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"Track 1" Intro-Sessions - December - April "Updated"!
04.20.2015
2015 FCV Youth Championship p/b MEC
12.30.2014
Christmas Hours December 2014
12.24.2014
Kallisto-FCV kits available to order!
12.21.2014
FCV night at MEC - Dec 19th
12.19.2014
FCV 2014 Christmas Camp Registration
12.17.2014
FCV - Gift Certificates for Christmas
12.16.2014
Aylmer Express Race Report
12.14.2014
Simpson shines at the FCV
12.07.2014
Ottawa Bicycle Club donates to the FCV
12.06.2014
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"Track 1" Intro-Sessions - December - April "Updated"!
04.20.2015

Our very popular Track 1 "Introduction to ride" sessions are being planned for the next few months. Groups welcome...... Book today as we do arrange sessions many weeks in advance.

Sunday Track 1 sessions in October - April will start at Noon. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your session to get the paperwork out of the way & your bike set up. Dress for the season and bring a helmet, gloves, arm & leg warmers, pump, and pedals, if you have them. If not, we have everything you will need. Your Track 1 session will start at Noon - 2pm, book your session today.

The next Track 1 is scheduled for....

SUNDAY December 21st ......... 1 Riders available - Noon

SUNDAY January 4th...............** COMPLETELY SOLD OUT - Noon

SUNDAY January 11th............. ** COMPLETELY SOLD OUT - Noon

SUNDAY January 18th............. ** COMPLETELY SOLD OUT - Noon

SUNDAY January 25th.............. 12 Riders available - Noon

SUNDAY February 1st.............. 12 Riders available - Noon

SUNDAY February 8th.............. 12 Riders available - Noon

SUNDAY February 15............... 12 Riders available - Noon

SUNDAY February 22............... 12 Riders available - Noon

ForestCityVelodrome@Live.com to book a spot for yourself or your group in the next available introductory Track 1 session.

Cost is $20.00 per person for the session plus a $10.00 bike rental fee, We do not have debit..... Cash Only. Register early......
You and your group will have a "Blast".

Track 2 & Skills sessions can be arranged for Tuesday Evenings (after the New ride session). To register for track 2 please contact dennis@myoptician.ca. Please indicate when you took your track 1 session and how much track riding you have been doing in the last few weeks.




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2015 FCV Youth Championship p/b MEC
12.30.2014

The Forest City Velodrome is pleased to announce that the 2015 FCV Youth Championships p/b MEC are scheduled for Thursday January 1st.

The FCV will open on Thursday January 1st , for Sign-on & warm up at Noon, with racing to begin at 1pm. Approximately 60+ Youth racers will be testing their legs. The competition is open to all U19 racers. Track Records will be on the line.

Entry Fee is $20.00

Age Categories are based on athletes age on Dec 31 2015:

Under 19 (boys & Girls)

Under 17 (Boys & Girls)

Under 15 (Boys & Girls)

Under 13 (Boys & Girls)

Under 11 (Boys & Girls)

The Omnium style event will include 5 events, Standing Start Lap, Flying Lap, Standing start 500m, flying 500m and standing start Kilo/2Km (depending on age).

Please register by sending an email to: ForestCityVelodrome@Live.com

The competition will be open to all U19 riders. We recommend you apply for your 2015 UCI License or Citizen's Permit in early December.




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Christmas Hours December 2014
12.24.2014

The FCV wants to let all recreational riders know that because of the Christmas Camp....

The FCV will be closed....

Wednesday December 24th... Closed

Thursday December 25th... Closed

Saturday December 27th (except for Christmas Camp).

Sunday December 28th (except for Christmas Camp).

The Velodrome will open for Regular Programing on Monday December 29th at 6pm.

The Velodrome will open for Regular Programing on Tuesday December 30th at 6pm.

The FCV will be closed....

Wednesday December 31st... Closed

Thursday January 1st: FCV Youth Championship Noon - 6pm.




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Kallisto-FCV kits available to order!
12.21.2014

Need a new cycling kit?

Members of the Forest City Velodrome will be able to purchase the same Kit as worn by the Kallisto-FCV Cycling Team. This offer is for a limited time... Get Your orders in by Thursday December 18th.

Pricing:

Race fit Jersey: $65.00

Bib Shorts: $65.00

Vest: $82.00

Skinsuit: $125.00

Jacket: $152.00

To order, please email The size of each item, and quantity of each item: ForestCityVelodrome@Live.com

We also need a mailing address....

An invoice with total and return envelope for your cheque will be sent to you the same day.

The Kallisto-FCV Team Kits will be delivered in February.




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FCV night at MEC - Dec 19th
12.19.2014

Members of the FCV can take advantage of our annual Club night at the MEC store on Wellington Rd in London.

Friday December 19th.... Shopping begins at 6pm and continues until closing.... Just say "FCV" at checkout and receive 10% of all items.

What a great way to finish your Christmas shopping. Thanks to the Staff at MEC for stepping up and sponsoring the FCV Youth Championship on January 1st.




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FCV 2014 Christmas Camp Registration
12.17.2014

Register today...... 9th Annual FCV Christmas Camp will run from Friday December 26th - Monday December 29th.

Cost of the Christmas Camp is $100.00

New riders will begin with the U15 group to help bring your skills up to a advanced level.... call 519-897-1447, for clarification.

Bring extra under shirts to change into after each drill (warmth).... bring aero-bars you will need them for team pursuit practice. Food and water is also a very good idea to have handy.

Friday Dec 26th (Noon - 2pm U15)(2pm - 4pm U19)(4-6pm Elite & Masters)

Saturday Dec 27th (9am - 11am U15)(11am- 1pm U19)(1-3pm Elite & Masters)

Sunday Dec 28th (9am - 11am U15)(11am- 1pm U19)(1-3pm Elite & Masters)

Monday Dec 29th (9am - 11am U15)(11am- 1pm U19)(1-3pm Elite & Masters)

Spots available - 1 spots available - Under 15 years old

Spots available - 1 spots available - Under 19 years old

Spots available - 1 spots available - Elite & Masters

To Register:

ForestCityVelodrome@Live.com




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FCV - Gift Certificates for Christmas
12.16.2014

Having trouble finding a unique gift? We can make it happen for you before the December 24th..... send an email today.

The FCV has your solution. The certificate with no expiry date. The recipient can use the Track 1 Certificate any time in 2015, or purchase the trial membership for $100.00.

The members of the FCV would like to welcome new riders to the Velodrome with this Christmas 2012 offer. $30.00 Certificate will include the 2 hour Track 1 session plus bike rental, Track 1 graduates can also take advantage of our Trial membership offer until February 28th 2015.

Send the name of the person going to receive the certificate and pop a cheque in the mail.... you will have the certificate by email later in the day. These can be purchased right up to Dec 24th, 2014.

Send an email to ForestCityVelodrome@live.com and get the wheel rolling on this cool gift idea.

Track 1 sessions can be booked anytime.... we recommend to have your session booked early, check the home page for an open Track 1 session.




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Aylmer Express Race Report
12.14.2014

You can tell the track scene in Ontario is exploding with the anticipated opening of the Milton Velodrome for the National Championships in January.

58 athletes crowded into the infield at the Forest City Velodrome on Saturday night for the Aylmer Express GP. The program had a combination of Sprint & Endurance events.

The evening started with 6 different divisions of racers divided into age and ability categories which seems to provide the best level of competition for the 138m indoor velodrome in London Ontario. The Points races where the first up to entertain the bustling crowd in attendance. The Points race is a track race with intermediate sprints at specific times during the event.

All of the categories had very competitive racing with all the races coming down to the final sprint and very few points between 1st and 2nd positions. (complete results here)

In the Elite Points race, there was lots of action right from the opening whistle. The 2014 U23 National Road Champion and newly signed Silber Pro Cycling team member Ben Perry, put on a clinic by lapping the field and scoring the most points during the intermediate sprints to win the opening race of the night. Also in attendance was Adam Jamieson (NCCH) who just returned from the London World Cup track meet, where Adam was a member of the Men's Team Pursuit program. Adam was second overall with 20 points, Lucas Taylor (Kallisto-FCV) finished in third.

The Sprint Tournament was also very competitive with both men & women's categories coming down to who attacked their opponent first. Coming over riders at the FCV is quite difficult, however, in the women's final, Charlotte Creswicke (Kallisto-FCV) had to give it a go as Sara Byers (Kallisto-FCV) attacked the first year Cadet with 2 laps to go in the final. Creswicke has been gaining confidence with her second place (Silver medal) at the Junior National Championships at Burnaby in November.

As Byers lead out the sprint with 2 to go, Creswicke did not give up and with cat like leg speed the youngster put a scare into the Elite racer with a burst of speed coming out of corner 2 and managed to come along side Byers. Both racers gave each other just enough room and Byers had the preferred line on the exit of corner 4 and was able to hold on for a hard fought victory.

Eric MacDonald (CoachChris.ca) just had too much speed and power as he was able to hold off Lucas Taylor (Kallisto-FCV) and win the men's tournament by 3 bike lengths.... all these riders will be competing in the Milton Challenge in January.

Prior to the start of the Elite men's scratch race the Aylmer Express Newspaper who have supported the FCV for the last 9 years, made a presentation to the FCV from the 3 Port Tour. Brett, John & Renee Hueston along with Krista Johnson made a donation of $5,800 from monies raised at their Grand Fondo - The 3 Port Tour. All the members of the FCV and London Cycling community would like to thank the Hueston's and the Aylmer Express for their continued support of the FCV.

The last race of the night, an 80 lap Endurance scratch race for the Elite division had multiple riders lapping the field. 14 riders took to the rail to wait for their instructions.

The event started fast and never slowed, 25 laps into the race 3 riders lapped the field (Jamieson, Perry and Taylor). Others where all trying to get back on even terms with the 3 leaders, however, the pace was kept high and no one could make a move. With 20 laps to go Perry attacked with the only rider able to respond was the young 15 year old from London, Lucas Taylor. Shortly after the 2 had taken their second lap, Jamieson needed to get back into the hunt. Jamieson got within 10 metres of the back of the field with 10 to go, when Bayley Simpson & Ian Currie (Kallisto-FCV) went to the front and buried themselves to keep Jamieson from lapping the field.

This left Perry and Taylor as the only 2 riders up 2 laps and Jamieson up 1 lap. As the laps came down, Perry attacked Taylor and was able to hold Taylor at bay and Perry was able to take his second win of the night.

The FCV wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas. The next racing at the FCV will be the 2015 FCV Youth Championship on New Years day. All Youth Categories will be competing in a 5 event timed Omnium. U11, U13, U15, U17 & U19 riders are welcome to attend.

For more information about programs at the FCV, please go to the website: www.ForestCityVelodrome.ca




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Simpson shines at the FCV
12.07.2014

47 racers were on the infield and registered for the racing, a combination of sprint and endurance races at the Forest City Velodrome in London Ontario. The racers were split into three divisions based on the skill & ability of each racer. Many of the youth racers were preparing for the FCV Youth Championships on January 1st.

All races were competitive and all the racers were on the rivet until the final bell sounded. In the "A" Division, Ontario Junior, Bailey Simpson was on fire Saturday night. Simpson won the Points & Endurance races by lapping the field.

During the points race Simpson put pressure on the rest of the field by gaining a lap with 4 other racers early in the event, however, the race did not shut down at that point.... It just got better. With the laps winding down a break away with the second to fifth place racers was just heating up. Cam Mason, Lucas Taylor, Daniel Nesbitt and Chris Ernst attacked each other in the final 10 laps to see who would finish 2nd... as it turned out the battle was a good one. The difference was 5 points between the 4 riders.... (finish results listed below).

In the Miss & Out, Simpson out distanced Taylor in the final sprint to win the event... that made it 2 for 2 with the Scratch race to come.

In the 10k scratch race for the "A" Division, Simpson was under pressure from his teammate Lucas Taylor who also rides for the Kallisto-FCV Cycling Team. The 2 each took a lap on the field with the help of Kallisto-FCV teammate Ian Currie. It did come down to the final sprint with Simpson taking the final lung for the line by 1/2 a wheel. Excellent racing by all the competitors with Paul Beit of the NCCH team finishing in 3rd.

In the "B" division, Mark Buckaway, Rob McCarty and Nick Wammes, came out on top.

In the "C" division, Kobe Liberty and Kassandra Krairaka, were the 2 riders to always be at the front of the field.

The first sprint tournament was split into 2 divisions. Th women had 6 racers going through 2 rounds and the finale. Young speedster Charlotte Creswicke made it to the final against Sara Byers. In a very competitive sprint both women, took each other to the rail, with Byers out foxing her young competitor and finishing just ahead of Creswicke.

On the men's side, Daniel Nesbitt (NCCH) attacked Wisconsin's, Thomson Remo to come out on top of the Men's sprint tournament.

The final event of the night was the 5 team Madison, the event had several new riders taking part, the exchanges were clean and the team of Ian Currie and Cam Mason had the most fun, as they put the hurt on the others with a constant attacking formula. It was great to see a Madison with every few mistakes.

Racing continues at the FCV on Saturday December 13th at 7pm. For more information about the programs and the FCV annual Christmas camp: www.ForestCityVelodrome.ca




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Ottawa Bicycle Club donates to the FCV
12.06.2014

The Forest City Velodrome would like to thank the members of the Ottawa Bicycle Club for the outstanding donation recieved this week.

With donations like the one from the OBC, we can continue to run our youth programs and offer programming to the Youth riders from Ottawa.

The Forest City Velodrome is a volunteer organization with no paid staff, session leaders do their jobs, because they love the track.

Thanks again to the Ottawa Bicycle Club for your support.




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