Hill Climb Racing News: a win for Lloyd Costello

Three  PPYCC riders competed in the Butts Lane Hill Climb event at Willingdon last Saturday. There was a field of forty riders with a mix of juvenile, juniors, adults, seniors and veterans.  All three PPYCC riders had a good ride putting in a lot of effort and hard work to reach the summit in a good time.  Observers at the summit, including riders in all categories, were in a state of exhaustion and many collapsed once over the finishing line.
Results for the PPYCC riders are :- Francis Schofield finished 27th with a time of 5.04, James Gilmore 25th with a time of 5.01 and Lloyd Costello 21st with a time of 4.49. We are delighted that Lloyd’s time of 4.49 was the fastest time in the juvenile category giving him first place. Congratulations to Lloyd, and thanks to him, Francis and James for representing the club further afield.

London Youth Track League 2017/18, Lee Valley Velodrome

This week the London Youth Track League kicked off at Lee Valley Velodrome. 

PPYCC were well represented with 6 riders riding in the first weeks racing.  Josh Ballinger, Rahul Fortescue Talwar and Josh Golliker in the U14s Category and Finn Anderson-Grout, Tom Pugh-Morgan and Luca Stone in the U16s Category.  Tow more PPYCC riders, Dylan Hicks and Jacob James will be joining for the next event.

All performed incredibly well over 4 races.  Unfortunately Josh G was taken out by another rider crashing in race 3 so had to miss race 4 due to injury. He has a nice new race suite to look forward to. All races included a field of 28 riders which made for some extremely exciting racing Especially in the points races


PPYCC AGM & AWARDS: Sat 18th November, 2017

Our Saturday morning track sessions are almost over for this year but there’s still plenty more you definitely won’t want to miss over the winter!!

The PPYCC AGM and Prize giving will be held on Saturday 18th November at Knoyle Hall from 3.00pm – 5.00pm. This is our annual opportunity to celebrate another brilliant season and all of our riders successes, meet friends, eat cake, buy kit and equipment and swap bike stuff at the bike jumble!

We hope that everyone can make it and celebrate everything PPYCC, we look forward to seeing you there!

Outer ring Saturday 14th October

Saturday is the penultimate session for the Outer Ring at Preston Park with 21st October seeing riders visit Lee Valley Velodrome, (see details in post earlier this week).

We will continue from last week’s session by continuing to look at winter training and interval sessions. We will run a pyramid session in what may well be the last hot day at the park. Come prepared for all weathers and bring plenty of liquids.

Outer Ring on 21st October [limited availability to ride at Lee Valley Velodrome]

On Saturday 21st of October, 08.00 – 10.00, we have secured a track session at Lee Valley Velodrome alongside Brighton Tri, running two separate groups – youth and adult.

There will be no Outer Ring session at Preston Park that day but there are 12 places available to join us at the velodrome. You do need to pre-commit to this opportunity so if you would like to join us please email Anthony@ppycc.org.uk to be added to the list. The cost for the session is £10 and there is an opportunity to swim or dive in the Olympic pool after. If you need help with transport also let us know.

If oversubscribed we will chose a pool of riders who fit best together to ensure greater safety and maximising the coaching opportunity.

Le Ride, a film about following the route of the 1928 Tour de France!

Anyone else interested in supporting and seeing this film? It could be a PPYCC winter evening social event. We are unclear of the certification but assume a film about cycling around France will not be something that will cause upset. If interested just pledge on the website for the film Le Ride.



Date: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 6:30 PM

Where: Odeon Brighton
Kingswest, West St, Brighton , Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2RE, United Kingdom


Inner Ring Saturday 7th October

Tomorrow’s Inner Ring session will focus on your attacking and breaking away skills.

The forecast for the morning is still dry but with the wind it will be cool so please dress appropriately. Our advice is to have legs fully covered, long sleeves and a jacket.

As usual please ensure bikes have already been checked before arriving at the track to speed up the process and avoid delaying the start of the session.

One for parents

Did you know 02-08 October 2017 is Parents in Sport Week? The Child Protection in Sport Unit, (CPSU)  a branch of the NSPPCC, holds information on the importance of parents [not that you needed telling] and their needs; read more here:  https://thecpsu.org.uk/help-advice/topics/parents-in-sport/

With the recent events we have organised we would like to thank all our parents for their continuing support and encourage them and our other volunteers to look as this section on the CPSU website.

You may also wish to let us know if we should have a section of our PPYCC website devoted specifically to parents. Email your thoughts to anthony@ppycc.org.uk who will pass it on to our coach Mark Aberdour who has alerted us to this material and the potential need for updating our website.