British Cycling has cancelled all authorised cycling activity until the 30th June and the Government has instructed people not to venture outdoors other than on defined permissible business. We need to remind you that the instruction from Government is to not cycle with others and that the only permitted outdoor cycling is once a day alone, or with members of the same household.
Here are some ideas for how you might like to remain active in the coming weeks and months.
Exercising at home
PPYCC is affiliated with Sport England through the Clubmark scheme. Sport England have an excellent page of resources about staying active at home from running programmes and indoor workouts to fun activities for active kids.
Ride the rollers
PPYCC have a number of rollers that we can loan for free to club members while we are in this challenging period. They will all need returning when the racing season resumes as we normally keep them at the track so our riders can warm up and warm down at SCRL track league. We currently have 6 rollers which are all adjustable to fit junior-sized bikes. Note that roller riding is a skill which takes time and patience to learn, however it is a great skill to master, is good fun and fantastic for developing balance and pedalling style.
Email email@example.com if you would like to borrow one of these.
British Cycling Zwift sessions
British Cycling Talent Development team have partnered with Zwift to offer Tuesday night development sessions and Thursday night racing sessions. These have been opened up to ALL U14/U16 club members.
Also as part of this series, GB Cycling Team Zwift Endurance Rides are taking place on Sunday mornings. These are open to EVERYONE regardless of age and ability and are an opportunity to chat to Academy riders and Olympic hopefuls!
Ready Set Ride
British Cycling has launched a daily activity calendar to keep kids moving and help them to develop new skills, as millions across Britain adjust to life out of school. This is aimed at younger cyclists and is ideal for riders just starting out with PPYCC or younger siblings of existing members.