Author: John Ballinger

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…
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Assen Day 5, The omloop, Kostvlies

The cobbled omloop takes place in the hamlet of Kostvlies about 20km’s from Assen. It was a very windy day and having ridden the loop the previous day it was easy to see where the wind would of use and where it would be hardest.     The race also included a section of cobbles…
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Assen Day 4, time trial

Time Trial This took place in a small village about 20 km from Assen.  The cat 7 race was over 13km and the  cat 5 over 7.5km.  It was a windy and wet day which produced some slippery conditions at the start with some riders slipping on the start ramp.    Josh was early out…
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Assen Day 3, Classic Road race

The Classic is what Assen is all about and brings to the young riders all of the trappings of a full tour stage, police outriders, team cars the works.  This is what makes Assen so special and this year  has attracted nearly 800 riders from 23 countries as far as New Zealand and South Africa…
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Day 1 & 2, Assen, European Junior Cycle Tour. Prologue & Criterium

Day 1’s Prologue covering a 1.7km timed distance started in the woods just outside Assen and finished at the main cycle arena.  Comprising of sealed road and cobbles through-out the course.  Freddie Newman and Josh Ballinger we’re in the early category 7 group which started at 8am, Josh starting at 8:04am and Freddie at 8:11.…
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Goodwood Race Series concludes with success for PPYCC riders.

The 10 race series finally came to its climax on Tuesday evening. The conditions did not look good as a storm front started to come in and although there was little rain there was a strong headwind down the back straight which changed to a cross wind towards the final corner. There were 4 PPYCC…
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Riding the London/Surrey 100 for Charity

Hi All I am one of the volunteer coaches at PPYCC and I’m riding in the London/Surrey 100 in aid of Chestnut Tree House Childrens Hospice. I’ve never cycled this distance before but I’m hoping to do it in less than 6 1/2 hours. I’m aiming to raise £600 for the charity so any donations…
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New Kit added to Kit page order now for Christmas

Most of the new kit and prices have been added to the Club kit page now. Photos are to follow. To hopefully get an order back in time for Christmas I need all orders in by the 25th November. If I have what you want in Stock then I will get this to you, otherwise…
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PPYCC Lycra overshoes available

These will be on the kit page soon and available to buy at £16. There is a limited amount at the moment but more have been ordered.

PPYCC Caps and New Kit

  We now have the PPYCC Caps and will be selling them at the track from this Saturday (15th August) Price is £7 Other pre-ordered kit has also arrived and this is being sorted and packed