Nick Cowie

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Jan 02 2017

Ride report 2 January 2017

puncture repair time with the third group

With a break in the racing over the Christmas and New Year period, Peel District Cycling Club decided to organise group rides for it’s members and other interested cyclists in the Peel region. The first rides left from Clyde Park in Baldivis on Monday. The first group of almost 20 riders left at 6am, for …

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Jan 02 2017

Race report The Ring #5 Tech Park 18 December 2016

The Ring criterium series returned to Technology Park Bentley on Sunday, and while there were a number of Peel Districts Cycling Club members racing, with Ashton Sime winning the under 13s race and Tom Power winning E grade. The star of the show was Travis Meyer in his final race as a professional rider in …

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Dec 13 2016

Race Report – the Ring #4 Smeaton Way 11 December

Jess Allen of Orica-AIS dishing out the pain in A grade

The Ring criterium series returned to Smeaton Way circuit in Rockingham last Sunday with the largest number of riders to date. Over 230 took to the circuit, it could of been more, but numbers were capped per grade for safety reasons. It was the strongest men’s A grade field seen at Smeaton Way, with Travis …

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Dec 13 2016

Race Report – The Ring #3 Gnangara

Mark Glorie on the front of C chasing a break

Over 30 members of the Peel District Cycling Club made the trip north to Gnangarra for the 3rd round of The Ring Criterium series. The circuit has only been used for racing once before, so it was new experience for most of the 200 riders racing. The 1.1 kilometre circuit consists of two 90 degree …

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Nov 28 2016

Race Report – The Ring #2, Smeaton Way, 27 November 2106

Dharlia Haines wins B grade Women

The Ring Criterium Series came to the middle of Rockingham. The coastal wind, the wide open roads and sweeping corners the Smeaton Way circuit made it very different conditions from the previous week and it was expected to make breakaways more difficult. In the under 13s race, it way very similar to the previous week …

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Nov 21 2016

Race Report – The Ring Criterium Tech Park Bentley 20 November

B grade womens finish

The first round of the Ring Criterium series was run on Sunday morning at the Tech Park Circuit in Bentley, with over 200 riders and Peel District Cycling Club was well represented. The morning started with a introductory session for new riders, before the action got underway with under 13 E grade race. The riders …

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Nov 07 2016

2016/17 Time Trial season has started

Ken Portman

The Wednesday evening time trial series, started last week, with only a handful of riders. Including the course record holder Stephen Hall and the club’s oldest member Ken Portman. For those who have never ridden the race. Racing starts at 5:30pm from the Hopeland Community Centre. You travel 8 kilometres down Hopelands Road into a …

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Oct 04 2016

Pinjarra Classic Race Report

Guy Kalma wins the Pinjarra Classic

Sunday 16 September saw over 200 riders descend of the Premier Hotel Pinjarra, for the running of one of Western Australian blue-ribbon cycling races, the Peel Districts Cycling Club’s Pinjarra Classic. Which included for the first time, two women’s grades. The race is run over a 69km course, climbing up from Pinjarra to Dwellingup, before …

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May 29 2016

Race Report – Peel Junior Tour – 29 may 2016

James Derrick winning the mens under 15 prologue

The Peel Junior Tour, the State’s leading single day event for junior cyclists, attracts cyclists from as far afield and Albany and the Goldfileds Cycling Club. In the past it has been dominated by riders from the Midland Cycling Club, this year it was Peel Districts riders time to shine. The event consists of 3 …

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May 16 2016

Race report – Serpentine 14 May 2016

Oliver Bleddyn wins C grade photo by Liesl Swart

Saturday afternoon saw over 100 riders take to the Serpentine course. E grade saw eight young riders and their chaperones take to the nine kilometre circuit for three laps. The pace of almost 30 kilometres an hour, saw a few riders dropped. So when the group turned on to Karnup Road for the final time …

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