PPYCC riders have been very busy with the new season’s racing and sportive calendars, and have been representing PPYCC nationally and regionally. Well done to all our riders on their participation, achievements and representation of PPYCC!
On the 26th March, Lee Valley YCC hosted the 1st of the National Youth Circuit Series at Redbridge Cycling Centre.
Luke Goodwill competed in the supporting U12 mixedrace, with a field of 49 riders, finishing 12th overall in a hard race, well done Luke!
Rahul Fortescue Talwar, Freddie Newman, Lukas Nerurkar, Dylan Hicks and Josh Golliker competed in a huge field of 93 riders in the U14’s boys race. Unfortunately, through an unavoidable accident in front of him, Lukas crashed out of the race. Dylan and Josh, as 1st year U14’s rode hard but were eventually lapped (as were 45 of the riders in the group) by the main bunch. Rahul and Freddie stayed in the leading group throughout the hour long race, with an exciting sprint finish up the hill, with Rahul coming 4th overall, and Freddie finishing in 33rd place.
Unfortunately, with a maximum field of 102 riders in the U16’s, none of the PPYCC riders in this age group were able to secure a place, however, George Pittock, friends and co-competitor with several of our riders and who claims PPYCC as his second club, did ride in the U16’s, coming 83rd in a very strong and fast group, well done George!
On Saturday 1st April, Josh Ballinger rode in the Haywards Heath 48 mile sportive, recording a 3rd best finishing time out of 151 participants, whilst Tom Pughe-Morgan rode an amazing 160km in the Cycling Weekly sportive in just 5hurs 43 mins, really impressive riding! Meanwhile, up in London, Freddie Newman, Lukas Nerurkar and Rahul Fortescue Talwar competed in track at Herne Hill 5th track day Youth Omnium, with Rahul coming 1st (3rd overall in Youth A and B), Lukas 2nd and Freddie 3rd in the U14, well done PPYCC!
Please let me know if you have particiated in an event recently that I am not aware of, so we can celebrate your achievements too.
Also ,any pictures you would like to share from these, or any other events, please send to me, to post on the website. Instagram is also coming soon to the website, with lots more pics to view!