2015 Paris to Ancaster Bike Race

The 22nd annual Paris to Ancaster Bike Race took place last Sunday, April 26th. Weather cooperated – the course was dry and fast, except for the usual muddy sections.

Bob Haufler (#553) of Midweek Cycling Club leads a small group of Wave 1 riders on Paris to Cambridge Rail Trail

Another group of Wave 1 riders, led by Pat Biegalski (#420) of Beaches Cycling Club (Toronto) and Dave Enns (#644) of the Cyclepath Oakville Race Team

This year, the 70k race was really close to 70 km. A new rectangular addition in the middle of the course included farm lanes running through the LUNA Project grounds.

A first-time participant, Jeremy MARTIN, riding for Rocky Mountain Bicycle, won the race in impressive 2h 00′ 57′ with an average speed of 34.2km/h. Last year’s winner, Anthony CLARK of Squid Bikes, placed second, and Matt SURCH of Tekne Cycle Club placed third.

The breakaway group: Jeremy Martin (#94), Matt Surch (#17), Anthony Clark (#1), and Mike Garrigan (#4) enter Harrisburg.

The winner in women’s category was Ellen Van Loy (Telenet – Fidea) who finished the race in 2h 14′ 07” with an average speed of 30.9 km/h. She was closely followed by Gabby Durrin (Neon Velo Cycling Team) and Christine Vardaros (Stevens Pro Cycling).

Ellen Van Loy on the Killer Hill, as she approaches the finish line at the top of Martin Road Trail in Ancaster.

gabbi durrin
Gabby Durrin in Harrisburg

Christine Vardanos
Christine Vardanos on the Killer Hill


Ellen Van Loy and Jeremy Martin, awards ceremony at the Ancaster Community Centre


L to R: Anthony Clark, Jeremy Martin, and Matt Surch, awards ceremony


L to R: Gabby Durrin, Ellen Van Loy, and Christine Vardanos, awards ceremony

List of major Sponsors

Related Links:

  • 2015 P2A race official results are HERE
  • Pictures from 2013 and 2014 P2A race are HERE – (Free Download)
  • Pictures from 2015 P2A race are posted HERE
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