Category Archives: Wheelmen

02 Jul
Cycling Display in Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame

SOFMC Panel: Cycling History of Greater Victoria In 2012, Media One Multimedia donated design time on behalf of RCSC to plan and produce an installation, titled Cycling History of Greater Victoria for the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame. The display contrasts the early bicycle ridden by champion Victoria cyclist Torchy Peden in the 1930s

11 Oct
Victoria’s First Cyclist

Long before Ryder Hesjedal became Hero of the Giro by winning the 21-day Giro d’Italia, another Victoria cyclist thrilled the sporting world. His parents named him William John but in the 1930s the world knew him as Torchy. Early in his racing career, a reporter wrote “a flame-haired youth led the pack like a torch.”