Ride with Rendall (RWR) is a cycling club with the aim of giving back to the cycling community and a goal to help develop riders and competitive cycling in the region. RWR does this by hosting provincial-level races, running a club team of 70 riders in all age categories, and supporting our Elite/Espoir team.
RWR is back again in 2013 for its 12th season and continues to focus on rider and sport development. RWR’s strong base has allowed the club to develop a strong Elite / U23 racing program which has seen its riders win Canadian National Titles, Provincial Titles, UCI podiums, and represent Canada on the National Cycling team in many major events around the world including the World Championships. The team won two Ontario provincial titles in 2012, and had riders on the podium in all three of the road championship events. Wins in two Ontario cups, and one Quebec cup, plus a 4th place finish in the ITT at the Elite National Championships rounded out the major results from 2012 which the team will look to better in 2013.
In addition to the Elite / U23 team, RWR has also developed a strong Masters cycling team which has set world records (hour record), won Canadian National and Provincial Titles, as well as provided RWR representation at World Championships.
2013 will see RWR continue to host road events, with the 4th annual Clarence Rockland Classic on April 7, and the 2nd annual Mississippi Mills Grand Prix (MMGP) Stage Race on June 7, 8, 9 (Ontario Cup). The MMGP in 2012 saw the return of stage racing in Ontario after many years of absence. RWR has developed a reputation of hosting great events, as racers who have attended the events will attest to. To date, RWR has hosted 14 fully sanctioned events, which include three provincial championships, and one Ontario Cup, plus organizing bi-weekly training events including the Tuesday Night Gatineau Park Loop ride.
All of this could not be accomplished without the continued support of the RWR volunteers, club members, cycling community, and our sponsors (Biemme, Diadora, Cervelo, Cycle Lambert, CIBC Wood Gundy – Robert Orange, Ergvideo.com, and Greg Christie’s).