Category Archive: race report

Jan 16 2017

Race Report – The Ring #6 Gnangara 15 January 2017

Theo Yates in Drapac Pats Veg kit

The Ring Criterium series returned after the Christmas break, with a number of Peel Districts Cycling Club members making the trip north to Gnangarra with some success. Also making the trip north was members of the Albany Cycling Club. The first race was the under 13s E grade. As usual the race quickly broke apart, …

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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

Guy Kalma shows off

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

Melissa Robinson wins A grade

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

Matt Peterson wins A grade

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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May 29 2016

Race Report – Peel Junior Tour – 29 may 2016

Mian Grimbeek of the front of the under 17 men’s breakaway

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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May 16 2016

Race Report – Dog Hill 7 May 2016

Kelana Saleh taking his first win in B grade

Clear skies and a strong southerly greeted the riders at the Dog Hill circuit. The wind impacted on every race and each grade was different. With only two riders, E grade started with D grade. Unfortunately the D grade pace was too high and the pair had to work together to survive their 20 kilometre …

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May 01 2016

Race Report Casuarina 30 April 2015

David Irvine out sprints Michael Moohan

The start of the Peel Districts Cycling Club winter road season saw a record number of riders racing. In part due to a large number of juniors from the Midland Cycling Club. The youngest riders raced in E grade accompanied by chaperones for three laps of the 8.6km circuit. On the first lap, the grade …

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Apr 25 2016

Race Report – Stan Gurney V.C. Memorial – 25 April 2016

C grade men and B grade women exiting the SpeedDome

Stan Gurney was a well known Western Australian cyclist who was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously after being killed in action in El Alamein in 1942. Since 1943 the Midland Cycle Club have organised the Stan Gurney V.C. Memorial Bike Race. In recent years, it has been a criterium raced at the Midland Railway Workshop …

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