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Lung Association MTB fundraiser

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The Lung Association is pleased to introduce you to an exciting fundraising event, EXHALE MTB Trail Ride, taking place on Sunday October 5th 2014 at Fanshawe Conservation Area. A timed mountain biking trail ride, for individual riders of all levels through a unique 20 kilometre looped trail, EXHALE MTB Trail Ride promises to draw avid cyclists from across Southwestern Ontario and live up to the event’s tagline- “It will leave you breathless.”
Website:  http://exhale2014.kintera.org


Date: Sunday, October 5th 2014
Times: 11:00am-4pm
Location: Fanshawe Conservation Area (1424 Clarke Rd, London, Ontario)
Organizer Name: The Lung Association
Organizer E-mail: lpallen@on.lung.ca
Price: $50.00      

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2 National Championships for Charlie

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Congratulations to Charlie Squires on winning the 60+ men national road and national time trial champhionships, Beauceville QC, June 3 and 4.  Congratulations also to Sarah Mason, 2nd in the Junior Women time trial.

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Research Study Looking for Participants

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A study being conducted at UWO is in need of cyclists, triathletes or runners who are 45 year of age and older and who would be interested in gaining new knowledge on how the body works and recovers from their continual training stressors .  The overall goal of the project is to examine the effect of age and exercise on the brain with particular interest in high level athletes (10+ hr/week of training/racing/touring etc ).  For further details Read on.

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Touring Start Time Changes

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 It has been noted that the Saturday LCW tours would leave Centennial Hall from 10 minutes to 15 minutes after the designated start time.  To facilitate getting back home sooner from these sometimes long rides, we have decided to make the start time the actual start time.  Starting May 10th, the Saturday tour will leave Centennial Hall at 8:00 am sharp - no grace period.  It is essential therefore, to arrive prior to the designated start time, to sign in and receive any instructions.  Please pass this message on to other LCW members in case they do not get this message.  

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Touring 2014

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Despite the continuous freezing weather, Touring will start this Saturday March 22nd at 9am.  Unless the weather turns to rain, freezing rain or accumulating snow, we will be meeting down at Centennial Hall.  Please note:  Tour destination is at the discretion of the Leader and may change when winds are excessive and not favorable.  For this reason, meeting at Centennial Hall and signing in is essential to ensure you are part of the tour.   We will try to post any tour changes for Friday evening or worst case scenario, Saturday morning early.

As we enter into a new touring season it is important that we again go over the important safety issues that can occur during tours.  Having had a number of individuals suffer serious debilitating injuries last year from cycling, it is crucial that we stick to a "zero tolerance", "safety first" policy.  This includes the following:  Please read on

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2014 Race Schedule

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The 2014 race schedule is now up.  As usual, this schedule is subject to change.  Please keep checking back to verify the status of events.  Races this year will be fully sanctioned, but you must still be an LCW member to participate.  All participants are asked to volunteer for at least one event.  The help of others would be appreciated as well.  Please contact Lorne (under the "contact us" link) to volunteer for an event.  Volunteering is easy and hassle-free.  Volunteers serve only to keep records.  They have no administrative responsibilities; they do not direct traffic; and they do not give directives to racers.  There will be a number of changes to the way our events will be run and scored this year, designed to enhance the competition for club awards.  Changes include a handicapping system for time trials, and special "championship" road and criterium events where more points will be available to more participants.  Please read on for more details.

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2014 Memberships

Memberships for 2014 are now available through CCN, our membership processor, by clicking this link.

Costs for this year are:

Adult:  $20

Youth:  $10

These costs now include all CCN processing fees.  If required, insurance will be in addition to these amounts and will be $39.

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Southwest Challenge a Success!

Well another successful Southwest Challenge has gone by as we now wind down the cycling season.  This year's event brought over 120 cyclists from Toronto, Sarnia, Kitchener and of course London.  Amazingly, $50,000 was raised for the Children's Health Foundation.  Thankfully, there were no major accidents despite the very rainy conditions.  Some were calling it the Southwet Challenge.  Of course it was all for a great cause.  Thanks to all who participated by fundraising and in many cases donated to make this year a tremendous success.  Thanks too, to all our sponsors.  Also, thanks to the over 30 volunteers and also to our SWC committee who also put in a lot of time and effort to help this come to fruition. 

On a side note - we have extra, limited edition SWC jerseys and Bib shorts for sale for $75 and $100 respectively.  We also have some SWC socks by Defeet for sale till they're gone - for only $5.  Email me at lcwswc@gmail.com.


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LCW Club Champions

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Congratulations to the 2013 LCW club champions

A Division.  Gold: Mike Aston (124 points), Silver: Peter Mogg (84 points), Bronze: Will Simmonds (57 points)

Women.  Gold: Emily McKenzie-Picot (43 points), Silver: Stephanie Bester (25 points), Bronze: Joyce Spruyt (21 points)

U19 men.  Gold: Will Simmonds (22 points)

B Division.  Gold: Denny Saunders (42 points), Silver: Ben Dobie (34 points), Bronze: Eric MacDonald (22 points)

In the major divisions, the club championship is based on best 5 placings in each of the road race, criterium, and time trial disciplines.  In the B division is it based on points earned in each event throughout the year.  To be eligible in the U19 divisions, riders must complete at least 3 races in each of the disciplines.  U19 and women riders who place top 5 in an A or B race earn separate points in the A or B competitions as well as points in their own division.  U19 and women riders who compete in an A race are considered to have finished the event ahead of those in their category who competed in the B race on condition that they finish with the field.  If they are dropped they are considered to have finished the event behind those who competed in their category in the B race.  Points are 10, 7, 5, 3, 2 in the A division and 7, 5, 3, 2, 1 for top 5 in all other divisions.  Where fewer than 5 riders compete points are awarded from the bottom up to finishers from last to first.  DNF's in the top 5 earn no points but bump up the points awarded to the remaining finishers as they would have had they completed the race.  A complete breakdown of this year's results can be viewed under the training menu item.

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Club Criterium Champions

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Congratulations to the 2013 LCW criterium champions: Mike Aston (A: 27 points), Emily McKenzie-Picot (Women: 12 points), Will Simmonds (U19 men: 6 points), and Eric MacDonald (B: 22 points).  The criterium championship is based on total points in all events in the discipline throughout the year.


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