Membership

YOUTH, ADULT & GROUP MEMBERSHIP

We have a variety of membership options but our most common are for youth members who attend our coaching sessions, with membership reductions for siblings. We also welcome adult and family members who are not part of our youth coached membership but would welcome the chance to join a family friendly club. All members need join the National Governing Body, British Cycling, as membership includes personal liability insurance which we consider a necessary benefit of membership. If joining as a non-cycling member then you can join as a British Cycling fan, otherwise chose the membership option to suit your riding. www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership

Prospective Youth Members

Due to the continuing  growth of interest in our cycle club, Preston Park YCC has seen a great increase in demand for club membership. The club holds introductory sessions for prospective members, please email helen@ppycc.org.uk to join the waiting list, and for further information. Once a place becomes available riders are invited to attend a taster session to give the club a try and decide if they would like to become a regular member. Taster sessions are free.

Youth Members

We have an annual membership fee of £25.00, with a reduced fee for additional siblings of £10.00, the weekly session subscription cost is £4.00. Current members will need to join at the beginning of each season to take part in club activities. New members may join once they have received a membership invitation following participation in a taster session. Read further below on how to join the club and British Cycling.  If these costs are a barrier to your participation then please contact Anthony at anthony@ppycc.org.uk.

Existing and Prospective Adult Members (over 18s)

We have an annual membership fee of £25.00, with any additional family members being able to join at the reduced rate of £10.00. This reduction applies to adults if you have one child or other family member already in the club. Current members will need to join at the beginning of each season to take part in club activities. Please email our Chair if you would are a prospective adult member who would like to join our club [kim@ppycc.org.uk]. Read further below on how to join the club and British Cycling.

Benefits of becoming a Preston Park YCC member with British Cycling

Become a member of British Cycling today

  • Save 10% with Direct Debit and pay in March.
  • Liability insurance and legal support (see conditions) for your daily cycling.
  • Exclusive 10% off cycling holidays with Sports Tours International.
  • Get 10% off purchases at Halfords and Chain Reaction Cycles.
  • Priority access to tickets for major cycling events.
  • Membership starts at £21

Upon invitation to become a club member please:

1. Use this link to the British Cycling club page, put Preston Park Youth CC or BN1 6LA into the search facility to find our membership page. Click on the marker on the map.

2. Join the club and make your membership payment.

3. Also join British Cycling, this forms part of your PPYCC membership requirement, and is free for new members for the first year.

Weekly sessions

The club season at Preston Park runs from March-October. We run two sessions on a Saturday morning to allow riders of all age groups access to, and time on, the track every week. These are as follows:

Under 12’s and all new members:

9.00-10.30am – this will be a fun, skills and racing session.

Over 12’s and other invited members:

10.30-12.00pm – this will be a training and race practice session

Those in the 9.00-10.30 session will be divided into one of three groups depending on ability. Riders may progress through the groups during the season and for those that are at the upper age and ability range for the Under 12s we will organise a gradual introduction to the Over 12s to aid progression.

Signing on

To speed up the signing on process and allow maximum riding time, PPYCC uses Signing On Cards for each rider. These will be issued once membership and payment have been confirmed. Signing on cards will be kept at the track and each rider’s card will be moved from the ‘Signing On’ card store to the ‘In attendance’ store as they make their weekly payment. The cards will allow riders to add emergency contact numbers and any important details, so that this information is readily available if needed during the session.

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 Advice and information for getting the most out of your session

·         Arrive at least 15 minutes before your start time to allow for a prompt start. If you arrive late we cannot guarantee helping you to get a bike from the containers until the break.

·      If you have specialist cycling shoes and the session is at Preston Park you should bring trainers to enable you to join in all the activities. Please note that many cycle specific shoes are not designed for safe walking or running.

·         Bring a snack, drink and clothing which keeps you protected from wind, sun and temperature extremes. Note cycling tends to be a cold sport.

·         A helmet must be worn whenever cycling a bike.

Additional Information

  • We welcome new volunteers and can often offer assistance in funding for courses such as coaching and bike mechanics. Included amongst the roles we can offer are: coaches, mechanics, publicist, website looker afterer, caterers, first aiders [and anything you can think of].

  • Please note that we sometimes use photography at our sessions and events and publish these on our website.  If you do not wish you or your child to be pictured on our website then please inform our membership secretary.