Madonna Wheelers has ceased operations in Canada.
We would like to thank all of our past members for the many wonderful years of cycling fun. Ride safe everyone!
However, the original club continues to thrive in Trinidad and Tobago.
You can follow their adventures on Facebook: Madonna Wheelers Trinidad & Tobago
Our James Hedgcock collected his first gold medal as an Elite rider representing Ontario in the Team Sprint.
James Hedgcock was second in the BMX National Championships in Etobicoke this afternoon. James won all three of his heats in making the final and was second in the championship. James has been selected to race for Canada at the upcoming Junior Worlds in Belgium.
Congratulations to Owen winning the Elimination and Scratch Races, JD third in the Scratch race and Ema third in the Elimination.
Videos attached, thanks Jen.
Our small 4 man team brought home 3 Gold, 5 Silver and 2 Bronze medals.
My photos are too large for an email, to view please click on link below –
Today, day 3 of the track Provincials Madonna Wheelers scored 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze.
James Hedgcock Gold in the Junior Mens Kilo
James Hedcock Silver in the Junior Mens Keirin
Liam Carney Bronze in the U17 Men 500m TT
Madonna Wheelers U17 Men Team Pursuit (Owen, JD, Liam and Dylan) Bronze
Together with the first 2 days Madonna Wheelers netted 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze, the small team with a huge heart!
Saturday the Midweek club with a little help from Madonna Wheelers dominated the Match Sprint.
Junior Men Andrew Scott gold, James Hedgcock silver, U17 Men Dylan Bibic gold, Liam Carney bronze and Junior Women Madison Dempster gold.
At the 2019 Ontario Track provincial Championships Day 1 Madonna Wheelers came away with a gold and a silver medal in the Junior Men and U17 Men Team Sprint events today.
Congratulations to our small team with a big heart:
There are 2 large teams on the track the NCCH from Hamilton and FCV from London, to compete with them we have pooled the resources of the Midweek and Madonna Wheelers Cycling Clubs, in the process claiming as many or more podium spots at the first Track Youth Cup of the season at the velodrome in Milton. The younger kids thoroughly enjoyed the evening socializing and playing with video games and each other in between the races, to the point Ben did not want to leave once it was all over. Mia, Mel, William and Connor all shared podiums and Oliver came close with a couple of 4th place finishes. Connor image above courtesy David Bibic and Ivan Rupes via Facebook.
To understand how strong Ema and Dylan performed last night take a look at the image above from back in September putting the hurt on the coaches (Courtesy Peter & Buffywww.sportszonephotography.ca ).
Last night they both won all 3 races each, then in the scratch races put the hurt on their competition by riding away and lapping several competitors in the process. Even Steve Bauer expressed his impression to me in his comment about Ema “She hurt them and then beat them, nice!”.
Congratulations to all,
Connor on the track.
Ema and Dylan hurting the coaches.
Unfortunately Ben had to leave early for a family engagement and is missing from the group.
At this time of year the Ontario Cycling Association presents the seasons awards.
Last year Olivia Pali won the U11 women’s Youth Cup plaque.
This year Ema Archbold won the U15 women’s Youth Cup plaque and Provincial Champion Jersey.
Maya Neumann won the second place plaque in the same age group and Ben Price won the
Third place plaque for boys U11.
Ema & Maya at London Youth Cup
Ben at Terra Cotta
Congratulations to the Champions of the 2015 Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club Championships:
Adult Group & Overall Club Champion – Jeff Archbold
Junior "A" – Ema Archbold
Junior "B" – JD Archbold
Junior "C" – Ben Price
Congratulations to the Champions of the 2014 Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club Championships:
Category “A” & Overall Club Champion – Jeff Archbold
Category “B” Champion – Tom Ducharme
Junior "A" – Maya Neumman
Junior "B" – Olivia Pali
Junior "C" – Connor Archbold
We had two of the greatest days weather wise, we have ever had for our club championships.
Competition was tight and fair and a good time was had by all.
The 2014 Club Champion was Jeff beating Roger by 1 point over 4 events.
Highlight of the 2 days was Ema and Maya finishing ahead of everyone in the Criterium except Jeff and Roger.
Congratulations to the Champions of the 2013 Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club Championships:
Category “A” & Overall Club Champion – Dan Thompson
Category “B” Champion – Chantal Thompson
Category “C” Champion – Joe Power
Youth Champion - Jacob Meloche
Youth (10 & under) - Olivia Pali
Not all the results are posted yet but congratulations to Roger Waithe on his first big race since returning to competitive cycling 6 weeks ago. Roger finished 13th out of 30 in the Senior 4 and Master 3 group which includes much younger riders, he was also 3rd in his age group RMMC3.
On that note you should go to see a current movie called “Premium Express” which is about bike couriers in big cities like New York, this was Roger’s life for a few years in Toronto, after giving up bike racing.
Windsor Provincial Criterium Championships (September 1, 2012)
Sportif Men Results - 27.3 km - Average Speed 36.3 km/h
15. Roger Waithe (Madonna Wheelers C.C.)
Master B Men Results - 37.7 km - Average Speed 41.3 km/h
13. Clint Thompson (Madonna Wheelers C.C.)
Elite 1&2 Women Results - 29.9 km - Average Speed 35.1 km/h
1. Candice Vermeulen (Invita - FCV) [GOLD]
2. Chantal Thompson (Madonna Wheelers C.C.) [SILVER]
3. Renee Schroeder (Independent)
4. Emily McKenzie-Picot (CoachCris.ca) [BRONZE]
Tour di Via Italia (September 2, 2012)
Elite 4 & Master 3 Men Results - 40 km - Average Speed 45.6 km/h
13. Roger Waithe (Madonna Wheelers C.C.)
All Women Results - 30 km - Average Speed 42.3 km/h
6. Chantal Thompson (Madonna Wheelers C.C.)
I have lost track, however I believe this is the 5th annual D’Ornellas criterium we have been invited to and raced, the first 3 were in pouring rain, last year was almost dry and this year for the first time was bone dry.
Being that we are invited it is not nice to overwhelm our hosts with too much success and as is traditional we shared our podiums. In the 5 to 8 age group Conner (Jeff’s son and future member) was an easy winner, in the 9 to 17 age group Ema (Jeff’s daughter 10) was an embarrassing winner, despite being asked to slow down several times, won by at least half a lap and lapped a couple of participants in a 3 lap race.
Knowing this we forced Summer (12) to race the D’Ornellas open criterium in the ladies division. Chantal broke away from the main peloton with James and 4 D’Ornellas riders and managed to stay away till the end therefore winning the ladies, Summer dropped the other 2 D’Ornellas ladies and actually lapped them before taking 2nd place in the ladies division.
The men did not fare as well, James was outmaneuvered by the other 4 D’Ornellas riders in the breakaway and sprinting is not his forte. Believe it or not Bruce Camacho was one of the 4 and finished 2nd amazing for a 64 year old that was unconscious as a result of the crash at the end of the Terracotta race.
Our sprinters all sat in the main peloton waiting for the break to come back but it was not to be. It did not make sense chasing down James and Chantal not knowing exactly what was happening up front. In the end due to some lap scoring mix up and strange bell ringing we ended up with 2 sprints, Roger Waithe took the first one and I took the second from Dan and I believe the D’Ornellas sprinter who won the first 3 races we competed in.
All in all a great day of fun racing, not sure how many knew or took advantage of it but a full breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausages, ham, baked goods, juice and coffee was provided and available to all who attended. This is still the best and probably safest criterium course in Ontario and it is nice that we can continue to share in its use courtesy of the town of Markham and D’Ornellas cycling club.
Photos from the Criterium have been posted to the gallery HERE.
Congratulations to all who raced and thanks to all who helped.