One for parents

We have received the request below, which is to help with a student MSc research project. We do not know Gemma but we hope some of you may feel happy to support her in her research.

Calling parents! 

  • Are you a parent of an athlete aged between 6 – 21 who is involved with their sport at a competitive level?
  • Are you available for an interview to talk about your experiences and involvement in your child’s sporting participation?

This is for an MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology dissertation entitled: “How are parents gaining the skills required to successfully “Sports Parent” and what effect does this have on their child’s sporting participation?”

Aim

Parents are recognised as psychologically significant in their child’s sporting development, and their involvement can massively influence a child’s experience. The aim of this study is to understand the parent’s perspective – what is your experience of being involved with your child’s sport and how have you gained the required skills to successfully support your child in this?

Requirements:

1.      Child must be aged 6 – 21 and currently (or previously) involved within a professional organisation

2.      Interviews will be conducted between January and April 2018

3.      Interviews will take approximately 1 hour and will be conducted at your child’s training premises or over telephone / skype where appropriate

Interested? Please contact me using any of the details below:

Email:                   Gemma.Ennis@myport.ac.uk

Tel:                       07747 803851

Twitter:               @ennisg77

Skype:                  gemma.ennis1

New track session for PPYCC members at Lee Valley Velodrome on Saturday 3rd February 2018 

Track session at Lee Valley Velodrome on Saturday 3rd February 2018

On Saturday 3rd February, 08.00 – 10.00, we have secured a track session at Lee Valley Velodrome, just for our club, and will be running two separate groups – novice and experienced.

There are up to 24 places available to join us at the velodrome, however we need to know in good time who is attending in case we need to invite members of other clubs to help us cover the cost, thus you do need to pre-commit to this opportunity. If you would like to join us please email Anthony@ppycc.org.uk to be added to the list. Similarly contact Anthony [or Kim] with questions about the session.

The cost for the session is £15 [half the public Lee Valley fee]. You will need to hire a bike and shoes if you do not have these already.

Members often book to swim or dive in the Olympic pool after.

If you need help with transport also let us know. Similarly if you have room for others let us know so that we can coordinate.

Tomorrow’s interval training, 30th December

Tomorrow’s session is week 4 in the block of interval training. This week sees the final week of this block, which has been repeated twice. Next week it’s a New year and a new block!

Coaches will be available to assist with timings etc. All welcome, meet at the track at 10am.

Week 4

Warm up: 10 minutes in a middle to low gear, pedalling with high cadence. Small ring, middle of your cassette, perhaps 39 x 17 or 19. As the warm up progresses avoid changing gear but pedals fast. This can result in good pedalling technique and be quite taxing. 10 minutes.

Main session: 2 and 1 minute intervals. Ride 2 minutes hard, take 1 minute rest, repeat 4 times. Ride 1 minute hard, take 1 minute rest; repeat 4 times. Repeat the set twice but reverse the 1 and 2 minutes interval order for the second set so that you finish with the 2 minute intervals. Take a 5 minute rest between the two sets. 43 minutes.

Cool down with gentle pedalling until your breathing has returned to normal. This is typically 5 minutes.

Total cycling time: 58 minutes

Interval training tomorrow morning at the track-23rd December

Tomorrow morning is week 3 of our first block of interval sessions and it’s a pyramid session where interval length decreases with each interval but the intensity increases until we reach the peak. We then go back down the pyramid where interval intensity decreases but the interval length increases. Meet at the track at 10.00am, all welcome!

NB. Remember to concentrate and ride safely, other people are allowed to use the track and the gates will not be locked. Coaches will be available tomorrow to assist with timings, but this is not a coached session.

Week 3

Warm up: 8 laps, with 4 laps steady, 2 laps increase the speed, 2 laps fast. Lasts 10 minutes.

Main session: Pyramid. 5 minutes, 4 minutes 3 minutes, 2 minutes, 1 minute each with a 1 minute break between. After the 1 minute effort pedal gently for 5 minutes then go back up the pyramid from 1 minute to 5 minutes with the same rests.

Cool down with gentle pedalling until your breathing has returned to normal. This is typically 5 minutes.

Total cycling time: 58 minutes

Team PPYCC Race at Lee Valley Velodrome

7 PPYCC members were racing at Lee Valley Velodrome on Thursday evening.

Team PPYCC

Tom Pughe-Morgan, Josh Ballinger
Rahul Fortesque, Jacob James
Josh Gollicker, Luke Goodwill
Dylan Hicks

This was a specials race evening and the events included kierin, Team persuit, Team sprint, 200m sprint, points race

It was a great evening racing with PPYCC riders taking several 1st and 2nd places

 

 

Jacob James

Josh Golliker

Dylan Hicks

Josh Ballinger

Luke Goodwill Racing in the Kierin

Last minute PPYCC Christmas presents?!

Stewie Martin, (PPYCC’s kit Santa!) will be visiting Brighton tomorrow to deliver kit orders. If you have any last minute orders you would like delivered tomorrow in time for Christmas, please contact Stewie this evening by email: stewartmartin123@btinternet.com
As the kit comes directly from Santini in Italy, some of the prices have risen slightly, because of the £/€ exchange rate:
Everyday Jersey £25
Everyday Bibshorts £35
Sleek Jersey £55
Sleek Bibshorts £70
Skinsuit £95
Winter Jacket £70
Bibtights £65
We also have a limited number of hand-knitted winter PPYCC bobble hats for £10.00:
 Please contact Kim on 07833351822, for collection in Brighton any time before Christmas day if you would like to purchase one of these, excellent stocking fillers!

 

Tickets to see Warhorse at the Brighton Centre

We have received a message from someone that knows the club who 
wishes to sell on their Warhorse tickets and we thought this may be 
of interest to members.

"We are on your email alias as our son used to race in the Southern Region and we visited Preston Park numerous time.  We wondering if you have a bulletin board for items for sale as we purchased two tickets for the performance of Warhorse at the Brighton Centre on 14:30 on 
26th January 2018 for Max's grandparents who live locally only for 
them to go and book a holiday for the two weeks the show is on!  
Being theatre tickets we can't return them so need to find someone 
who would like them.  The show is excellent, we saw it in London and would thoroughly recommend it.

The seats are central in Row D of the stalls and have a face value of £52.50 + £6.05 booking fee although we would be happy to accept 
less!

Seeing as your membership is mainly located in the right catchment I wonder if you could pass the details on!

Many thanks

Steve
Contact: sreed99@hotmail.com

Interval training tomorrow morning at the Velodrome

This week will be session 2 in the rolling 4 week interval training programme for the winter months. Meet at the track for a 10.00am start, all welcome!

NB. Remember to concentrate and ride safely, other people are allowed to use the track and the gates will not be locked. Coaches will be available tomorrow to assist with timings, but this is not a coached session.

Warm up: Group warm up 8 laps, odd laps gentle, even laps put the pressure on so that you are breathing a little deeply by the end of the lap. Repeat until 8 laps have been completed. Lasts 10 minutes.

Main session: 6 x 5 minute efforts with a 2 minute rest. For the efforts pedal at 90 x 110 rpm cadence so that you are well on top of your gear. You need to maintain an effort where after the first 3 minutes you no longer wish to hold a conversation. To communicate with other riders you should not wish to say more than a quick word. For the rests freewheel and then pedal gently in a low effort. You will be aiming to ride faster than for last week’s session as the efforts are shorter but the key is to work hard and maintain your effort. 42 minutes.

Cool down with gentle pedalling until your breathing has returned to normal. This is typically 5 minutes.

Total cycling time: 57 minutes

Ladder needed to rescue bike

You may recall the request for the donation of a front wheel to help Adam complete his bike build project. We are pleased to report that the donation of a front wheel from our Omnium Promoter, Paul Wilson, allowed the completion of the project. Unfortunately a strong wind blew the completed bike into a tree and we now need to borrow a ladder to retrieve it.