Preston Park Youth Cycle Club

Inner and Outer Ring pre-registration is open for Saturday 4th July

You can now pre-register online using the links below. We have 15 spaces at each session this week. Inner Ring pre-registration Outer Ring pre-registration Eventbrite seems to be working ok but it’s out first week using it so there may be teething problems! If you do experience any issues then please email chair@ppycc.org.uk If it’s…
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Pre-registration for PPYCC Saturday morning sessions

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 membership@ppycc.org.uk to…
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Return to Saturday morning sessions on 4th July

British Cycling have given the go-ahead for coached youth sessions to start up again 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 bike checks, rider briefing, smaller coaching group sizes, arrival and departure procedures, first aid provision, advance online booking and cashless payments.

Detailed session instructions will be circulated to all members during week commencing 22 June. Rest assured that 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.

All being well, we hope to see you on the 4th!

More details at Blog post: Return to Saturday morning sessions on 4th July

Thankyou to our volunteers!

This week is Volunteers Week and we’d like to say a BIG THANKYOU to all of our amazing volunteers at PPYCC! Our club is run entirely by volunteers and we currently have over 30 people who contribute in many different ways: coaches, committee members, youth committee, signing-on volunteers, safeguarding team, Duke of Edinburgh volunteers, race…
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Brighton & Hove City Council youth survey

Brighton & Hove City Council have been in touch with PPYCC requesting the views of young people in the city about what groups, activities or clubs should be provided and where in the city they should be located. The ten-minute survey is for children and young people in Brighton & Hove aged 11 to 19,…
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Coronavirus update: No club activity until after 04 July (updated BC Guidance)

British Cycling has extended the suspension of authorised cycling activity until the 4th July. Many of you may have seen the BC communications which came out this week, please see the British Cycling page below for full details. In summary, national races are suspended until 1st September, regional races and non-competitive events until 1st August, and club/group activity until 4th July.

British Cycling update on suspension of cycling activities (updated 27 May)

Saturday sessions will hopefully return after this date, although with some changes to safeguard riders, parents and volunteers. PPYCC are in regular contact with the BC regional team to discuss how activities and racing can be safely phased back in when appropriate, we will issue further guidance when appropriate.

Please continue to follow the BC advice on how the government’s guidance impacts cycling. By following the advice you are helping to secure our collective right to ride outdoors, continue to protect the NHS and save lives.

Remember that there are also lots of ways you can remain active at home. See our page on Staying Active for things you can do at home!

Items for sale …..

Club member Dylan Hicks has some great items for sale ….. Elite Rollers – These were my first rollers and have been well used but are in good working order. Highly recommended for leg speed, balance and control on the bike. – £40 ONO Elite Super Crono Fluid turbo trainer – This turbo is in…
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Coronavirus update: No club activity until after 30 June (updated BC Guidance)

British Cycling has cancelled all authorised cycling activity until the 30th June. The government issued updated guidelines on exercising in mid-May so please see the British Cycling page below which details what these guidelines mean for cycling.

British Cycling updated guidance on Covid-19 (updated 12 May)

The existing guidance about group riding is still that we must NOT ride in groups. You can exercise alone, with those you live with or with up to one person from outside your household (maintaining 2m distance at all times). Please follow the advice, as by doing so you are helping to secure our collective right to ride outdoors, protect the NHS and save lives.

If you’re not comfortable going out riding just yet, remember that there are lots of ways you can remain active at home. See our page on Staying Active for things you can do until the quarantine period is over and also see PPYCC Events for May for things going on this month!

Please support Juliette’s 1800K on rollers!

Local rider Juliette Clarke is nearing the end of a phenomenal 6 day, 1800km challenge on ROLLERS in her back garden! Juliette is a friend of PPYCC with links to our members and is raising money for Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day. Please see the links below and support her incredible achievement if you are…
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Rider lockdown report from Izzy Stone

PPYCC are proud of our past members’ achievements, some of which you can see on our Past Members web page. One such rider is Izzy Stone who was just starting another season of racing in Belgium when lockdown hit. Izzy has kindly sent PPYCC an update of how lockdown has affected her season and gives some tips…
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