We will be using track bikes and looking at the points race as well as recording another timed lap.
I have just seen PPYCC members Aidan and Xavier on lap 76 of their 100 lap cycle challenge at Preston Park cycle track. They are raising funds for Water Aid, which somehow seems even more appropriate in today’s weather.
With the forecast looking dry we will be using track bikes tomorrow morning and the focus will be Starts, TTs, Pursuits and Sprints.
Once again the Eastbourne Cycling Festival will host a weekend of all things cycling with lots of events and races across the weekend 3rd and 4th June. See link below for details:
Additionally, following on from last year the event is also hosting the South East Regional Youth Circuit Championships on Sunday 4th June promoted by local club VC Jubilee. The closed road circuit racing will be based around Eastbourne lawns for u8 -u16 age groups. Entry for the races is via the link below and the event will also shortly be listed on the British Cycling website:
It’s the PPYCC Omnium on Sunday. As always any cake donations for the refeshment stand will be much appreciated!
For all of you who would like to put in some extra laps at Preston Park Velodrome, whilst raising money for charity, Brighton Housing Trust are running an all day event at the Velodrome on Sunday 25th June.
BHT challenge the causes of homelessness, poverty and marginalisation and deal with the consequences, providing support for those dealing with homlessness within Brighton and Hove and East Sussex. Please follow the link for the event flyer and more info! BHT Around the World Cycle Challenge 2017
With the heavy cloud and a forecast of outbreaks of drizzle we will commit to road bikes for this morning’s session to ensure that we can get some riding done. Fingers crossed for those that are travelling to Bournemouth for the second round of the Youth Omnium.
Next Sunday, 21st, is the final round of the Youth Omnium at Preston Park, if not entered please come and cheer on and help out in our most exciting race day of the season.
Club road rides continue on Sunday 14th May for riders aged 12 and older. Please contact the ride leader Charlie Booth if you have any questions – 07434 691462
Riders must have parental permission to ride. Parents are encouraged to come along.
The route will be decided on the day and be tailored for all abilities.
Meet at the track ready to leave at 10.00am for a two hour ride though note that we commonly return at 12.30 or after. There will be no charge but the nature of these rides is that a higher level of self-sufficiency is required. This means riders should be capable of safe return if they become separated from the group and that suitable clothing and equipment are used. Thus there should be no new participants without prior agreement.
The rides are not coached sessions and there is not an organiser with legal responsibility for other riders. A club ride is simply a group of riders on a joint excursion on the open road which may include sections on busy roads and descents. Riders participate at their own risk and are expected to obey the Highway Code at all times.
Please ensure your bikes are road worthy this includes using tyres that are not worn or suffering cuts and nicks. COME FULLY CLOTHED FOR ALL WEATHER or you will not be welcome to ride. Bad weather cancellations will be posted on the website by 9am
The inner ring session will be in its usual slot of 9 to 10.30 tomorrow. At 10.20 Anthony will be joining us to tell us about Wednesday night racing, parents welcome.