Nick Cowie

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Race report – Criterium Championships 30 March 2014

zoe stalton hold bicycle aloft after winning

Grey skies and drizzle greeted the large turn out for the Peel Districts Cycling Club Criterium Championships at Smeaton Way Rockingham. In addition to the prizes for top three club members in each grade. There were prizes courtesy of Bikeweek and Port Kennedy Cycles for a prime lap in each grade. A prime lap is …

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Race report – Motorplex 23 March 2014

Now with extra corners and added wind A new course with extra corners and a much stronger wind than usual at the Motorplex made it a race of attrition for everyone. Individual riders could not attack and ride away. Instead they raced in ever smaller groups. As riders tired, they let the gap …

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Race Report Motorplex 16 March 2014

Travis Meyer leads A grade breakaway

In a final hit out before the Tour de Perth, a number of Perth best cyclists took to the Motorplex including Travis Meyer formerly Orica GreenEdge now Drapac Racing and 6 riders from the Perth based Nationa Road Series team Giant Satalyst. Which was going to make it hard day in the saddle for the …

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Race Report Parklands 9 March 2014

Roadworks lead to new course and new challenges Due to unscheduled road works, the regular Parklands course was too dangerous to race. So a new course was devised using most of the regular course with hotdog turns at either end. Removing the dangerous section, but including the short climb loved by some riders and hated …

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Race Report Smeaton Way 2 March 2014

The Smeaton Way circuit opposite Bunnings is very popular with members. The race was well attended with a lot of members in their new club kit. As usual the juniors kicked off the racing with Samuel Traianedes out sprinting Grayson Renn for the win. Luca Macconnachie took third just ahead of Georgia Renn in her …

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Race Report Motorplex 23rd February 2014

Peter Mills crossing the line looking totaly spent

There was the biggest turnout of the year so far, for the new course around the motorplex. With a number of cyclist taking advantage of 3 event licences to get a taste of racing, without having to commit to a full racing licence. The junior race was a 3 way sprint with Sam Traianedes winning …

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Race Report – Motorplex 16 February

Kyle, Mikey and Matt on the climb

A new circuit at the Motorplex Last Sunday the riders faced a new challenge at the Motorplex, the usual technical circuit was replaced with a slightly longer 1.7km course with fast corners and a short climb. The juniors where first to race the circuit over 2 laps with Jake Brown taking the win with Sam …

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Race Report – Parklands Criterium 9 February

B grade finish

There was a good turn out of members, for the first race at Parklands this season. The course is a favourite for some riders and makes a change for the short technical circuits used for most criteriums. Parklands is more like a short road circuit, being 4km long with a sharp little climb two thirds …

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Race Report Motorplex Criterium 2 February

D grade bunch

Racing the Motorplex circuit in the reverse direction with a strong southerly made the racing very different. No longer was the finish up a slight rise and into a headwind, but along a flat stretch of circuit with a tailwind. However, the back straight was now the toughest part of the circuit uphill and into …

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Race Report Motorplex Criteriums 26 January 2014

Wade Longworth narrowly winning from Ryan Hamill

The cooler weather was accompanied by a strong southerly which meant fast speeds on the back straight. However, the uphill finish at the Motorplex was into a solid headwind, which made tough finish suited to the strongest riders. With the juniors it looked like Sam Trinaedes had it won, until fast finishing Lowen Ferry snatched …

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