Nick Cowie

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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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Race Report Smeaton Way 19 January 2014

The return to return to the less technical Smeaton Way circuit, combined with milder conditions and the end of holiday period saw the number of riders more than double from the previous week. There was an added incentive to perform this week with Crust Pizza offering pizza to the winners in each race. The …

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Race report Kwinana Motorplex Criterium 12 January 2014

A combination of the time of year, the heat and the final race of the team events in Bentley, meant there where only six riders in most grades today and no A grade. Which allowed all four grades to race on the circuit at the same time, to try and beat the heat. The small …

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Race Report – 22 December 2013 Kwinana Motorplex Criterium

It was good to see a large number of young riders from outside the club, racing on the 1.6km traffic free circuit within the Motorplex. The weather returned to normal for the Motorplex this week, the temperatures were down and wind up. The strong easterly had a impact on most grades of racing. Eleven juniors …

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Race Report – Bonser Memorial Time Trial 18 December 2013

The Peel District Cycling Club runs a 16km individual time trial every Wednesday evening from November through March, with a short break over Christmas and New Year. The Bonser Memorial Trophy is awarded to the most consistent rider at the end of the year. Points are awarded for best performance against your previous best time, …

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Race Report – Motorplex 15 December 2013

With the temperature on the circuit in the mid 30s by 8am, it was decided to shorten all races by 5 minutes. It was the heat instead of the usual wind at the Motorplex that had an impact on the results today. First away was the juniors with Todd Brown taking the win in a …

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Race Report – Motorplex 8 December 2013

The first race of the season at the motorplex and a chance to see the recently widened first corner. As usual the wind was strong and was going to have an impact on the races. The juniors were first away for 3 laps of the 1.6km circuit, and as last week it was a close …

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Race Report Smeaton Way 1 December 2013

First criterium of the season was held on the Smeaton Way circuit in Rockingham on December 1, with a headwind on the finishing straight made timing of the sprint all important. The first race was three laps of the 1.7km circuit by a big field of juniors, with Hugo Clegg leading home Sam Traianedes and …

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