The UCC will be holding a pre-season Social and Member Guest Evening and here are the details:

  • Date – Wednesday March 20, 2013
  • Place – York Downs Golf Club, Men’s Lounge
  • Time – 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. (or thereabouts)

Pizza (and EPO) will be served courtesy of the UCC and there will be an open bar (pay as you drink). The Directors have decided this year to separate the pre-season social from the Annual General Meeting.

Members will receive a separate formal notice for the AGM (save the date – the AGM is scheduled for April 9th, 2013). Members are encouraged to bring prospective new members to the Social. We are looking for like-minded and comparably skilled riders to boost the quality of our membership roster. Please spread the word. There will also be a seminar hosted by Donatello Corbetto on how to transfuse your own blood and on the “does and don’ts” of storing your blood between rides. If you are serious about your riding, you cannot miss this seminar!

“Hell on Wheels – The Documentary”

In order to get Members and guests into the spirit for the upcoming cycling season…we will also be showing the cycling film – “HELL ON WHEELS” at the Social. Here’s what Cycling News has to say about this great doc:

“It may be ‘Hell on Wheels’, but it’s heaven on-screen. Freed from the constraints of strict television reportage, German film-maker and Academy Award-winner Pepe Danquart has produced a beautiful film about road racing, capturing the colour, movement, atmosphere and drama in a way that places it among those special sports documentary films that transcend the boundaries of interest only to the committed fan. In other words, this is no ordinary regular race video. Danquart and his crew base their documentary around the Centenary Tour de France of 2003, following the fortunes of then Deutsche Telekom (now T-Mobile) professionals, Erik Zabel and Rolf Aldag. But this is not just about the two German riders. The film follows the race – with sidebars on Tyler Hamilton’s amazing performance – but it has no narration (voice-over), a sure sign of a confident filmmaker. Rather, it’s the pictures, the riders and the cameos from a varied cast of characters who tell the stories and provide the insights. This is not to say the film is only for the die-hards; rather, it is perhaps one of the first cycling films that could help non-cyclists understand the passion and suffering of this simultaneously beautiful and brutal sport….”

I have seen this documentary and thought it was better that “Chasing Legends”.

We are trying to get an idea of how many people we can expect out for this event (by the way, the movie is for real and will be shown ) so please RSVP using the form below (disabled now) by MARCH 18th and let us know if you will be bringing a guest.

– Cosimo