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Through wind and rain….and hail and cold…..many of the CCC’s bravest souls came out for some fantastic Sunday morning racing at the 2nd Annual Presqu’ile Pursuit.
Definitely not the ideal sunny day from last year, this time racers put themselves to the test in some very tough conditions and all crossed the finish line with a solid sense of accomplishment. It was Julie Herten who proved strongest and took the win for the women and Greg Cushing for the men, well done! You can find complete results below.
Thanks to all participants and volunteers who came out to make the Presqu’ile Pursuit a success. Hope to see everyone back next year, it will be warm and sunny, we promise!
|Presqu’ile Australian Pursuit|
|1 lap 6.6 km.|
|Scratch group first for 4 laps = 26.4 km|
|Group 4 @ 1.00 min; 3 laps= 19.8 km|
|Group 3 @ 6 min 30 secs|
|Group 2 @ 8 min 30 secs|
Forwarded from the NHCC
Sunday night some members of the Ganaraska Freewheelers have had the unfortunate experience of having their bicycles stolen from their shed. The bicycles had less than 300km on them and are in excellent condition. We are asking all in the cycling community to keep a watchful eye out for these bicycles in the event that they appear for sale online or somewhere else. There is a small reward being offered.
Description of items:
Bicycle #1: Black with red Giant Anthem 29 (29” wheels) s/n GY013889
Bicycle #2: White Giant Anthem 3 (regular 26” wheels) s/n GP112388
Helmets: 1 men’s White Giro Vente & 1 white Bontrager Solstice (very small).
If you have any information regarding their disappearance, please email us at email@example.com
Our final Dirty Thursday mountain bike ride of the season will be a night ride leaving from the Beagle Club parking lot at ~7:30pm this Thursday, September 25th.
This is a really awesome experience and not to be missed! So if you’ve got a bike and a light, come join us for a great time!
See you then.
Toshi Hunt, former member of the club peacefully passed away in the early hours of yesterday morning at the Northumberland Hills Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
A much loved individual who will be missed by her family, friends and members of this club that knew her.
The Presqu’ile Pursuit is an event hosted by the Cobourg Cycling Club and takes place on the Inner Loop of Presqu’ile Provincial Park in Brighton ON. It follows the structure of an Australian Pursuit bicycle race over 3 laps of roughly 6 Km each on a closed course in the park. This format allows a handicap for all riders based on current season Time Trial results or ability, allowing all participants an equal chance of success. The faster the rider, the later they depart the start line. First person to finish 3 laps wins!
For those not inclined to race, attendance is highly encouraged to simply come out and ride the beautiful waterfront circuit at Presqu’ile (before and after the Pursuit), cheer on the racers and reminisce on a fantastic season during a BBQ lunch. Members of neighbouring clubs are welcome to join us for the non-competitive portion of this event in order to see what the CCC is about and to promote future membership initiatives.
For 2014 the club has rented the brand new enclosed Picnic facility on the inner loop of the park. A BBQ will be provided to encourage a season ending social gathering for Club members and other cycling enthusiasts alike. This is also the Start & Finish Line location. Bring your own food and drink and join us for a few hours in the park. We will be there rain or shine!
The “Pursuit” will take place between 10:30 and 11:30 AM. Pre-registration is required so that our time keepers can apply an appropriate handicap. If you are racing, please arrive no later than 10 AM to check in.
BBQ will follow with the grill “ready” by 12:00 Bring your own food and drink!
Leisure cycling is encouraged outside of Pursuit timings. Bring your family and ride one of the most scenic venues in Northumberland County. We simply ask that you remain clear of the course during the actual event in order to allow racers full road access.
Cost and Registration
Participants are responsible for costs incurred for Park entry. Ample parking is available on the West end of Lakehurst Street (300 Meters from the park gate) for those that wish to carpool or cycle into the park.
In order to offset facility rental, racers are asked to pay a modest $15 fee.
Please pre-register no later than Friday, October 3rd by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- 1 x Marshall at loop entrance
- 1 x Marshall at Light House
- 1 x Time Keeper at the Start/Finish Line
- BBQ Attendant
**Please email us if you would like to volunteer**
We will proceed rain or shine! The enclosed picnic facility offers ample enclosed space for our social event!
With the help and hard work from some amazing volunteers, Sunday’s Northumberland Nasty went off without a hitch! We had a fantastic turnout both from the CCC and from other clubs from Kingston, to Ajax, to Peterborough. Conditions were near perfect which made for some blistering fast riding in both the 45 and 65km legs.
Thanks to all who came out to participate and a special thanks to the volunteers and organizing committee for everything you did to make it a success, we heard nothing but “I’ll be back next year!!” from all the participants!
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|Archer’s Road Course|
Time Keeper: Rob Naish
Helpers: Dave Naish, Peter Hennessy
Tuesday, September 9th
Tuesday Night Time Trials
This is the final TT of the season so make sure you don’t miss it. There are some very tight races for points in all the categories that will decide the podium spots for this season. Should make for some exciting racing!
Time: Sign in by 6:30pm (Don’t forget your toonie!)
Start location: Corner of Normar Rd. and King St. Map
Route: Archers Rd
Thursday, September 11th
Gravel Roads Ride
The final one of the season!!
Time: Ride leaves at 6:30pm sharp
Start Location: Baltimore Rec Centre/Arena parking lot MAP
Description: *****Due to the dwindling daylight for this final ride we’ll be sticking around at the Baltimore Rec centre and working on some cyclocross skills and drills.*****
Just a reminder that our club’s first ever Northumberland Nasty is all set to go this Sunday, September 7th. This is going to be an amazing off road event and will include both a 65 K and 45K course throughout some of our Counties most scenic routes.
If off road riding isn’t your thing or you just can’t ride that day and still want to help out, we are still looking for two volunteers to assist us in the short course sweep. This basically involves driving behind the final group of riders on the 45K course from 10:00 to Noon to ensure everyone gets back safely. If you can ride shot gun or drive call Stewart at 905 373 3627.