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MIVA/Arrowsmith Hill Climb #1 - Witchcraft

Perfect night for the first Arrowsmith Hill Climb up to Witchcraft Lake.  Great turnout as 14 riders competed against the hill for the fastest times.


The winner of a sweet pair of MIVA socks was James Sage for coming within 6 seconds of his estimated time.

Top 3 men

  1. James Sage 8:49

  2. Joel Lutz 8:54

  3. Robin Dutton 9:04

Top 3 women

  1. Lorrie Baildham 10:07

  2. Jamie Ollson 10:25

  3. Nadia Plamondon 11:55

Thanks to Patrick, Peter McCaffery and Lee Zavarise for timing and Graeme Copp for holding.

See full results here:

More pics from Patrick at

Next week is Jameson Hill Climb.  First rider off at 7pm.  See you there

Some like it HOT!
Talk about a complete opposite of last week's 12 degrees, it was hot and humid lastnight at the MIVA /Rock City Cycles 20K TT.  The small group of riders battled a headwind on the way out to the turn around with most feeling the effects on the return.  One rider however did achieve a personal best


Congrats to:

Gary Argyle


The winner of a sweet pair of MIVA socks was yours truly for coming within 6 seconds of my estimated time.  I personnally thank Gary as I was trying hard to catch him!


Top 3 men:
James Sage dominated in a time of 28:43 followed by Matthys Redelinguys with a speedy time of 31:59 and Stephen Moran in 32:25


Top 2 women:
Lorrie Baildham snuck under 34minutes with a time of  33:54 followed by Jamie Ollson in 36:54



Thanks to Lee Zavarise for starting the racers, Steve Ollson for manning the turn around and Patrick for timing
Only 3 more TT's left this season.  See you next week for the 40K TT
2018 Coal City Criteriums

It was a great night for the final race of our series.  Warm and sunny, the wind died down as the race started. 15 racers took the line for the final race.  Among them were both James and Kevin, with only a single point separating them for the lead in the series they were ready to fight it out.

The race started with two neutral laps at the request of senior rider Norm Thibault.

MIVA Final Crit July 3-2.jpg

With the neutral laps done the pace picked up sharply with lap times dropping to a minute and half.  The bell was rung for the first prime on lap 8 as I stood by the lapboard holding a bottle of Whitesails Snake Island ale in the air.  The thirstiest rider to pay attention was James Grant who easily took the sprint while the rest of the pack continued on at pace.  From there several attacks were launched but were all quickly pulled back into the pack.  No one wanted a repeat of the race where they let 4 riders get away and lap the field several weeks ago.

The second prime was on lap 19.  Surprisingly Sean Lunny and James Sage took that sprint by a substantial margin.  I say surprising because they typically wait until after the sprint to attack when everyone is coasting through to recover.  Kevin Park was third over a second back, pushing furiously to keep in contact with James and Sean.  He probably didn't want to contest the sprint, but with only 1 point separating them in the series he couldn't afford to let them get away.

On lap 30 newcomer Tim Butler put in a serious attack on the pack opening up a six second lead on the main bunch which he held for 2 laps.

At three laps to go Sean Lunny came to the front and turned up the pace trying to create a separation for James to get away but the pack remained close together.

On the final lap it seemed that everyone sat up to let James and Kevin fight it out on their own as the two of them rolled into sight with no one else around.  But Kevin had the kick left in his legs to take it to the line getting the win.

MIVA Final Crit July 3-8.mp4

Full race Results can be found here.

Click here for results

Series Standings can be found


Huge thanks to our volunteers for making this happen.  Without these boys and girls standing on the corners in the hot sun we couldn't have these events.  Peter McCaffrey, Graeme Copp, Kirby Villeneuve, Stephen and Barb Mohan

We're back racing next on thursday with our 20km Club Challenge Time Trial

Followed by next Tuesday the start of our Arrowsmith Hill Climb series Witchcraft lake hill climb, more details to follow.

Dodgey weather forecast with threatending skies kept alot of racers away but it was dry on NRR lastnight for the MIVA/Rock City Cycles 20K TT.  Although the temperature dipped to 12 degrees that didn't stop some from achieving a personal best


Congrats to:
Craig Rutherford
Peter Richards
Matthys Redelinguys


The winner of the Rock City gift card was Peter Richards for coming within 2 seconds of his estimated time.  Way to go Peter!

Top 3 men:
James Sage dominated in a time of 28:58 followed by Matthys Redelinguys with a speedy time of 31:46 and Stephen Moran in 33:45.


Top 3 women:
Janna Gillick commanded over the women's race with a time of 31:17 followed by Lorrie Baildham in 34:23 and Jamie Ollson in 36:06



Thanks to Steve Ollson for manning  the turn around,  Lee Zavarise for starting the racers and Patrick for timing.  👏

Next week is the interclub 20K challenge so come out and race with a team.