Live the Dream and “Get up close and personal with the pro riders of the tour”

Tuesday 4th November Robbie McEwen hits town.  Join us at Bunbury Grammar for a chance to here from Robbie and two local legends!!  Robbie Mcewan Talk  No registration required, junior session at 4pm and formal session at 6pm. Come along and be inspired!!  Click here for the map to get to the Primary Hall for the 4pm talk and here for the map to get to the Tony Booker Pavillion for the 6pm talk. Wednesday 5th November is Super Cool Wednesday with the chance to complete the picturesque Henty loop riding alongside the one and only Robbie McEwen.  Wear your club kit and be in the photo.  Ride leaves 7am from Bunbury E Centre.  Aim to get there at 6:45am for the photoshoot!!! But wait, it gets even more South West Cycle…
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McDonald Crowned 2014 Club Road Champion

Peter McDonald rode away from the A grade field in today’s SWCC club championships Lowden Return race and continued on to take a very convincing solo victory showing good form leading up to the Tour of Margaret River.  Breaking away early on with Nicholas Lawler, McDonald was too strong for the younger rider who has been busy with exams lately and when Lawler dropped back to the main bunch McDonald was unperturbed and confidently continued his solo time trial.  He crossed the line a couple of minutes ahead of the main bunch that was headed home by Connor Lambert from 225 club with Lawler crossing the line as second SW rider home ahead of the ever improving Bryce Lanigan.  Marten Howes who has been putting in the long miles in…
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BWA Breakfast with Robbie

BWA are organising a Breakfast with Robbie McEwen Robbie will be interviewed by radio personality (and keen cyclist) James Lush. Venue: Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre Date: Monday, 3 November 2014 Time: 7:00am - 8:30am Pricing: BWA Members: $ Non-members: $ Tables of 10: $ (reserved tables) For more info visit the BWA website  
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South West Wheeled Sports Facility Presentation 19th October – Bryce Lanigan

SWCC's Bryce Lanigan has developed a comprehensive project which incorporates the development of a local facility which will have a direct benefit to our club. Recently Bryce was a guest speaker at TEDx Bunbury  (TED is a non profit organisation devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks) and his talk was very well received. On Sunday 19th October at 3pm in at the Bunbury High School library/conference room, Bryce  will be presenting his concept plan for his  South West Wheeled Sports Facility, which will benefit not only the SWCC but other wheeled sports such as in-line speed skating and incorporate a mountain bike skills playground. This concept has been shared with local shires and councils. Bryce is ready to share this concept plan with  the…
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Club Champs and AGM

The SWCC club road championships will be held on Sunday 26th October 9am at Dardanup.  Everyone catered for with various grades including juniors dependent upon numbers. Afterwards we will be holding the club AGM and end of season BBQ at the Bunbury High School.  The club will supply meat and buns and you are asked to please bring a salad or sweets to share. Attached is the agenda for the AGM including notice of a special resolution SWCC AGM 2014 _Agenda and Notice of Special Resolution
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Weather doesn’t deter riders in Cristal Tour of Dardanup

Forecasts of strong winds and heavy rain did not deter around 200 cyclists who converged on Dardanup last Sunday to battle for the coveted golden gnome. Fresh from his recent victory in the Collie Donnybrook young Nicholas Lawler once again put in a great ride getting away in a small break in the A grade road race. Unfortunately he was just pipped on the line in a tight sprint by the experienced Doug Stewart from Perth ‘s Master Blasters. Team Crank’n’Cycles have dominated the Cristal Titanium Team Series and demonstrated why on Sunday when they recorded the fastest time in the second stage of the tour, the team time trial. The time bonus from the road race was enough of an advantage however for Stewart to claim the overall win…
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Arimia Big Movers in Round 2 of Cristal Series

Team Arimia were without their number one rider in LJ Sleegers but obviously recruited well in Dan ‘the man’ Jeffereys. The move of James Stephenson up into B grade worked to the team’s advantage as he took a strong second place behind Michael Hosken from Avanti Uberquads while Tom Collins sprinted to victory from a small breakaway group in C grade taking maximum points there. These performances were followed up with a very strong team time trial where they recorded the 3rd fastest time gaining enough points to end the day equal second with the SWCC Race team and in with a good shot at the Salice sunglasses. There was a lot of positive feedback about the Mowen road course although once again with rolling big dippers it was well…
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Crank’n’Cycles Dominate Cristal Team Series in Collie

It was close to perfect conditions for race one of the Cristal Titanium Series in Collie with little breeze and clear sunny skies. The McAlinden Course always makes for a good event with enough of a hill at around the 10km mark to stretch the field out. The rolling hills on the rest of the course suit the strong rouleurs and those able to get into a good rhythm. Few cars and a backdrop of green paddocks and contented cows make it a great road racing and team time trial circuit and many thanks to the Collie Club, particularly Darren Coram, Jamie Moloney and Melissa Mumme. With a number of A graders and strong time triallists in the Crank’n’Cycles team led by Vaughan Berge, it was always going to be…
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