We’re baaaaaacccckkk with another Q+A! Today we meet our Past President and Life Member, Dave Singfield. Dave brings with him a rich history in cycling that includes racing and sport organization, which he shares with all us Club members.
1.How many years have you been cycling?
I rode my first race back in 1957, so I have been around for a while.
2. What is a highlight from your years of cycling?
I’ve enjoyed racing in the UK, Montreal area and BC. I rode my last serious race in 1974, just before my son was born. Then I started to get more into the organization of the sport. Racing secretary and racing board chairman of the BABC (B.C.’s equivalent to the OCA back in the 70’s). I have been an international race official in world championships, Olympic Games, Commonwealth games and University games. I have officiated in many Canadian Championships Road, Track and Cyclocross. Not done Mountain bike or BMX racing.
3. As a Board member what do you hope to achieve this year?
I have been a member of the CCC since 1983 when I moved here from Vancouver. I am keen to keep the club going and pass on the enjoyment of cycling and cycling competition to Cobourg/Port Hope and surrounding area population, youth and old folks alike.
4. Any goals for the 2020 Cycling Season?
I still enjoy a good bike ride, but don’t go as far or as fast as I used to and usually ride with folks my own speed. For this year I am hoping to just get fit and give my legs a good work out.
5. Road or Off Roadie?
I keep to the paved road when I can.
6. Are you Team Short Socks or Team High Socks?
I am a great believer of “socks when worn should be white”. (As written in the rule book back in 1974).
7. Espresso or Americano?
I drink my coffee black and boring regular coffee. Mind you when I was in Australia I drank flat white. However I do drink much more tea than coffee.
8. What club rides can we find you on?
You will find me at the Time Trials when the Club starts them.You can also find me at at Cycle Transitions as I spend a lot of time there.