We have sent the below message to all current PPYCC members through the British Cycling membership system so it should be in your inboxes. If you did not receive the email then your membership may have expired or your renewal could still be being processed, in this case please drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm.
I hope you’re all keeping well. I know many riders are itching to get back to the track and am happy to say British Cycling have now given the go-ahead for coached youth sessions. So we are planning to restart Saturday morning sessions on 4th July, please mark it in your calendars!
There will be some major changes which will make the sessions feel very different from before in areas like registration, bike checks, rider briefing and smaller coaching group sizes. We will obviously be strictly enforcing a rule around no group riding, but there is still loads of skills work we can do while maintaining a safe distance. The coaching team are therefore planning sessions with a strong emphasis on skills and fun, which is what we always try to do anyway.
PPYCC committee members have kept touch with the regional British Cycling team throughout the lockdown period, taking part in online meetings with other clubs from around the region to discuss strategies for returning to coached sessions. The committee, coaching and safeguarding team met online last week to kick off our re-opening plan and there is much to do between now and 4th July including risk assessments, sourcing PPE and cleaning products, amending our coaching plans, working out session arrival and departure procedures, reviewing first aid provision, setting up advance online booking and cashless payment systems, and much more. Thankyou to all our volunteers for making this happen!
We will send a further email towards the end of next week with more detailed information about all of the above, but please rest assured we are all working to make our return to the track a safe and fun experience not just for riders, but for volunteers, coaches and parents too. If we identify any risks that we don’t feel can be safely managed then we will postpone opening until we are happy that it is safe enough to do so.
Look out for more detailed information later next week. In the meantime you can find the latest British Cycling guidance and FAQs (updated yesterday) at the below link and if you have any specific questions or concerns please email me at email@example.com