Category: race report

May 01 2016

Race Report Casuarina 30 April 2015

Bernie Swart wins A grade

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

Conor Leahy, Jackson Mawby and Luke Pledger racing away in A grade

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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Apr 18 2016

Race Reports Sunday 17 April

Ken Portman completes the 40 kilometre time trial

This weekend saw the close of the Peel District Cycling Club Sunday summer racing season with the Time Keepers Time Trial at Hopelands. It also saw the running of the toughest road race of the year, the Delirium 24 Hour race, host by the South West Cycling Club on a short 2.4 km circuit along …

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Apr 11 2016

Race report – Club Criterium Championships – Smeaton Way, 10 April 2016

Ryan Willmot holds on to win A grade Crit Club Champs from the fast finishing Matthew Peterson

The Peel District Cycling Club Criterium Championship coincided with the Midland 100 which included the State Under 19 Road Championship. So much to the relief of the older club members, the younger riders chose to start the road race season early and race in Gidgegannup rather than Smeaton Way criterium circuit in Rockingham. Over the …

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Mar 23 2016

Race Report 20 March 2016 Parklands

Peter Clark wins the two up sprint in B grade

Sunday was the last club race at Parklands for this season. Part of the circuit had just been resurfaced, which resulted in a light covering of stones the full length of the 400 metre climb. Which was going to mean a major change in tactics for some riders. You needed to follow the wheel tracks …

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Mar 23 2016

Race report State Criterium Championships 19 March 2016 Tech Park

Oliver Bleddyn and Emma Lendrum

Last Saturday saw the running of the State Criterium Championships at the Tech Park in Bentley. Peel District Cycling Club was well represented in all junior, open and masters events and the results. The first races of the day was the under 13s. In the male race, after 5 laps in the bunch sprint Ashton …

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Mar 23 2016

Race Report 13 March 2016 Smeaton Way

A grade chasers

With the Grand Fondo World Series in Perth last Sunday with the chance to qualify for the World Championship in Perth in September. It was expected the numbers racing at Smeaton Way in Rockingham would be down. While the number of riders were down, particularly in A grade. There was good numbers in B, C …

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Mar 23 2016

Race Report 28 February 2016 Motorplex

Jordan Dawson wins B grade

Racing returned to the Kwinana Motorplex for the final time this season. The racing was conducted on the tight technical long course which included single lane service roads. With a couple of tight corners with only a single line, cornering correctly was all important. If the rider in front of you made a mistake, you …

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Feb 15 2016

Race Report – Parklands 14 February 2015

The C grade break on the climb - photo by Alison Ramos

Racing returned to the Parklands course, just north east of Mandurah on Sunday. A favourite of some riders and a bane of others with the 400 metre climb on a rural 4 kilometre circuit. Very different from the usual criterium circuit with is normally flat, 1 to 2 kilometre in length and held in a …

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Feb 12 2016

Race Report: Lara’s Race, Smeaton Way, 7th February 2016

Lara Devenish is all smiles cresting the the final climb in the 2013 Pinjarra Classic

Last Sunday saw the second running of the annual Lara Devenish Memorial Race for D grade. Lara was a friendly (but fierce) D Grade club member, who took her own life in August 2014. The race coincided with fund raising activity for Lifeline, which raised almost $1000. Which included a raffle for a number of …

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