Nick Cowie

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Race Report – Dog Hill, May 11 2014

D grade sprint finish

Close to ninety riders took a chance on the weather Saturday and were rewarded with fine conditions in which to race the Dog Hill circuit in Baldivis. The circuit is around, not over Dog Hill, so there is no climbing involved, which pleases many riders. The juniors were first away and in a tight contest …

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Race Report – Wandi Road Race & Timekeeper’s time trial, 3 & 4 March.

Tony Van Merwyk and Jackie Lovegrove

Warm temperatures and sunshine greeted the riders this Saturday at Wandi for a road race. The juniors racing was even closer than usual with Lowen Ferry narrowly winning from Jake Brown with Todd Brown third. After last week’s aggressive flat out race, A grade was a more conservative races, there were a number of unsuccessful …

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Race Report Serpentine 26 April 2014

Adam Farrel winning C grade sprint

67 riders braved the winds, grey skies and forecast rain for Peel Districts Cycling Club’s first road race of the season at Serpentine. The juniors race of a single supervised lap of the 8.8km circuit saw Lowen Ferry out sprint Todd Brown for the win, with Ari Zuvela third. While the juniors had good conditions …

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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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