Nick Cowie

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Race Report – Smeaton Way 15 November 2020

cyclist with fist raise

The Peel District Cycling Club Summer Criterium Series which in proudly supported by the City of Rockingham commenced at Smeaton Way in Rockingham last Sunday. One new initiative this season is prior to racing, a free 30 minute coached skills training session for new racers, potential racers and any cyclist who wants to improve their …

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Hilly TT race report – 18 October 2020

rider on time trial bike

The Hilly Time Trial is the traditional end of the Peel District Cycling Club’s winter road race season. The race starts with a climb out of Serpentine Dam and continues to climb and descend all the way along Kingsbury Drive to the Monastery before turning around and heading back to the dam for the finish …

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Race Report Peel Classic 4 October 2020

two women cyclisits sprinting

Sunday was the major event of the Peel District Cycling Club calendar, the Peel Classic. This year returning to the Jarrahdale circuit last use, almost 20 years ago. Starting in Jarrahdale with a fast 6 kilometre descent, before turning on to the South West Highway for a windswept bumpy 10 kilometres. Before turning onto Kingsbury …

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Race report – Club Championships Casuarina 19 September 2020

two racing cyclists

Last Saturday saw Peel District Cycling Club, Road Race Club Championships raced in trying conditions. While most of the road races this year had challenging winds, mother nature turned it up a notch with the strongest winds so far this season and added a nasty squally shower late in the race. It was quite an …

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Race Report – Dog Hill 6 September 2020

State under 13 road race champion Fraser McRobbie

The E grade field at Dog Hill circuit  last Saturday was probably the best we have every had, with a very  talented bunch with the best junior riders in the state, including State under 11 and under 13 champions Campbell McDowell and Fraser McRobbie. The chaperones were not too shabby either with Olympic Gold medalists …

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Race report – Motorplex Kermesse 29 August 2020

3 cyclists in high speed corner

We returned to the Kwinana Motorplex after a six month break, as did the wind, this time a strong southerly. Which meant the racing was challenging,  if you got distanced by the bunch it was the end of your race. The wind also making breakaways very difficult. D grade was a race of attrition, eight …

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Race report – North Dandulap Handicap 22 August 2020

Last Saturday saw the Peel Districts Cycling Club race the North Dandulap Handicap. Where 90 riders race from North Dandulap, up Del Park Road to Dwellingup before turning around and riding back to North Dandulap to finish.  As a handicap, riders start at different times, with the fastest riders making up the last group to …

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Race Report – State Junior Road Race Championships and President’s Cup – 8 August 2020

junior male cyclists sprinting

Last Saturday saw riders from Albany, Bunbury and Kalgoorlie ride the Junior Road Racing State Championship at the Casuarina Circuit last Saturday afternoon. These races were followed by the Peel Districts Cycling Presidents Handicap. In the under 11 race saw Campbell McDowell attack early and ride away to the others to take a convincing win, …

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Race Report – Dog Hill 25 July 2020

women cyclists

The appetite for racing is increasing, we opened online registration to non members the previous Sunday afternoon and by that evening, three grades were full. This meant a record number of riders racing at Dog Hill on Saturday afternoon. Those who rode to the race encountered a strong northerly wind which had an impact on …

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Race report Dog Hill 11 July 2020

With a three month break from racing, you would expect numbers of competitors to be down. Instead both Peel District Cycling Club and West Coast Masters Cycling Council who raced the Dog Hill circuit in Baldivis over the weekend, did so with the largest number of riders in recent history, with both club having over …

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