Needed OCA waiver(s)

I may be getting ahead of the program but the following waivers are needed if we start club activities again. Having completed your waiver in advance may ensure that you are able to participate.
Please read and sign and submit the appropriate waiver if you plan to participate.

Ensure you have completed your ONTARIO CYCLING ASSOCIATION ACKNOWLEGEMENT, RELEASE, INDEMINITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK REGARDING COVID-19 (must be completed by member and parent/legal guardian if under 18) and submit copies to your club/team for confirmation.
o Adults (18 Years of Age and Older)
o Minors (Under 18 Years of Age)

A news brief from Cycling Canada

Hi Cobourg Cycling Club Members,

Canadian Cyclist has a news brief from Cycling Canada.

This short update spells out how Ontario Cycling via the OCA will evolve in the near future.

As I am sure everybody is already doing, the Cobourg Cycling Club will pay close attention for the developments.

Stay tuned, stay safe and have fun.
Greg Cushing


http://www.canadiancyclist.com/dailynews.php?id=35691&title=cycling-canada-provinces-publish-cycling-activity-guidelines

OCA Indoor Road Race Series Race #2

WHEN:May 9, 2020 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm SPORTS : ROAD RACE

This is the second race in the OCA Indoor Road Race Series.

Tech Guide: OCA Indoor Road Race Series Tech Guide v1.1

In order to track your results you will need to register with the OCA by 6:00pm Friday May 8th, 2020.

OCA Indoor Road Race Series Registration: OCA Registration Link

By registering we will be able to create start lists and finalize results which will be posted on the OCA website.

The race will begin at 10:30 am on Saturday May 9th, 2020. To join search Zwift Events for ‘OCA Indoor Road Race Series’. For first time users of the Zwift platform we ask that you start setting up your profile at least 45 minutes before the race. If you already have a profile set up please login 15 minutes before the race.

This week the course will be the famed Astoria Line 8 Course. Using the Perimeter Loop in Central Park Manhattan, this 11.5 km loop is sure to thrill as many New Yorkers have described the layout and gradient to be fairly pitch perfect. There is some climbing, but nothing to shake a stick at.

Contact

OCA Event Coordinator – Chantal Thompson events.team@ontariocycling.org

Race Director – Andrew Paradowski, ARC Event Management

Tom Lyle, Long Time Member

Hello Fellow Cyclists

Today, albeit a bit later than I had hoped, I am sharing sad news regarding a fellow cyclist, friend and personal role model.

Tom Lyle, the Cobourg Cycling Club’s current eldest member, died at age 92 of natural causes on April 12, 2020.

Dave Singfield shared the news last week with several of us.

Tom passed peacefully with his wife Jean and their family by his side.

Special arrangements were made by the hospital for the family to be there in support.

Due to the medical issues we all are presently experiencing, there will be a celebration of Tom’s life post pandemic.

This is a difficult post to prepare because for those that knew Tom and those that didn’t know Tom, there is much to share.

What I can say in short, is that Tom was a passionate cyclist that began racing in the UK about age thirteen.

Tom kept cycling as he relocated to Toronto and raised his family and was still riding about age 90 despite failing eyesight.

As a career iron worker, Tom Lyle contributed to the construction of some Toronto’s finest skyline structures.

However, what has had the single, largest impact on me as friend, was Tom’s character.

I can best describe Tom with the highest true compliment that one man can give another:

Tom Lyle was a true gentleman.

And from one cyclist to another, “Chapeau Tom”.

Rest In Peace.

Greg – on behalf of the Executive

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Winter musings from Coach Greg

Hi Everyone,

Wow, what a great step into winter today was.
after minus 20C a few days ago, it was a whoppingly, mild
day at 5C!
I hope you got outside for some activity of some sort, days
like this are golden.
Of course I had to hit the roads, slow and steady, I might
add, to start my base work.
Today is my favourite day of the year, the Winter Solstice.
Once we get past Winter Solstice it has always been a mental
countdown to riding/racing season.
Our days will be inching longer as we move into the depths
of winter.
So, don’t despair.
In Europe, the cross season will slowly morph into the
Classics season.
When you want to see the hard riders of the sport, take in a
Classic race from any year.
I guarantee that you will be motivated to ride.
Winter is just a stage in the year when you get the chance
to recover and re-calibrate.
Take a moment to review your fitness records.
See how far you have come, review your goals for this season
and start making plans.
This little mental exercise will fuel your passion, even if
you do have to be on the trainer.
Give yourself an “atta-boy or atta-girl” for building your
fitness to the levels you have right now.
Be grateful that you can ride, run, walk and look after
yourself.
Be grateful for the good health you have that enables you to
ride.
Be grateful for the wonderful roads and terrain in the
Cobourg/Northumberland County area.
Most of all, be incredibly gracious with your families for
their comfort and support.
Cycling can be incredibly selfish and we need understanding
families to believe what we are doing is a good thing.
We are all in this together and we really do have “a
wonderful life”.
Moving into the New Year, the Board and I will get the Club
re-registered and set plans for the Club rides.
I am certainly looking forward to working with the new Board
of Directors.
We can expect some great opportunities from 2020 – it is
just really cool to say isn’t it? 2020!
Before I ramble too much, I want to say Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year to all Club members and to our supporters.
Thank you to each one for believing in the Cobourg Cycling
Club.
I know for me and all the racing that I did, one of the
pillars of my training was my work with the Club.
And now as I ease into tourist- mode in my life, I can say
that each of you continues to keep the flame of a great ride
burning for me.
Be healthy, happy and safe this holiday season and start
planning for 2020 to be the great year it will be.
C ya
Greg
PS: Can you tell the endorphins are alive and flying in me
today?

Introducing the CCC 2020 Board of Directors.

President         Greg Cushing

Treasurer         Janet Baitley

Secretary         Harold Kuschnik

Members at large;

 Dave Singfield as Past President

 Roberto Almeida,

Brent Aquino,

Jamie Barnes,

Glenn Finlay,

 Pete Hennessy,

 Jo-Anne Magne ,

Raff Melito,

Corey Watts,

Sharon Lynn-Weese

Tara Smith-Wilson

Good Evening Club Members,
Tonight we held our Annual General Meeting and Awards
Banquet.
Thank you to all of those members that were able to attend.
If you didn’t make it this year, hopefully we will see you
next year.
Personally, I thought everything met expectations and went
according to plan.
Without members, we do not have a Club, we win no awards and
we get no dinner!

Members may like to know that we have the largest new Board
of Directors ever.
More importantly though is the fact that the Board will have
5 women on it.
We will be meeting in the first part of the New Year to
re-grease the Club’s wheels.
During the early part of the year, The Board will register
the Club and set a preliminary event calendar.
If any member has ideas for rides or events, please see a
Board Member to bring the idea forward.

A note of thanks to Craig for letting me have some fun with
him tonight and put him on the spot.
With the new Board as it is, we will look at hosting a pot
luck style banquet.
It is a good idea and an excellent twist on building
friendship and camaraderie.
The Club is what we all want it to be and I have never met a
cyclist that does not like to eat.

As always, a big thanks to Dave Singfield for his
leadership, mentor-ship and support.
The time trial league is something special and Dave’s
coverage of that is par-excellence.

I am looking forward to 2020 and I can feel that some good
things are ahead.
Keep your eyes open and your wheels on the road.

All the best to everyone for your holiday season,

Greg

AGM/Awards Night November 29 2019

Not much time left.

Please let Dave know your dinner choice.

If you wish to run for a position (Three elected positions are President, Secretary and Treasurer.) please let Dave S know.
Member at large, Ride Coordinator, Membership, Communications are some of the spots that need to be filled.These are non elected positions and you will be profusely welcomed.

Parking

Parking for today’s ride leader fundamentals is at the rear of the building. Easiest entry is Weatabix entrance from D’arcy st.Enter the building through the cycle transitions entrance of old.

Ride Leader Fundamentals Today

Don’t forget today is ride leader fundamentals day.
Nice crisp day today, if you don’t like the cold why not plan to spend a few hours with us? Can’t hurt…. maybe it will save someone from some hurt.
Grab a coffee, bring a snack if you like. Pen and some paper to keep your thoughts in order.

Ride Leader Fundamentals (Update from Greg)

Hi Everyone, This is just short reminder to everyone about the open training session this Saturday, November 16. Though titled Ride Leader training, it really is the basic fundamentals of group riding. There are a number of presentations to go through and we will likely need the full three hours. Just in case I talk a little too long, we have some wiggle room at the end. I will bring some water and juice and snacks – if you want something specific, you better bring it along. I am really looking forward to seeing everybody come out – it should be worth a view laughs too. Greg