Ferguson Valley Classic Saturday 23rd September

The Ferguson Valley Classic, part of the Element  Series, will be held on Saturday 23rd September.  There are graded road races from A-E grade. In addition, there is a team time trial on the Sunday 24th September, which is part of the SWCC Team Series. This is suitable for riders who do  not want to race on Saturday. The first event of the team series is on 3rd September starting on Sues Rd. The third and final event will be held on  29th October on Mowen Rd. All events are stand alone events, so you can choose to do one, two or all three events. For further information go to: Ferguson Valley Classic
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2016 SWCC Club Champs

With around 30 riders across all categories on Sunday morning, there weren’t large fields for the SWCC Club Road Championships, but there was plenty of quality. The Open field was boosted by James Ball and Vaughan Berge from the Dome team driving down from Perth to race again on their favourite terrain and James Stephenson and Andrea representing team Arimia.  SWCC Race Team poster boy Iain Ferry was joined by race team representatives Jaiden Lanigan and Nicholas Lawler and young Bryce Lanigan. The Dome boys were always going to find it difficult to shake the locals and found with each attack they were heavily marked by the likes of Nicholas and Jaiden.  As a result the pace wasn’t on and the group got a bit of a wake up call…
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Tour of MR 2016 – Grant

Anyone who says cycling is not a team sport has absolutely no idea. Three days of hard racing with these 5 guys (not only pretty handy bike riders but all quality individuals also) in the SWCC Racing Team is without a doubt the highlight of my time spent on a bike. Even though it was Nic who crossed the line first on the final stage of the race, the sense of satisfaction and achievement was equal to any win I have been part of in any other 'traditional' team sport such as footy or cricket. Huge thanks to my teammates, Robert Commons for his assistance, support and encouragement over the weekend, all of our team sponsors - Bindi Nutrition - Australian made natural sports nutrition, Full of Beanz Coffee, Sokhyte,…
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Tour of MR 2016 – Marten

2016 Tour of Margaret River Stage 3 - Race Report (thanks to Marten) A common goal, a plan, mutual respect, individual skills, leadership, communication, decision-making under pressure, hard work, and sacrifice. The essential qualities of a good team, and a recipe for success. SWCC Racing executed the plan today and the satisfaction of being part of a spectacular win on the final stage of the Satalyst Tour of Margaret River, in front of all the supporters, families, and Tour personnel was immensely gratifying. Nick Lawler sealed the win with a perfectly timed sprint, beating former National Criterium Champion Anthony (AJ) Giacoppo as well as the rest of a very strong 2nd Division field. Here’s how it worked out … A glorious day greeted us, bright sun and a gentle SSE…
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Race 3 SWCC Cristal Titanium Series

For the third race in the 2016 Cristal Series we were back on the Mowen Rd course out of Nannup. This undulating wide road is deceptively challenging and some still had memories of how hard the racing was two years ago!! SWCC Drillers 1 had gone all out with their recruitment to ensure they retained their grip on the Cat 1 series lead with Bernie Swart and Bryce Lanigan subbing in. The new recruits timed their entrance to perfection arriving on the line just as the group set off in the 30km road race. Both were soon involved in the main breakaway with young Bryce going on to claim victory from Uberquads Liam Magowan with consistent placegetter Nicholas Lawler in third place ahead of Bernie with Michael Midgley from Busselton…
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Cristal Series – Race 3

Great final event in the Cristal Titanium Series today on the challenging Mowen Rd course out of Nannup. Fantastic turnout from Busselton across the series and they dominated in Cat 3 with names such as Lyndon Miles making a welcome return to racing and enjoying success with victory in today's road race ahead of Russell Smith, Josh Commons (junior) and Pete Frawley from the Eaton Dogs. BCC 3 team also claimed the overall points across the series in cat 3 after a strong TTT to finish with. photo thanks to Carol May Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Nicholas Mattiachio from the Grinders who unfortunately crashed near the finish. many thanks to Darren Spouse for his support with first aide and Brendon for organising the ambulance. We are fortunate…
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Impressive Manjimup

Manjimup seems to be gaining a new lease on life and riders in today’s Cristal Series Round 2 were certainly impressed. With the winter we have been experiencing and a somewhat doubtful forecast, most were sure it was going to be typically wet Manjimup weather today, but for the most part we were blessed with sunshine although it could have been a few degrees warmer!! The locals recommended Tall Timbers as a meeting spot and it certainly lived up to recommendations with the majority struggling to believe there was such a venue in Manjimup!! After a quick re visit of team lists and coloured caps, it seemed the field was similar to round one despite long weekend commitments for some. Paul Cogan was once again on lead vehicle duties and…
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2016 Collie Donnybrook Race Report—Grant Eikelboom

I was feeling pretty happy with my form leading into Collie Donnybrook this year – I had a month off work watching the Tour and racking up plenty of km’s through July, and then a couple of easier weeks back at work leading into the race which I thought might make for a nicely timed taper. Sussing out the handicapping prior to the race, I found myself in the small 10min group, with Marten and Leon only 2min ahead in a very strong looking 12min group which also included Jamie, Soeren and Mick from Busselton. Right from the gun, it was clear that the majority of our 10min group (consisting of maybe 10 riders at most), were quite content to wait for the large 9min group to catch us and…
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