Meet Cycling Legend Jocelyn Lovell

  • 26 Sep 2015
  • 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Grenadier Cafe in High Park to Port Credit
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Meet Cycling Legend Jocelyn Lovell

Ride your bike from High Park to Jocelyn Lovell’s home in Port Credit. Jocelyn will speak from the heart: what inspired him to start cycling; what motivated him; how was he influenced by other cyclists; why did he choose cycling at the amateur level and not professionally; what was the Canadian cycling like during the sixties and seventies? 

This is exclusively for TBN members. This is paid event and registration is required. All proceeds will be donated to the Spinal Cord Society. TBN will match all funds raised. 

Jocelyn Lovell

Jocelyn Lovell was winner of over 40 Canadian championships, winning his first gold medal in Canadian Junior Road Race Championships. 

At the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh Scotland Jocelyn won a gold, silver and bronze. It was the first gold medal a Canadian cyclist won at the Commonwealth Games in 32 year. He won gold for the one-kilometre event at the Pan American Games in 1971 and 1975 setting a Pan Am record in that would stand unbeaten for 28 years. 

In the seventies, Jocelyn reigned as Canada’s top cyclist and received international recognition. Sports journalist voted him Canadian athlete of the year in 1975. Jocelyn was a national hero winning 3 gold medals in the one-kilometre, tandem sprint and 10-mile races in Edmonton at the Commonwealth Games. 

He raced in the 1968 (Mexico), 1972 (Munich), and 1976 (Montreal) Olympics. Jocelyn supported Canada’s decision to boycott of the 1980s Olympics in Moscow due to Russia’s invasion of Afghanistan. While training, Jocelyn’s career was cut short due to an accident with a dump truck in 1983. Jocelyn was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1986. 

Saturday September 26, 2015, Grenadier Café in High Park to Port Credit

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time. Please be prepared to present your membership card and helmets are required for this ride.  



It is a paid ($15) event and all proceeds will be donated to the Spinal Cord Society. All funds raised for this event will be matched by the Toronto Bicycling Network. Please be advised that there will be NO REFUNDS.

Please note, registration deadline is Thursday September 26.


Want to Attend the Event But Unable to Ride

For those member who are unable to ride but would like to attend the event, please register and e-mail the Director of Education for directions to the event.

Rain or Shine

In the event that it rains, the ride will be cancelled BUT THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE. This will be determined the morning of the event. An e-mail will be sent directly to all participants with the address. All participants are to make their own arrangements to the event.

Jocelyn Lovell rides by the Queen

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