We are proud to be able to offer support to a number of exceptional athletes across several cycling disciplines.
Wembley Cycles Racing – Cross Country MTB
In 2013 Wembley Cycles Racing (comprised of rapid trio Dave Nairn, Adrian Middleton and Chris Fisher) competed in mountain biking events around Australia and New Zealand aboard Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Carbon hardtails fitted with Mavic Crossmax SLR wheels.
Dave Nairn is widely regarded as the master of singletrack. He had a fantastic year, with results including;
2013 WA XCO State Champion
2013 WA XCO State Series Champion
2013 WA Enduro State Series Champion
1st Jarrahdale 6 Hour Solo
1st Dunsbrough 3 Hour Solo
5th Kowlaski Classic (ACT)
2nd Dwellingup 100
10th Cape to Cape MTB
Team captain Adrian Middleton had numerous impressive results aboard both his geared Stumpjumper and racing singlespeed on his Stumpjumper SS. His 2013 results included;
5th WA XCO State Series
5th Overall Kalamunda 50 (riding singlespeed)
9th Overall Dwellingup 100 (riding singlespeed)
1st Jarrahdale 6 Hour Duo
Gentle giant Chris Fisher put his power to good use at races across the country, coming away with some impressive finishes including;
2nd Veterans New Zealand National Championships
10th Australian XCM National Championships
1st Vets Kowlaski Classic (ACT)
1st Panther Trophy TT
We are looking forward to seeing what these three can do come the 2014 season!
Wembley Cycles Gravity Racing – Gravity MTB
Wembley Cycles Gravity Racing formed at the beginning of 2013, with the intention of competing in a range of gravity events. The team includes Shaun Thomlinson and Rex Dubois in the Elite category and Nick McBeath in the Expert category. For 2013 the team competed aboard Specialized Demo 8s for downhill events and Specialized Stumpjumper Evos for gravity enduro.
You can see Shaun’s aggressive riding style on display in the massive image behind our counter in store. This helped him to several notable results in 2013;
5th Albany DH State Round
5th Wellington Mills DH State Round
Rex tried his best to stay off the brakes and on the pedals to keep up with Shaun, and scored a few results throughout 2013, including;’
4th Albany DH State Round
9th Mt Gunjin Gravity Enduro
Nick’s speed built consistently throughout the year, which culminated in a 7th place in Expert at the final DH State Round in Wellington Mills.
With a host of new gravity races popping up for 2014, you will see the gravity team out and about plenty next year!
The Duffield Twins – Ironman
We are extremely proud to be able to support the Duffield twins. Michelle and Katy are exceptional athletes, who both competed in the 2013 World Ironman Championships in Hawaii. Kitted out with matching Specialized Shivs, expect big things from the Duffield twins in 2014!
Ben Walton – Triathlon
We are pleased to welcome Ben Walton to our team. Ben is an up and comer in the triathlon world who is already posting some impressive results. One of the friendliest people around, we look forward to seeing what Ben can do in the future!