THE JOHN HUNTER MEMORIAL RIDE

September 19, 2021

Nicholl’s Oval Pavilion
725 Armour Road
Peterborough

Registration opens Thursday, September 9 and
closes noon on Tuesday, September 14.

As many of you know, we lost a great member, mentor and friend this summer with the passing of John Hunter. There are few who met John or enjoyed his company on a ride who have not come away with a treasured memory, be it a riding tip, a helping hand, a little encouragement (HTFU… and perhaps remembered more fondly in hindsight!), or just a great story.

On September 19, the Peterborough Cycling Club invites you to join us for the John Hunter Memorial Ride, a celebration of life and the ride that defined John’s time with us. 

3 routes will be available, a 47km, a 60km, and a 100km, with all departing from Nicholl’s Oval in the first half of the morning. Roll-out times are listed in the ride details further down the page. Cyclists can ride the routes on their own, or head out in the company of one of our Ride Leaders. All routes will return to the Nicholl’s Oval Pavilion for a post-ride BBQ. 

There is no cost to take part, and PCC membership is not required. However, all participants must register by Tuesday, September 14 at noon via the Cycle Club app. Participants must also complete the waiver included in the registration process. Riders without completed waivers will NOT be permitted to participate. 

ROUTES

Route 1
Flat 100
100K

View Route

This route is a classic and one that John rode often including his last ride so it will take you past the location of the accident. If you would like to stop and take a few moments to remember him that is welcome.

It is generally flat with some rolling hills. There are a number of shortcuts to save a few K if you need to, but once you hit Hwy 40 you are committed to at least 85 K.

Details 

  • Rollout between 9:00-9:30 
  • Group with a Ride Leader will leave at 9:00 for 26-27K/hr
  • Group with a Ride Leader will leave at 9:20 for 30K/hr ride
  • Estimated ride time is 3.5-4.5 hrs
  • Plan to be back for BBQ  – 12:30 – 1:30

Route 2
The BLT
(Bridgenorth, Lakefield, Trent)
60K 

View Route

We would not consider this a standard John Hunter route, it is on roads he traveled often as part of other routes. It has a bit of everything. The map shows more gravel than there is. The route is 60.65K and should take about 2-2.5 hrs. The sections through Bridgenorth and Lakefield will slow things down.

Details

  • Rollout between 9:30-10:00 
  • Group with a Ride Leader will leave at 9:30 for 26-27K/hr
  • Group with a Ride Leader will leave at 9:50 for 30K/hr ride
  • Estimated ride time is 2- 2.5 hrs
  • Plan to be back for BBQ  – 11:30 – 12:30

Route 3
The BLT
(Bridgenorth, Lakefield, Trent)
47K

View route

There is also a shorter version of the above  route which will bring it down to about 47K. After you leave Bridgenorth on 7th line, just keep going straight at Centre line and take a left onto Buckhorn Road, then turn right when you reach 8th line and head into Lakefield. 

Details 

  • Rollout between 9:30-10:00 
  • Group with a Ride Leader will leave at 9:30 for the 24-26km/h ride
  • Group with a Ride Leader will leave at 9:50 for the 26-27km/h ride
  • Estimated ride time is 2-2.5 hrs
  • Plan to be back for BBQ — 11:30-12:30

REGISTRATION

REMINDER! Registration opens Thursday September 9th and closes noon on September 14th

 

Instructions

If you are are a current PCC member.
Please go to the Cycle club app and sign up for your preferred ride — look for the event under Clubs, not through the PCC.

If you are are NOT a current PCC member.

Please complete the OCA waiverParticipants without a completed waiver will not be able to join us for the ride.

 

Download the Cycle Club App

Available on desktop or on your mobile device.

Register an account and log into the app.

Search for the John Hunter Memorial Ride — look for the event under Clubs, not through the PCC.

  • Select the route you’d like to ride (you will find the link to your route there)
  • Indicate whether you will be attending the post-ride BBQ and your selection(s)
  • Our Emergency Action Plan is available for review the app as well.
  • 12-24hrs before the ride, you will receive a message from the app to do a health check. You will not be permitted to attend until it is completed.

Hopefully after 19 months we don’t have to remind you that physical distancing is a requirement when not on your bikes.

 

Event Day
  • This is a rain or shine event, Rule #5 may be in effect
  • The rides will start and end at Nicholls Oval, 725 Armour Rd, Peterborough. Please meet at the pavilion located at the south-west corner of the park.
  • There is plenty of room to park and washrooms are available.
  • Unfortunately, this year will be a dry event so sorry folks, no beer tent. We will be sure to have one next year.
  • Each ride has been scheduled to leave and arrive in such a way to stay within provincial health guidelines.
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