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Forest City Velodrome Veloswap

On Saturday, December 12, the FCV is holding their Veloswap event from 10am-4pm. Come back that night for one of the biggest races of the year!

Veloswap is a fantastic opportunity to sell your bike gear or pickup some gently used bike gear. All types of bikes, bike parts, and accessories will be available.

Price is $10 for a table to sell your gear and entry is by donation to buy bike gear. Suggested donation is $10.

Please register here to get access to a table or enter your donation to come to the event. Pre-registration is appreciated.

For questions and additional information, please email veloswap@forestcityvelodrome.ca.

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SWC raises Hope

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Another Southwest Challenge has come and gone and we're all the more tired because of it.  More importantly though, the SWC has once again, helped the sick and injured children of southwestern Ontario in need of care.  This year we raised an amazing $35,000 for the Children's Health Foundation.   It was an awesome effort by the participants, who not only put in the greuling miles but also raised so much money.  Kudos to all of you!  The weather was great and starting in Komoka was perfect.  Thanks to all our sponsors, including London Honda, for assisting us financially.  We also can't forget all our volunteers who did a tremendous job helping out.  Thanks again to everyone!


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That Dam Cross Race

LCW members Mike Jaffray and Mike Aston are excited to announce they're organizing a cyclocross race in Woodstock on October 3rd, 2015. Come out and race, or drop by to watch the dirty excitement as racers navigate a course around the Pittock Dam at the Pittock Conservation Area. NOTE There is no charge for racers to access the park, but spectators will be charged the day use fee by Pittock Park ($12 per car).

More information and the tech guide is located at the CCN bikes registration page (https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/dam-cross-race) or visit our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DamCross?ref=hl)

Early bird registration ends at Midnight on Friday, so take advantage of a $5 savings and register early. Also, this is a Citizen Event, so a racing licence is not required, although you will have to purchase a "race day permit" for $12. Anyone can race! As a recommendation, I would suggest new racers entering into the Elite 4 field or the Masters 3 field.

Look forward to seeing you there and having a dirty good time!

Michael Jaffray & Mike Aston

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Club Champions; most improved

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Following are provisional club championship results.  There was no hill climb this year and no results in the u19 men or women categories.  Tallies can be verified by downloading the results spreadsheet, which you can access under the training / results menu item.  Details are under the category tabs at the bottom of the sheet.  Please bring any errors to my attention by Thursday, September 3.  And please join us for the awards banquet, Aroma, Sept. 25.  Tickets will be available shortly through CCN.  Space is limited so please book early. 



Men: Michael Jaffray

Women: Joyce Spruyt

Michael Scott Baker award (top local rider): Michael Jaffray and Joyce Spruyt



Overall: G: Jeff Schiller; S: Andrew Botterell; B: Carlos Goncalves

ITT: Jeff Schiller

Road: Carlos Goncalves & Andrew House

Crit: Andrew House



Overall: G: Joyce Spruyt & Amy White; B: Pam Dean

ITT: Amy White

Road: Joyce Spruyt

Crit: Joyce Spruyt


Overall: G: Ben Dobie; S: Paul Dean; B: Chris Vlemmix

Road: Ben Dobie

Crit: Ben Dobie


Roger De Roo trophy (most improved):  Amy White


Special thanks to Brigitte Sassen, Chantelle Young, and Mike Nuttall for timing and lap counting so many of our events.


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Annual Banquet and Awards - Sept. 25 - Aroma

The annual banquet and awards ceremony is set for the evening of Friday, Sept. 25 at Aroma Mediterranean Restaurant, 717 Richmond Street (at Picadilly).  This is the same venue we used last year and the restaurant promises the same fantastic menu.  Watch this spot for a link to pick up tickets through CCN bikes.  Come out and send off the season with everyone you raced and toured with over the past months.

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Southwest Challenge 2015

So we're getting closer to our 4th annual Southwest Challenge cycling tour on Saturday September 12th.  Please note: This years tour is now starting out of the Komoka Community Centre at 133 Queen St Komoka

Lot's of people have already signed up and are raising funds for the well deserved and London's own, Children's Health Foundation.  Raise funds and earn FREE registration as well as one of this years custom SWC jersey and matching bib shorts.  This years top fundraiser will be awarded a $500 gift certificate from To Wheels bike shop.  Create a SWC fundraising team by asking coworkers and or friends to join the fun.  If you're not able to fundraise but would like to join in, just pay the one time registration fee of $75.   If you like to race and have a GPS, join our SWC STRAVA Club timed Challenge as we again will offer a cash prize to the King and Queen of the mountain. Sign up for either the Epic 180 k, the 110 k or 60 k Challenge rides.  The tours are fully supported with police, mechanics, first aid and other volunteers.  There will be plenty of food and drink stops as well as a great post ride meal with prizes give away.  What a great way to end a great summer season.  Sign up today and tell a friend!


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Glen's research study expanded to wider age groups

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Hello Riders, Just a quick update on our “90km ride Research”. A few people between 36 and 41 have expressed interest in participating. We have just received ethics approval to include these ages in our study. Please contact mbitel@uwo.ca if you are interested.

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Update on research study participant request

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From Glen Belfry:



Hello Everyone! It is coming up on two months since we last posted information on our current research endeavor within our Physiology of High Performance group. The weather has been cooperating fairly well and I am sure you have been able get your weekly volume upwards of 300 k and perhaps 500 k for the real maniacs. A quick recap of our study; Well-trained cyclists (you!) are being asked to perform two tests in the lab, before and after a 90 k ride of moderate intensity (below your lactate threshold).  We will give you your critical power (highest sustainable aerobic work rate in watts), lactate threshold, VO2 max, peak ATP-PCr (sprint) power as well as your peak lactates and total anaerobic capacity. Aside from giving you this data collected on cutting-edge equipment, we will all gain insight into the benefits of long duration, moderate intensity training sessions. We are available to accommodate you any time, any day of the week. We are looking for is 18-35 year old males. To date we have tested six cyclists and plan on testing six more.  If you are interested please contact Glen (gbelfry@uwo.ca) or Mike (mbitel@uwo.ca).

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Springbank Video

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Sasha Geimaniouk has made a video of the Elite 3/Junior and Master 2 races at Springbank on May 3. You can find the video at https://vimeo.com/127430378. Enjoy.

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Midweek Tours

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Starting this Wednesday evening will be our first Midweek Tour, leaving at 6pm sharp.  Start location, route and distance will be posted the day of the ride on the Calendar and can be seen under Upcoming Events (right side of home page).  There will be a B Group or moderate paced group tour focused on a steady tempo ride.  Distances ranging from 40k to 70k.  There will also be a C group or slow/ medium pace tour, meant for the newer rider to the experienced cyclist looking for a slower pace.  Distances will be from 30 to 50k.  Both these tours will be a "no drop", with each being lead by an experienced group leader.  Be there for 5:50 pm for sign in.  If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Scott .


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