Teams line up for Perth challenge

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Teams line up for Perth challenge

Postby Aushiker » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:47 pm

Some of Australia's largest cycling teams will contest the second Tour de Perth on April 4-6. Savings & Loans, Bike King/Triple Play and Praties Cycling Team are among those listed to contest the category one National Road Series event next month.

The tour's course has been re-arranged this year in an attempt by organizers to spice up the racing. Saturday's racing will be on the state championship course at Roleystone, with Sunday's events again in Kalamunda, all in the hills district on the outskirts of Perth, Western Australia.

For this year's event the women's component has been upgraded to a category one event, which organizers are hoping will encourage a few more women to travel west for the event. In addition to local teams the newly formed Virgin Blue Elite Cycling Team will also contest the tour.

The Perth event also includes the Lycopodium Hills Challenge participation ride on Sunday, April 6. The ride, which has distances of 25, 50 and 100 kilometres, is targested at non-racing and recreational cyclists.

See www.tourdeperth.com.au for more details.


Anyone interested?

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Postby Kalgrm » Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:24 pm

I'd be interested if I weren't in Tennant Ck when it's on. Bugger ..... :(

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Postby Aushiker » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:13 pm

G'day

Does anyone know the entry fees for the 50 km ride? Just curious more than anything as I don't think I will be able to participate. Seems that on the website one must register to get the information.

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Postby rambler1au » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:28 pm

the price for 50k is $45 for a ca member and $65 for a non ca member.

This is extortionate and I wont be going at that price Id rather ride the course on a day when the tour is not on

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Postby nimm » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:05 am

I won't be participating - just too inconvenient atm although I would like to look at it next year...
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Postby senator52 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:35 am

Gosh, Tennant Creek...as in the Tennant Creek in the NT...

The land of the flies :roll:

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Postby Double-Gee » Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:16 am

I've got plans for Sunday, but seeing that all the action happens about 3 or 4 blocks from home, it could be time to dust off the camera and telephoto and go have a look at the racing. Will have to see if I can get a spot on a fast corner and see what my panning skills are like.

Maybe next year I could have the fitness to confidently do the Mundaring to Kalamunda ride?
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