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Bicycle races coming to Turkey Point

Bicycle races coming to Turkey Point

Cyclists muster at the starting line for a race staged by Substance Projects of Toronto. The company plans to stage two races this year in…

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Cyclists muster at the starting line for a race staged by Substance Projects of Toronto. The company plans to stage two races this year in Turkey Point, the first scheduled for April 9. – Contributed photo Article content

Cycling enthusiasts have a new event to look forward to in Turkey Point next month. Article content

The Toronto company Substance Projects has added Turkey Point to its annual roster of bicycle races across Ontario. Saturday, April 9, the company will stage its inaugural race in Turkey Point.

Norfolk council agreed last week to close Old Hill Road in Turkey Point from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9 to allow for two bicycle races which will cover the entirety of the resort community.

Organizer Dan Marshall, owner of Substance Projects, says cyclists of all skill levels are welcome to compete. Marshall organizes about 10 such events like this across the province each year. Marshall said these races attract serious, dedicated riders along with amateurs who wish to test their mettle against the best.

“We call them ‘mullet races,’” Marshall said, referring to the popular haircut. “All serious in the front and fun at the back.”

Old Hill Road is noteworthy for its length and steepness. Cyclists racing down the hill can build up a dangerous head of steam if they are not careful. Good brakes are a necessity.According to a map, next month’s races start at the top of the hill and end at the top after traversing a circuit that includes the beach […]

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