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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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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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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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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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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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Race Report – Dog Hill 7 May 2016

Joshua Howe wins D 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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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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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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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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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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