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Tour de Speed | Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club

Tour de Speed by Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club
 
On Saturday, June 10th the TOUR de SPEED event was hosted by the Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club and proudly sponsored by NewRoads Automotive Group. The event was a big success, hosting over 120 young cyclists (between the age of 9 and 16) for a wonderful road race – and delicious BBQ.
 
Tour de Speed by Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club
 
Many volunteers, along with the young spirited participants, made the event full of life and excitement. The weather cooperated well with beautiful sun and sky.
 
Tour de Speed cyling race
 
Tour de Speed
 
Dean Robertson described a memorable moment from this year’s event when he was contacted by a 16-year-old girl from Hamilton with a question that he felt was “beautifully worded,” asking why the girls had to race a shorter distance than the boys.  Instead of disregarding the question in his busy preparation for the event, Robertson decided, together with the Ontario Cycling Association, that the distances were to be equalized.
 
Tour de Speed by Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club
 
After the race, the young lady, along with other female cyclists, went to thank Robertson and the club for recognizing their request for equality and acting upon it. Robertson said, “Their sincerity and enthusiasm was very real; that moment defined the day and the reason the Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club puts on our little race every year and will continue to do so.”
 
Sign up for next year’s event on June 17th, 2017!
 
Tour de Speed
 
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