Author Archives: Martin Reid

HCC AGM Lunch December 8th

HCC AGM one again being held at Rob Kuruk’s great pizza place The Attic 89 King St E in Stoney Creek. Lunch is on the club! Lots of parking.

Like most of you  your web writer had years of racing serviced by dedicated volunteers.  I’ve been on the executive for 30+ years. We need new blood with new ideas and  we need more hands on deck!. So give  standing for an executive position some serious thought including the notion of “giving back”. We need you and your ideas!

Our President is doing double duty as Secretary. Our Treasurer double duty ass V- President.

Here   is the full roster of positions. Which do you feel you can take on to contribute?

President – currently Marc Risdale
Who shall direct the activities of the club and act as the chair at all meetings of the club including the executive meetings

Vice President 
Who shall assist the president and assume the president’s duties in the president’s absence.

Secretary
Who shall record the minutes of all club meetings and ensure its entry into the club newsletter as well as attend to the correspondence of the club.

Racing Secretary – currently Brian Chewter
Who shall organize and action any duties or requirements pertaining to all racing within the club.

Touring Secretary
Who shall organize and action any duties or requirements pertaining to all touring within the club.

Recreation Director
Who shall organize recreational and entertainment events for the membership.

Youth Director
Will promote and direct the club youth program

Director at Large
Who shall be part of the executive with an open position. Who will organize and action any duties as they arise.

Newsletter Editor
Who shall publish and distribute periodic newsletters to all members in so far as is possible or otherwise directed by the executive committee.

Treasurer – currently Ken Wilson
Who shall record all financial transactions of the club and be the custodian of the club bank account

Membership Secretary – currently Martin Reid
Who shall encourage membership, maintain membership records and issue membership cards as required. Who shall complete all OCA documents pertaining to membership.

Publicity Officer
Who shall issue directives to the web site, issue press releases as directed by the Executive and generally promote the club.

Web Masters 
Person or persons who maintain the club website.

See you at The Attic! Lets make it a full house!

Awards Banquet November 23rd

Our annual Awards Night and supper is scheduled for Friday evening, November 23rd, at the Coach & Lantern Pub in Ancaster. (384 Wilson St.E.)
Tickets are available now; please contact me to obtain tickets ( kowilson447@gmail.com) You can pay in advance by EMail Transfer or cheque or drop-by with cash. I can hold the tickets for pick-up when you arrive, but we need pre-payment so that we know how many are coming.
As always, it’s only $15.00 for full Club members and $30.00 for guests. (Discounts for kids 12 and under)
Drinks 5:30 – 6:00pm, then supper and awards. (If you know someone who wants to donate some Door prizes, please let me know)
PLEASE come out to support the club and celebrate the end of the season with your friends and club-mates!
If you haven’t checked the 2018 Awards list posted on our website, please do so now. Due to the Handicap formula applied this year, you may have won a medal(s) that you are unaware-of!!
TROPHIES
If you are in possession of a trophy awarded to you last year, please arrange to return it to me asap, so that I can get this year’s winners engraved on the trophy.

Central Cycling Closing Nov 30th – Shindig at shop Saturday October 13th

Brian is one of Hamilton’s most famous sons! Twice Olympic contestant  and winner of countless races  in the 80’s etc. Brian has run Central Cycle for the last decade or so  but is now retiring to Simcoe and will be closing up shop November 30th. Brian is also a member of HCC’s executive and active timekeeper for our races!

Brian is having a bit of a shindig at the shop Saturday October 13th. Drop by the touch base with Brian and yes he has everything on sale!

Chris Rowley captures White Swan course and overall 15km Record

Last night in the face of “doomsday” weather forecasts 11 riders showed up at the White Swan start line. Fastest rider of the night was Jordann Jones with a 19:13 but Chris Rowley as a full member took the club course record held by veteran and world class coach Mirek Mazur since 2007 with a 19:21. It also makes Chris our overall club 15km TT champion overtaking Adrian Mezenberg who held that title since the 90’s.

Jordann’s time of 19:13  takes over from Charlie Bryer on White Swan which was achieved  in 2008 with a 19:13

Public Works “Conspire” to “close down” HCC Events!!

Well – not really but it almost seems that way! Last year our Ayr races had to be shelved because of work on Brant-Oxford. This year Ayr got closed down again as the work moved onto Swan!. Tuesday night (6/12) we discovered they will be starting work on the bridge west of Johnson and the Indian Trail TT will have to find another location for  the rest of the season.  Don’t worry HCC has operated on a number of courses over the years so we will be re-incarnating one of them in time for the next Indian Trail!

Never Read Forecasts! Two Riders Compete at Binbrook in dry Weather!

Forecast for today’s 20/40k TT at Binbrook were grim 90% chance of rain etc. When Ken & I showed up 8 ish true it was raining lightly. By 8:45 only two riders Matt and Tony signed in. By 9 the rain had stopped and they proceeded to do the 40k option. By the time they returned the roads were dry and the sun was showing through a cloudy sky! We make it a rule never to cancel a race because the forecast is glum (snow on the ground maybe)) but will run the race short of upcoming thunder and lightening evident “on the line”. See results!

HCC Racing Season Starts May1

Be sure to renew your HCC membership on CCN. First event on May 1 7pm is our Indian Trail 15k TT. If you are entering as an associate be sure to bring your CCN receipt from your club renewal or new membership