Nick Cowie

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Vale Henk Vogels Senior OAM

Henk Vogels 1963

The Peel District Cycle Club was saddened to hear of the death of Henk Vogels Senior OAM. Henk was a cyclist of the highest caliber, representing Australia at the 1964 Olympics. Since his retirement from competitive cycling, Henk spent the next fifty years giving back to the cycling community. Mentor, coach, manager, state and national …

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Race Report Presidents Cup Handicap Casuarina 10 August 2019

Last Saturday was the annual President’s Cup Handicap run over six laps of the 8.7 kilometre Casuarina circuit. Unlike graded racing were riders race against riders of similar ability. A handicap   has all riders racing together, with their start time based on their ability. If the handicapper gets it right all riders should finish …

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Race report – State Juniors Time Trial and Road Race – Motorplex 3 August 2019

The Peel District Cycling Club in conjunction with WestCycle ran the Sate Junior Time Trial and Road Race. With junior from as far afield as Esperance and Albany racing on the closed circuit  at the Kwinana Motorplex. In the time trial it was Campbell McDowell taking the win in the under 11s followed by Hamish …

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Race report – Casuarina 29 June 2019

The 90 riders racing last Saturday at Casuarina started in the rain and wind. While the rain stopped shortly after the start, the wind remained a constant challenge for the riders, causing problems for smaller groups and individuals. Mathew Wardynec wins B grade E grade rode together until the third lap, when the bunch split …

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Junior and Womens Tour Race Report 18 May 2019

Saturday saw the running of the the Henk Vogels Cycling Foundation Peel Junior Tour and Peel Womens Tour at the Motorplex. The race consisted of three seperate events, a single 4.7 kilometre lap prologue time trial, a road race of between 3 and 10 laps depending on age and grade of the same circuit and …

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More racing Saturday afternoon

This Saturday, the biggest event in Australia is the Peel Junior and Womens Tour at the Motorplex, and we want to make it a massive day. Due to a smaller than expected field which has reduced the running timing, the club has decided to put on an additional open race in the afternoon. Hey, we …

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Dog Hill Road Race 11 May 2019 race report

Last Saturday saw nearly 100 riders take to the Dog Hill circuit in Baldivis for our first road race of the winter season. The were numerous attacks on the first lap of A grade with the riders strung out over a few hundred metres as they crossed the finish line after their first lap of …

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Motorplex Kermesse May 4 2019 Race report

Graeme Brown showing a few juniors how to corner Last Saturday afternoon saw the start of the Peel District Cycling Club winter racing season at the Motorplex. In the morning, the club held training sessions for juniors and women at the same venue, under the watchful eyes of former professional Graeme Brown. A number of …

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Race Report – the Ring – Mandurah Foreshore 3 February 2019

Sunday afternoon saw criterium racing take over the Mandurah foreshore with the first round of the Ring series. Sophie Burton wins her first ever race in a close sprint With the American national track cycling visiting Perth, Men’s A grade had a truely international flavour, with five American riders including two who had won the …

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Race Report – SWCC criterium Stratham 1 February 2019

Liam Magowan chasing the break in A grade Last Friday saw seven members of the Peel Districts Cycling Club race with members of the South West Cycle Club at their regular Friday evening criterium in Stratham, south of Bunbury C grade was a very entertaining race (at least for the spectators) with two Peel riders …

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