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2013 Memberships Now Available

Memberships are now available to be purchased through our membership processor, CCN Bikes.

LCW fees for 2013 are unchanged from last year at:

Youth:  $8.88 = $8.00 + Processing Fees (+ Insurance if required)

Adult:  $19.48 = $18.00 + Processing Fees (+Insurance if required)

Insurance is not required if you hold a UCI license or have already purchased insurance via membership with another club.

The cost of insurance has increased from last year and is now $39.  There are no processing fees added to the insurance cost.

Memberships and insurance are available online only.

Go to the Join page or click here to go to the membership page.

 

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Southwest Challenge

Paul with the bike he won for the most donations.Well here are we are 2 days out from out from our big day and I'm feeling kinda tired. Apart from the wild weather, the event went ahead as planned and early reports from the riders suggest they were thoroughly pleased. We were really happy to see that $30,000+ was raised for this event. What a great start! 

I again want to thank all who participated and dragged themselves through that nasty NW wind. Amazing job! Because of the wind someone suggested we call the ride the Northwest Challenge instead. 

Also I want to thank all our volunteers who persevered all day to help make it a fantastic day. Thanks to the SWC committee members who put in long hours with me as well. Thanks also to Scotiabank and all of our sponsors - please give them your support. Stay tuned for pictures and video on our website. Again thanks everyone and hope to see you next year. Here's a news article with some pics.

http://www.londoncommunitynews.com/2012/09/southwest-challenge-cycling-tour-raised-money-the-childrens-health-foundation-of-london/

Congratulations, to Paul Choquette, the Southwest Challenge's first top fundraiser.  Paul remarkably raised an amazing $2500, which benefits the Children's Health Foundation.  For his efforts, Paul has won himself a new Specialized Globe commuter bike from To Wheels bicycle shop.  Way to go Paul!

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Hat-Trick for Charlie Squires; Provincial Crit Congratulations

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Congratulations to Charlie Squires on his 3rd provincial championship of the season.  Charlie is now the Master D provincial criterium champion in addition to holding the road race and time trail championships in the category.  Congratulations also to Cameron Mason and Sarah Mason, who were victorious in the cadet men and junior women youth races (both the time trials and the road races) held earlier in the day.

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Club Champions; Club Hill Climb Champions; Awards

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Congratulations to Jeff Schiller, Emily MacKenzie-Picot, and Eric MacDonald, LCW 2012 Hill Climb champions.  The points series for 2012 is now over.  The 2012 "A" Champion is Jeff Schiller, 159 points; 2nd Aidan Howse, 89 points; 3rd Chris Vlemmix, 82 points.  The 2012 women Champion is Emily MacKenzie-Picot, 34 points; 2nd Stephanie Bester, 24 points; 3rd Pam Dean 16.  The 2012 U19 men champion is Cameron Mason, 26 points; 2nd Eric MacDonald, 24 points.  The annual LCW awards banquet is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 18, 1-5pm at Chaucer's Pub.  Please plan to come out to congratulate our club champions in all the series.  Special guest speaker for this event will be Glen Belfry.  Some of you may have participated in the study Glen is doing on differences between younger and older and trained and untrained cyclists.  He will be talking to us about his research.  Banquet tickets will go up for sale shortly through this web page.

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Club Criterium Champions, U17 Champions, and B series Champion

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Congratulations to Jeff Schiller, 2012 club criterium champion with 37 points in the series, edging out Chris Vlemmix, who came second with 34.  Schiller and Vlemmix were tied with 27 points going into the final race of the season, so the last race of the season was a true championship event.  The women championship goes to Emily MacKenzie-Picot, edging out Susan Croswell by one point to take the women series with 8 points.  The U17 men award is shared this year by Eric MacDonald and Cameron Mason, each with 5 points.  B series winner is Brendan Innes, with 17 points.  With the final criterium of the season done, Eric and Cam have met the U19 participation requirements for club awards, so it can now be confirmed that Eric takes the U19 men time trial award with 9 points, Cam the long course award with 13 points.  The August 28 race was also the last race of the season to count for points in the overall B series.  This year the championship goes to Brendan Innes, with 38 points.  Conrad Mrowiec is a close second with 36 points.  And Ben Dobie, who crossed over to A halfway through the season, still takes 3rd with 33 points.

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Provincial Time Trial Champions

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Congratulations to Carlo Capaldi, Charlie Squires, and Sarah Mason, Ontario Provincial Time Trial Champions in the Master A, Master D, and Cadet Women categories.

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Club Time Trial Champions

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The last time trial was held Tuesday, August 23 at Carriage Rd.  Congratulations to Aidan Howse, 1st in the men series with 85 points, and to Stephanie Bester, 1st in the women series with 24 points.  At this time there are no results to report in the u19 men competition as it remains to be determined whether all the contenders will end the season having done at least three races in each discipline.  No u19 women met this qualification requirement.

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Club Long Course Champions

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The last long course race was held Tuesday, August 21 at Innovation Dr.  (Long course races are "pursuit' style races which, for safety reasons are run with the pursuit groups setting off from fastest to slowest to minimize the chances of intermingling and separate results to reward efforts within ability classes.)  Competition in the A series was close this year with just 2 points separating Jeff Schiller and Chris Vlemmix going into the last race.  Congratulations to Jeff Schiller, who took the trophy at the end of the event with 52 points.  The women competition was also close, with two points separating Emily MacKenzie-Picot and Sandra Deegan going into the last race -- and with three women showing up to race an excellent opportunity for the winner to win based on more than just the fact that no other women showed up to race.  Congratulations to Emily, who took the trophy at the end of the evening with 10 points.  There are no results in the u19 men competition as yet as it remains to be determined whether all the contenders will end the season having done at least three races in each discipline.  No u19 women have qualified.  Last but not least, the B series ended with an upset after Conrad Mrowiec won the last race of the season and the other contenders did not do quite so well, catapulting Conrad into first place with 22 points, 1 point ahead of Brendan Innes and 2 ahead of Rod Helm and Cameron Mason who tied for 3rd.

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2012 ITU World Championships

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Tony Frost has placed second in the 2012 ITU World Long Distance Triathlon Championship in the Men's 50-54 division.  The race took place in Vitoria-Gastiez (Basque region), Spain.  Tony posted the fastest bike split in the age group, averaging 39.1 km/h over the mostly flat 120 km bike course.  He was eventually passed on the 30K run by multi-time world champion, Reto Schawalder, from Switzerland, who finished 2 minutes clear over the 6 hour 20 minute race.  The third place finisher in the age group finished over 17 minutes behind the two race leaders.  Tony would like to thank the LCW Tuesday night racers and, especially, long-time training partner Brad Nicol for helping him prepare for the event.  As penance for not bringing home the gold this year, Tony has pledged to ride the Col de Tourmalet on his TT bike on Tuesday.  Tony has also pledged to work more on his run for the upcoming Half Ironman World Championship, which will take place on Sept 9 in Las Vegas.
 
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O-Cup Congratulations

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Congratulations to Sandra Deegan, 1st among Master B women in this year's O-cup road race series.