Cycling WA Issue 5â€“ August 2011
Mel Hoskins winning in Holland www.wa.cycling.org.au
News from the CEO
Highlights this issue: Athlete Profile: Mel Hoskins
Davina Summers 6 in Europe BMX feature
Local legends: 10 Lorraine Schutz Club Profile: Midland Cycle Club
State Junior Road 18 Championships Austcycle
Tour De France- 24 Garmin Cervelo And more...
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Welcome to the August edition of Omnium, which this month includes a story on one of our WA superstars in the shape of Mel Hoskins, a pictorial diary of Davina Summers time in Europe this (European) Summer, together with features on local legend Lorraine Schutz, a profile of Midland Cycle Club, and a Cadel Evan’s gallery in recognition of his historic achievement at the Tour de France, plus much, much more! As always it’s been an extremely busy couple of months since the last issue of Omnium was produced. Claire Skea has joined the Cycling WA team in the role of Operations Coordinator, the position previously held by Claire South, whose role has now changed to focus more on the marketing, media, communications & promotion of the sport as well as various special projects aimed at increasing the profile and participation of the sport in WA. Having gone through a period of consolidation and stability within the organisation, it is exciting that these next twelve months will be focused on the sports growth and development. This month WACF will hold a Special General Meeting to adopt a new Constitution, which will be another significant milestone in improving the governance of the sport, and comes as a result of the Governance Review Process that began just over a year ago. Key changes include the composition of the WACF Board, the related election process and the roles and composition of the various advisory committees within the sport, such as the Race Management Council and Sport Development Council. It’s been a busy winter on the roads, with many of our classics taking place since the last edition of Omnium was
released, and of course it would be remiss of me if I didn’t acknowledge the amazing, historic performance of Cadel Evans at le tour. If there is such a thing as a perfect race, this must surely have been it. There is no doubt that Cadel’s performance has to rank as one of the finest individual sporting achievements by an Australian athlete, and we expect that will have a positive effect on the profile and interest in the sport moving forwards. Several of our young athletes have recently packed their bags and headed overseas to participate at various major events. Allee Proud is in Moscow for the 2011 Junior Track Worlds, and Brad Linfield, after his terrific performance with the Plan B Racing Team in the Tour of Gippsland, will join Jessica Allen representing Australia at the 2011 UCI Road World Championships in Denmark. I’m sure I speak on behalf of the entire WA cycling community in congratulating them on their selection and wishing them all the best at the championships. Matt Poyner is doing a great job promoting all things cycling on our regular slot of 08.20 on Tuesday’s 91.3SportFM Breakfast Show. If you haven’t done so already make sure you retune your radios to catch all the latest news each and every Tuesday. By the next edition of Omnium we expect to have a dedicated 30 minute cycling magazine show on the air, so stay tuned for more information. Cycling WA has also entered the world of social media, launching its Facebook page in July, so be sure to ‘like’ us to receive all the up to the minute local, national and international cycling news as it happens. Enjoy your cycling, ride safely and enjoy this edition of Omnium. Best wishes, Garry Chandler, Cycling WA CEO
Athlete Profile: Mel Hoskins Melissa Hoskins, currently in Europe with the JAYCO AIS team is a local success story. Coming from a Cycling WA Talent Identification program, progressing through WAIS and now winning on the international stage, its been a wild ride. We spoke to her and asked her a few probing questions to see what its really like to be a champion. Tell us how you got started in cycling ? I know it was due to the local Talent Identification program right ? I got picked up through the WAIS TID school testing and went through all the phases before being chosen in the squad. I also got chosen for kayaking but watching the tour de
France in previous years and my curiosity for the sport saw me pick cycling. When did you first start cycling seriously? Was it a family interest? I guess as soon as I started on the velodrome. After my first session it's fair to say I fell in love and that's all I really thought about from that moment on. Nothing has changed to be honest! It wasn't until a couple of years later I found out my Pa and his father also rode back in the day. So makes me think it was always in my blood and one way or another I was always going to find myself on a bike.
Was there a eureka moment when you first realized you were good enough to develop a career in the sport? It wasn't a matter of feeling like I was good enough, but finding a sport that gave me the thrills that cycling gave was pretty special. As soon as i saw inside of the velodrome i thought to myself 'this is what i want to do. Im going to conquer this!' The speed and adrenaline i get from the velodrome is like a drug and I can't get enough of if. Now on the road, it's the same thing. How competitive is the relationship with the other WA cyclists? It's healthy. We have so many talented riders coming out of WA it's so
Image: http://ilovethedirt.com/ Jarrad Lawrence www.wa.cycling.org.au
Athlete Profile continued: Mel Hoskins exciting!! On the bike it's professional and we have to be competitive, but off the bike we are all friends, we have to be. We spend so much time together in camps and overseas they are like family. People will always have differences but considering how intense and competitive the sport is and we are only a year out from Olympics, it's pretty impressive. What have been some of the highlights of your career so far? I have had so many, to pin point one would be impossible. The freshest one for me would have to be just the other day I won a kermese in holland and my family had come over from Australia for a holiday
and they came to the race to watch me and I got myself in the break with three other strong girls and I pulled off the win. It wasn't the biggest race I have ever won, but will go down as one of the most memorable. I have also just signed with my first professional team, Lotto Honda. So this road season for me as been a major success. I have learnt and developed so much in these last few months, it's priceless. Any low points? You always have low points. Crashing tends to right up there, i have been pretty lucky so far. But this year the lowest point for me would be making the senior
worlds team, but being told I wouldn't be going due to the sickness I had been fighting. Took me a while to get back into it and find that motivation, but a quote my dad had told me not long before "get up, get over it and get on with it" was enough to put me back on track and focus for the road season ahead. What are your short and longer term goals? What do you enjoy doing away from the bike? Any other sporting skills? I have so many things I want to achieve over the next few months and years it's hard to know where to start. I guess right now focusing on London is the biggest thing. 2 years ago
I thought there was no chance, but now the tables have turned and we have close to 8 girls going for spots! After 2012 I want to try some cyclocross and defiantly make up for some lost time with the family and friends I have back in Australia. ·Who is your sporting hero? Marianne Vos. Hands down one of the best all round female athletes profession cycling has ever seen. A professional on and of the bike. To be able to ride against her and learn from her is special in itself. What’s the best thing about being a world class touring athlete? And the worst? Best thing, seeing the world and experiencing different
cultures. Traveling the word doing what you love, priceless. Worst thing, missing my family and friends and major celebrations. Nothing compares to being home and being in your own bed. But those things can wait! What advice would you give to aspiring young riders? If you love it, go for it. Make the most of being young and your talent! You have the rest of your life to be ordinary, and this chance to do something extraordinary! Follow Cycling WA on Facebook to see more of Mel Hoskins . Click here
Career Highlights 2011 1st Teams Pursuit Cycling Australia Track National Championships NSW 2nd Points Race Cycling Australia Track National Championships NSW 2nd Omnium Cycling Australia Track National Championships NSW 3rd Individual Pursuit Cycling Australia Track National Championships NSW 3rd Team Pursuit 2010/11 UCI Track World Cup – Beijing CHN 4th U23 Time Trial Australian Open Road Championships VIC 6th Scratch Race Cycling Australia Track National Championships NSW 7th GP Comune di Cornaredo ITA 7th Stage 4 Jayco Bay Classic VIC 8th Stage 3 Jayco Bay Classic VIC 8th Omnium 2010/11 UCI Track World Cup - Manchester Round GBR 13th Omnium Overall Standings
Cameron, Travis Meyer, Luke Durbridge and Michael Freiberg winning the 2009 Nationals teamMel Pursuit Photos courtesy Hoskins www.wa.cycling.org.au
Local WA Rider Davina Summers has signed with the Spanish-based; GD Bizkaia-Durango UCI Women’s Team for 2011. Early in the season, her race program consisted of the European Spring Classics and some World Cup races (Tour of Flanders and Ronde de Drenthe). Recently she has raced the Giro Donne (Women’s Tour of Italy- the biggest and most prestigious women’s stage race in the world) and her role in the team was mostly as a domestique for the team GC rider(s). The coming month sees her competing in the Trophee d’Or (stage race) and the final World Cup in France. Follow Davina online, Click here.
Photos courtesy Davina Summers
WAâ€™s Claire McLean
Nigel Barley, 3rd best in the world, from WA ! Cameron Meyer in action.
Photo courtesy Womenscycling.net
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UCI BMX World Championships â€“ Copenhagen Denmark 18,000 fans created a fantastic atmosphere. A total of 18,000 fans gathered in Copenhagen to cheer their favorite riders through the races where 2,200 athletes competed. The world renowned track in Copenhagen and bright summer days offered the perfect venue for five days of hardcore competition and happy ambience. Strongest field ever This yearâ€™s World Championships presented the strongest field ever seen at a Championship with 132 riders including Olympic champions, reigning World Champions, European champions and World Cup
Loop and Race start : Darren Goodwin Lauren www.wa.cycling.org.au Reynolds in the semi final
Wrap Up With the World Tit the team at the t McLeod (QLD) coll time trial gold cro mark. The BMX Cyclones more than one go three gold, one silv Class events. "It was just a great "I knew it was goin C, just to make sure Goodwin, 17, won est time in the elite
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ompetition was as tough as the field and Copenhave day long show off from the worldâ€™s best riders.
tles wrapped up Australia's teenage stars have put top of the elite racing medal table with Melinda lecting double gold and Darryn Goodwin (WA) the wn at the UCI BMX World Championships in Den-
s (Australian Team) were the only nation to win old medal and leave Copenhagen with a total of ver and one bronze medal from eight Championship
t race out there today," said McLeod after her win. ng to be a tough one so I had a plan A, plan B, plan e I had it covered. a third gold for the team when he clocked the faste junior men's Time Trial Superfinal.
In the elite Time Trial competition Brian Kirkham collected a bronze medal and Caroline Buchanan was second in the elite women's event. In Saturday's racing Sam Willoughby and Kirkham both qualified for the elite men's final but narrowly missed out on podium places finishing fourth and fifth respectively. Australia didn't qualify a starter in the elite women's final but in the elite junior men's final Goodwin and Bodi Turner both qualified. Goodwin placed fourth and 16 year old Turner was sixth. For the full results of all Challenge & Championship Classes visit: www.uci.ch or www.bmxcopenhagen.com For more information about BMX, click here
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Local Legends: Lorraine Schutz
Lorraine Schutz local Commissaire and Masters World Champion took some time out to pen us a few words on what drives her. “I’ve always played various sports, but a running injury saw me spend more time on the bike. A friend talked me into trying a ‘2-up’ Time trial in September 1997 with ATTA, and after a couple more I was hooked. I didn’t do any road races until 1999, when Collie-Donnybrook was my first before going to Adelaide for the Aus. Masters Games. I began competing in the Australian Masters Road championships in 2000, and headed overseas to my first World Masters Championships in 2001 in Austria. I couldn’t fit Track in until 2003, when I was talked into trying it soon after coming back from Austria! My preference is the TT.
Masters Women numbers are still very low, so up until a few years when I was still competing in road www.wa.cycling.org.au
races here in WA I was racing with the Open Women. Even at the Aus Masters and World Masters the numbers can be variable, despite more and more women riding. As we move up age groups and continue to stay on our bikes longer, the numbers are increasing, where once there would only be 1-2, so its important that all age groups be offered at events – there can be a wide discrepancy between a 50yr and a 60 yr rider. Quite often women don’t start riding until later due to children, but it would be good to see more out racing, particularly in handicap events, as these are ideal road races to start with, as the groups tend to be smaller.” What are some of your most memorable moments? Competing at World Masters Road Championships in St Johann, Austria. The TT is in the Valley with a slight hill, but the RR goes over the mountains with a 8-10% gradient 2kms from the start. Its amazing the number of spectators that line the hill sides and in the
little villages. First time was 2001, when I was 2nd to another Aussie, but in 2003 I came home with my first World Championship jersey for the TT. Now have 4, the last being in 2010. In 2006 – World Masters TT Champion 2006 – AVCC Mockridge Cup, TT winner on corrected time, the first time a female had won it 2006 – Cycling Australia Womens Masters Cyclist of the year 2006 – WomenSportWest – Wendy Ey Masters Award, also won this again in 2009
How about low points? At the World Masters Track Championships in Sydney 2007- 2009, I could never bounce back enough from asthma attacks following the qualifying heats of the pursuit, and had 3 second placings despite fastest in the heats.
My long term is to continue riding as long as possible and still be competitive in my age group. Short term – 2012 /2013 compete in World Masters events somewhere! My spare time is short if I’m not on the bike, if not doing something with ATTA, Track Cycling or Commissairing, but enjoy reading, swimming, gardening and hopefully one day I’ll get back to my woodwork,
making children’s toys/jigsaws. Who is your hero? Beryl Burton who died in 1996, was probably the greatest women cyclist, but little recognition outside the UK, and Stuart O’Grady for his skill in reading road races and determination to bounce back after his many falls.
If cycling is your passion, stick to it, do the hard work and ultimately you will be rewarded.
Career Highlights 1st World Masters Time Trial, 2010 Austria (55-59) 1st World Masters Time Trial, 2008 Austria (55-59) 1st World Masters Time Trial, 2006 Austria (50-54) 1st World Masters Time Trial, 2003 Austria (50-54) 2nd World Masters Time Trial,2001 Austria (45-49) 1st Pursuit, Aus. Masters Championships, 2004, 2005, 2nd, Pursuit, World Masters Track Championships, Sydney, 2007, 2008, 2009 2006 Cycling Australia, Masters Cyclist of the Year 2009 Womensport West – Wendy Ey Masters Award
2011 Cycling WA State Junior Road Team
Photo Michelle Sherwin 2011 Cycling WA state Junior Road team presentation evening Left to Right Back: Special Guest Jess Allen, Emily McRedmond, Molly Booker, Tian Beckett, Kelsey Robson, Theo Yates, Sam Welsford, Coach Andrew Jackson, Reece Tucknott, Jackson Mawby, Special Guest Holly Williams Left to Right Front: Jessica Sellar, Shannon Sherwin, Tahlay Christie, Alex Rendell, Mathew Jackson, Darcy Pirotta.
2011 Cycling WA State Under 17 and Under 15 Road Team Under 15 Girls Tahlay Christie (Hamilton Hill) Jessica Sellar (Woodvale) Shannon Sherwin (Padbury)
Under 17 Girls Molly Booker (Mnt Lawley) Emily McRedmond(Rockingham) Tian Beckett (City Beach) Kelsey Robson (Tapping)
Under 15 Boys Darcy Pirotta Matthew Jackson Alex Rendell
Junior Cyclists selected for 2011 Cycling WA State Under 17 and Under 15 Road Team Cycling Western Australia this week announced the junior riders to contest the Cycling Australia U17/15 Road National Championships, Shepparton, Victoria, Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 September. The squad features WA’s most talented Road athletes including 2010 State Junior Under 15 Road Champions Reece Tucknott (Lesmurdie) and Molly Booker (Mount Lawley) in the team. Plus dual National Champions Kelsey Robson (Tapping) who won National Gold in the Junior Women U17 2000m Individual Pursuit Final, and Matthew Jackson of Landsdale the Individual Pursuit & Scratch race. WA is in a healthy position across all age groups, including other track medallists Darcy Pirotta (Swan View), and Tian Beckett of City Beach (Gold in Team Pursuit) The Cycling WA state teams include recent inductees into the WA Institute of Sport: Matthew Jackson, Theo Yates (Rockingham), Reece Tucknott, Tian Becket and Kelsey. Theo Yates has just come back from an impressive win in the criterium racing at Shepparton where the National Championships is being conducted. Theo was equal first on points and placed 2nd on a count back to Callum Scottsen (SA) Jackson Mawby (Connolly) was 8th overall with solid performances in the road race and the criterium. Theo had this to say about the course : “The Road & Time Trial course are undulating, no real hills, narrow in parts and head & cross winds at different sections of the course. Tip - stay at the front and chase down the breaks if it's towards the end of the race. The road course is pretty much an all rounders course so if the sprinters are there at the end they'll be in the mix.” Leading the 16 riders is Head Coach of the team Andrew Jackson. He is also the Head Coach for the Cycling WA Metropolitan Development Squad. “Traditionally the Eastern staters are strong on the road, but the riders from the West have shown they are able to match it with the best consistently over the last few years.” “The success of Cycling WA has been due to a big push to lift the profile of our junior program in the past year. Athletes have been offered a wider range of training options to cater for their needs, additional funding has been offered to assist both athletes and coaches alike, we hope this will encourage more young people to take to our great sport, it is pleasing to see that we are having serious competition for places to get into our State team, that can only provide better athletes.” Jackson continued. Garry Chandler CEO of Cycling WA says “This team represents the states most talented cyclists. I am sure we will punch above our weight when it comes to the performance of the team at the Nationals. Our local cycling success translates into Australia’s success, and these Juniors could be the next Cadel Evans, Cameron Meyer or Anna Meares.” Follow the team on facebook click here
(Swan View) n (Landsdale) (Mnt Hawthorn)
Under 17 Boys Sam Welsford Theo Yates Reece Tucknott Jackson Mawby
(Woodlands) (Rockingham) (Lesmurdie) (Connolly)
Coach Andrew Jackson (Landsdale) Mechanic Ben Maher (Duncraig)
Club Profile : Midland Cycle Club - A short history Established 1900.
Club Colours: Red, Black and Yellow.
1895 – The municipality of Helena Vale was proclaimed at the local government authority for the rapidly growing town of Helena Vale. 1899 - The West Australian runs an article speaking of the Helena Vale Bicycle Club. The then premier Sir John Forrest paid a visit to the Helena Vale municipality when he opened the public hall at Midland Junction. A council was formed to establish a cycling and athletics track on the 5 acres of land where the public hall had been erected. 1900 - The Midland Cycle Club is formed under the name of Guildford-Midland Cycle Club. 1901 – The Helena Vale municipality had a name change - Midland Junction. 1901 – The Midland Junction 98 mile race is won by F.Williams in a riding time of 6 hours and 45 minutes. 1919 - Press reports of the day are scarce but it seems the club is referred to by various names until 1919 when it becomes Midland-Bassendean Cycle club. The War Era - During this time many locals join the armed forces. As a town war memorial, the citizens of Midland placed a large four sided clock on the dome of the town hall in 1923. This clock has become one of Midlands best known landmarks and the starting point of the iconic “Midland 100” cycle race. On the morning of August 23, 1947, people on the streets of Midland Junction stopped to gaze at the parade of cyclists gathering prior to the start of what was to prove the crowning success of the 1947 road racing season. The “100” attracted a field of 78 riders, all eager to take home a share of the two hundred pounds
Robert Waller world points score champion www.wa.cycling.org.au
One hundred miles later and Frank T judged sprint finish and cemented his winner of an event that consolidate centre of the West.
Another member of the Midland Cy many bike races, lost his life on the E gle handedly charging through enem stick grenade blew him off his feet. M heavy losses upon the enemy before fire. Private Arthur Stanley Gurney wa for his bravery. The Stan Gurney Me 1943. The event was originally a road has conducted the race as a criterium
The Post War Era - The post war year the efforts of the indomitable and pa war effort saw Eddie buy local cycling nowned Flash Cycles. From his front land oval. The track which had a surfa washed for night racing, held biannu and athletics as well as cycling.
Eddie hired the local young riders to w frames and he personally guaranteed He was a true champion for the sport lodrome is located on Eddie Barron d who thought of everything. Barron o gruntled rider in an event where con awarded the overall win, took the un
Taylor (MCC) crossed the line first in a well s name in the record books as the inaugural d Midland’s position as the major sporting
ycle Club was Stan Gurney. Stan, who won Egyptian battlefields at El Alamein whilst sinmy fire. He bayoneted six Germans before a Moments later, he was up again and inflicted e he was inevitably cut down by further gun as posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross emorial Race has been held every year sine race but in recent years, Midland Cycle Club on Anzac Day.
and proceeded to dig out the biggest shiniest gold trophy the rider had ever seen – marked 2nd Place – and awarded him that with a congratulatory grin. The rider’s response? “Only Eddie would have thought of doing that”. Midland Cycle Club also took over the running of the historical Westral Wheelrace after the event moved from Coolgardie to Midland in 1963 (won by Mal Barker). The Westral was first run in 1897 and is still held today, now under the patronage of Track Cycling WA. The next decades saw the emergence of riders the caliber of Steele Bishop, Robert Waller, Graham McVilly, Peter Robinson, Ken Benson, Murray Hall and Darryl Benson ride for the club and take state, national and world championship titles a plenty. These riders paved the way for the current crop of Midland Cycle Club superstars Cameron and Travis Myer, Luke Durbridge, Michael Frieberg, Sarah Kent, Michaela Anderson and Jessica Allen. WOW – what a roll call!
rs saw a resurgence of the club largely due to assionate Eddie Barron. Returning from the g shop Ajax Cycles and morph it into the redoor Eddie could see the local track at Midace similar to a trotting track and was white ual carnivals which included wood chopping
work in his bike shop where he built custom the prize money for the professional racers. and for Midland Cycle Club. The current Vedrive in Midvale, a fitting tribute to the man once, after receiving a complaint from a disnfusion reigned when a rider was incorrectly nhappy “real winner” to the boot of his car
Today - Fast forward to 2011 and the club is still going strong. No longer an organisation made up of professional and amateur racers, Midland Cycle Club now caters for riders of all ages and abilities but with a strong focus on junior development. The club holds training nights every Wednesday at the Midvale Speedome from 5.00pm for beginners and 6.00pm for intermediate and advanced riders. We proudly support riders with a disability having both visually impaired riders and a category CP rider. A junior road training session is held at Kings Park on Tuesday nights and our weekend group rides will begin again in spring. Please direct any club enquiries to our membership officer Lachlan McCrea on 0418 950 555 or Lachlan@lennoxrealty.com.au www.midlandcycleclub.com.au
Up and comers in the Junior program.
Northern Districts Cycle Club - WA State Junior Road Championships Sunday the 31st July saw the WA State Junior Road Championships being staged in Carmel as part of the continuing build up toward the National Junior Road titles being held in Shepparton, Victoria in early September. The event was run by the Northern Districts Cycle Club and saw strong levels of participation across the board considering the inclement weather conditions and challenging course. As always the under 17’s boys event was an extremely competitive race with 6 riders getting away after 2 laps and eventually 4 of these fighting out the closest finish of the day in a difficult uphill sprint finish. In the end Theo Yates prevailed by half a bike length over Reece Tucknot with Sam Welsford taking third place. The Girls under 17’s field was spread to all corners of the course with Elissa Wundersitz being able to record a fine solo win in the wet and windy conditions. The minor placings were filled by Tian Beckett and Emily McRedmond. The under 15’s boys race provided another of the very hard fought events on the day which saw Michael Storer show more of his excellent Canberra Tour winning form to hold off Matthew Jackson and Darcey Pirotta in the run to the line. This very strong group already has a number of national titles to their name www.wa.cycling.org.au
and on this form there will be more to come in the near future. Jemila Anderson soloed to a win in the Under 15’s girls for another State Title just ahead Shannon Sherwin one of this season’s biggest improvers. These 2 built a solid gap on the demanding circuit over the rest of the field with Brooke Ramshaw coming in for a well earned third place. The under 13’s race saw Sarah Tucknott beat all comers in the combined event indicating that she will be a force to be reckoned with in the under 15’s next year. The boy’s event saw Hayden Turton finish clear of Kieren Scott and new rider Kasey Sims who filled out the minor placings. Additional to the junior championships was an under 19’s support race which saw 2 riders break from the field very early in the race. Nathan Lyons and Trent Derecourt had the event to themselves and battled out the finish with Nathan prevailing for a well deserved win. Well done to all riders who competed on the day in what were difficult conditions and to all volunteers who made the event possible.
Results U/13 F 1 Sarah Tucknott U/13 M 1 Hayden Turton 2 Kieren Scott 3 Kasey Sims U/15 M Michael Storer 2 Matt Jackson 3 Darcy Pirotta 4 Gary Ramshaw 5 Jonathan Lewis 6 Alex Rendell 7 Jonathan Sammut 8 Ben Walton 9 Jarrod Karel 10 Leighton Cook 11 Lewis McCrea 12 Calum Jacobsen U/15 F 1 Jemila Anderson 2 Shannon Sherwin 3 Brook Ramshaw 4Tahlay Christie 5 Jessica Sellar 6 Alicia Buchanan U/17 M 1 Theo Yates 2 Reece Tucknott 3 Sam Welsford 4 Blake Smith 5 Drew Popperwell 6 Ashley Mackay 7 Jackson Mawby 8 Tim Sellar 9 Conor Sherwin 10 Glyn Fish 11 Steven Turney 12 Aaron Winters DNF Cody Fawcett U/17 F 1 Elissa Wundersitz 2 Tian Beckett 3 Emily McRedmond 4 Molly Booker 5 Selena Karel 6 Zoe Clayton DNF Kelsey Robson U/19 Non Championship 1 Nathan Lyons 2 Trent Derecourt 3 Joshua Hills 4 Declan Von Dietze DNF Liam Sherwin Nic Mattock
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Photos Michelle Sherwin Luke Dur-
Under 17 Boys in action www.wa.cycling.org.au
Cadel Evans during the final stage of the 2011 Tour de France in Paris. Photograph:Graham Watson www.grahamwatson.com www.wa.cycling.org.au
Photos courtesy Cycling Australia
Photos courtesy Garmin Cervelo
Be Active Cycle Instead Bike Skills Program Cycling Western Australia recently announced a partnership with AustCycle to deliver bike skills development programs in the state. Supported by Healthway, the Be Active Cycle Instead Bike Skills Program will primarily target school children in years 4-8, female cyclists and the broader adult community. The objective of the program is to provide lifelong skills related to bike riding, developing cycling skills proficiency, confidence and awareness in an effort to increase physical activity in the community. With bikes now outselling cars in Australia there is a significant need for cycling education and training in the broader community and the AustCycle Program was designed to address this need. The only nationally accredited bike skills program, AustCycle consists of 4 Levels, ranging from Beginner to Specialised Skills, and is aimed to suit all abilities and ages. Cycling WA has approximately 20 accredited Level 1 AustCycle Teachers that have already commenced coaching for the Be Active Cycle Instead Bike Skills Program within the community. Cycling WA AustCycle Teacher Mike Norman completed some beginner level cycling sessions in partnership with the City of Wanneroo. This 3 part course covered beginning bike
skills such as bike and helmet fit, mounting and dismounting, pedaling, braking and cornering. Participants from the community enjoyed coming along to the programs and learning new bike safety and handling skills. Most participants also noted an increase in their confidence on the bike and all said that they would continue riding for fun or exercise. In the coming months several hundred children will participate in the Be Active Cycle Instead Bike Skills Program across metropolitan and regional Western Australia. Cycling WA has also partnered with the Active After-school Communities program to deliver bike education at schools after school hours. This program is free to participants and is part of Cycling WA’s Be Active Cycle Instead Bike Skills program. AustCycle Teacher Kevin Chua is delivering 7 week beginner level programs at two schools in the Middle Swan area. This pilot project with the Active After School Communities program aims to provide opportunity to traditionally inactive children through learning cycling skills, confidence and safety and introducing them to the fun active sport of cycling through a games sense learning environment. “We were absolutely delighted with
the positive response we received from coaches, schools, local government and the community all wanting to be involved in our Be Active Cycle Instead Bike Skills Program” said Cycling WA Development Manager Claire South. “The program will play important role in increasing cycling skills & confidence in schools and the community, and with all the recent success of our Australian cycling superstars on the world stage we feel that now is the perfect time to reinvigorating cycling education and get more people enjoying what cycling has to offer them” she continued. Cycling Western Australia is currently taking bookings from schools and community groups for delivery of the Program. More information can be found at www.wa.cycling.org.au or by calling Claire South at the Cycling WA Office on 9328 3422. More information click here.
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August 2011 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
6 August 11
State Junior ITT Champs 7 August 11 Pinjarra Classic
20 Aug 11
Collie Donnybrook Classic
Special Gen Meet
27 Aug 11
WACF Special General Meeting
14 Pickering Brook Road
14 August 11
Hills Road Racing Series #1, Pickering Brook
September 2011 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11 Sep 11
18 Sep 11
State Senior Road Champs
Dardanup Open 12
18 State Snr Roads
Commissaires Corner- Become a Commissaire Are you interested in becoming a cycling Official/ Commissaire? Cycling Australia has a committment to support and encourage you in developing and contributing to our sport whether it be at a Club, State, National or International level.
official who assists club and state level calendar events. This course deals more with the technical aspects of each discipline. After completing this level you will be qualified to officiate at State events. The course is conducted by State Associations.
To become an accredited Official/ Commissaire you will need to complete an education and training program to provide you the skills and knowledge to enable you to officiate as a cycling Commissaire. Below is a brief outline of how you become a Commissaire.
Level 3 - an advanced course for officials who want to officiate at National events and championships. The course is conducted in conjunction with National Championships and provides training and information on the finer points of officiating at the elite level. To sit the course you must have had at least two years experience as an active Level 2 commissaire and be nominated by your State Association. The course is conducted by Cycling Australia.
Cycling Australia is the recognised peak body for the competitive cycling disciplines of road, track, mountain bike and BMX cycling within Australia. There are three levels of officiating accreditation: Level 1- a course specifically targeted at the official who desires to assist in the conduct of club racing. The course requires candidates to complete and submit a workbook and then be assessed on the practical aspects of the course by an accredited assessor. For information on Level 1 courses contact your State Association Level 2 - a course for the www.wa.cycling.org.au
Officiating courses are delivered under the guidelines of the National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS), an Australian Sports Commission (ASC) program, managed by the ASC's Coaching & Officiating Unit. There are two components to the officiating programs: 1.A rules and knowledge test. Candidates are sup-
plied a manual and a workbook to complete and return. 2.Practical assessment. Once a candidate has passed the rules test, a qualified assessor must assess them as they officiate at an event to ensure they know the rules and can apply them appropriately in competition. All accredited cycling officials are recognised as having met the standards under the NOAS, recognised by the Commonwealth and State/Territory governments. For further information on getting started as a Commissaire, contact your State Association or Cycling Australia, Rob Ingall .Cycling Australia Officiating Development Coordinator, email@example.com or phone 02 9339 5800. For more information, click here.
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CYCLING WA PRINCIPAL SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
Cycling Western Australia is the state's governCycling WA PO Box 180 LEEDERVILLE WA 6903 180 Charles Street WEST PERTH WA 6005
Cycling WA offers
Phone: 08 9328 3422 Fax: 08 9228 8533 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.wa.cycling.org.au
ing body for the sport and is a member of Cycling Australia, with affiliated clubs spanning Albany to Kalgoorlie. Western Australia has a rich history of success in road and track racing, producing champions such as Cameron Meyer, and the popularity of cycling is increasing dramatically as a result. Recent research suggests
that almost 400,000 people regularly cycle with-
and competitive cycling
in the state, with cycling being described as the
membership, which includes 24 hour insurance ...to help you get the most out of your cycling.
'new golf'. Cycling WA offers recreational, family and competitive cycling membership, which includes 24 hour insurance and a range of additional benefits designed to help you get the most out of your cycling. For further details on membership please contact us on 9328 3422, via e-mail on email@example.com or visit our website www.wa.cycling.org.au