Preston Park Youth Cycle Club

Saturday session guidelines

Please can all parents and riders read carefully through the ‘Activity Guidelines for Members’ below ahead of Saturday’s session if you are coming.

We cannot stress enough that all participants need to take personal responsibility and recognise the impact of their actions on others. If you don’t think you can follow the guidelines then please do not take part in club activity just yet.

Activity Guidelines for Members

Inner and Outer Ring pre-registration is open for Saturday 11th July

It was good to see lots of riders attending this weekend, we hope you all enjoyed getting back to the track, it was lovely to see you all enjoying yourselves! You can now pre-register online using the links below. We have 20 spaces at Inner Ring and 15 at Outer Ring for the 11th July.…
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Sessions today are on as planned

The overnight drizzle is forecast to clear in the next few hours so we will run the sessions as planned this morning. Please bring wet weather gear though as the grass and track will be wet! Both sessions are full so pre-registered riders only please, the team are all looking forward to seeing you at…
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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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