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September 26/05 6:57 am - Forest City Velodrome: Weekend Report, Upcoming Events, News

Posted by Editoress on 09/26/05

Forest City Velodrome

September 23rd & 24th

Lots of spectators, Lots of riders = a perfect weekend of racing at the Forest City Velodrome in London, Ontario.

Although the track record was challenged, Zach Bell's 8.17 second record still stands as the mark to beat in the coming months of racing. Over the 2 days of racing a total of 53 riders took part in the All Season Sports $10,000.00 Challenge. Keith Thoranson from Vancouver set quick time of 8.37 seconds for the flying lap. Many of the racers set personal bests over the weekend event. Many other events were put on including Scratch races, Keirins, Sprints, Devils, and of course the Nas-Track Madison Team Races. Race results can be found later in the week at

Many of the racers were racing for the first time as they have graduated our "Learn to Ride Program" earlier in the summer. All racers had a "Blast", held their line, and raced very hard. It's a credit to all of our Volunteers who teach all of our riders how to ride & race on our 138m, 50 degree Velodrome in a safe manner.

The Velo-Kids put on a great show with 4 of our under 12 year olds making it through to the Handicap finals - "I kind of set it up that way, by giving the Kids a lead that they held to the end". "I didn't hear any complaints from the spectators or the Hot Shoes who came a little short during the heat races. It's really neat to hear the crowd cheering for the underdogs. Now we just have to have 30 Kids out on a Saturday night.

Next Race - Ontario Cup #1 Saturday October 1st 2pm start with Finals beginning at 7pm.

Velo-Kids - Elite: Out of Province Racers Welcome
3 Events - Kilo, Sprints, & Scratch Race

Event Schedule
2pm - 3pm
500m TT: Velo-Kids, Women & Masters
Kilo: Junior & Senior Men

3pm - 5pm
2 Rounds of Sprint Tournament

7pm - 9pm
Scratch Races, Sprint Finals
Non-O-Cup Races: Handicap, Chariot Races, Nas-Track Madison Team Race

Points System to be used for the O-Cup Track Series 2005-06

1st -10pts, 2nd -9pts, 3rd -8pts, 4th -7pts, 5th -6pts ∑∑. All other Finishers -5pts
Riders may drop their 4 worst race finishes during the Series
O-Cup Track Series runs every month until June 2006 with 3 Events per month.

Velodrome News:

Arrangements have been made with to make a "Forum" for Forest City Velodrome members to register and communicate. It is now LIVE.

New Ride Times are now available. Check the FCV website for an up to date list.

The October 6 Day Festival will be run over 2 weekends October 21st - 23rd & October 28th - 30th. London Track League & Nas-Track Madison Team Racing

Festa Italiana - London, November 19th "More details to follow"

Race Night Scoring - The F.C.V. are in need of volunteers, If you can help please step forward.

Yours in Sport
See you at the track



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