The Hayman Classic is designed to provide aspiring young cyclists an opportunity to test themselves and showcase their talents in a classic stage race.  There is so much about road cycling that can only be learned in the “heat of competition”.  With that in mind, we have designed each stage to afford unique challenges - requiring specific physiological, technical and tactical abilities. 


This race is an evolution of events held in Penticton, in collaboration with Cycling BC and the Axel Merckx Youth Development Foundation.  These include:

  • Future Champions Camp
  • AMYDF Races and Clinics
  • BC Youth Cycling Championships / Hayman Classic


Ron Hayman has a passion for cycling and strong belief that creating challenging opportunities for young riders is key to their future success. Ron’s background includes 7 years as a professional cyclist, national team competitor, coach (including a stint as Canadian National Road Coach), team leader and TV commentator at 5 Olympic Games. He currently handles Strategic Partner Relations for Jakroo Canada.


Jeff Plant owns and operates Axis Events.  He oversees all technical aspects of the successful Axel Merckx Prospera Granfondo along with countless other sporting events. Jeff’s background includes years as GM of Apex Ski Resort and Mt Buller/Mt Stirling Alpine Resort Management Board, Australia.