Get well soon Andy!

Andy crashed and broke his femur riding today, and is having surgery on Monday. The pavement will probably be repaired on Tuesday 😉 All the best man, heal up! Send him positive vibes if you get a chance.

TdF Velogames results!

Unless somebody knows who “Powerwheels” is (please use your real name in the future!), our podium is: 1st Matthew “Bajan-boi” Wright, 2nd Kevin “finally wins something” Bodbyl, and 3rd Rich “I had a baby” Lyle. Bayden and Karen fill out the top 5 (so close). Will be in touch with the winners for prizing. Way to go Froomey, and all of the Sky-bots!

July “try-a-rides” on the 23rd and 26th

The OCA allows non-members to participate in one club activity per year, as a chance to try out a club and group riding. We’ve set our two available dates for this month on Sunday the 23rd (shorter “B” ride), and Wednesday the 26th. If you’ve always wondered what a club ride is like, then this is your chance! Details:19

Please make sure that you read the appropriate ride description, and meet the fitness and safety standards for riding.

Hope to see some new faces out there!

Congrats to all Paris to Ancaster racers

It was a cold and windy edition, but the club had a great showing! Look to the forum for some possible race re-caps and war stories. Here are some brief results, let me know if I missed anybody.

PlaceNameCategoryCat PlaceGender PlaceTimeGapSpeedWave
32FEDOSOV, JamesLM20-296/10130/12812h 19′ 51″0h 11′ 33″29.4EVIP
68DENNIS, MichaelLM40-4919/42666/12812h 24′ 59″0h 16′ 41″28.3EVIP
89PRIEUR, AaronLM30-3934/29286/12812h 26′ 00″0h 17′ 43″28.2EVIP
127CHAPPEL, MarkLM40-4942/425121/12812h 30′ 39″0h 22′ 22″27.3W1
130ROSE, JoelLM40-4944/426124/12812h 31′ 12″0h 22′ 54″27.2EVIP
142LEFEBVRE, AlexLM20-2917/101136/12812h 32′ 47″0h 24′ 29″26.9EVIP
209HARVEY, PhilipLM40-4971/425198/12812h 39′ 20″0h 31′ 02″25.8W1
235DREWITT, GordonLM40-4980/425223/12812h 42′ 29″0h 34′ 11″25.3W1
398MAHON, CameronLM50-5954/282375/12812h 57′ 26″0h 49′ 08″23.2W4
427LYLE, RichLM30-39129/293404/12812h 59′ 17″0h 50′ 59″22.9W3
449FERWERDA, RonaldLXMSS6/22424/12813h 00′ 42″0h 52′ 24″22.7W2
488FERWERDA, WilfredLXMSS8/22461/12813h 03′ 25″0h 55′ 07″22.4W2
509MAXWELL, JmeLM40-49171/425481/12813h 05′ 08″0h 56′ 51″22.2W4
662CALCAGNO, LorenzLM50-59115/282615/12813h 17′ 35″1h 09′ 17″20.8W4
953PLATER FINDLAY, MichaelLM40-49302/425872/12813h 45′ 19″1h 37′ 01″18.2W4
988COOPER, KirstenLF50-5905-Dec86/1453h 48′ 29″1h 40′ 11″18W4

New Ontario ITT Series

Today we received the following press release from the Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) announcing a new Ontario ITT Race Series organized by RaceTiming.ca.

Club members may be interested as one of the events is being held in Fergus. In addition, club members who do not have an OCA racing licence are eligible to participate!

Registration for the first event closed this coming Thursday May 4/17 at midnight.

Racetiming.ca is proud to bring to you the brand new Ontario ITT Series. The series will feature three events across the province, all of which will run with traditional Regional categories (ability based) as well as U17 & Para.

Here’s the best part: OCA club members can participate without a racing licence.

Each event will have a Sportif category where any member of an OCA Sanctioned Club (ACM) will be allowed to participate in. Various distances will be offered, both for Men & Women, and will each have a podium ceremony and awards! Series points will be awarded to top finishers and a final series standing will tell us who the best club riders of 2017 are!

The three dates within the series are:

Ingersoll, ON – Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Fergus, ON – Sunday, June 11th, 2017
Dundalk, ON – Sunday July 23rd, 2017

Registration for the first event is now up on CCN Bikes:

https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/racetimingca-2017-ontario-cup-time-trial-1

The other two events will be online shortly. Entry fees are the excellent price of $30 for club members racing Sportif.

Hope you can all make it!

Indoor trainer rides finished for 2017

Thanks to all those that came out for the sessions this year. We may be back next year if there is still interest, Zwift seems to be killing the vibe 🙂

The SRCC indoor winter training series is a go for 2017! Sessions will begin on Tuesday, January 10th at 7:00 p.m., and continue on Tuesday’s for 8 weeks (through to Feb. 28th inclusive).

The location is new for this year, all sessions will be held at the gym at the Holy Rosary Catholic School located at 365 Stevenson St, Guelph. Parking is available between the church and the school. Bring your bike, stationary trainer or rollers, water, and a towel for 1 – 1.5 hours of pure, sweat-stained enjoyment.

This series is free to all SRCC members, as costs are being covered by the club… with thanks to our generous sponsors, of course!

Hope to see you there! Any questions, please contact Gabhan Chalmers at gabhan@guelphcyclingclub.ca.

AGM takes place Monday, November 28th at 7:00 p.m.

The SRCC Annual General Meeting will take place Monday, November 28th downstairs at The Shakespeare Arms. It’s at this meeting that we’ll hear end-of-year reports on club operations and, importantly, elect our 2017 volunteer executive, encompassing the positions identified here. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend, and anyone wishing to seek election to—or nominate another for—the volunteer executive can either submit their (self-)nomination to member@guelphcyclingclub.ca or declare as much in person at the AGM. The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. sharp, and shouldn’t last more than an hour, tops. Come on out!

Year-end Club Social set for November 18th

Let’s get social!

Our annual club social will take place Friday, November 18th, 7pm, at the Italian Canadian Club. Come for the light fare, cash bar, awards presentation, door prizes, and The Annual Presidential Address, but stay for the all-night reveling and witty banter. All for a modest, $5.00 cover charge that will be collected at the door.

Care to join us? Please click here to ‘répondez s’il vous plaît’ to rsvp@guelphcyclingclub.ca so we can get a sense for numbers. Oh, and it would be ideal if we could hear from you by Sunday, November 13th, but not imperative.

Hope to see you there!

Calling all CX race fans!

We’re thrilled to announce that cyclocross racing will return to Guelph this fall, and at a great new venue to boot! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 22nd, and plan to join us at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area for Guelph Cross 2016.

REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE! For additional race information please click HERE.

Some details are still being finalized, but here are the highlights so far:

  • Presented by the SRCC with promotional support from Risolv IT Solutions, Royal City Brewing Co., CVD Engineering, Frank & Stein’s Pub & Grub, and Speed River Bicycle
  • Exciting new course at Guelph Lake Conservation Area will feature varied terrain and some tricky, technical challenges… including a natural sand pit!
  • Electronic timing provided by Racetiming.ca, complete with live, online, lap-by-lap updates
  • Full day of CX-racing action will include five, 30 – 60 min. races encompassing 14 competitor categories; first race starts at 9:30, final race at 1:55
  • Spectators get in for $6 each (i.e. the GLCA day-use entry fee)
  • Rider registration available via CCN – click here to register

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We’re in need of race-day volunteers to assist with things like course set-up and tear-down, marshalling, and the like. Want to get involved? Contact Gabhan at gabhan@guelphcyclingclub.ca with your interest.

Again, we’re super-excited to be bringing CX racing back to the Guelph area, and hope to see all of our valued members out in attendance. There will be more information to come… watch this space for updates!