Sunday, September 18, 2011

CVCC Junior Rider/ Racer Support $

Attention all CVCC Junior Riders/ Racers: No big sponsors knocking down your door??? Well, who wants some cash for supporting their bicycling addiction??

The CVCC executive have not received applications for obtaining rider support funds for the 2011 year (to which there is a total of $300 available).

Please forward applications for rider support funds, via email, either to

Ray Wagner or

Kent Duncan

Applications to include name, what racing they did this year and why they need the money.

Friday, September 9, 2011

2011 CVCC AGM and Awards Dinner

When: Wednesday, October 5 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Dove Creek Community Hall

All CVCC Members, Volunteers and Sponsors are invited to the 2011 AGM and Awards Dinner. Similar format to last year with club funds paying for the meal. “Pot luck” and dessert items always appreciated.

Agenda: social, meal, awards, nominations for 2012 exec., club kit order consensus.

Please RSVP on facebook page or so we can have a rough estimate of number of attendees for catering.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

2011 AGM and Banquet

Hi Everyone
The 2011 AGM/Banquet is scheduled for October 5 from 6-9pm. Please add it to your calendar.
More details to come.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Ironman (Ironwomen?) Penticton

Hi All
Audrey Erlandson raced the 2011 Penticton Ironman this past weekend and placed 1463 out of the 2832 triathletes. She finished in 13:22:31. More detail possibly coming soon.
Either way,
She Killed It!


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cycling BC presents the 2011 Development Track Camp at the Commonwealth Legacy Velodrome.

Cycling BC is currently running a Junior Development Track Cycling camp on the Commonwealth Legacy Velodrome, hosted by the Greater Victoria Velodrome Association. The goal of the camp is to teach youth and junior riders an array of track cycling skills, which they can use towards reaching their future cycling goals.

The camp includes 14 youth and juniors riders from the Greater Victoria area and Comox, BC.  A few elite riders from Vancouver and Victoria are also taking advantage of the camp, fresh off of racing at the Canadian Track Nationals only a couple weeks ago. Leading the Camp is renowned track cycling coach, Jeremy Storie, along with sidekick and apprentice, National Team track cyclist, Tim Sherstobitoff.

Day 1 started off with a full overview and instructions on track riding, etiquette, and basic skills. While the majority of juniors have completed a learn to ride clinic at the Burnaby Velodrome at the beginning of the year, a refresher course helped remind the riders of a few key points. As 14-year old Gillian Ellsay puts it, “the most important thing when riding the track is not to stop pedaling!”
After a solid warm up, the group started off with a flying 200m effort, and based on their time they we put into appropriate groups for flying 1-3 lap efforts. The focus for this exercise was to work on riding close to each other’s wheels, staying relaxed, planning ahead, communication, and quick rider exchanges. By the end of the day, they were all starting to look like seasoned veterans!
Tomorrow, the riders will have an easier morning session, focusing more on skills. However, in the evening, everyone will take part in the fast and furious local Friday Night Racing put on the by the GVVA. The camp will conclude after two more track sessions over the weekend.  

A huge thanks goes out to Cycling BC, the Greater Victoria Velodrome Association, and all the sponsors and supporters that were able to revive and reopen the Commonwealth Legacy Track and who support track cycling in British Columbia and Canada. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

NIC Criterium

Hi All
The North Island College Criterium went off without a problem today as a great weather and volunteers showed up to help test the new course.
After lots of practise laps and sprints, and discussion, the course was reversed and modified to make the course safer due to sunlight concerns, and an angled corner.
Riders attending this free event were Mark and James Grant (who earlier in the day won the Junior TTT in Nanaimo), Steve Grant, Nigel Hutcheson, Ray Wagner, and Jeff Matell.
After all the practice laps Nigel, Ray, and Jeff decided they had LOTS of energy to race a 10minutes plus 3 laps criterium. After numerous attacks, counter-attacks, and getting tired, Jeff Matell took top honors as Ray and Nigel duked it out for 2nd and 3rd.
A BIG thanks to Ray, John Bernard, Hilary, and Trevor, and all the riders for helping to setup/takedown the event and all the feedback needed for this course to possibly be used in the 2012 race season!
Photos? if i can find my camera-transfer cord?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Fitness testing, Duncan TTT. and the NIC Criterium

Hi Everyone
The fitness testing guys are back in town on August 20,21. Details here 1,2,3.

Tripleshot cycling club is hosting a TTT in Duncan on August 21. Race Bible

And lastly. The club is hosting a criterium in the North Island College Parking Lot.
Here is the schedule for the NIC Criterium ride on Sunday, August 21.
5:45pm-rider sign on.
6pm-first riders on course
6:30pm-first sprints practices
7pm-If deemed safe and rideable, weather permitting, and if riders warrant; first mini-race.
8pmish-criterium over, awards, bragging rights, street cred given out.
8:30pm-course take down complete
All riders will have to sign a waiver before the event. All riders attending should bring their race number and have it pinned to their jersey. All riders should have their regular wheels on the bike, NO race wheels or special equipment. This event does not cost anything, nor is it worth any comox cup points. The club is looking at using this course in future race seasons.
The course at this point requires 3 volunteers from 540pm to 830pm (at the latest), these volunteers will be positioned around the course for safety requirements imposed by NIC.
If you are driving to the event, please park in the East Parking Lot. Course is 730 meters.


Friday, August 12, 2011

2011 Western Canada Games

This weekend 4 riders from the club are competing in the 2011 Western Canada Games in Kamloops. From Team Trail Bicycles Eatmores Sprouts is Amanda Wakeling and Nigel Ellsay, as well as Jordan Duncan and Gillian Ellsay.
In the 14km womens TT Amanda and Gillian finished 6th and 7th for Team BC. The mens 18km TT was won by Nigel Ellsay in 25:49 with Jordan Duncan in 7th.
In the womens 80km road race Gillian finished 6th after outsprinting a manitoba rider, Amanda finished 15th.
In the mens 100km road race, Nigel Ellsay brokeaway 50km in and soloed to victory with a 2.5minute gap over 2nd and a 4 minute gap over the bunch, Jordan finished 6th.
Stay tuned for the MTB results on the 14th.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

2011 BC Time Trial Championships

A great day for club riders as a total of 14 riders went down for an extremely tough course on the old lake cowichan road.
In the U13 men class Mark Grant (Team Trail Bikes Eatmore Sprouts) took the win over 20km in 36:14 with Isaac Van der Vliet coming in 5th at 43:23.

In the U15 womens class Gillian completed the 20km in 34:05 to take 1st, Kia Van der Vliet took third with a time of 36:12.
In the U15mens James Grant (Team Trail Bikes Eatmore Sprouts) took third with a time of 35:54, with Max Andrew in 4th with a time of 39:08.
In the U17 mens class the club swept the podium with Andrew Grant (Team Trail Bikes Eatmore Sprouts) taking first in 29:30, Thomas andrew in 31:13, Jake Van der Vliet in 31:37.
In the U19 class Nigel Ellsay (Team Trail Bikes Eatmore Sprouts) took first over 40km with a time of 57:06, and Jordan Duncan in third with 60:33.
In cat3 mens Doug Merrick (Team Trail Bikes Eatmore Sprouts) took 6th with a time of 62:4.
In citizen Jeff Matell took 4th with a time of 63:05.
After the time trial there was a Team Time Trial with Nigel Ellsay, Jordan Duncan, Jeff Matell, and Doug Merrick competing in. In the run-in to the finish Doug Merrick was dropped and Nigel, Jordan, and Jeff completed the 20km course 29:36.

A BIG thanks to everyone who lent out gear to all the juniors, the club junior program is showing great results provincially thanks to everyone's generousity!
A big thanks to TripleShot Cycling Club for stepping in in the 11th hour to put on this event.
And lastly, a BIG thanks to John Van der Vliet for helping to organize all the juniors for this event, this is the third year he has done so, and his amazing bike mechanic skills and tireless dedication allowed all the juniors to have an excellent race day!


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Trail Bikes Mt. Washington HC

Under clear skies and rising temperatures 25 riders lined up for the return of the Trail Bikes Mt. Washington hill climb. The regional level event featured a bunch of local riders, triathletes, and some riders coming up from Victoria for the 16.7km hill climb. Immediately from the start a select group of 5 rode away from the rest as local riders Jordan Duncan and Doug Merrick (Team Trail Bikes Eatmore Sprouts) rode valiantly to try to limit their losses as the select group rode on. In the dash to the line, Victoria rider Bruce Schlatter pipped team H&R Block rider Mathew O'Hagan to take the fastest time of the day in 49:23. Visiting triathlete Tenille Hoogland put in a major effort to take top honours as fastest female rider after making up serious time in the latter half of the race.
In the junior race 5 local racers lined up to race the final 7.5km to the top. Right from the start James and Mark Grant (Team Trail Bikes Eatmore Sprouts) jumped away to take the lead and ride together, in the closing kilometres older brother James powered clear to take the fastest male junior award. Behind the Grant duo Jessica Reynolds, and brother-sister combo Isaac and Kia Van der Vliet battled it out. In the closing kilometres Jessica rode clear with Kia in close pursuit as Isaac powered on to finish right behind his older sister. Jessica took the fastest female junior award.

A BIG thanks to all the volunteers, Mt. Washington, the DH Skateboarders, and Trail Bikes!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mt Washington HC

2011 Mt. Washington Hill Climb
Present by Trail Bikes
Registration opens at 10am at the Dove Creek-Farnham Road intersection (take exit 130 off the Inland Island Highway).
Registration closes at 1145am.

Cost: $20 cat 1,2,3,4,5, novice.
          $10 junior rider

Parking: Will be along Farnham Road and Dove Creek Road. No parking on Strathcona parkway. There is no bathrooms at the staging area, only at the finish!
Cat 1, 2,3,4,5 novice riders will race the full 16.7km course, junior riders will ride the final 7.5km of the climb.
This is a CyclingBC regional level race, upgrade points are on offer!
The race starts at noon, with riders doing a neutral rolling start from the staging area on Farnham road to the intersection of Strathcona Parkway/Duncan Bay Main. From there the riders will be treated to the toughest hill climb in the province as the road winds up to top with stunning vistas over the average gradient of 8%.
After the race, all riders will descend back to the staging area on Farnham Road for results and draw prizes.
Over $500 in prizes on offer.
Awards for fastest male and female, and fastest male and female junior riders!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

2011 Dove Creek Omnium

Hi Everyone
The 2011 Dove Creek Omnium Presented by Brian Mclean Chevrolet and Broken Spoke  and supplementary prizes from Courtenay Shoppers Drug Mart, the Blackfinn restaurant, and Quality Foodsh had a total of 56 riders in the four categories lined up for the 3 events.
Saturday mornings Dove Creek Time Trial was won by Don Gilmore in 21:18 over the 16.5km course.
 Derek Tripp won the B, Mark Grant in the C's, and Isaac Van der Vliet in the C's.
Full results here
Saturday afternoons Half Mt Washington HC in the mist was won by Steve Bachop with a 1:42 second gap over 2nd place Simon Tremblay with a time 29:34. Derek Tripp, Mark Grant, and Jessica Reynolds won each of their respective categories in the mist covered mountain.
Full Results here
Under clearing skies the Sunday morning Dove Creek Road Race A category raced 87km, B 71km, C 54km, and Cadet with 21km.
In the A category road race 23 riders lined up for a fast, surging, and surprising race that featured a large contingent of out of town riders. Despite the numerous attacks and counter-attacks the group stayed together to the very end. Steve Bachop and Doug Merrick (Trail Bikes Eatmore Sprouts) attacked early on the climb to open up a gap, Steve Bachop sprinted away for the win as a charging Warren Muir closed the gap before taking 3rd.

In the B category, a season high 20 riders lined up for 4.5 laps around the Dove Creek course. Overall, it was a very coecive group effort, tapping out an average speed of approximately 37 km/hr. Rhonda Callendar looked strong, setting the pace on the majority of the up-hill sections, with the peloton quickly reacting before a break away could be establish. In the end, masters rider, Bill Yearwood out sprinted the majority of the group to take the win as Duane Martindale and Mike Sevcov rounded out the podium.

In the C road race a mix of young and veteran riders lined up for the 3.5 lap race. On the last lap Kia Van der Vliet and Mark Grant (Trail Bikes Eatmore Sprouts) broke away to work together for the last lap. In the final charge up the hill, Mark Grant Pulled away to take his 3rd win of the weekend over Kia. Ernie Klassen rounded out the podium after managing to get away from the rest of the group.

In the Cadet race three young riders aged 10-12 lined up for a fast, and suprising finish as Max Andrew, in his first road race ever, took the sprint over Isaac Van der Vliet, Jessica Reynolds suffered a dropped chain to take third.
Full results here

The overall A omnium GC was won by Steve Bachop in the A's with Warren Muir and Steven Grandy tying to round out the podium.
In the B overall Mike Sevcov took the win over Aaron Amar and Duane Martindale.
In the C GC Mark Grant took the win over Kia Van der Vliet and Ernie Klassen.
In the Cadet GC Isaac Van der Vliet took the win over Jessica Reynolds and Max Andrew.
Full results here
Pictures from the road race  courtesy of Marnie, Meghan, Joanna, and Pat.
HC photos
RR photos (courtesy of Helen and Duane Martindale)
A Big thanks to everyone who came out; the volunteers, race directors, master riders, and out of town riders!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


TT results
HC results
RR Results
Overall so far.
Find any errors? im going to bed, talk to me before and after the race tomorrow.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Dove Creek Omnium

Hi Everyone
Both Brian McLean Chevrolet Buick GMC and Broken Spoke have become major sponsors of the club for the Dove Creek Omnium! Thanks to there support for the junior program and the great selection of prizes to be had next week!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Trail Bikes Mt. Washington Hill Climb

On Saturday, July 23 come test yourself on the Mt. Washington Hill Climb.With an average gradient of 8% over the 16.26km course allows riders to take in the stunning vista as they climb one of the toughest mountains in BC!
Registration opens at 10am with racers off at noon!
This is a Regional Level Event with CyclingBC upgrade points on offer!
All categories available, as well as junior!
 Junior categories is U17 m/f and will race the final 10.1km
Cost: $20
Juniors: $10
Tons of Draw Prizes!
Past results: 2008, 2008, 2007, 2007, 2007, 2006 
Fastest time: 2007-Trevor Connor 47:47
 Registration and start line at Duncan Bay Main and the Strathcona Parkway!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Club Updates, events, etc

Hi Everyone
On the roster for CyclingBC Western Canada Summer games held in Kamloops this August is Trail Bikes Eatmore Sprouts riders Amanda Wakeling, Nigel Ellsay and his younger sister Gillian Ellsay, and Jordan Duncan.
At the 2011 Road Nationals junior TT a tough course with plenty of wind and rollers, Nigel Ellsay took second on the course, while Jordan Duncan took 29th with just over 3 minutes down on the 21.5km course. The RR is on Sunday!
The club led out the 5th street mile today with over a dozen riders showing up to clear the way. An excellent showing by the club!

and there will most likely be another posting this weekend about Nats.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

CVCC TT Course Records

Hi All
For those that wonder:

Headquarters:                    John Van der Vliet:    20:59     -2007
Forbidden Plateau:            John Van der Vliet:     17:14    -2007
Dove Creek:                      Don Gilmore:              21:12    -2009
Dove Creek-Dove Creek:  Don Gilmore:             43:59     -2010


Monday, June 20, 2011

June 22 Forbidden Plateau Time Trial

Hi Everyone
This wednseday June 22 is the Forbidden Plateau Time Trial, not the team time trial. The week after will not have a time trial as planned. The time trial will start at 6pm as usual, be there early to sign up.
See you there

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Medium Size Jersey

Hi Everyone
If anyone has a spare medium CVCC jersey that do not need, junior CVCC rider Thomas Andrew is in need after his small is, well, too small.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

No Forbidden Plateau TT Tonight!

There is no TT tonight due to the Canucks game. AB will be there for a short time, but will be gone quickly.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Comox Cup #2 Tsolum River Road Race

Under clear, blue skies and rising temperatures, the Comox Valley Cycle Club's 2nd race of the Comox Cup Series, the Mike Fisher Realty Tsolum River Road Race, kicked off with 28 riders on the line.  A  total of four categories lined up with the A’s racing 83km, B’s 62.2km, C’s 41.5km, and Novice 20.8km.
At the start line, the category C’s and the Novice started out together with 10 year old Isaac Van der Vliet, in Novice, kicking off on the same roads his father, brother, and sister had raced on at his age. After taking the win and easily staying with the C group, young Isaac got to watch as his sister, brother, and father finished their races.
In the C category, 5 riders lined up for a very fast race with Trail Bikes-Eatmore Sprouts (TBES) Cycling Team rider Mark Grant taking the “prime” prize midway through the race before winning the sprint over Ernie Klassen and Kia Van der Vliet.
In the B category, 7 riders lined up for 6 laps around the tough course. Right after the start line, the race experienced its first surprise of the day, when Trevor Pritoula’s rear tire blew out. In the mid-race “prime”, Rob Stables jumped away to take the prize. At the end of the race, Team TBES rider James Grant sprinted to the win over Hugh Park and Rob Stabler.
In the A category race, 16 riders lined up for 8 laps in what was to be a race of attrition as the temperatures heated up. In the wake of two small crashes on lap two, Team TBES rider Nigel Ellsay took off on a solo flier. The pace of the pack instantly lifted and quickly narrowed down to a 6 man chase group comprised of TBES riders Doug Merrick and Andrew Grant, CVCC riders Jeff Matell, John Van der Vliet, and Ray Wagner, and Oak Bay Bikes rider Warren Muir. Andrew was later dropped from the group just before it caught Nigel.  On lap 5, Ray Wagner sprinted successfully to win the “prime”.  After numerous attacks from Team TBES, all the riders felt the strain of the 83km road race in the heat with TBES rider Nigel Ellsay taking the sprint win over Warren Muir and Jeff Matell.
Prizes and mid-race primes were provided by Blacks Cycle, Trail Bicycles and Nestle Canada, with post-race snacks and icecream from Quality Foods and Nestle Canada.  A BIG thanks to all the volunteers who made this event possible, and to Mike Fisher for his generous sponsorship.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Tsolum River Race Results

Hi Everyone
Race results can be found here.
Any problems with the race results, please email Doug .
An article/.pictures will be put up shortly. But for now, I am hungry.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Tsolum River Road Race Info!

Hi Everyone
here is the info for the Tsolum River Road Race on June 5, 2011.
Tsolum River Road Race, Comox Cup #2!
Come out and test yourself in the A/B/C categories over the rough roads around Tsolum River on the 10.4km loop. Registration opens at 10am.
The road race for all categories costs $15. $5 for Juniors
All races start at 11am!
There will be a required race briefing in the 10 minutes prior to that!

A: 8 laps: 82.88km
B: 6 laps: 62.16km
C: 4 laps: 41.44km
Novice: 2 laps: 20.72km

Categories: A, B, C, and Novice

Race course will be posted in the pictures of the event!
Yellow line rule is in effect, No littering!
See everyone out there!
Prizes include products from Nestle, Saputo, and the usual assortment from bike shops

There will be a porta-potty onsite!

Directions for out of town-ers
From the inland island highway
turn right at Piercy road-5.8km
Turn right at Dove creek Road-1.0km
(you will go over a 1 lane bridge with traffic controlled light)
Turn left on headquarters-9.2km
Turn left to stay on headquarters-1.0km
Take right onto Tyee Valley Road for parking (there will be the CVCC club trailer and registration tents

Have any questions? Reread the info, and then send an email to
See you out there!

Friday, May 13, 2011

2011 Comox Cup Race Bible

Hi Everyone
Sorry for the late posting but here is the 2011 comox cup race bible!
The first two races are definites (Dove Creek and Tsolum), the Omnium has yet to be decided due to no race directors stepping forward. You can be race director for one of the three events, you do not have to do all three! and the full mt washington HC in August is still being determined (scheduling conflicts with master races, and the Victoria Cycling League).
And some time later I will upload the 2011 Comox Cup point series to allow everyone to track their points that they accumulate.
If you find any mistakes in the Comox Cup Race Bible, send me an email. and I will clarify and correct the mistake. or just act confused.
See you out on the road.

Monday, May 9, 2011

MIVA Stage Race

Hi Everyone
For anyone interested in racing on May 21,22 there is a 4-event stage race in Nanaimo put on by the Mid Island Velo Association. There is a prologue, road race, time trial, and a criterium. More information can be found here

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dove Creek Road Race

Sunny skies opened up the Comox Cup Race series with the first race on the Dove Creek Circuit. A total of 33 cyclist lined up at the start in category A, B, C and Novice. In the A race a 5-man breakaway formed that successfully stayed away for the duration of of the race (a first ever for the Dove Creek Circuit), coming into the finish Cyrus Kangarloo (Top Gear) took the sprint, with James Cameron (Pro City Racing), and Nigel Ellsay (Team Trail Eatmore Cycling Team) rounding out the podium. In the B race after 66km Scott Wiener took the sprint over James Grant (Team Trail Eatmore Cycling Team), and Mort Allingham finishing on the podium. In the C race of 33km  Eamon Simmons took the win with Mark Grant (TTECT) and Hugh Park on the podium. And in the Novice Category Isaac Van der Vliet took his first win of 2011 as he starts his journey to the Tour de France.
Overall a tough day of racing, a couple of flats, a great set of volunteers who made this race possible, and a big thanks to race director John Van der Vliet for putting on the event.
There will be a better B/C race description once i talk to the riders, check back later.
Also, if anyone has photos, please email them to me, and i will post them.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday April 30, Dove Creek Road Race!

Saturday, April 30 the Comox Valley Cycle Club kicks off the Comox Cup Race Series with the Dove Creek Road Race. Riders will compete on the varying terrain of the 16.5km loop around Dove Creek, Courtenay that includes hills, false flats, and a tough finish to allow a worthy winner.
Registration opens at 10am and is on Burns Road (Just off of Dove Creek Road). Cost is $20 for adult, $10 for junior riders. A/B/C categories are on offer. 16.5km per lap. A-5 laps (85km), B-4 Laps (68km), C-3 laps (51km)
Races start at 11am sharp from the Burns Road, with the finish at the Wildwood Entrance along Piercy Road.
Riders who want to be included in the Comox Cup Race Series need to join the Comox Valley Cycle Club ($15). Race numbers do not cost anything (replacement numbers do though).
Yellow line rule is in effect, all riders must be licensed!
For more information please see or!/event.php?eid=207349105960224

Sunday, April 10, 2011

First Race Reminder

Hi All
This is a reminder that the first Comox Cup road race is on Saturday, April 30.
Dove Creek road race. Registration opens at 10am, race starts at 11.
Hope to see you all out there.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Western Canada Games and 4th Weekend of the Spring Series

In the latest spring series race weekend the Grants, Van der Vliets, Ellsays, Merrick, and Duncans went over and raced on the challenging Atomic road race course, 272nd Course, or the Western Canada games spring camp.
In the Western Canada Games spring camp junior riders Jordan Duncan, Andrew Grant, Jake Van der Vliet, Kia Van der Vliet, and Gillian Ellsay participated the two day camp that included a hill climb, time trial, and track time on the Burnaby Velodrome.
In the novice 272nd road race Kia Van der Vliet began her 2011 season by working together with another older rider too finish midpack after reeling rider after rider.
In the U17 272nd road race James and Mark Grant attacked from the get go and took 1st and 3rd after 5 laps on the course.
The Saturday “C” Atomic road race Jake Van der Vliet, and Andrew and Steve Grant lined up on the challenging Atomic road race that featured tough climbs, narrow roads, and wickedly fast descents. Steve, Jake, and Andrew were all dropped after numerous surges strung out the field.
In the “B” atomic road race John Van der Vliet, Nigel Ellsay, Doug Merrick, and Jordan Duncan lined up on the challenging course. Just as in the “C” race the challenging course took its toll as John, then Nigel, then Doug were dropped during the race. Jordan Duncan took a top 10 in the sprint finished that featured a fast descent coming into a narrow, winding finish.
Sundays 272nd course had riders racing around the hilly Aldergrove Lake Regional Park on a 7km circuit that had rough roads, winding climbs, numerous potholes, and some fast corners that help decide the race.
In the “C” 272nd road race rider Andrew and Steve Grant, and Jake Van der Vliet lined up under sunny weather to contest the 63km race. Steve was dropped earlier on as surges, and potholes stretched out the field. In the finishing sprint Andrew came in for a top ten finish while Jake, after riding his wheel as it flatted, took a top 15 finish.
In the B finish Doug Merrick and Nigel Ellsay (Trail Eatmore Sprouts Cycling Team) lined up for the 105km road race that featured numerous pinch flats from the potholes, and careful positioning in certain narrow sections to come out on top. Just over half-way through the race Doug dropped out after the surges deadened his legs. Nigel Ellsay overcame some early knee pains, and the tough pace to come out on top in the sprint finish as he took his second road race win of the season that has only seen him on the podium four times of the five races he has started.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

2011 Comox Cup

Hi Everyone
The first two Comox Cup races are being held on Saturday, April 30; and Sunday, June 5.
Saturday, April 30 features the Dove Creek Road Race.
Sunday, June 5 features the Tsolum River Road Race.

The time trial series:
May 4 Headquarters
May 11 Dove Creek
May 18 Forbidden Plateau
May 25 TTT
June 1 Headquarters
June 8 Dove Creek
June 15 Forbidden Plateau
June 22 TTT
July 6 Headquarters
July 13 Dove Creek
July 20 Forbidden Plateau
July 27 TTT
August 3 Time Trial Championships

Please register as a club member before the first road race/time trial of the season. You cannot officially ride with the club, as a group, or join a group ride until you do so. CyclingBC is enforcing stricter rules, so we must as well. The club membership form can be found here. Please fill out the form, and pay the membership fee before the first race of the season!

Why No Further Comox Cup's Announced?
The Comox Valley Cycle Club still needs race directors for the the July/August events. Due to new rules and fees put in place by CyclingBC we cannot hold an event without an official race director or apply for a race without one. If you want these events put on, please volunteer as race director for either of the July/August races. The race director will have the full support of the executive and the club, and will have access/advice from previous race directors on what to do and what needs to be done.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

2011 Membership Form is Online

Hi Everyone
I hope everyone has had a great January as February approaches. The 2011 club membership form is online.
 The protour season opened up with Cam Meyer (Aus) of Garmin-Cervelo winning the Tour down Under.
Ride On