Happy New Year ūü•≥

Clubmates, we had a fantastic 2022, and 2023 is looking just as exciting. If you’re considering a new years resolution, we have a few ideas for you. But whatever you decide to pursue in 2023, we hope the year is a success. Wishing you sunshine, tailwinds, coffee and cake. Happy new year to all from PNECC!

 

2023 ready – Appointments, awards & decisions

The 2022 AGM  minutes are now online and include new appointments, rule updates and constitution updates. A warm welcome to our new 2023 season club officials and thank you to those that have serves in 2022.

The AGM included the award of Life Membership to Dave Swaffer for his long serving dedication and participation across the club. The presentation was made by vice president, Harry Jackson

 

The AGM was followed by a dinner and Annual club awards evening. Well done to our winners, and thanks to all who prepared and participated to both AGM, and  awards evening.

 

2022 Club Survey now open online

The 2022 Portsmouth North End Club survey is now open to share your ideas, feedback and experiences.

All members should have received an email with a link to complete the survey online, please check any SPAM folders.

If you haven’t received the survey email please email chair@pnecc.co.uk directly. The survey link is also posted on the Facebook members area.

Please consider the last year since Aug 2021 to now when responding and  complete all relevant sections.

All responses are in confidence and will be used to understand your needs, and  develop the club. The Survey will remain open until 26th September.

Thank you for contributing to the survey.

Mountbatten Cycle Coaching, 12th Aug 18:00

Mountbatten Friday night road bike session. – 12th August 2022
18:00-19:00 youth
19:00-20:00

Coordinated by Gordon, British cycling coaches from Portsmouth North End Cycling Club are offering sessions at the Mountbatten track.

Opportunity to ride and try coach led racing on the Mountbatten closed circuit on road bikes.
Depending on numbers the sessions can accommodate different rider abilities.
The sessions will be road bikes only I.e. bikes with gears and freewheel.

Youth
Hour on road bikes group riding handling and mini coach led race scenarios.

Adults / Strong youth / juniors
Hour / hour and half road bikes

The session will include race scenarios snd coach led races.
For a place reply by email to coaching@pnecc.co.uk, include any particular elements of racing you’d like to develop.

Team Time trial
Lead outs
Finish scenarios.
Break away.
The session will be adapted to cover the needs of the riders.

Cost is covered by the club. Serviceable bike helmet and gloves please.

Track Session at Calshot 20/8/22

Portsmouth North End CC have hired the Calshot Velodrome for a 3 hour session, starting at 6pm on Saturday 20th August 2022.

The session will be coached by Paul Giles, and there are a maximum of 16 places up for grabs. The session will be tailored for the ability of the attendees. If 16 people attend, there will be two groups, each of 8, rotating evenly with one group on track, and the other group resting. Obviously fewer people will allow smaller groups, and/or more track time each.

Places will be allocated on the following priority basis:

  1. PNE members – Free participation and free bike hire.
  2. Family / Friends / Other Clubs Р£12 per person participation; plus £10 bike hire.

Helmet and shoe hire is also available from the Activity Centre should it be required. It is believed that the hire bikes are equipped with Look pedals.

If you are inspired by the track cycling currently happening in the Commonwealth Games, this is your chance to emulate the likes of Jack Carlin! This is the perfect opportunity for those who have never tried riding a fixed wheel on a banked wooden track to give it a go, and find out how much fun it is!  For anyone wanting to try a fixed wheel before committing to this session will be able to try out such a bike on the Mountbatten Centre Track in Gordon Richardsons training session on 12th August. It is also an opportunity for experienced riders to enjoy a night training on the boards.

Email cx@pnecc.co.uk to reserve your place(s), preferably before 15/8/22. When doing so, please mention each riders track riding experience so that the session coaching plan can be adapted accordingly.

Please note that if you are allocated a place, but fail to turn up without reasonable excuse, you will be charged £12 to cover the clubs outlay.

More info about the velodrome can be found here https://www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/outdoorcentres/ourcentres/calshot/hangar/the-track