Cycling Canada – Disc brakes not permitted in road events

From Cycling Canada – To All Provincial Associations and Commissaires,

Although the UCI regulations never allowed disc brakes at lower levels, until a recent incident at the UCI Paris-Roubaix Classic, the UCI had permitted the use of disc brakes on a trial-basis for all divisions of UCI Professional Road Teams. As of April 14th, 2016 this trial has ended with the decision to suspend the use of disc brakes until further research can assure their safety for use in road competition.

Currently, UCI and Cycling Canada regulations forbid disc brakes for all Road competitions.  We don’t recommend them in any instance riders will be in a group or bunch, however for club activities and non-competitive events disc brakes are not banned unless specifically stated by your provincial association.

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As the 2016 race season is set to begin, we wanted to be sure all Provinces/Territories and officials have a clear understanding of the regulation concerning the use of Disc Brakes in sanctioned Road Racing competition.

Unless specifically approved by the UCI, Disc Brakes are NOT permitted for use in road cycling events, as outlined in policy 1.3.025 in our updated 2016 Cycling Canada Companion Guide:

The Cycling Association of Yukon will abide by this regulation banning disc brake use in road competition as stated above.

 

CAY Board Executive Update

There have been some changes in the CAY executive following our December AGM.

Sue Richards has stepped down as president after many years of dedicated service to Yukon cycling. We thank her for all her hard work and contributions! She remains as an advisor to the board for 2016.

Marc LaPointe has agreed to stand as President, Aaron Foos remains as Vice-President, Evan Wise remains as Secretary/Treasurer, and we welcome Kelly Johnston as a new Director at Large.

Upcoming AGM – December 14th

The Cycling Association of the Yukon will be holding our annual general meeting on December 14, 2015 from 7 – 8 PM in the Sport Yukon building.

We are always looking for new board members to bring their enthusiasm and passion for all things cycling to help with the oversight, athlete and competition development side of Yukon cycling. Please come out if you are interested, we’d love to see you there!

At the AGM there will be a Special Resolution to approve draft by-laws for CAY.

Please contact our President, Sue Richards if you have any questions or require any information.

Upcoming Coaching Courses

Do you love cycling and want the skills to be able to teach others your passion? Come join the Cycling Association of Yukon (CAY) Learn to Coach Course! Using the Canadian Cycling Association curriculum, you will spend time in class as well as on the bike learning strategic skills for coaching all types of cycling.

Sunday October 18th, 2015 – Basic Cycling Skills

Bring your bike for this 8-hour (mostly) on-bike course focused on teaching and analysis, detection and correction of errors, using lesson plan templates and practice coaching sessions. This course is common to both the Community Initiation and Introduction to Competition coaching pathways. Instructor: Ian Parker

November 21/22, 2015 – Ready to Race! Training to Race

14 hour classroom-based course focused on designing and managing training programs, performance analysis and support in competition. Primarily offered for coaches who successfully completed the Ready To Race! Training Basics course, but also open to others just getting started in the Introduction to Competition coaching pathway. Instructors: Ian Parker and Susan Clarke

CAY is hosting both courses at Sport Yukon (4061-4th Avenue, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1H1).

Courses start at 8:30 ending at 4:30

Admission is free!
Bring a lunch or money to buy a lunch.
Please bring a bike (any functioning bike) to the Basic Cycling Skills Course on October 18.

See the Cycling Coach Training Pathway below:
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For questions or more information contact CAY at: info@yukoncycling.com