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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

Maple Bay – Cancelled

24 Jul

Unfortunately the Maple Bay Road July 27th is cancelled. The principle organizers and many of the volunteers from both teams are away. We have explored many options for other to take the lead and to find volunteers, but simply don’t have the manpower to put in the race.

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!!

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!

2019 Race Schedule

21 Feb

*** April 6th Western Speedway – Youth Races begin at 12-noon, with the VCL Races starting around 2:00PM (1-hour earlier than noted in the document below).

**April 23rd Sidney TT – Start Time 6:30, not 7:00 as listed below.

Without further adieu, here is the mostly final version of the 2019 VCL Race Schedule. We have a few things that still require final confirmation, but, we are mostly there. We have made note in the schedule of some key local events, however, the list of races is not exhaustive.

To come are details on the 2019 Season Launch / 2018 Season Wrap Party. Expect more news on this in the coming weeks.

You will notice the return of the Observatory Hill Climb, we are very happy to have this back on the calendar – we hope to see a large contingent of racers (large and small 😉 ).

Also, note the return of Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit, as well as the AirForce Crit, out at 443 Squadron – 12 Wing facility. Both very exciting in their own right.

Hopefully you are already into your 2019 training program, and the ill effects of the off-season and Snowmaggedon2019 are being addressed and worked-off.

See you soon,

2019 VCL Schedule


Schedule Change – Observatory Cancelled/Delayed

18 Jul

Due to circumstances beyond our control, next weekend’s Observatory Hill-Climb has been cancelled. A new transformer is being installed on the mountain that weekend, and we were unable to coordinate an alternate date. Communication with management has been reestablished, after years off the schedule, and the event will return, just not right now.

Stay tuned, perhaps we will be able to swing something later in the summer, or in the fall as a one-off pain cave event.

In the meantime, for those pain-seekers, we will see you tonight at Newton Heights!!


Speedway May 16th – Start Time

16 May

Please note – tonight’s race will start at 6:00 PM, as have all previous races. It was slated to begin at 6:30, but, the organizers decided to remain with the earlier start. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Tentative 2018 Race Schedule

28 Feb

Happy grey Wednesday morning!! Without further adieu, here is the tentative 2018 VCL Race Schedule.

April 4th – 2017 Wrap / 2018 Launch Party at Sports View Lounge – Oak Bay Rec Centre (more details to follow).

2018 VCL tentative


Revised Start Times for Windsor Park-

7 Aug

For the upcoming Windsor Race (August 16, 2015):

C-Race starts
8:30 start time, 30 minutes + 5 laps

9:15 start time, 45 minutes + 5 laps

Kids Race
10:15 start time – last corner to finish line

10:30 start time – 60 minutes + 5 laps