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Olympic edition Your road, track and cycle read

WA’s 2012 Olympic team athletes : Melissa Hoskins, Scott Sunderland, Josie Tomic in the Olympic Village


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h Winter Track Cycling Grand Prix, held on the 24th estival of Cycling” and was a thrilling sight to see for usiasts. The Siberian Pine boards of the magnificent Dome venue were abuzz with flashing Lycra and ck cycling which included the historical “Westral well as WA’s only Cycling Trade Show which was feahe perimeter of the track.

This year’s winner of the Elite men’s Westral Wheelrace was Victorian rider Jacob Schmid who completed the 1500m race in a time of 1:36.35. Chasing down Schmid was WA rider Nick Graham-Dawson (Northern Districts Cycle Club) who placed second in the event with fellow WA rider Stephen Pearce (Collie Cycle Club) in third place. The Elite women’s Westral Wheelrace was taken out by defending champion, WA’s own Allee Proud (Northern Districts Cycle Club) who claimed her victory on the track ahead of Leonie Burford h Winter Grand Prix was the only major track event (Perth Mountain Bike Club) in second and Elissa Wundersitz ustralia between April and November 2012. Cyclists (Midland Cycle Club) taking third place. flocked to the Midvale Speeddome to compete ong representation of WA talent. Racing catered for Cycling WA chief executive Garry Chandler commented “The Winincluded Sprint, Kierin, Points and Scratch races for ter Grand Prix is always a spectacle, and the Westral is an integral tition. part of cycling’s history in WA. This year’s event was won by two of the best young athlete’s in the country, and provided a fitting climost talked about event of the 2012 Perth Winter max to the event calendar” rand Prix is the 1500m Westral Wheelrace, now in The event originated in Coolgardie in 1897, where it Earlier this year Allee Proud (Mt Hawthorn), along with Western of a 2 mile track cycling race called the Coolgardie Australia’s Trent Derecourt (Mount Claremont) and Kelsey Robson Austral. The event (Tapping), was selected for the junior Cyclones team who will conname was changed test the 2012 UCI Junior Track World Championships in Invercargill, shortly after this, for- New Zealand from the 22 to 26 August this year. Winner of the Elite ever becoming the men’s Westral Wheelrace Jacob Schmid (VIC) will also be repreWestral Wheelrace. senting Australia on this team. For full results head to

Welcome to the August edition of Omnium, and what a couple of months it’s been since our last edition! The highlight of course was the Tour de France, although, apart from some great sprinting by Mark Cavendish and impressive hill climbing by Thomas Voeckler, the event this year lacked the drama and sparkle normally associated with it, mostly because of the dominance of Team Sky! In retrospect, after last years Tour, I guess anything but a repeat was bound to be somewhat disappointing!

Classic & Collie Donnybrook Classic. On the international stage several of our athletes head out to London for what will be an amazing experience at the Olympics, good luck to Josie, Mel & Scott in their quest for gold! Also on international duty in August at the UCI Junior Track World Championships in New Zealand will be Allee Proud (NDCC), Kelsey Robson (NDCC) & Trent Derecourt (TCWA) in what promises to be a busy month for our Australian teams! Our community programs, spearheaded by the Be Active Cycle Instead Bike Skills Program are going from strength to strength, with over 80 Programs delivered in the past 12 months to almost 1,500 participants! Our goal with these programs is to develop the skills, confidence and awareness of bike riders (young and old) and encourage more people to get on their bike. If you know of any groups, schools or community groups that might be interested in benefiting from the Program, don’t hesitate to contact Claire South at the Cycling WA office.

On the local scene it’s been as busy as ever, on road and track, as the winter season rolls on. The Perth Winter Track Grand Prix seems an age ago, and was another great event hosted by Murray Hall and the team Track Cycling WA. On the road we’ve seen state titles decided over the past 8 weeks in the shape of the State Junior Road Championships that saw Niken Jefferies (NDCC) & Shannon Sherwin (NDCC) take out the U15 & 17 junior female events, with Craig Wig- Thanks to all those in the cycling community that contribute gins (Albany CC) and Sam Welsford (NDCC) taking out the re- so much to the development of the sport, enjoy the read, spective junior men’s titles. and we look forward to seeing you around the traps very soon. Midland CC’s successful Pickering Brook Road Series sees its final event occur in a couple of weeks. August also sees a couple of perennial favourites taking place with the Pinjarra Best wishes, Garry Chandler, Cycling WA CEO


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Track: 3 in this section of the team a Melissa HOSKINS, Josephine TOMIC a BMX: Lauren REYNOLDS and Khalen

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Mountain Bike: Daniel McConnnell 26 Melbourne, VIC Sam Rebecca Henderson 20 Canberra, ACT



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Track: Jack Bobridge 23 Modbury, SA

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Amy Cure 19 Burnie, TAS

Scott Sunderland 24 Busselton, WA

Rohan Dennis 22 Ashford, SA

Josephine Tomic 23 Subiaco, WA

Alexander Edmondson 18 Miri, Malaysia Annette Edmondson 20 Adelaide, SA

Road: Cadel Evans 35 Katherine, NT

Michael Hepburn 20 Auchenflower, QLD

Simon Gerrans 32 Melbourne, VIC

Melissa Hoskins 21 Kalamunda, WA

Shara Gillow 24 Nambour, QLD

X: oline Buchanan 21 Canberra, ACT

Matthew Glaetzer 19 Campbelltown, SA

Matt Goss 25 Launceston, TAS

an Kirkham 26 Port Augusta, SA

Kaarle McCulloch 24 Campbelltown, NSW

Chloe Hosking 21 Bendigo, VIC

Anna Meares 28 Blackwater, QLD

Stuart O’Grady 38 Adelaide, SA

Glenn O’Shea 23 Swan Hill, VIC

Michael Rogers 32 Barham, NSW

Shane Perkins 25 East Melbourne, VIC

Amanda Spratt 24 Sydney, NSW

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m Willoughby 20 Adelaide, SA

len Young 27 Perth, WA


Henk VOGELS: 1964 Tokyo in the Team Pursuit with Bob Baird (SA) and 2 Victorians Vic Browne (Brunswick) and Kevin Brislin (Coburg). They finished 4th. th

Steele BISHOP: 1972 Munich. TP member and 4 in IP. Steele BISHOP only rode the TP, John Byslma (Vic) rode the IP in 1972 at Munich. Jacqui UTTIEN: 1992 Barcelona Spain. 13th in Women’s Road Race won by Kathy WATT.

Darryn HILL: 1996 Atlanta, USA. 5th in Sprint. 2000 Sydney, NSW Olympic Sprint gained a Bronze medal.

Ryan BAYLEY: 2004 Sprint and Keirin an 2008 - Beijing Chin

Lucy TYLER-SHARMAN: 1996 Atlanta, USA. Bronze Medal in Points Race.

Peter DAWSON: 2 the Team Pursuit

Henk VOGELS Junior: 2000 Sydney NSW. Road Race – 30th.

Cameron MEYER: Race, 4th.

Martin BARRAS: 2004 Athens Greece Track Sprint Coach.

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Interesting facts... Steele Bishop was actually a Victorian when he represented Australia at the 1972 Games, and Henk Vogels Sr was actually a representative of NSW when he competed at Tokyo in 1964. However, Henk Jr was a sandgroper in 2000 as was Darryn Hill when he competed for Australia in 1996-2000, including when he won a medal in the Team Sprint. The greatest WA cyclist and possibly Australia's greatest ever cyclist was of course Ryan Bayley. He is still the only Australian cyclist (male or female) ever to have won two individual Olympic gold medals and he did it in an era of open competition. Bayley is also the only Australian man ever to have won individual gold medals at the Olympics, Comm Games and World Champs (Meares has done it for the women). WA's other Olympic medallist in cycling is Peter Dawson who won gold in the 2004 Team Pursuit.

THE TOUR– LONDON 2012—CYCLING PROGRAM ROAD CYCLING Monday, July 16 th Training venue opens Saturday, July 28 th Men’s road race Sunday, July 29 th Women’s road race Wednesday, August 1 st Men’s and women’s time trials TRACK CYCLING Tuesday, July 17 th Training starts Thursday, August 2 nd Men’s and women’s team sprint Friday, August 3 rd Men’s team pursuit /

Women’s keirin Saturday, August 4 th Women’s team pursuit Sunday, August 5 th Men’s omnium Monday, August 6 th Men’s sprint Tuesday, August 7 th Women’s omnium / men’s keirin / women’s sprint MOUNTAIN BIKE Tuesday, August 7 th Training starts Saturday, August 11 th Women’s XCO Sunday, August 12 th Men’s XCO

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THE TOUR– LONDON 2012—AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM MEMB Canberra’s Chloe Hosking finished outside the allowable time limit, and were not allocated a finishing position. Gillow looked well placed to feature prominently when she dropped her chain about 10km from the finish – and that ended her chances. Spratt, 24, who was making her Games debut, said the thunderstorm which struck about half an hour before the 12pm start had thwarted pre-race plans. The incessant rain throughout the 140km event made conditions treacherous – and riders also had to overcome hailstones. Shara Gillow finished 39th London 2012 Olympic Games Road Race. Photograph:CJ Farquharson

Olympics Road races WOMEN’S: Rail hail and mechanics derail Aussies Torrential rain and hailstones – and an unforseen mechanical problem 10km from the finish – conspired to derail the Australian women’s road race campaign today. Queenslander Shara Gillow was our best finisher in 39th spot, 1min53sec behind winner, Marianne Vos, of the Netherlands, while national road champion Amanda Spratt and

“The race ended up being a lot harder than we had envisaged, and there were a combination of factors why we didn’t perform as we would have liked,” Spratt said. Vos, the prerace favourite, was involved in a breakaway with Great Britain’s Elizabeth Armitstead and Russia’s Olga Zabelinskaya with about 20km remaining and quickly established a lead of 40sec. In a three-way sprint, Vos easily accounted for Armitstead, with Zabelinskaya coming in two seconds adrift, and the peloton, led home by Germany’s Ina Tutenberg, was a further 27sec. behind.

BERS MEN’S: Road Race heroics fall just short Matt White had one word for his main man Stuey O’Grady’s brave ride in the Olympic road race: Incredible. No-one argued with the boss of the men’s road race team. That’s precisely the description for a man on the cusp of his 39th birthday, riding at his sixth Olympics, spending nearly six hours in the saddle, setting the pace for the world’s best riders for almost the entire 250km, and then missing the gold medal by just eight seconds and the bronze medal by a couple of metres. O’Grady finished sixth behind the winner, Alexandr VinokuO'Grady finished 6th in his 6th Olympic Games London 2012 Olympic Games Road Race. rov of Kazakhastan and runner-up Rigoberto Uran Uran of Photograph:CJ Farquharson Colombia, who crossed the line together. As the next 23 riders charged home just behind them, the gritty Australian veteran looked a big chance for the bronze medal, which would seconds behind O’Grady’s group, with Cadel Evans finishing have been a massive result for him. 80th, Simon Gerrans 83rd, Matt Goss 85th and Mick Rogers 91st. He just failed, but described it as “one of the rides of my life,” and added that the whole day had been “the most incredible Working to a plan to be aggressive and put the heat on the day I’ve had in my life – without my wife. I’d better throw opposition, especially the highly-fancied Great Britain team that in,” he added with a laugh. White said: “He saved our which included the race favourite, superstar sprinter Mark race. But that is no surprise. He’s a class act.” Cavendish, O’Grady organised a 12 man breakaway with the The rest of the Australians were in the peloton, a further 32

race just 20 km old.

THE The hope was that at some point one or more team-mates would be able to join him at the front while sprinter Matt Goss sat on Cavendish, ready to engage in a sprint to the finish if it came to that - which it never did. Rogers had one go at catching up to O’Grady and his group but the five minute gap was way to much to reel in alone, so it was left to the old man to hang in there and do the best he could. O’Grady was once a good enough sprinter to finish runnerup for the green jersey at the Tour de France three times but those days are gone, and he knew he was going to be under pressure at the end. “I had been in front for a long time and I just had to gamble everything on pulling out a miraculous sprint,” he said. “It flashed through my mind for a while and I thought how cool would that be. Unfortunately I saw Vino go and while my head said to go with him my legs said, mate, you’ve done 250k out here. I was on the verge of cramping with every pedal stroke.” White, who is also O’Grady’s director at the new OricaGreenEDGE team that made its Tour de France debut this month, said O’Grady deserved the bronze medal, which

would have nicely complimented the four others, including a gold, that he already has from track racing. Ticking O’Grady’s many other achievements off on his fingers, including his 16 appearances at the Tour de France, White said: “No other athlete has done what he’s done in such a variety of events, right across the board from the shortest track races to the longest road race in the world, and he has been at the top for 20 years.” Yes, that’s the word for it, alright – incredible !

Stuart O’Grady—Green Edge.

Articles Courtesy of Cycling Australia

E TOUR– LONDON 2012—AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM MEMBERS Olympic Games cycling medals Most successful Olympic Games 2004 (6 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze) Most gold won by Australia in cycling at a single Olympic Games: 6 (2004) Most Olympic gold medals won by a cyclist  Men - 2  Russell Mockridge (1952)  Ryan Bayley (2004)  Graeme Brown (2004)  Women – 1  Kathy Watt (1992)  Sara Carrigan (2004)  Anna Meares (2004) Most Olympic medals won by a cyclist  Men - 5  Bradley McGee (1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze - '96, '00, '04)  Women – 3  Anna Meares (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze - '04, '08)

Australia's Olympic Games Medallists Honour Roll, Medal Tally Represented at most Olympic Games  Men – 5 times  Shane Kelly ('92, '96, '00, '04, '08)  Stuart O'Grady ('92, '96, '00, '04, '08)  Women – 2 times  Kathy Watt ('92, '96)  Michelle Ferris ('96, '00)  Tracey Gaudry (nee Watson) ('96, '00)  Mary Grigson ('96, '00)  Anna Wilson ('96, '00)  Katherine Bates ('04, '08)  Sara Carrigan ('04, '08)  Katie Mactier ('04, '08)  Anna Meares ('04, '08)  Oenone Wood ('04, '08) Australia's Olympic Cycling Teams Full team lists and results from 1920-2008 (pdf document) 2012 Team


CHASING GOLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW After making an iconic debut at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, BMX is back for its second Games appearance and is set to be a thrilling competition for athletes and spectators alike. The Aussies will take to the track at the heart of London Olympic Park looking to win Australia's first Olympic BMX medal. With Australia perched atop the world rankings, the thrills and spills of BMX don't get much more exciting!

By virtue of our high national ranking, Australia secured the maximum number of quota places with three men and two women. • Venue. The BMX track has been specially designed for the Olympic Games and is located in the Olympic Park adjacent to the velodrome. The track incorporates technical jumps, obstacles and tight bends. The track is 470 metres long for men and 430 metres for women.

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Olympic Velodrome in London February 18, 2012. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

BMX speak: Berm – a banked corner Bunny-hop – to lift both wheels off the ground at once Gate – the start of the BMX Track Holeshot – the first rider to take the lead after the start Whoop – a small, wave-like bump in the track Courtesy of the Official site of the Australian Olympic team 2012


ATHLETES TO WATCH Daniel McConnell is accustomed to riding solo. He was Australia's sole male representative at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, finishing 39th, and again goes into the 2012 Olympics as our only male competitor. McConnell has his work cut out for him as he will fulfil dual roles as a competitor and also the coach of Australia's young female competitor, Rebecca Henderson. McConnell's star has been on the rise since Beijing. His World

Cup results have hovered around the top twenty this season, and he has had success on the London course, finishing 25th at the London Test Event. The Victorian goes into the Games as the Australian and Oceania Continental Champion. MOUNTAIN BIKE FORMAT Competitors complete laps of an undulating race circuit designed to produce a specific winning time rather than a specific distance. Races are over 40-50km for men, and 30-40km for women. The riders start together and must complete a set


number of laps of the course. The winner is the first past the finish line. The number of laps depends on the track and weather conditions and a decision on the number of laps can be made by organisers at the latest two hours before the start of the race to determine the optimum finish time- 2hr 15min for men, 2hr for women. Men and women compete separately and riders are seeded on a starting grid according to their current world ranking.

Courtesy of the Official site of the Australian Olympic team 2012


AUS V GB RIVALRY TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT THE PRINGLE After an Athens Olympic "gold rush" where the Aussies won 9 medals (5 gold), Australia was awakened by a British resurgence at the Beijing Olympic Games. The Brits won 14 medals to Australia's sole silver, and this Olympiad the stakes get even higher. As the Brits try to defend their mantle at the venue dubbed The Pringle, the Aussies aim to take back their track dominance. The London velodrome will host blockbuster battles every session, with the Aussies genuine medal contenders in all ten events on the program.

The entree to the Games was the the 2012 World Championships in Melbourne. It had the thrills, spills and suprises to fire up the Australians and all of their supporters. Great Britain finished on top of the gold medal tally with five to Australia's three, but Australia secured medals in eight of the ten Olympic events with Great Britain medalling in six events.

Olympic Velodrome in London February 18, 2012. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Sprinters to watch: With gender parity for the first time in Olympic history at five medals apiece, sprint queen Anna Meares to compete in three events - the team sprint alongside triple World Championship winning partner Kaarle McCulloch, and the sprint and keirin.

after meeting in a dramatic semi-final. Meares bounced back to win the keirin world title in style- some consolation after Germany were the surprise victors over the seemingly unstoppable Meares/ McCulloch in the team sprint. The Germans also snatched the world record from the Aussiessomething they will be keen to claim back in London.

British nemesis Victoria Pendleton beat Meares to individu- With just one more medal in London the Queensland born al sprint gold in 2008 and at the 2012 World Championships champion Meares will become the first female cyclist from


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any country to win four Olympic track medals and the first to medal at three Games. The men's sprint trio of 19-year-old Matthew Glaetzer, Shane Perkins, and Scott Sunderland was dubbed a 'work in progress' leading into the 2012 World Championships. They went on to win a stunning gold medal, setting up for a blistering encore in London. The Aussies will also be up against home favourite Sir Chris Hoy in the keirin and sprint events.

Endurists to watch: It took a world record for the Brits to beat the Australian combination of Jack Bobridge, Rohan Dennis, Michael Hepburn and Glenn O'Shea in the coveted men's team pursuit. The teams met at the London test event where Australia took gold, but the tables were turned at the 2012 World Championships with Britain clocking a world record three minutes 53.295 seconds. Australia finished less than two 10ths of a second behind in the 4000m

race which Bobridge described as a "kick in the guts." Al- Olympic Games. exander Edmondson is also in the squad. The exciting addition of the omnium is sure to keep The women are also focused on team pursuit glory, with spectators on the edge of their seats as the athletes 2010 world champion Josie Tomic leading the Australian battle through six gruelling events to reach an eventual women. After years of injury and testing new combinawinner. Australia's O'Shea won the men's 2012 World tions, a silver medal at the 2012 World Championships Championship with rising star Annette Edmondson takfrom Tomic, Annette Edmondson and Melissa Hoskins ing the women's silver in just her second international proved their potential. Amy Cure is also in the women's omnium outing. squad. The Edmondsons become the first brother-sister For the full Australian Team profiles click here combination to represent Australia in cycling at the same

THE TOUR– LONDON 2012– TRACK up in best of three heats to determine progress to the following round. 2012 World Champions: Men - FRA; Women - GBR · Team Sprint In men's team sprint two teams of three riders compete against each other and the clock over three laps of the track. After one lap the first rider peels off to allow the second rider to set the pace. This rider completes their effort with one lap to go and then it is up to the final cyclist, traditionally a time trial specialist, to finish off. The leading rider must not swing up until a full lap is complete and must peel TRACK CYCLING FORMAT off between an area of 15 metres before and after their For the first time in Olympic cycling history, the number of start line, otherwise the team will be disqualified. The fasttrack cycling events will have an even gender split, with five est eight teams go through from the qualifying round to men’s and five women’s events on the program. There are the first round and from there, the fastest two winning three 'sprint' events- sprint, team sprint, keirin- and two teams contest the race for gold and silver and the other 'endurance events'- team pursuit, omnium. Only one athtwo winners contest the race for bronze. lete or team can compete in each event. Women's team sprint follows the same format but involves · Sprint only two riders from the start. 2012 World Champions: Men - AUS; Women - GER Classic short distance event in which two or more riders cover three laps. Only the final 200 metres is timed. Riders · Keirin obtain a seeding through the qualifying 200 metre flying Up to seven riders compete over 2000m. A special motortime trial with 18 men and 12 women qualifying for the ised bike called a derny leads the field for the first 1,400m first round. From quarter final stage onwards rivals match

starting at 30km/h and bringing the riders up to a speed of 50km/h. Cyclists manoeuvre for the best position before the derny leaves the track. They then sprint for the finish line. The first two riders across the line in the qualifying heats go through to the first round with the losers contesting repechage heats. The two winners of each of three repechage heats go through to the first round. In the first round the first three riders in each of the two heats qualify for the medal final and the losers ride off for 7-12 place. 2012 World Champions: Men - GBR; Women - AUS

each side of the track and they race each other and the clock. The fastest two winning teams of the first round contest the race for gold and silver and the other two winners race for bronze. In the finals the winner is determined by either catching the other team or recording the fastest time. A team is deemed to have been caught if the team chasing comes within one metre of the back wheel of the rider at the back of the rival team. 2012 World Champions: Men - GBR; Women - GBR

· Omnium Omnium is a new event that sees six disciplines collide in · Team Pursuit an event attractive to endurance riders. It is known as the Men's team pursuit involves four riders while women's ‘heptathlon’ of track cycling and involves a medley event teams comprise of three riders. The rider on the front of involving a Flying Lap (250m time trial), Points Race (30km the quartet/trio must keep the pace as high as possible but for men, 20km for women), Individual Pursuit (4km for must not ride so fast that they drop any of teammates. The men, 3km for women), Scratch Race (15km for men, 10km front rider will swing up the track at the end of their “turn” for women), Kilometre Time Trial (500m for women) and and must smoothly rejoin the team in the fourth/third finally an Elimination Race (every two laps the last rider wheel position. The pace is then set by the rider now on over the line is eliminated). the front of the group. The time is taken on the front wheel 2012 World Champions: Men - AUS; Women - GBR of the third rider across the line and it is often the case that only three riders will finish. Courtesy of the Official site of the Australian Olympic team In the qualifying round each team rides alone on the track 2012 against the clock with the fastest eight teams going through. In the first round and finals, one team starts on


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As a 26-year-old, Nigel broke his bac when he fell off a three metre high roof while at work, landing on a ham mer. He spent a year weighing up his options before deciding to take up hand powered cycling. Nigel went on to break the record for non-stop han cycling in 2004, riding 462km in 24 hours. His performances in road com petition events were impressive too,

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nailing gold medals in both the road race and road time trial at the 2009 National Championships, before backing up with the same results at the 2009 Arafura Games.

the road time trial. This string of notable results netted Nigel the 2011 WA Sportsperson of the Year award.

Nigel’s quest for Paralympic glory has not stopped him enjoying time at He has continued to increase his home, where he often spends time speeds, riding in a specially modified walking his two dogs - an Australian carbon fibre cycle, valued at over bulldog named Voodoo and a choco$20,000. He went on win silver and late Labrador named Coco. He relaxes bronze at the 2011 UCI Para-cycling by watching Discovery Channel show, World Cup in Sydney, displaying formi- Deadliest Catch and lists Swiss dable form with London 2012 just lakeside city Lucerne as his favourite around the corner. Nigel competed at holiday destination. the 2011 UCI Para-cycling World Championships in Denmark, placing After an event, Nigel makes sure he sixth in the road race and seventh in runs through an ingrained routine,

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showering in his race clothes when he gets back to his room. He then washes the race clothes and competes in them the next day. The West Australian idolises American cycling legend Lance Armstrong, who likewise performed his own comeback, recovering from cancer to win the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times. Nigel hopes to cap his own remarkable story with a gold medal at the London 2012 Games. Courtesy of nigel-barley

the VeloPark, also the venue for the nondisabled track events.

The road events will take place at the Brands The programme of road and track competitions Hatch motor racing circuit and surrounding arin London includes sprint events, individual ea. This magnificent course is both undulating pursuits, 1,000-metre time trials, road races and and technical. individual and team time trials. The para-cycling track events will be held at the velodrome in

TETE DE LA COURSE- Cycling WA's AustCycle Teacher Inspires Recently Anthea Knowles from Mindarie Western Australia completed her training to become an accredited Level 1 AustCycle Teacher with Cycling WA's Be Active Cycle Instead Bike Skills Program. The 34yr old mother of five initially used cycling and triathlons to improve her fitness level and lose weight. Anthea now hopes to use her accreditation to encourage others to use cycling as a way to engage in physical activity, in particular focusing on both the mental and physical benefits of doing so.

taught him I used some skills that I had learnt in the AustCycl course. We started with balancing without pedaling and goin down a slight incline. It was a progression of the skills each one building on the next and most importantly we made it fun and turned it into games" said Anthea. "Before you know it he was riding on his own and joining in with the family, no stress just fun!" Anthea continued.

After learning to ride Wiremu was so happy with his new skills that he wrote a story about learning to ride with his One person who was instantly inspired by Anthea's new skills family and has now won a trip to the London 2012 Olympic was her 6 year old son Wiremu Knowles. "We had been trying Games. Wiremu's prize was won after he entered his story in for months to help our son, Wiremu, ride his bike so as we to the McDonald's速 Champions of Play competition. Wiremu was 1 of 5 lucky kids who won this prize for an outstanding demonstration of the values of play. You can watch Wiremu's story below or on YouTube by clicking here. "I enjoyed jogging with my bike before learning to pedal. I just kept trying and never gave up" said Wiremu. Wiremu is looking forward to seeing Big Ben and the Cycling at the London 2012 Olympic Games and is taking his mum Anthea with him. Cycling WA is thrilled to have such an inspiring AustCycle Teacher on board with the Be Active Cycle Instead Bike Skills Program. "It has been a real treat to have new teachers like Anthea come on board to support our Be Active Cy-

Olympic Dream

le cle Instead Bike Skills Program. The program has just comng menced it's second year of operation and I feel confident that with the support of our talented and friendly team of AustCycle Teachers that we can help to provide quality bike w education to schools and the community in WA" said Cycling WA Development Manager Claire South.


For more information about Cycling WA and the Be Active Cycle Instead Bike Skills Program head to

TETE DE LA COURSE– WA goes to the Junior Worlds

Allee Proud in action at the 2012 Winter track grand prix

Cycling Australia is pleased to confirm the riders selected in the junior Cyclones team to contest the 2012 UCI Junior Track World Championships in Invercargill, New Zealand from the 22 to 26 August. Five members of the team will be lining up for the second time having contested the 2011 world titles in Russia and will be joined by nine riders making their track world championships debut. Jack Cummings, Alex Morgan, Goergia Baker and Taylah Jennings head to New Zealand as defending world cham-

pions in the team pursuit events with Jennings also the reigning omnium world champion. Men  Jack Cummings (Endeavour Hills, VIC 02.01.1994) 2011 team pursuit world champion  Trent Derecourt (Mount Claremont, WA 20.01.1994)  Emerson Harwood (Surrey Hills, VIC 10.06.1994)  Evan Hull (Ararat, VIC 26.07.1994)  Tirian McManus (Bowral, NSW 18.03.1994)  Alex Morgan (Mitcham, VIC 18.07.1994) 2011 team pursuit world champion  Jacob Schmid (Toorak, VIC 18.01.1994)  Zac Shaw (Elliminyt, VIC 16.04.1995)  Miles Scotson (Evanston Park, SA 18.01.1994) Women  Georgia Baker (Perth, TAS 21.09.1994) 2011 team pursuit world champion  Taylah Jennings (Rockhampton, QLD 18.05.1994) 2011 team pursuit & omnium world champion  Allee Proud (Mount Hawthorn, WA 26.02.1994)  Kelsey Robson (Tapping, WA 15.09.1995)  Caitlin Ward (Mt Eliza, VIC 01.02.1994) More information click here

Congratulations to the 15 Talented athletes who have secured a place with the Cycling WA Junior development program. As part of the program these athletes will be receiving coaching and special education sessions throughout the year, which will go a long way towards constant improvements in their development as a cyclist and motivate them to achieve their goals. These athletes will be working closely with WAIS and the Cycling WA Development Squad coaching team of Andrew Jackson, Luke Dawson and TID Squad Coach Brian Taylor, who will provide those involved with the expertise to maximise their skills and potential.

The selection of Under 17 and Under 15 riders who make up the development squad are as follows:Mathew De Vroet, Jarrod Karel, Connor Lambert, Lewis McCrea, Kieren Scott, Kasey Smith, Hayden Turton, Darcy Pirotta, Alex Rendell, Michael Storer, Jemila Anderson, Jess Sellar, Sarah Tucknott, Alicia Buchanan, Shannon Sherwin. The first event of the program took place on Saturday, which saw all the above athletes take part in some fitness testing and a social game of volleyball, which provided for some great entertainment and team bonding.

TETE DE LA COURSE- Cycling WA's Junior development program


less into useful. We firmly believe that this has a flow on effect to all aspects of people’s lives and the wider community. Some of our target outcomes are:  Improved skills in bicycle repair  Increase substitution of cycling for car transport  Increased new social relationships  Increased self reported subjective wellbeing  New positive stories about self  Increased public participation in social areas as well as cycling in general  Reduced average ecological footprint

We achieve these social outcomes in numerous ways, but predominately through our Community Bike Workshop, The Dismantle creates hands-on experiences that empower peo- Bike Rescue Project and our new Corporate Programs. ple to adopt cycling as part of their everyday lives, for the betterment of the individual, the community and the planet.’ The Community Bike Workshop Dismantle operates a commuDismantle is a youth led organisation base in Fremantle, nity bicycle recycling workshop Western Australia. We were officially founded in April of in central Fremantle WA. This 2011. Since then, and with the help of our fantastic volunworkshop is currently a profitteers and partner organisations, we have completed numerable social enterprise through ous training and bike education programs. revenue generating products like membership fees, custom At Dismantle we use the process of recycling bicycles as a catbike sales, fundraising events alyst for positive social change in the community. We teach and bicycle maintenance people the skills needed to turn waste into opportunity, usecourses.

Full Dismantle Members have access to bike tools, the ‘knowhow’ of our great mechanical mentors, who are on hand to help out, and general use of the space for all their bike repair needs. The Bike Rescue Project. The Bike Rescue Project works with groups of at risk youth, and teaches them all the skills they need to know to fully restore a bicycle. During the program the kids rebuild two bikes: one to keep and one to donate to a charity or person in need. This empowering program encourages participants to engage positively in the community, teaches practical skills, promotes positive lifestyle choices, builds self-esteem and provides a sustainable form of transport.

Dismantle has delivered programs for Save the Children Australia, Rocky Bay Disability Services (funded by Variety WA), The Town of Kwinana and has upcoming programs scheduled for the Melville Senior High School, Armadale Youth Services, Department of Education and the City of Cockburn. We are the only organisation in Australia delivering a program of this nature.

Corporate Programs. Dismantle also runs a range of corporate bicycle wellness and team-building programs. These are designed to engage corporate teams in our not for profit work. The ‘Recycle a Bike team Challenge’ gets participants to compete in teams to reassemble a recycled bicycle. Upon completion of the chalThe program began in Midland in 2010 as part of the Public lenge, teams donate the bicycles to disadvantaged young Transport Authorities ‘Right Track’ program. Since that time people.

PELOTON– DISMANTLE The ‘Commuter Express’ is another corporate program. It is a 1 hour basic bicycle maintenance and commuting proficiency lesson designed for delivery in office workplaces. The idea behind the corporate programs is to create a 1-for-1 social enterprise model that will directly fund the Bike Rescue Project. Under this model each corporate participant sponsors and directly engages with an at-risk young person. It is anticipated that by Financial year 2015, Dismantle will be generating sufficient income to self-fund education programs for 160 at-risk young people. -----We are currently experiencing a rapid period of growth as an organization and have big plans for the future! Over a 3 year period Dismantle will endeavor to reach a total of 5,630 participants in courses across all business units;

rescue a total of 1816 bicycles from landfill; positively impact the lives of 538 disadvantaged or at-risk young people and contribute $871,500 to the Fremantle community in volunteer hours. More general goals are to take The Bike Rescue Project state wide, build on our membership base, continue building our social enterprise model to ensure financial self-sufficiency and nurture our fantastic partnerships as well as foster new ties with other organisations. To find out more please visit our website at If you are interested in any of our programs, membership, volunteering or becoming a partner you can reach us at:

Join us on our quest to conquer cancer!


On October 20th-21st the biggest charity bike ride in Western Australia is taking place- the Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer; and we need your help! This is a two-day cycling event held with the goal to raise much needed funds for cancer research (Western Australian Institute for Medical Research). We are looking for volunteers and crew members who are determined to help us on our quest to conquer cancer. Our wonderful crew will be with us all weekend; manning the pit-stops, driving the sweep vehicles, serving lunch and much more. Our volunteers will be helping out at opening and closing ceremonies. It will be an amazing experience for all involved! After a special opening ceremony, the Rider’s will be cycling from Perth to the Pinjarra area, camping overnight and cycling back to Perth on the second day. Camp will be a hive of activity for riders and crew alike with massage therapists, bike mechanic area, huge dining marquee, live entertainment and much more. So whether you are participating as crew or rider, a truly amazing journey awaits you. Help bring this event to life. Whether it's a few hours or the two full days, we appreciate your time.




State Junior ITT Championships

Pinjarra Classic

Champion Lakes


12-Aug-12 Pickering Brook Road Race Series #3 and Masters State Championships Pickering Brook


9 Sep-12

Collie- Donnybrook

Dardanup Op


South West


7 Oct-12 State team Time trial Championships Pinjarra

21-Oct-12 Northern Districts Classic

18 Oct-12

7 Oct-12

Combined Clubs hills Climb challenge

State senior Road Championships





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