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Remaining Races

22 Jul

It has just been noted that this Wednesday’s Velodrome VCL (July 24th) is missing from the Schedule posted on this site (although, it does properly show on the IRC site). Registration an open-track starts of 6:00PM, with racing starting around 6:30.

Saturday’s Maple Bay RR is still uncertain – final status will be conveyed by tomorrow evening, we apologize for the late notice and confusion.

Lastly, Sunday marks the return of the Observatory Hill Climb – come out and test your legs against the relatively inoffensive grade. It would be great to have a huge turnout for the return of this popular cycling training location. Come out and show your respects and appreciation for the venue operators!!

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CANCELLED – Air Force Crit – CANCELLED

19 Jun

FYI – there has been a change in base command, and unfortunately the crit that was scheduled for July 6th has been cancelled. Thanks so much to Arin (Fort Street Cycle) and his cohorts for all the work they did to get it approved with previous command – we were all REALLY looking forward to this new venue.

Road Racing at Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit – Sunday June 16th

10 Jun

One of the best venues on the annual race calendar, this Sunday sees the opportunity for roadies from up and down the island to battle themselves, their friends and the remarkable VIMS road circuit. We are opening things up a little to give more than just the usual VCL’ers a chance to ride this amazing venue. In addition to self-seeded A, B and C races, there will be a Check Engine Light for anyone who wants to attend. You just need your club ride license (day-of insurance will also be available, but, if you are a cycling club member, your Cycling BC Ride license is sufficient).

Sign-On starts at 9:00, and the track opens for warm-up.
10:00 – Check Engine Light event – the final distance will be determined shortly, but is expected at 30-45 minutes.
11:00 – C Race – 15 laps (1 hour) – subject to change, and may include a shorter 20-30 minute sub-race
12:10 – B Race – 20 laps (80 min)
1:45 – A Race – 25 laps (105 min)

Pre-registration is highly encouraged to smooth things at the track. Please click here to complete your pre-registration and then pay on-site. For those new to the VCL, you must complete a 2019 VCL-waiver-final and bring it on Sunday.

We are also considering a Hot Lap Competition to see who can log the fastest full-circuit lap (or maybe a short-course Hot Lap). Tell all your friends, tell the whole bunch – let’s fill this venue up!!!

Wednesday May 22nd – Velodrome

21 May

This coming Wednesday May 22nd is GVVA + Victoria Cycling League (VCL) race night. For VCL riders who did not get a chance to take a Learn-to-Ride session and don’t want to miss out on the action / points, please show up by 5pm at Westshore Velodrome on Wednesday and we’ll get you up to speed with a “Track 101” session so you too can partake in the races that evening! We’ll sort bikes out and go through some basics between 5-530pm and then get on the track at 530pm as the venue is booked until then. Hope to see you out there this Wednesday!

Cherry Point Road Race – Sunday May 19, 2019

14 May

Hey everyone, pack up the bike(s) and the family, and head up to Cherry Point Vineyards on Sunday. The format is great, a ton of fun, and the course is scenic, challenging, and a lot of fun. Details available here – thanks to Cycle Therapy in Duncan for race organization/hosting.

Here are some details on the Youth Road Race Series component
Lister Farrar This event was also slated to be an island youth road and track series event. But with registration up and down for the races so far, organizer David Beggs and I have agreed to merge them as 5 ability categories, A,b,c, d, e, with d and e for youth riders who want something easier than A, b or c. And it’s moved to 1:00. So bring some kids and have an early lunch! 🙂.

Ps. I’d expect E to be 7-10 yrs, D to be 10-13. Strongest youth welcome in a,b, c.

Race Results – Neild Rd HC

13 May

Race Results have been update on the IRC page, with season standings updated. Here are the times for the various hill-climb warriors – thanks everyone for showing up!!

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Cobble Hill/Mill Bay Road Race – Details

16 Apr

We have a very exciting addition to the VCL schedule coming up this weekend. The Cobble Hill/Mill Bay Road Race takes place on Sunday April 21st. Details are as follows:

Sign-On 11:00 AM – Racing at 12:00

Distances will be 60 km for A, 50 km for B, 40 km for C and 20 km for the Youth category.

Click here for details on location, parking, etc.

This race will be a lot of fun, and likely very different than our regular weekly circuit races. Come on out, test your legs!!