The winter season has kicked off at the Forest City Velodrome (FCV) in London, Ontario. For the next three weekends, track racing, including both sprint and endurance events, will begin at 7:00 PM on Saturdays. Admission is $10 (Canadian). On December 2-3, FCV will host the Canadian/American/Quebec (CanAmQue) challenge Race #2.
The velodrome continues to emphasize its youth development programs. Last month, FCV auctioned off two Vintage track frames from Curt Harnett to raise over $900 (Canadian) for the track's youth programs.
Winter youth training will be led by sprinter Gord Singleton to keep younger riders in shape over the winter. Furthermore, the first weekend of every month will see skills development and speed work camps geared toward cadets and juniors. And finally, recruiting young riders to build up the Velo-Kids and junior programs continues with a recruiting program at the local London, Ontario, high schools.
Not to be forgotten, women will soon get their own recreation sessions on Sunday afternoons.
FCV is not limited to serving cyclists only. Riders will share the facility with a group of roller skaters, who will be using the infield this winter for training for their upcoming spring Roller Derby season.