May 14/98 15:56 pm - Coaches Wanted, Ontario Results
Posted by Editor on 05/14/98
Track Cycling Coaches Wanted
The Greater Victoria Velodrome Association (GVVA) is launching in June a new
program to teach basic track cycling skills, called "Learn to Ride the
Track". "Learn to Ride the Track" is a four week program aimed at
introducing track skills to people interested in riding the track for fun,
fitness and competition. The curriculum for the program is designed by
Assistant National Coach Steve Lund.
Cyclists with experience in track riding and racing are required to deliver
the program designed by Steve . Coaches will receive training in the
curriculum, and instructional pointers at a clinic conducted by Steve,
Saturday May 16, 1:00 to 4:00 PM. The number of coaches required will
depend on demand, but a high ratio of coaches to riders is planned. Coaches
will be paid $30 per session of approximately two hours.
The program will be offered three times this season, June, July and August.
The program will run on weekday evenings and weekends, in sessions of
approximately two hours. The number of groups in each session will depend
on demand. There will be groups offered for women, men , under 18's, and
The Learn to Ride the Track program will be publicized to Greater Victoria
as part of the promotion for the World Cup of Track Cycling , May 28-30.
The model for the Learn to Ride the Track program is "Women on Wheels", a
novice women's road skills program that attracted 45 participants in it's
inaugural session in April and May. 30 of the graduates have committed to
ride a special novice women's race at the 7th Annual Bastion Square Cycling
Grand Prix, May 31. Women on Wheels is a project of the Victoria
International Bicycle Race Society and the Commonwealth Centre for Sport
Interested coaches should contact one of the people below, and indicate if
they are interested in coaching, whether they can attend the Saturday
clinic, and be sure to leave their phone and fax numbers and e-mail address.
To register for the clinic:
Greater Victoria Velodrome Coordinator Tom O'Neil ph (250) 920 7540
for more info on coaching on the track:
Assistant National Coach Steve Lund (250) 744-1385 email@example.com
GVVA Board member (coaching programs) Lister Farrar (250) 595-1955
HADFIELD SHOWS CLASS (AND HANSENS!)
Tim Hadfield (Kissena) made one of his rare local appearances at last
night's Midweek Club Scratch Criterium and showed the spectators and the
rest of the 66-strong field why heÂ°s so successful.
Only five laps into the 44 kilometer event, Tim, along with Matt Hansen
(Jet Fuel) and big brother Jeff (Neworld) broke from the fast-moving
(44kph) bunch and the trio maintained a twenty-to-thirty second gap for
the rest of the event. In the closing laps, a chase group of three
including Greg Cavanagh (Woodstock) vainly tried to bridge but they were
absorbed by the peleton and Jet Fuel's Heath Cockburn took the bunch
gallop with team-mate Joe Juliano in 5th place.
After last week's hairy riding, it was refreshing to see the improvement
in race etiquette and the efforts of all to stay within the designated
course - especially since we were paid visits by two separate Peel
Police patrol cars.
Next week, the event returns to a handicap format and will start at
7.15pm. Further information will be on the Midweek Hotline at (905)
EVENT # 5 44 KM SCRATCH CRITERIUM DATE May 13th. 1998
WEATHER Sunny, strong east wind, 20 deg.C.
66 STARTERS 45 FINISHERS Lapped riders pulled and given 2 points
This event run as a criterium with all riders starting together and free laps given until 17th lap.