Ontario’s top road cyclists to test new Ancaster course

On March 29, hundreds of road cyclists from across Ontario will test themselves on a new course in Ancaster for the 61st Good Friday Road Race.

The Hamilton Cycling Club will be host to some of Canada’s best amateur cyclists, who will cover the fast 15.9 km course multiple times, depending on their category, as they battle wind and rivals on Ancaster’s rural roads.

Photo: Hamilton Cycling Club

The race has its start and finish line at the Ancaster Fairgrounds.

A map of the course, an event schedule and additional race information can be found online at www.hamiltoncycling.com.

Race categories set off in waves at 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The first group will finish at 10 a.m., and the elite racers will finish about 4 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

In its 61 years, the race has seen many changes, from big purses to small purse to routes in and out of Hamilton. Former winners and racers include Olympians such as Brian Chewter, Adrian Prosser, and Sue Palmer-Komar.

The race, sanctioned by the Ontario Cycling Association, uses a new course in Ancaster that will be of great interest to Ontario’s passionate cycling community. Food and drinks will be provided by some of Hamilton food trucks.