Results – Newton Heights – July 28, 2021

29 Jul

A category:

1. Ethan Abbott – Wheelers

2. Sam Garber – Tripleshot

3. Forrest Simpson – no team

4. Kevin Park – RDR

5. Erik Diertens – Cycles West

6. Damian Parlee – RDR

7. Andrew McCartney – VBCC

8. Raphael Lalumiere – BSC

9. Brian Green – Wheelers

10. Caleb Bender – TAG

11. Ian Searle – Russ Hays

DNF – Fabian Merino – BSC

DNF – Liam Sargent – WSB

B category:

1. Keisha Besler – Glotman Simpson

2. Brenna Pauly – Red Truck Racing

3. Griffen Hart – Tripleshot

4. Chad Grice – Fort St Cycle

5. Travis Field – Wheelers

6. Micaiah Besler – Glotman Simpson

7. David Jackson – Capital City Cycling

8. Casey Ryder – Wheelers

DNF – Lindsay Burgess – Fort St Cycle

DNF – Kimberly Chen – Tripleshot

C category:

1. Laura Fluit – Element

2. Mehmet Akgun – Tripleshot

3. Tim Wang – Tripleshot

4. Landon Mottishaw – Tripleshot

5. Celeste Wang – Tripleshot

DNF – Jonathan Hart – Tripleshot

Speedway Results – July 27, 2021

29 Jul

C Race

1st Place – Simon Ciceri – Cycles West
2nd Place – Alan Boden – Tripleshot
3rd Place – Paul Brend

1st Female – Justine Calder
2nd Female – Mel Pemble

B Race
1st Place – Jon Watkin – TAG Racing
2nd Place – Trevor Orme – Caveman Racing
3rd Place – Chad Grice – Fort Street Cycles

1st Female – Kimberly Chen – Tripleshot

A Race
1st Place – Clayton Hiltz – Wheelers
2nd Place – Erik Diertens – Cycles West
3rd Place – Nicolas Parlee – RDR

Windsor Park Race Results – July 24, 2021

26 Jul

Unfortunately, due to a late stage crash, no results were published for the C event.

Mill Bay Race Results – July 25, 2021

26 Jul

Thanks so much to Sidney Velo for putting on a great event yesterday. Weather conditions were favourable, and the ever rolling rough surfaced course put everyone on the limit (at one point or another). The volunteers did a fantastic job of pulling-off a safe event. There is often an abundance of traffic around Shawnigan Lake on a summer’s weekend, and this was no exception – we were well marshalled through the village, and vehicles were very accommodating and respectful (from what I saw anyway). Thank you to all!!!

See you Tuesday for Western Speedway

PlcBibLast NameFirst NameClubTime
1122FRASER-MARAUNAlexanderRed Truck Racing P/B Mosaic Homes1:35:27
2108AMIRIAlexanderTeam Californiast
3119HUBNERLukeDr Walker Sports Chiropractor Cycling Team1:35:39
4106ABBOTTEthan st
5111DIERTENSErikCycles Westst
6107BENDERCaleb 1:36:00
7123BOCKSNICKJacksonTaG Cycling Race Team1:37:04
8104PARKKevinRiverway Dental Racing1:39:51
9105TRANStephaneVictoria Wheelersst
10102DUMPERJaymiMid Island Velo Association1:42:35
11121PARLEENicolasRiverway Dental Racingst
DNF109MCCARTNEYAndrewVictoria Breakaway Cycling Club 
DNF120MACLEODChrisRed Truck Racing P/B Mosaic Homes 

PlcOverallBibLast NameFirst NameClubTime
1179DAWSONMichaelVictoria Breakaway Cycling Club1:24:26
2277GIBSONCraig st
3486GODINBenoitTripleshot Cycling Club, Victoria Breakaway Cycling Clubst
4583TRILLDaveVictoria Wheelersst
5984ORMETrevor 1:26:35
61178MCINNESMarkMid Island Velo Association1:27:00
71274JAGADISHSunil st
81380FINDLAYCalumVictoria Wheelersst
91485FIELDTravis st
101576JACKSONDavidDr Walker Sports Chiropractor Cycling Team1:28:40
111782GRICEChad st
121973BOTELHOJohnSidney Velo Cycling Club-1 lap
DNFDNF87WATKINJonTaG Cycling Race Team 
DNSDNS81RYDERCaseyTripleshot Cycling Club 
1394WALKERIslaTripleshot Cycling Club1:24:26
2693BESLERKeisha 1:26:15
3791SIMONSONHollyRed Truck Racing P/B Mosaic Homes1:26:35
4896BESLERMicaiah st
51097PAULYBrennaRed Truck Racing P/B Mosaic Homes1:26:50
61692EUSTACEDominique Element Race Team1:28:40
71895BURGESSLindsay st
82090DENNINGHillerieElement Race Team-1 lap
PlsOverallBibLast NameFirst NameClubTime
11548LANGLOISCharlesTripleshot Cycling Club1:15:32
22552MURLEYScott 1:16:00
33547BURNSJames 1:16:37
45553YEARWOODBill 1:18:27
56544CICERIEricCycles West1:22:21
67545CICERISimonCycles Westst
78549HOLTZJamesSidney Velo Cycling Clubst
810550HOOVERIrvin 1:25:40
911551HOTCHKISSLachlanDr Walker Sports Chiropractor Cycling Team1:33:03
1012546GRIGYSalomonDr Walker Sports Chiropractor Cycling Team-1 lap
14530NEALChristineElement Race Team1:16:37
29532LECHASSEURMarie-ChantalVictoria Wheelers1:22:21

Windsor and Mill Bay info

23 Jul

Just a quick reminder of the 2021 VCL Summer Season – see below.

We have a double header coming up this weekend, with the Windsor Park crit on Saturday, and Mill Bay RR on Sunday.

Spread the word, and we hope to see you all this weekend.

The Windsor race kicks-off 8:30 for the C-Race, 9:30 for the B-Race and 10:30 for the A-Race – if sufficient nbrs of mini-humans around, there could be a kid-race between the B and A events.

The race costs $20, and will have on-site registration only.

Juniors and Wheelers are free.

For Sunday, race registration for Mill Bay can be done online at CCNbikes.com!/events/12577-mill-bay-road-race – click link for all details.

If you haver any issues, there will be on-site registration also.

Season Schedule

– July 14 – Wed – Newton Heights – Wheelers
– July 18 – Sun – Cherry Point RR – VBCC
– July 24 – Sat – Windsor Park – Oak Bay Bikes / Wheelers
– July 25 – Sun – Mill Bay RR – Sidney Velo
– July 27 – Tues – Speedway – Tripleshot
– July 28 – Wed – Newton Heights – Wheelers
– Aug 11 – Wed – Caleb – Broad Street VBCC
– Aug 17 – Tues – Speedway – Tripleshot
– Aug 22 – Sun – Metchosin RR – VBCC
– Aug 25 – Wed – North Saanich – Wheelers (new course)
– Aug 29 – Sun – Windsor Park – OBB/Wheelers
– Aug 31 – Tues – Speedway – Tripleshot

VCL 2021 Summer Season

21 Jul

Our apologies for not getting things updated here – things have been moving very quickly, and a few things have fallen through the cracks. We have pulled together a 12-race season, and installments 3 and 4 are up this weekend.

The Windsor Park event will be on-site registration only, while the Mill Bay Road Race is utilizing on-line registration at!/events/12577-mill-bay-road-race

The first two races were well attended, and the rest are sure to please! Join us, it has been great seeing familiar faces, and get the competitive juices flowing.

Refer to the Victoria Cycling League Facebook page for more timely updates.

– July 14 – Wed – Newton Heights – Wheelers
– July 18 – Sun – Cherry Point RR – VBCC
– July 24 – Sat – Windsor Park – Oak Bay Bikes / Wheelers
– July 25 – Sun – Mill Bay RR – Sidney Velo
– July 27 – Tues – Speedway – Tripleshot
– July 28 – Wed – Newton Heights – Wheelers
– Aug 11 – Wed – Newton Heights – Wheelers / Maybe Caleb
– Aug 17 – Tues – Speedway – Tripleshot
– Aug 22 – Sun – Metchosin RR – VBCC
– Aug 25 – Wed – North Saanich – Wheelers (new course)
– Aug 29 – Sun – Windsor Park – OBB/Wheelers
– Aug 31 – Tues – Speedway – Tripleshot

VCL 2021 – Race #1 Newton Heights

13 Jul

Without further adieu, and with an ample dose of short notice, here are the details on tomorrow evening’s race.

Newton Heights, Sign-On/Nbr pick-up is at 6:00, and racing starts at 6:30.

Registration is done online, via Webscorer, (if the link doesn’t work, copy and paste the address into your browser and hit enter). Failing that, search the Race ID #247511

Race results will be done via timing chip, there is no charge for the chips this year, HOWEVER, they must be returned after each race. Given that this is the first race in a year and a half, please arrive with plenty of time (before the 6:30 start). Expect a few delays, as we work out the bugs on a race plan that was pulled together very quickly.

Each of the races this year are one-offs, there will be no full season standings. There are a number of reasons for this, including things like: COVID, technical difficulties, short notice, among other things.

SAFETY NOTICE – people are going to be nervous, and there is no prize money or life-changing accolades, so, your primary goals is to stay upright, to keep your race-mates upright, and to have fun.

Bring your cycling BC license to sign-on, you will need either a UCI or Provincial Race License, or a Cycling for All Cycling BC Membership.

More information is available on the VCL Facebook page, and more information will be added to this site in due course.

Observatory Closure/Access

2 Jun

Subject: Dominion Astrophysical Observatory closure during the COVID-19 pandemic

In March 2020, the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO) made the difficult decision to temporarily close public access to the site, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under normal circumstances, we at the DAO are happy to welcome hikers to enjoy our trails, the cycling community to train on our hill and, through the Friends of the DAO, welcome the public to our historic site to share our knowledge and passion for astronomy. Our staff, who are all part of the Greater Victoria community, are proud to be able to share our site and our interests with the community.

When the pandemic began, we reduced our presence onsite and asked our employees to work remotely to do our part to support physical distancing and the fight against COVID-19. Only essential staff are onsite to allow our research operations to continue.

We have an important responsibility to care for this property and the people who use it, and to protect our employees and our community. As a research institution, and with a limited onsite presence, the DAO is not in a position to ensure safe public access to our site during the pandemic.

We recognize the disappointment this has caused within the communities of cyclists, hikers, nature and astronomy enthusiasts who enjoy our site. We ask for and appreciate your patience and support as we strive to continue to focus our efforts on supporting Canadian research under these unprecedented circumstances.

We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back and re-opening the site to our community and public outreach activities once again, as soon as it is safe to do so.

Clear skies,

Luc Simard,

Director General, Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Centre

Dominion Astrophysical Observatory

National Research Council of Canada

2020 Season Delay

16 Mar

FYI – with the guidance of Cycling BC, and following the footsteps of Cycling Canada and other bodies, we are postponing the 2020 race season, with all event between now and May 1st being on hold. We will reassess in a few weeks, and provide further information as it becomes available.

2020 VCL Schedule – Near Final

8 Mar

The wait is nearly over, and to whet your racing appetite, below is a link to the near-final 2020 VCL Schedule. The up-island dates and the Windsor Park races are still to be confirmed, but, this should help you get your training regimen started/kicked into high gear.

VCL 2020 Schedule2


4 Sat Caleb Pike Broad St/VBCC Conf’d
8 Wed Speedway Tripleshot Conf’d
12 Sun Newton Heights Wheelers/Marcel Conf’d
19 Sun Cobble Hill VBCC/Ian Birch Conf’d
21 Tues Sidney TT Sidney Velo To Be Advised
22 Wed Speedway Tripleshot Conf’d
25 Sat Tsolum River RR Cycling Comox Valley To Be Determined
29 Wed Caleb Pike Broad St/VBCC Conf’d
3 Sun Windsor Pk Wheelers/Karl ? Or Long Weekend?
6 Wed Speedway Tripleshot Conf’d
10 Sun Neild Rd HC Wheelers/Errington Conf’d
12 Tues Sidney TT Sidney Velo To Be Advised
13 Wed Caleb Pike Broad St/VBCC Conf’d
17 Sun Cherry Pt RR VBCC/Bill Yearwood Conf’d
18 Mon Windsor Park Wheelers/Karl ?? Long Weekend
20 Wed Velodrome GVVA ?
24 Sun Lazo RR Cycling Comox Valley To Be Determined
27 Wed North Saanich Wheelers/Marcel Conf’d
3 Wed Caleb Pike Broad St/VBCC Conf’d
6-7 Fri-Sun RCL Crit Champs Jr/Masters/Elite Non-VCL
13-14 Sat-Sun BC TT/RR Champs Jr/Masters/Eite Non-VCL
14 Sun Mt Douglas HC Wheelers/Errington Conf’d
16 Tues Sidney TT Sidney Velo To Be Advised
17 Wed Newton Heights Wheelers/Marcel Conf’d
21 Sun Metchosin RR VBCC/Dave Dallin Conf’d
24 Wed Velodrome GVVA ?
27-28 Sat-Sun Trackfest GVVA Conf’d Non-VCL
4 Sat Lazo RR Cycling Comox Valley Possible
5 Sun Windsor Park Wheelers/Karl To Be Conf’d
8 Wed Velodrome GVVA ?
10-19   Superweek Vancouver Non-VCL
12 Sun Paskin TTT Sidney Velo Conf’d
15 Wed North Saanich Wheelers/Marcel Conf’d
19 Sun Windsor Park Wheelers/Karl To Be Conf’d
25 Sat Maple Bay RR Cycle Therapy/Beggs Conf’d
26 Sun Observatory HC Orme Conf’d