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March 2/05 12:48 pm - Forest City Velodrome News: New Partners/Sponsors

Posted by Editoress on 03/2/05

In the past couple of days many individuals & businesses have stepped up to help our Fundraising efforts at the Velodrome in London Ontario.

Jason Filer owner of Winterborne Custom Bicycles a new custom frame builder in Guelph Ontario, is putting together a program where interested recreational or racing cyclists will be able to purchase tickets on a custom made bicycle with the equipment of your choice. The value of the complete custom track bike will be over $2,500. Tickets will be available once we get riding on the Velodrome in late March. The draw will be at the first race of the Winter season in September. Tickets will cost $10.00 each or 3 for $20.00. Only 2500 tickets will be sold. Tickets will be available at the Velodrome or by filling out the entry form on the FCVA website.

This is another example of local businesses supporting the Velodrome project. You can find out more information about the company:

Former OCA member and track cyclist Greg Stephanson has donated a very expensive Cinelli carbon track rear wheel to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. We will take bids by email only to

This Auction will run until the first Nas-track Madison Saturday night race in April. The bids will start at $200.00. Every week I will post on our website the amount of the highest bid, no name will be posted. Once the bidding ends we will contact the winner of the wheel. I have disqualified myself (the wheel is very nice) so it is open to anyone how would like to support the indoor Velodrome in London, Ontario.

Long time track racing supporter, Rene Kosko from Cyclosprint, Chambly QC and the Forest City Velodrome are pleased to announce that Rene's company has agreed to become a sponsor at the new track in London Ontario.

Rene, in the late 1960's, was a regular combatant at the Delhi Ontario, indoor Velodrome, has stepped up to help out with sponsorship. Rene specialized in 6 day races track races during that period, he competed at the Montreal Olympic Velodrome in the 1970's. " the Velodrome in London is going to run three 6 day races in the winter season beginning in September, I look forward to attending at least two of them". "My goal is to help promote track racing in Canada & having new riders get involved with the Velodrome" said Kosko.

The Forest City Velodrome Association welcomes Cyclosprint as a sponsor, With Rene's knowledge and product selection at his store we look forward to a long relationship. You can get in touch with Cyclosprint or contact directly: or 450-447-1777

• The structure pre-construction (trusses & portable sections) of the track is over 50% complete.

• I hope to have a picture of the wheel in the next few days.

The Forest City Velodrome is pleased to extend an offer from the Travelodge Hotel chain. Anyone who is traveling on business or pleasure in the Windsor, Chatham or London areas of Ontario, You need to book your accommodation at the local Travelodge.

The Travelodge is a corporate partner of the Velodrome. Regional Manager, Brian Yeomans has arranged for the best Corporate room rates for your stay. All you have to do when checking-in is to mention the "Velodrome". You will then be given the preferred room rate, which has been pre-arranged for your convenience.

Not only will you or your staff receive the "Best Corporate Room Rate", The Velodrome will receive a rebate for each stay at one of the Travelodge properties.

This is open to anyone who part of the Velodrome Project, and we wanted to give you even more reasons to get involved with making the Forest City Velodrome the most successful it can be.

For more information contact me at
Your challenge, Get the word out to all of your cycling friends, they should take advantage of this outstanding offer from the Travelodge Hotel Chain.

Even more announcements are on the way.

Yours in Sport
Rob Good


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