Racing Résumé – Brad Head

AMATEUR | Age 54 | Profession: IT Consultant & Wheelbuilder

Brad Head (b.1963) is an amateur masters competitive cyclist.  Brad has been racing bicycles since 1992. He started out mountain bike racing, locally in and around Vancouver, BC, then expanded his mountain biking to racing throughout the province, including Specialized Cactus Cup, Grundig UCI race in Penticton, and Brodie Test of Metal. By 1995, Brad had started road racing with Atomic Racing Club in Vancouver. In 1996, and 1997 Brad was the club president for Atomic Racing Club and was regularly racing the Tuesday Night World Champs Criterium series at the University of BC, as well as racing in stage races like the Comox Valley SR in 1996.

In 1999, Brad moved to Victoria, BC. There he took a break from racing until around 2004, when he started doing the occasional Master’s road race, or criterium. By 2010, Brad had returned fully to amateur road racing and also added cyclocross racing to his disciplines.

In 2011, Brad added track cycling to his racing endeavors.  On the Track, Brad began to see his calling with several victories in club racing and Track Fest racing tournaments and participated in his first provincial track cycling championships in 2013.  As of 2017, Brad continues to race, after being plagued by injuries starting in the fall of 2014 and continuing through 2015 and first half of 2016.

Brad has been on the board of directors for the Greater Victoria Velodrome Association since 2014, and in 2017 holds the role of Vice President. Brad is a past President of Atomic Racing Club (Vancouver, BC).

2017 Results

Road
  • 17th place (31 starters) – Fixed Gear Criterium – 4 Jun 2017, Robert Cameron Law Race Series, BC Legislature, Victoria, BC. All Categories.
Track
  • 4th place – Match Sprint Finals – 20 Aug 2017, BC Track Provincial Championships, Westshore Velodrome. Master Men 50+.
  • 4th place – Keirin Finals – 19 Aug 2017, BC Track Provincial Championships, Westshore Velodrome. Master Men 50+.
  • Silver Medal (2nd) – Keirin Finals – 17 Jun 2017, TrackFest I, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Men’s “B”.
  • Bronze Medal (3rd) – Omnium – 17 Jun 2017, TrackFest I, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Men’s “B”.
  • 5th place (14.015) – Flying 200m – 17 Jun 2017, TrackFest I, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Men’s “B”.
  • 1st place – Keirin Semi-Finals – 17 Jun 2017, TrackFest I, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Men’s “B”.
  • 7th place, Scratch Race – 17 Jun 2017, TrackFest I, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Men’s “B”.
  • 1st place,  Tempo Race – 17 Jun 2017, TrackFest I, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Men’s “B”.
  • 3rd place, Elimination Race – 17 Jun 2017, TrackFest I, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Men’s “B”.
  • 2nd place, Points Race –  17 Jun 2017, TrackFest I, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Men’s “B”.
  • 5th place (14.293 – argh!), Flying 200m – 27 May 2017 , GVVA Track Challenge, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Group B.
  • 6th place (8 racers), Unknown Distance Race – 27 May 2017 , GVVA Track Challenge, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Group B.
  • Silver, Match Sprints Heat 2 – 27 May 2017 , GVVA Track Challenge, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Group B.
  • 4th (8 racers), Keirin – 27 May 2017 , GVVA Track Challenge, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Group B.

2016 Results

Car/Bike collision on Feb 14, 2016 while out on a training ride. Broke right clavicle and re-fractured my ribs.  2016 was almost a year off the bike due to injury, not much fitness gained in 2016.

Cyclocross
  • DNF, 17 Sep 2016, Top of the Rock Cross, Mt. Washington, Masters Men.
  • 72nd place (73 racers), 11 Sep 2016, Pro City Racing GP, Victoria, BC. Masters Men.
Track
  • 12th place (14.242), Flying 200m – 20 Aug 2016, TrackFest II Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Category “B”.
  • 1st place, Keirin Semi-Finals – 20 Aug 2016, TrackFest II Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Category “B”.
  • 5th place, Keirin Finals – 20 Aug 2016, TrackFest II Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Category “B”.

2015 Results

On Sept 26th, 2015 I broke 3 ribs falling off a skateboard (yes, there’s a story). It cut my race season short. For most of 2015, I was in severe pain from kidney stones and could not ride.  Not much of a racing season for 2015.

Cyclocross
  • DNF, 13 Sep 2015, Coal Cross, Cumberland, BC. Masters Men.
Road
  • 21st place (32 racers), 10 Jun 2015, Western Speedway Criterium, Victoria, BC. Group B.

2014 Results

Cyclocross
  • 43rd place (50 racers), 9 Nov 2014, Ronde Van Hogwarts, Shawnigan Lk, BC. Masters Men.
  • 33rd place (46 racers), 2 Nov 2014, Binab Property Group GP, Victoria, BC. Masters Men. (Last not lapped award)
  • 24th place (36 racers), 19 Oct 2014, Farmer Bills Cattle X-ing, Port Alberni, BC. Masters Men.
  • 44th place (62 racers), 28 Sep 2014, The Bear Crossing, Bear Mountain, BC. Masters Men.
Road
  • 8th place (31 racers), 11 June 2014, – IRC Speedway Criterium, Victoria, BC. Group B.
  • 22nd place (31 racers), 21 May 2014 – IRC Speedway Criterium, Victoria, BC.  Group B.
Track
  • 2nd Overall, 14 Sep, 2014. BC Premier Cup Race Series, Masters Men.
  • 2nd place, 14 Sep, 2014 – Match Sprint, BC Track Champs, Burnaby Velodrome, Burnaby, BC. Masters Men.
  • 2nd place (13.740), 14 Sep, 2014 – Match Sprint Flying 200m, BC Track Championships, Burnaby Velodrome, Burnaby, BC. Masters Men.
  • 5th place,  14 Sep, 2014 – Points Race, BC Track Champs, Burnaby Velodrome, Burnaby, BC. Masters Men.
  • 6th place (13.884s),  14 Sep, 2014 – Flying 200m, BC Track Champs, Burnaby Velodrome, Burnaby, BC. Masters Men.
  • 5th place (42.21),  14 Sep 2014 – 500m Time Trial, BC Track Champs, Burnaby Velodrome, Burnaby, BC. Masters Men.
  • 6th place (4:09.90),  14 Sep, 2014 – 3km Individual Pursuit, BC Track Champs, Burnaby Velodrome, Burnaby, BC. Masters Men.
  • 6th place,  14 Sep, 2014 – Scratch Race, BC Track Champions, Burnaby Velodrome, Burnaby, BC. Masters Men.
  • 2nd place (9 racers), Points Race – 3 July 2014, Broad Street Cycles Race Nite, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC.  Group B.
  • 4th place (9 racers), Elimination Race – 3 Jul 2014, Broad Street Cycles Race Nite, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC.  Group B
  • Bronze Medal (3rd), 22 Jun 2014  – Omnium, TrackFest I, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Masters Men.
  • 4th place, 22 Jun 2014 – Keirin Final, TrackFest I, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Masters Men.
  • 3rd place, 22 Jun 2014 – Scratch Race, TrackFest I, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Masters Men.
  • 4th place (41.67), 22 Jun 2014 – 500m Time Trial,  TrackFest I, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Masters Men.
  • 1st place (2:49.19), 22 Jun 2014 – 2km Individual Pursuit, TrackFest I, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Masters Men.
  • 3rd place, 22 Jun 2014 – Elimination Race, TrackFest I, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Masters Men.
  • 4th place, 22 Jun 2014  – Points Race, TrackFest I, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Masters Men.
  • 3rd place (13.563), 22 Jun 2014 – Flying 200m, TrackFest I, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Masters Men.
  • 4th place, 22 Jun 2014 – 500m Time Trial, TrackFest I, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Masters Men.

2013 Results

Cyclocross
  • 48th place (73 racers), 24 Nov 2013, Ronde Van Hogwarts, Shawnigan Lk, BC. Masters Men.
  • 38th place (49 racers), 9 Nov 2013, My Little Pony Cross, Nanaimo, BC. Masters Men.
  • 41st place (62 racers), 27 Oct 2013, Crosstoberfest COTR, Victoria, BC. Masters  Men.
  • 29th place (46 racers), 20 Oct 2013, Farmer Bills Cattle X-ing COTR, Port Alberni, BC. Masters Men.
  • 55th place (66 racers), 14 Oct 2013, Binab Property Group GP, Victoria, BC. Masters Men (14th place in 50+).
  • 32nd place (47 racers), 29 Sep 2013, Coal Cross COTR, Cumberland, BC. Masters Men.
Track
  • 4th place, 4 Aug 2013, Omnium, TrackFest II, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Group B.
  • 4th place (13.93), 4 Aug 2013, Flying 200m, TrackFest II, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Group B.
  • 4th place, 4 Aug 2013, Points Race, TrackFest II, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Group B.
  • 3rd place, 4 Aug 2013, Elimination Race, TrackFest II, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Group B.
  • 3rd place (2:51.59) , 4 Aug 2013, 2km Pursuit Race, TrackFest II, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Group B.
  • 6th place, 4 Aug 2013, Scratch Race, TrackFest II, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Group B.
  • 4th place, 4 Aug 2013, 500m Time Trial, TrackFest II, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Group B.
  • 4th place (7 racers),  4 Aug 2013, Keirin Final, TrackFest II, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Group B.
Road
  • 13th place (27:15), 18 Jul 2013 – Time Trial, Sidney Velo TT, North Saanich, BC. Masters 50-54 “B”

2012 Results

In the fall of 2012, I put my left hand through a table saw blade, ending my season. I tried to race cyclocross but the hand was not healed yet. Season over.

Cyclocross
  • 43rd place (49 racers), 28 Oct 2012, Crosstoberfest COTR, Victoria, BC. Masters Men.
Track
  • 5th place, 8 Jul 2012 – Points Race, TrackFest II, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Masters “B” Men, 36 laps.
  • 2nd place (4:22.35) 8 Jul 2012 – 3km Individual Pursuit , TrackFest II, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Masters “B” Men.
  • 5th  place, 8 Jul 2012 – Win & Out Race, TrackFest II, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Masters “B” Men.
  • 3rd  place, 8 Jul 2012 – Elimination Race, TrackFest II, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Masters “B” Men.
  • 7th place, 8 Jul 2012 – Keirin Final, TrackFest II, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Masters “B” Men.
  • 6th place , 27 Aug 2012 – Sprint Finals, BC Provincial Track Champs, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Masters Men ‘B’ 40+. Tripleshot/Spinnakers Racing Club.
  • 4th place (14.184s) , 27 Aug, 2012 – Flying 200m, BC Provincial Track Champs, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Masters Men ‘B’ 40+. Tripleshot/Spinnakers Racing Club.
  • 10th place, 27 Aug 2012 – Points Race, BC Provincial Track Champs, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Masters Men ‘B’ 40+. Tripleshot/Spinnakers Racing Club.
  • 9th place, 27 Aug 2012 – Elimination Race, BC Provincial Track Champs, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Masters Men ‘B’ 40+. Tripleshot/Spinnakers Racing Club.

2011 Results

Cyclocross
  • 22nd place (35 racers), 19 Nov 2011 – Ricky Bobby Cameron Cross, Victoria, BC. Masters Men.
  • 23rd place (43 racers), 30 Oct 2011 – Great Pumpkin Cross COTR, Ladysmith, BC. Masters Men.
  • 26th place (37 racers), 16 Oct 2011 – Kona Kup COTR, Bowen Park, Nanaimo, BC. Masters Men.
  • 24th place (27 racers), 15 Oct 2011 – Island Champs, Beban Park, Nanaimo, BC. Masters Men 40-49.
  • 36th place (57 racers), 10 Oct 2011 – Condo Cross COTR, Victoria, BC. Masters Men.
  • 20th place (30 racers), 11 Sep 2011 – Coal Cross COTR, Cumberland, BC. Masters Men.
Track
  • Bronze Medal (4:18.298), 6 Sep 2011 – 3km Individual Pursuit , BC Provincial Track Champs, Westshore Velodrome, Victoria, BC. Masters “B” Men.

2010 Results

Cyclocross
  • 27th place (36 racers), 11 Oct 2010 – Kona Kup COTR, Bowen Park, Nanaimo, BC. Masters Men.
  • 21st place (48 racers), 18 Sep 2010 – Rapha-Focus GP, Seattle WA. Masters Men Cat 4 45+. Tripleshot/Spinnakers Racing Club.
  • 31st place (62 racers), 17 Sep 2010 – Starcrossed Cyclocross Race, Seattle WA. Masters Men 35+. Tripleshot/Spinnakers Racing Club.  Results

1996 Results

Road
  • 7th place (32 racers), 14 Apr 1996 – Matsqui-Roubaix, Matsqui, BC. Masters Men.
  • 7th place, 27 Apr 1996 –  Warp Speed Time Trial,  North Vancouver, BC. Cat 4.
  • 21st place (44 racers), 18 May 1996, Comox Valley Stage Race, Comox, BC. Cat 4.
  • 10th place, 15 Jun 1996, Escape Velocity Stage Race, Vancouver, BC.
  • 8th place, 15 Jun 1996, Escape Velocity SR Time Trial, Vancouver, BC.
Cross Country MTB
  • 18th place (64 racers), 28 Jul 1996 – Cactus Cup XC, Whistler, BC. Cat: Sport.

1995 Results

Cross Country MTB
  • 21st place (39 racers), 23 Apr 1995 – Tsawwassen Flatlander XC, Tsawwassen, BC. Cat: Sport.
  • 42nd place (65 racers), 4 Jun 1995 – Rossland Rubberhead Festival XC, Rossland, BC.  Sport.

1994 Results

Cross Country MTB
  • 30th place (39 racers), 10 Apr 1994 – Suhnak Memorial XC, Vanier Park, Vancouver, BC. Cat: Sport. Mechanical issues after a fast start.
  • 15th place, 3 Jun 1994 – Gutbuster XC, Tabor Mountain, Prince George, BC. Sport.
  • 42nd place (54 racers), 7 Aug 1994 – Grouse Mountain XC, North Vancouver, BC. Flatted on 2nd lap.
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