Chris’ Pursuit Recap.

2017 Presqu’ile Pursuit – Sunshine Edition
 
On Sunday October 1’st 2017, 20 riders lined up to race the beautiful Presqu’ile Circuit marking the 5th running of the Cobourg Cycling Club’s Presqu’ile Pursuit bicycle race. For those who missed it, 2017 saw perfect race conditions with light winds, sunny skies and temperatures in the high teens.  Distances were extended for riders to cover anywhere between 26 and 40 km and doors were opened to other OCA affiliated clubs, a first for the event.
 
Following the pre-race rituals and warm-up, the first riders left the line at 11 o’clock sharp for the roughly 1 hour race. New (STRAVA) KOM’s were shattered as the scratch group ran laps exceeding 42 Km/Hr, slightly faster than the park speed limit however this was not to be their day as the teamwork of group 1 prevailed for a convincing victory. Congratulations to Gordie Martin, this years champ who’s start placement will undoubtedly be challenged in 2018!
 
Although the finish was not as tight as we’d hoped for, everyone left with a smile and a story from an exhilarating ride through this picturesque venue.  For those that took part, please feel free to provide feedback tochrisherten@hotmail.com as we strive to improve this event in the future.  
 
Again, many thanks to our volunteers who kept us organized, safe and well fed.  
 
As members of the CCC we need you to do your part and spread the word.  If you enjoyed this event and would like to see it continue, reach out to other riders, bring an OCA affiliated friend and help us grow! 
 
 
See you in in the park in 2018,
 
 
Chris