April 25, 2011 (Victoria, BC) – Starting April 25, novice road cyclists in Victoria will have a chance to try racing in a peloton on a banked-oval track usually reserved for stock cars at Western Speedway. “We’re inviting riders who are new to road-cycling to get comfortable riding in a group and to experience the tactics and excitement of road racing,” says Lister Farrar, a nationally certified cycling coach and organizer of the event. “Racing on a clean, fast track, away from traffic and road hazards, can make a huge difference in building the confidence of a novice rider.”
Sessions start at 6:00 p.m. four Mondays in a row, April 25 – May 16, 2011. Each session will start with coaching on pack riding, cornering and race tactics, followed by several short criterium races on the oval at 2207 Millstream Rd., Langford, B.C.
The cost is $10 per session, $5 for juniors. A Cycling BC Citizen license is required, or riders can purchase one-day race insurance on registering. Only a steady downpour would cancel the event.
The organizing club, Tripleshot Cycling, hosts five weekly, early-morning rides for all abilities around the Capital Region. Tripleshot is hosting this series in conjunction with the Victoria Cycling League.
For more information and any weather-related cancellations visit here.