Bryce on Fire

Bryce Lanigan showed there is no stopping him as he scorched around the Dardanup TT course in very hot conditions on Wednesday evening stopping the clock at and taking another 18 seconds off his personal best. Little wind saw most riders close to their previous best with Steve Camarri putting in a strong ride taking a few seconds off his pb and Brent Allan (despite being held up by a dog on course) also managing a one second improvement. Mark Thomas resplendent in the new go fast club skin suit recorded a consistent as did Jessica Lawler who stopped the clock at   Craige Pettit is another to have had a consistent season posting , a very respectable time. Ben Hastie had a few mechanical issues and did not appear happy with his…
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Character Building Conditions

With a strong SE breeze that appeared to pick up as the evening wore on, conditions were described by Jaiden Lanigan as ‘character building’ and certainly younger brother Bryce has developed plenty of character in the last 12 months as he showed great strength and determination to record the fastest time for the stopping the clock at just one second off a personal best.  A great effort!! Most struggled in the conditions but it was definitely a night for the youth to shine with the irrepressible Isabella Commons recording a Pb and wanting to ride home afterwards and young Courtland Wood showing that he continues to improve each week by slicing a chunk off his previous best.  Meanwhile Alex Hastie showed he puts comfort first stopping to take a toilet…
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Erin Impresses Again

Sporting her new Arbitrage skinsuit Erin Kineally impressed again at this week’s TT in Busselton going chicking almost the whole field and going close to rivalling Peter McDonald’s time although he did have the excuse of no TT bars or helmet. The southerly wind meant for cool conditions and was welcomed by the time keepers if not the riders as it helped to keep the very friendly flies at bay slightly. Mark Thomas was first rider away in the long course and keen to impress with his coach on hand but rival Steve Camarri once again got the better of him. Ian Kugler put in a gutsy effort as always recording with no go fast gear while Craige once again had all the fast looking gear and put in a…
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Criterium 2 Stratham 5th December

Friday night criterium racing came to Stratham for the first time this season, with the course providing something different being a longer circuit with a sweeping left hand bend around the back of the course and slight rise in the finishing straight. Although the weather looked ominous with dark clouds looming, the rain held off, though the wind refused to do the same. There was a small field in C Grade which had 20 mins and 2 laps to cover. Junior Cadel Adams was a clear winner, ahead of Claes and Steve who had a sprint to the line for the minor placings. Well done to Liesl for hanging in there all the way, it's always hard riding solo for much of any event. The B Grade field had the…
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Windy Conditions for Round 2 of TT Series

Times were considerably slower across the board as riders battled the strong south westerly breeze that sprung up prior to the second event in the Marg Stoffers midweek TT series. Front marker Liesl Swart was certainly lamenting the wind as she came across the line but will no doubt benefit from the strong hit out.  It was  difficult to break the 30 minute mark with Steve Camarri pleased to get just under 30 minutes and Garry Hastie just pleased to get around the 2 laps in one piece this week.  Mark Thomas was riding within himself under coaches’ instructions and felt ‘he had plenty in reserve’ while Jessica Lawler showed the benefit of plenty of time on the front in recent criteriums to record a respectable Good to see Craige…
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Proposed new SW Wheeled Sports Facility

To all those current and potential members out there, Bryce Lanigan, 15, has set the wheels in motion to create a Wheeled Sports Facility for the SW region to provide  a hub for wheeled sports and recreation, develop a vehicle free space for Wheeled Sport events and training and a create a home for the SWCC (the 2nd largest cycle club in the state) and the Bunbury Speed Skating Club. Bryce and his family have been involved in wheeled sports for many years, and have been long term members of the SWCC.  Visit and   to hear Bryce’s TEDx talk about his vision and his journey. Bryce’s project is motivated by his love of the sport and giving back to the community that supports him,. He has identified that many…
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Hastie Comes of Age

Ben Hastie showed he has come of age this season when he broke away early in the B grade criterium at Picton and despite very windy conditions held the field off and recorded a solo victory with daylight second. Good to see Kim Overington back out riding after a recent accident that almost saw him lose his right eye.  As always Kim put in regular surges breaking away with Ben early on before dropping back to the main bunch.  Jessica Lawler put in some strong efforts which quickly had club treasurer Mark Thomas in difficulty.  Unfortunately Claes and Graham Clarke also found the windy conditions challenging.  Russell Horlin, Jason Linaker and Adrian Wood all lapped strongly but failed to put any dent into Hastie’s lead. In the final lap Horlin…
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Fast Times at Dardanup

It was great conditions for the first TT at Dardanup resulting in some excellent performances across the board. None better than Busselton’s Erin Kinnealy who posted one of the fastest female times ever recorded with an amazing , chicking the majority of the field in the process. There were good numbers out including a few having their first attempt at time trialling or their first attempt for a while.  This included the enthusiastic local Tim Giumelli who put in a strong ride without TT bars recording   Fellow group 3 riders Steve Camarri and Mark Thomas were also both just under the 29 minute mark and showing good improvement. Ian Kugler made the trip over from Boyup Brook and once again rode strongly recording without TT bars.  Meanwhile out in…
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