Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Amazing support

This last year has been a truly amazing experience. Moving to a different role in the sport of cycling, I have come to love and appreciate sport in a whole new way as a coach. I have had so much learning in such a short period and have been incredibly lucky to have amazing mentors and supporters to help me carve my niche.

One of the great supporters of cycling in the city of Ottawa - John Large and his Echelon Project (release below) - have been fantastic and as part of their support for me, we will be selling the above jerseys. If you are interested, please check out the sizing and send me an email at by April 12 so we can get the order in soon! The cost of the jersey is $100 plus $10 shipping if you are outside of the Ottawa area.

Happy Cycling!

For those that may not know, the Echelon Project is a project committed to contributing to the competitive cycling scene in Ottawa and beyond. Our club The West of Quebec Wheelers, is not in a position to support a development team for an entire season.

Instead, through the Echelon Project, we support specific events or individuals that help provide opportunities for developing riders to venture into the world of competition cycling.

Each year is a new year. We do what we can, with what we have but more importantly we do it.

Past projects include; the Biker Banquet, U23 team to races in Canada and the US, 2-time participation in the Tour of Martinique, youth rides to Montreal, introductions to velodromes in Bromont and London, provide support to riders going to Nationals and Worlds, use old and new connections to set up riders in Nederlands and Belgium.

In 2013, one of our goals is to help support and encourage coach Jenny Trew. Jenny is a former elite track and road racer, who because of serious injuries sustained in competition, has had to step away from pursuing her dreams as a bike racer. Luckily for the sport of cycling, she has turned her focus to coaching and is now building her skills and credentials as a development coach. Too often retired athletes leave the sport and with them goes their energy and expertise. Canadian cycling and in particular the young riders in the Ottawa area are lucky to have Jenny pouring her passion into the sport.

In support of her initiatives with an area women’s team, and as an apprenticing National level coach, the Echelon Project has partnered with Jenny in promoting a special 2013 edition Jenny Jersey designed by Jenny.

All proceeds from the sale of these 50 special edition jerseys will go directly to Jenny and her coaching efforts this year.

Now is the time to show your support and pre-order a jersey. Jerseys are $100 (add $10 for shipping if required). Please send your order requests to by April 12.

Thanks for your support.