Author: Mark Aberdour

Coronavirus update: No club activity until after 04 July (updated BC Guidance)

British Cycling has extended the suspension of authorised cycling activity until the 4th July. Many of you may have seen the BC communications which came out this week, please see the British Cycling page below for full details. In summary, national races are suspended until 1st September, regional races and non-competitive events until 1st August, and club/group activity until 4th July.

British Cycling update on suspension of cycling activities (updated 27 May)

Saturday sessions will hopefully return after this date, although with some changes to safeguard riders, parents and volunteers. PPYCC are in regular contact with the BC regional team to discuss how activities and racing can be safely phased back in when appropriate, we will issue further guidance when appropriate.

Please continue to follow the BC advice on how the government’s guidance impacts cycling. By following the advice you are helping to secure our collective right to ride outdoors, continue to protect the NHS and save lives.

Remember that there are also lots of ways you can remain active at home. See our page on Staying Active for things you can do at home!

Coronavirus update: No club activity until after 30 June (updated BC Guidance)

British Cycling has cancelled all authorised cycling activity until the 30th June. The government issued updated guidelines on exercising in mid-May so please see the British Cycling page below which details what these guidelines mean for cycling.

British Cycling updated guidance on Covid-19 (updated 12 May)

The existing guidance about group riding is still that we must NOT ride in groups. You can exercise alone, with those you live with or with up to one person from outside your household (maintaining 2m distance at all times). Please follow the advice, as by doing so you are helping to secure our collective right to ride outdoors, protect the NHS and save lives.

If you’re not comfortable going out riding just yet, remember that there are lots of ways you can remain active at home. See our page on Staying Active for things you can do until the quarantine period is over and also see PPYCC Events for May for things going on this month!

Please support Juliette’s 1800K on rollers!

Local rider Juliette Clarke is nearing the end of a phenomenal 6 day, 1800km challenge on ROLLERS in her back garden! Juliette is a friend of PPYCC with links to our members and is raising money for Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day. Please see the links below and support her incredible achievement if you are…
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Rider lockdown report from Izzy Stone

PPYCC are proud of our past members’ achievements, some of which you can see on our Past Members web page. One such rider is Izzy Stone who was just starting another season of racing in Belgium when lockdown hit. Izzy has kindly sent PPYCC an update of how lockdown has affected her season and gives some tips…
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Forty stolen bikes found in Brighton

Sussex Police have found a haul of forty stolen bikes in Brighton including some of high value. No useful pictures have been published but if you’ve had something stolen then it may be worth contacting the police, details in the article below. I’ll be asking them about the lovingly handbuilt vintage machine I had stolen…
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PPYCC events for May

There is lots going in this month at both club level (all ages) and British Cycling level (Youth A and B) so there’s no excuse not to be on the bike at some point! We’d love to see what you’re up to throughout the month, if you are on social media then please share your…
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PPYCC lockdown challenge for May

We hope everyone has been able to get outside and stay active in some way over the past month. Saturday sessions will not restart until at least the first weekend of July, in line with British Cycling guidance. But there are many things you can do to keep practicing bike skills during lockdown, so we…
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PPYCC/VCJ Zwift rides

For those missing Wednesday racing at the track we wanted to set up some PPYCC Zwift group rides on a Wednesday afternoon at 4pm. The rides will be organised by a PPYCC youth rider and will initially be no drop group rides with the ‘keep everyone together’ tab activated. All PPYCC and VC Jubilee youth…
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Join the Movement with #StayInWorkOut

Sport England are inviting everyone to ‘Join the Movement’ and keep active with the help of a new campaign. Using #StayInWorkOut on social media, the Join the Movement campaign is designed to provide inspiration and trusted information to the public about how to get active in and around the home during the coronavirus pandemic. The…
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Staying active with Ready Set Ride

We hope your first week out of school is going well. We are mindful of not bombarding you with yet more Covid-19 email notifications beyond the deluge already hitting your inbox (so apologies for the earlier website notifications that were sent in error)! However we also know as parents how important it is to keep…
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