bc_files/coaching_tools_forms/gear_chart.doc

If your rider has a smaller bike ie 24″ wheels or 650c wheels this website is useful.

http://www.bikecalc.com/gear_meters_of_development

First select the correct wheelsize and nearest tire size. Then select the front chainring size(s)  (count the teeth of you are unsure ) and the sprockets sizes (cassette on the back wheel). After you press calculate a gear table will be presented. You need to look for the nearest gear meters below the limit for your riders age category and front and rear sprocket size this relates to. Note for a U12s and below this will almost certainly require the front deralliuer to be restricted so that the large ring cannot be used. Then using a screw driver or allen key restrict the rear derailleur so that it can’t shift into a larger gear. There are lots of You Tube videos that explain how to ‘lock off’/adjust/restrict gears using derailleur adjustment screws.

If this seems too daunting don’t worry you can gear on the day but then you’ll need to lock off the gears with a screw driver to allen key (please bring your own tools) and queue for a re-check.

If this is your first event please don’t let this put you off, it’s standard for all Youth circuit races and done once is as easy as riding a bike !

 

We hope to see as many riders competing on the day as possible. Racing at Cyclopark is a great experience. Also if you want to make the most of your visit you can explore the off-road tracks and trails on your own bikes  for a small fee or hire a bike from the onsite shop.

Additionally, if any parents can assist with marshalling that would be greatly appreciated as running an event on a circuit this size we do need extra help to ensure rider safety.

thanks, and hope to see you Saturday

Paul Goodwill

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