Good Friday RR Lost & Found

Following found at the Race site – Ancaster Fair Ground

–  two Camel-Bak water bottles

– a Timex athletic watch (owner should be able to describe the model, colour, etc)

– three pairs of cycling glasses (Garneau, Oakley and prescription Ray Bans! (owner will know the colour)

– a compact Canon camera in its case

Contact Ken Wilson 905-318-2680 or kowilson447@gmail.com

You will need to provide a description!

New Photo Album Set Up

We have moved our photo albums from Picasa(Google+) to ZenFolio a much more interactive site. The Link is on the Photo page http://hamiltoncycling.com/photos/

We are retaining the Picasa links for a little while but ZenFolio allows you to download your favourite photos  (your starring moments!) and even buy prints in a wide variety of forms. HCC adds no mark up nor photographer Martin Reid (for now).

Enjoy the event slide shows!

CCN open for Renewals and New Memberships

Effective late Jan 27th CCN went public for HCC memberships and HCC members seeking UCI or Citizen licenses. Ken and I dry ran the system and found it much easier to use. Nevertheless  it won’t hurt to run through instructions on HCC  web JOIN page.

Insurance is up $1. Remember if you are only doing club events (no UIC etc) you concurrently apply for OCA affiliate membership. Families remember  to sign up primary first.

Honourary member’s club fees (not insurance) will be waived if you phone Martin Reid (905-577-9922 or reid.wmATgmail.com) for the coupon code which you will use just before you pay your bill.

Advocating for a Cycle Safe Sydenham

Advocating for a Cycle Safe Sydenham

As you may be aware, the City of Hamilton has been planning traffic calming measures for Sydenham Rd, though despite Sydenham being a priority in the City’s own Cycling Master Plan, the City will not be installing any bike lanes and in some areas will be creating more dangerous road conditions for cyclists than already exist.

Today we are launching a Cycle Safe Sydenham petition, asking the City to include cycling lanes in upcoming work on Sydenham and also to develop a comprehensive process for future road improvements that cross-references with the Cycling Master Plan. There have been far too many missed opportunities to build out our cycling network in the past, and with today’s petition we hope to shift the way things are done both now and into the future.

Please take a minute to sign our petition, and please share the petition widely amongst your family, friends, social media networks, and colleagues. The City of Hamilton recently committed to the vision of Hamilton being the best place to raise a child and age successfully–a major part of that vision should be safe modes of travel for all road users!

Thank you for your ongoing support, and stay tuned for another update in the next week regarding the petition and our details about our November Cycling Advocacy Week, which will include our first Annual General Meeting, as well as some other events and activities.

Awards Celebration Nov 12th – Get Yer Tickets NOWWWWWW!

Mark Saturday November 12th on your calendar. Upper Coach at the Coach & Lantern Pub at 384 Wilson St E in Ancaster. Cocktails at 5:30pm – supper at 6pm  A dazzling array of food to “stuff yourself” !!

Tickets are available from Ken Wilson $20 each for adults $10 for kids  12 & under.

Ken Wilson
You can get in person cash or cheque or send money by e-mail.

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Awards calculations are now posted on the web.

http://hamiltoncycling.com/calendar-2012/club-results-2016/

Check where you stand. Come either as an award winner or award supporter or just for the fun!!

Tony takes Keyes Century RR

Six riders showed up for  the Keyes race in Ayr. Great weather. Not sure how many  riders were doing Provincials or saving themselves for an OMCA race on Sunday Such a shame! Thanks for those who showed. We had two groups 20 minutes apart The first group fended off the scrath group till the 7th lap. Ken did a great job of record keeping as usual!

Photos check our archives page or

https://goo.gl/photos/wHpCRSXpaKTXfhCS7

Member Nick Zukowski signs up with pro team Silber Pro

New  member Nick Zukowski has been coming out to our TTs this season doing an 18:58 on Indian Trail, 20:52 on Safari and a 54:04 on Falkland. Following from Cycling News. Congrats Nick!

Silber Pro Cycling signs Nick Zukowsky for 2017

Silber Pro Cycling announced on Monday that the UCI Continental team has signed top Canadian junior Nick Zukowsky for the 2017 season.

In 2016, 18-year-old Zukowsky’s first year of road racing, he finished third during a stage of Ronde des Vallées and fourth overall at the Tour de l’Abitibi, where he was leading the race until the final stage.

Zukowsky also finished fifth on Stage 1 of the Killington Stage Race while competing in the Pro/Cat 1 peloton. Zukowsky lives in Ste Lucie, Quebec, and also in Tucson, Arizona, where he met Silber director Gord Fraser. He is hoping to represent Canada in the Junior division at the upcoming World Championships.

In explaining the decision to sign the team’s first 18-year-old, Silber team owner Scott McFarlane said the team has always had a developmental mission.

“It is our mission to support young riders that we believe are capable of getting to the WorldTour,” McFarlane said. “And simply put, we believe Nick Zukowsky has the ability and mindset to get to the next level. The fact that he is only 18 years old sends a message that we are committed to working with riders over a two-to-three-year period, and I hope it inspires current junior and cadet cyclists that want to one day race for professional cycling teams.”

One of our Olympians in the news!

Brian is  a member of our exec, active in running our TTs and looks after all the club’s loaner bikes! He is also a 2x Olympian and runs one of the best bike shops in Hamilton – Central Cycle!

Paul Wilson who writes great stories in the Spec chose Brian this time!

http://www.thespec.com/living-story/6800655-paul-wilson-hamilton-olympic-vet-rises-at-five-bikes-til-it-burns/

Club Records Updated again – July 16!

We have updated club records. Hadnt been done since 2012!. Check out under Events. 2016 has been a busy year for new records! The Falkland 40k record broken June 11 had not been broken since 2003!

Now Geoff Haydt from Brantford a Master A and relatively new to competitive cycling is our new 40k TT record holder with an amazing 50:52. Geoff holds the overall 40 member record but also that as a club member for both Binbrook (50:52) where he holds the course record now but also Falkland  as a club member (52:05). Now he has to see if he can beat the course record for Falkland currently held by an associate member Prendergast (50:33). Roll on August!