Author: Anthony Rogers

Volunteers still needed for our season finale – great opportunities!

What we need and what you can get: We need around 30 volunteers to help at our Cycle-Cross race. Any helper who can commit to helping for two or more of the four volunteering slots will receive a pair of solar bike lights which weigh only 12 grams. Great for keeping these on your bike…
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Ditchling Beacon Hill Climb

The last Sunday in October for a few years now has seen both the PPYCC hill climb and the Sussex Nomads Ditchling Beacon Hill Climb organised by Preston Park cycling volunteer Alex Beyfus. Some members and other cyclists chose to race in both. If you want to take part in the iconic hill climb you…
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Season’s end, free lights & cycle-cross volunteering

With the Club Champs just passed, and the end of October in sight, we can see our season end approaching. For racing cyclists, riding normally resumes after a short break but for volunteers there may be some down time in sight. Club sessions end with the month of October to be followed by our AGM…
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Bill Balding ‘SDD’. Another extraordinary achievement by a PPYCC member

Many of you will remember that club member Tom Pughe-Morgan completed an Everest Ascent of Ditchling Beacon, accompanied by Lukas Nerurkar, in 2017 at the age of 14 years; 65 continuous ascents on a single day. This seemed a most extraordinary and astounding achievement for anyone, and even more so for someone so young. Well…
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Outer Ring Saturday 14th Sept

With a good weather forecast tomorrow we will try and fit in lots of active riding to prepare for the Club Circuit Champs in a couple of weeks; bring your largest lungs for your greatest efforts.

Updated 10 mile challenge times

After the performances last weekend we have updated the 10 mile challenge times for those that took part. There were some great times and pretty much everyone recorded an improvement on the previous logged time. Well done those that took part.

Thanks to our concrete layers

Last Saturday a number of volunteers, led by PPYCC member parent Simon Tamplin, laid a concrete surface and ramp to improve access to the track from the containers. We are grateful to them and to the Pride Social Fund which provided the funding for this work. Photos of the workers and the results of their…
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PPYCC riders at the Track Nationals

We are delighted that three PPYCC members took part in the Track National Championships last week at the Geraint Thomas velodrome in Newport, Wales. Members Josh Golliker, Freddy Newman and Lukas Nerurkar were present racing between them in disciplines including the Scratch, Points Time Trial, Pursuit and Madison. Congratulations to them for their attendance in…
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Update: Help urgently needed on Saturday 10th August a.m.

Further information for Saturday. Although we will have 3 wheel barrows for our concrete laying we would welcome the loan of a couple more barrows. The key time to arrive is 09:30 and all should be finished by 11.00. Wellies are a recommendation and gloves will be provided. Again; please contact Anthony to confirm you…
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Help urgently needed on Saturday 10th August a.m.

Member parent Simon Tamplin has been shifting our shipping containers and preparing ground work for a new concrete area and ramp up to the track to make access easier. He has had help at critical points but has largely worked alone. On Saturday 10th however he will need three named helpers on wheel barrows [provided]…
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