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The Day of the Hour Will Rock Canada’s Cycling World on Sept. 23 – Seven Riders on Board

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July 25, 2017 (Milton, ON) – On Saturday, September 23, 2017, seven Canadian cyclists, from five Ontario municipalities, will strive to set or break seven individual UCI world records in their respective age groups at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre velodrome. The cyclists range in age from 32 to 66, and cover both the amateur and professional levels. When the day is over, and these three women and four men have attained their goals, Canada could own more Hour Records than any other nation. What a crowning achievement for Canada 150.

Day of the Hour Riders (l-r) David Hainish, Jane Emans, Michael Kolesar, Jody Levine, and Michael Nash. Inset: Bryn Currie, and Ed Veal.
According to Wikipedia: The Hour Record is the record for the furthest distance cycled by an individual rider in 60 minutes from a standing start. It is considered perhaps the most prestigious record in all of cycling, and one of the most difficult to achieve. This solo, and solitary, effort typically takes place in a velodrome – “one bike, one rider, one gear (Jens Voight)”.1

The Day of the Hour is an exciting and unique event for the country of Canada, the Province of Ontario, and the municipalities of Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, Toronto, and Ottawa – the home cities of the cyclists involved. The list of intrepid riders includes:
David Hainish, from Milton, Men 30-34. To set a new record, David must ride more than 47.764 km in 60 minutes.
Jane Emans, also from Milton, Women 35-39 Distance to beat – 42.16 km
Ed Veal, from Newmarket, Men 40-44 Distance to beat – 48.411 km
Jody Levine, from Toronto, Women 45-49 No existing record. Jody will be achieving a first!
Michael Nash, from Ottawa, Men 50-54 Distance to beat – 48.89 km
Bryn Currie, from Toronto, Women 50-54 Distance to beat – 43.21 km
Michael Kolesar, from Mississauga, Men 66-69 Distance to beat – 43.73 km

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The public is invited to this historic event at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre, 2015 Pan Am Blvd., Milton, Ontario on Saturday, September 23, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The first rider goes at 8:15. Successive riders will start approx. every 90 min. throughout the day.

Come out and cheer on these intrepid cyclists, and your own community. Complimentary tickets are available online through Eventbrite. Book early to guarantee your seat while they are still available.

Additional information will be available on Facebook @DayoftheHour, or by phone to organizer/participant Michael Kolesar at (905) 301-5533.

1. Jens Voight, James Start, “Shut Up Legs”. Published by Rodale Inc 2016. Page 209.

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