Pouch Cove Classic Results

race results buttonThe return of the Pouch Cove Classic road race a couple of weeks ago was well-received by the cycling community with some 26 finishers in spite of the cool, breezy, rainy day.

Stephen Rockwood won the 3-lap A event in 2:36:32, Liam Wilson took the 2-lap B victory in 1:52:30 , and Chris Small won the 1-lap C race in 58:54.

In the ladies division it was Amanda Hancock in 3:21:14 (A), Stephanie Nevin in 2:09:16 (B) and Carol Tower in 1:05:30 (C).

CLICK HERE for full results.

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Pouch Cove Classic Tomorrow

Pouch_Cove_Spring_Classic_logo-201504090926Registration for the Pouch Cove Classic is still open, but only until this evening.  There is no race day registration.  Sign-in Sunday morning from 9am – 9:30am will allow us to get the start lists complete, before the Safety Brief at 9:45, and the 10am race start.

WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS: if you’re not riding, please consider volunteering.  Contact hkbaldwin@gmail.com if you’re able to help.  Don’t forget to dress warm.  It will be a true “spring classic.’

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Pouch Cove Classic May 10

Pouch_Cove_Spring_Classic_logo-201504090926BNL is pleased to announce the return of the Pouch Cove Classic road race set for Sunday May 10th and presented by 1st City Cycling Club and Canary Cycles. Registration is available ONLINE ONLY at the following link: https://ccnbikes.com/?hc_location=ufi#!/events/pouch-cove-spring-classic.

The counterclockwise route includes Bauline Line, Pouch Cove Line, Torbay Bypass Road and Main Road (the traditional loop, with the exception of TBR). A = 3 loops. B = 2 loops. C = 1 loop. This will be a timed event and first aid will be available through the services of the Canadian Ski Patrol.

Race day check in will be at or near the softball field on Bauline Line from 9am – 9:30am followed by a safety review at 9:45am and a 10am race start.

There is no entry fee for this event however all participants are required to be members of BNL. Membership is available at http://www.bnl.nf.ca/join-bnl/.

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Cycling Canada Nutrition Webinar

cycling-nutritionCycling Canada will be holding a coach webinar about Nutrition on Wednesday April 8th at 9pm NST.

This webinar will cover the concept of nutrition periodization for the yearly training plan, using track cycling as a practical example. We will review topics such as nutrient requirements for different training phases and the principles of recovery nutrition. Other focuses will include nutrition strategies to boost the immune system, as well as exploring the place of supplements in an athlete’s ever-evolving nutrition plan.

CLICK HERE to register.

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Join BNL

ccnlogo-hiresThe cycling season is just around the corner and now is the time to renew your BNL membership! Race licences and general membership available at bnl.nf.ca/join-bnl.

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2015 National Cycling Canada Calendar

2015-calendar-588The Cycling Canada national events calendar for 2015 is now available at the following link:


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NCCP Online: Ready To Race! Training Basics

NCCP_EDit_largeCycling Canada is pleased to announce their first online NCCP course. This January they will be piloting the Ready to Race! Training Basics online course and if successful more courses will follow in this format.


Course details:

NCCP Ready to Race! Training Basics Workshop

Instructor : Paul Jurbala
Level: Ready to Race! Competition Introduction
Language: English
Schedule: *Eastern Time* (coaches must be present at all sessions to receive credit)

  • Monday January 5- 7:30-9:30pm
  • Wednesday January 7- 7:30-9:30pm
  • Monday January 12- 7:30-9:30pm
  • Wednesday January 14- 7:30-9:30pm
  • Monday January 19- 7:30-9:30pm
  • Wednesday January 21- 7:30-9:30pm

Registration: please email Elizabeth.kiraly@cyclingcanada.ca to register
Cost: $100
Organizers: Cycling Canada
Description: Ready to Race! Introduction to Competition (R2R) is the context for coaches who will primarily work with new competitive cyclists at the community and club level. These athletes will likely be in the Learn to Train to Train to Train stages of LTAD, although the context could apply to any new racer of any age. These athletes have basic but developed cycling skills and the desire to begin competing within a structured training and competition program. They should have passed through an entry-level Community Initiation program (CCI) to help them develop the basic skills.

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Strength & Conditioning Webinar December 18

Cycling Canada will be holding a free coachcycling canada logo 340x340 webinar Thursday December 18th at 9pm Newfoundland time.

Derek M. Hansen is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and Sport Performance Consultant. He currently works at Simon Fraser University as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for NCAA Division 2 athletes. He has also worked closely with numerous national sport organizations in the area of Strength and Conditioning and athlete performance including Speed Skating Canada, Cycling Canada, Softball Canada, Field Hockey Canada and Bobsleigh-Skeleton Canada. He also provides expertise in the area of strategic planning, speed development, rehabilitation and performance team integration for professional teams in the NFL and collegiate teams in the NCAA. Derek has also been a course conductor within the NCCP system for 14 years, specializing in Strength and Conditioning, Recovery, Injury Prevention and Biomechanics.

Topic: Strength and Conditioning

Derek’s webinar will focus on the integration of strength and conditioning elements for cyclists. While there are many ways to make athletes stronger, it is imperative to ensure that any work done on the strength and conditioning side transfers to an athlete’s performance on the bicycle. There can be many downsides to an overzealous approach to strengthening, including accumulation of non-functional muscle mass, increases in muscle tension that obstruct desired neuromuscular coordination and the utilization of energy that could be put to better use on the bicycle. We will examine a variety of approaches that coaches can adopt and integrate to ensure their cycling athletes are improving their sport-specific performance.

How to register: If you would like to participate in this workshop, please email elizabeth.kiraly@cyclingcanada.ca for details on how to connect. If you would like to receive NCCP Professional Development Points, please include your NCCP#.

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Sprockids Leadership Training In Terra Nova

sprockids oct 2014Through a partnership between BNL and Parks Canada, Sprockids founder Doug Detwiller paid a visit last week to train a group of teachers, Parks Canada staff, and bike shop operators to become Sprockids leaders.

Sprockids is a mountain biking program developed in the early 90’s and used across Canada and in 20 countries around the world. Their mission is “Through the sport of mountain biking young people will have the opportunity to develop the skills, values, and strategies that will guide them throughout their lives and enable them to successfully reach their full potential.”

CLICK HERE to read more about the program and the visit.

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BNL On Social Media

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