April 10, 2013

7 Peaks Domestique Series prize winners

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The rides are finished, the entries are in, and now it’s time to draw the winner of the major prize in the 7 Peaks Domestique Series. Before we do that though, here are a couple of stats about the series that might interest you.

Between October last year and February this year we hosted 12 rides as part of the 7 Peaks Domestique Series. In those 12 rides, we had a combined total of 924 climbs completed — an average off 77 people per ride. Considering Andy and I would have been happy with 20 people per ride, it’s a result we’re very happy with.

The smallest ride we had was the afternoon session on our first trip to Mt. Buller, when 14 people rocked up. The small crowd was hardly surprising given how horrendous the weather was –climbing the mountain was like riding upstream and the thunder and lightning only made things more ridiculous.

The biggest crowd we had was on our second trip to Lake Mountain when 161 people turned up. And that wasn’t the only time we had 100+ to a ride; our second trip to Mt. Baw Baw saw a crowd of 116 tackle that great climb. I’m not sure if there’s been a bigger group of cyclists attempting Mt. Baw Baw in one day, aside from the Baw Baw Classic.

But of course, the 7 Peaks Domestique Series wasn’t all about the numbers; it was about getting people on their bikes, riding in the hills, meeting new people and having fun in the process. I think we can safely say we achieved that.

And so, to the prize draw.

For every ride in the 7 Peaks Domestique Series you did with us, you got an entry in the draw. So that’s 924 entries. And we also said that if you completed any of the 7 Peaks during the Audax Alpine Classic, the 3 Peaks Challenge, the Scody High Country Cycle Challenge or on the Easter long weekend — and told us that you did — then you got an entry for those as well. So that left us with a total of 959 entries in the draw.

We went and picked a number at random between 1 and 959 — 227 — and matched that up with the rider’s name in our 7 Peaks Finishers spreadsheet. And so, the winner of the Mavic Cosmic Elite wheelset, courtesy of our friends at Cycling Express, is Tony EganCongratulations Tony!

The folks at McLennan Cycles in Daylesford have also given us a very swish merino wool jersey to giveaway. The winner of that prize, #683, is Brian Beardon. Congrats Brian!

We don’t have a prize for the best finish-line pose in the series but if we did, it would definitely go to Lee “Hollywood” Turner. That’s his effort at the top of this post (with image courtesy of Nigel Welch).

A big thank you again to everyone that came along and made the 7 Peaks Domestique Series so memorable. And a huge thank you, once again, to our tremendous support crew that did such a great job of looking after us.

And finally, we’ve put together a list showing the names of everyone that rode at least one climb in the series (including the bonus days), arranged by the number of climbs completed. (I wish someone else had done every climb so it doesn’t look like I’m big-noting myself!)

Until next time, thanks for reading!

14 climbs

Matt de Neef

11 climbs

Andy van Bergen Brad Lyell Nicole van Bergen
Rohan Wills

 

10 climbs

Brian Beardon Joel Nicholson

 

9 climbs

George Voros Kris Dieber Thomas Price
Glenn Hocking Nigel Welch

 

8 climbs

Andrew Moodie Evan Henley James Hu
Brendan Canty Gary Lucas Tim Ling

 

7 climbs

Cyril Dixon Jordan Di Luzio Michael Krischunas
Daniel Foster Matt Fletcher Stephen Tippett
Dave McLean Matt McCullough Tony Stuyt
John Gogis

 

6 climbs

David Taylor Julie Jackson Tim Pittaway
John van Seters Nic Hamley Tom Lucas
Wendy Garrett

 

5 climbs

Brendan Cheshire Geoff Foreman Vlad Tsyrlin
Brendan de Neef Larry Bird Willy Gunawan
Dom Cryan Neil Smithies Zeinab Fakih
Gary Beazley Shari Aubrey

 

4 climbs

Adam Gruer David Franjic Jurien Dekter
Andrew McPherson Edward Green Kevin Goodall
Ben Craven Harry Brennan Lex Sonnenberg
Brad Clark Heidi Goodall Michelle Mumford
Colin Morris James Harvey Mick Beasley
Darren O’Leary Jamie Green Naomi Cameron
David Abzatz Julia Spicer Pip Grinblat
Sam Thompson Simon Atkinson

 

3 climbs

Aaron Rouge-Serret Jon Thornton Murray Campbell
Andrew North Josh Aitken Nathan Dux
Ben Culton Karl Gerstlauer Nathan Pasco
Blair Calvert Kat Feldmaier Neil Osbourne
Bob Dickins Katrina Breen Peter Anderson
Brendan Edwards Lawson Lam Peter Kinden
Brenton Jukes Les Voros Ray Shortland
Chris Burton Lisa Del’Orro Reid Bates
Chris Dunn Matt Bowen Ric Falconer
Dave Murray Matt McLennan Robert Rusev
David Leong Matt Price Ross MacPherson
David Weiss Megan Brown Shea Dawson
Jaimie Barber Stephen Lightfoot Simon Cornish
Jennifer Brown Tim Ransome Simon Gill
Jess Varey Tony Lane Simone Dwyer
John Bursill

 

2 climbs

Adrian Sayers Greg Sealby Raj Wilson
Allan Hill Henry Harte Richard Matison
Andrew Reid James Singleton Robert Rozycki
Angela McLaren Joe Egan Rossco Hames
Bec Farmer Josh Goodall Sam Evans
Ben Hellema Kath Taylor Sam Slaney
Bernie Peeler Kyle Staples Scott McFarlane
Cameron Messer Lou Ciapannolo Scott Turner
Cheryl Tan Lysiane Belton Sean Dent
Chris Allwell Marcus Nyeholt Selim Ahmed
Chris Hampton Mark Dobson Shane van Seters
Chris Mason Matt Parker Sonia Hutton
Craig Beeching Matt Proitsis Stacy Hassall
Daniel Robertson Matt Wakefield Stephen Chan
David Weeks Meredith Clark Steven Payne
Don Sirikhant Michael van Bergen Sue Bourke
Donvale Demon Natalie Wong Sue Madden
Eli Thurrowgood Nick Tarnay Tim Lier
Emma Hassall Paddy McIntyre Tina Bond
Esther Shortland Paul Jamieson Tony Egan
Frank Zgoznik Paul Wilson Tristan Hocking-Brown
Gareth Pellas Pauline Seux Victor Essers
Gordon Oakley Peter Quinlivan Will Halpin
Graeme Robertson Peter Turewicz William Lai
Greg Nichols Peter Westley William Tao
Greg Pruitt

 

1 climb

Adam Forcucci Fiona Dobson Nathan Carter
Adam Tuck Frank Cipriano Nathan Sampimon
Adrian Freeman Gavan Prendergast Ned Powell
Adrian Tritschler Gavin Wright Nic Newby
Adrian Whear George Stuyt Nicholas Thoms
Adrian Williams Glenn Marriott Nicholas Wong
Aidan Kent Glenn Page Nick Flynn
Aidan Rich Graeme Parker Nick Montgomery
Alec Jeffery Greg Burns Nik Chosich
Alex Bird Greg Campbell Nikolas Krzyzkowski
Alex Faure Greg Foster Olivia Eckel
Alex Lord Greg Henderson Patrick Brett
Alison McCormack Greg Scudds Paul Bradley
Amanda Calvert Gregory Pratt Paul D’Andrea
Amit Verma Hamish Moffatt Paul Makepeace
Andrew Beard Heather Hoggan Paul Muldowney
Andrew Brown Iain Fraser Paul Parpevlier
Andrew Catchpole Ian Michelson Paul Russell
Andrew Hamilton Ian Stewart Paul Semmens
Andrew Harpur Irene Ungo Caro Paul Simpson
Andrew Lay Jack Walsh Penny van Bergen
Andrew Sypkens Jaimie Hunter Peter Brann
Ant Makin James Williams Peter English
Anthony Hoare Jamie Hunter Peter Humm
Anthony Netkow Janine Vavasseur Peter Hyett
Antony Makin Jarratt Morgan Peter Kennedy
Ashley Ray Jarrod Stonham Peter Mitchell
Barton Duncan Jason Shell Peter Munn
Ben Cotter Jayde Ho Peter Whelan
Ben Hellema Jayden Manintueld Peter Wirth
Ben McKechnie Jeb Penrose Phil Aarons
Blake Ramsey Jed Bowtell Phil Faure
Brent Sword Jen Fankhauser Philip Millar
Brian McRobbie Jeremy Taylor Rachael Harfield
Bronwyn Skowronski Jim Bougatsias Renee Nutbean
Bruce Baehmsoh Jo Brett Rob Urpis
Bruce Evans Jodie Mitchell Robert Drew
Bruce Halket Johanna Dobson Robert Haines
Bruce Watman John van de Waterbeemd Rod Clark
Bruce Wright Jon Eaves Rod Dowies
Calan Page Karen Hanna Rod Dux
Cam Bruce Karen Hill Roger Murphy
Carl Cubitt Karen Kennedy Roland Esdos
Carl Luxton Karin-Camille King Ron Nott
Carrie Lim Kat Carter Ron Peel
Chris O’Donnell Kate Hall Ross Moultrie
Chris Stephens Kieren Prowse Russell Nash
Chris Wade Kip Gabriel Russell Wheaton
Christophe Pical Lachlan Scott Sandy Woolley
Connie Dekter Leah Macgibbon Sasha Stevanovic
Cyrus Monk Leanne Tong Scott Fynmore
Dale Schrader Lee ‘Hollywood’ Turner Sean Emmitt
Dale Thompson Leigh Johansen Sean Pinan
Damian Lanogun Leigh Thornton Shane Miller
Dan A’Vard Liam Nankervis Shane Stiles
Dan Burton Libby Williams Shannon Turner
Dan Judd Linda Hobday Shaun Smiley
Danny Cohen Liz Hall Simon Payne
Darin Lynch Liz Jeans Steve Baker
Darren Allan Luke Cambeth Steve Bode
Darren Partington Lyle Prendergast Steve Firman
Darren Treloar Lynne Richards Steve Turman
Dave Burns Maria Pearce Stuart Brown
David Egan Mario Del Guidice Tammy van Bergen
David Louis Mark Chapman Tiana Ellis
David Murray Mark Dunt Tim Clark
David Rose Mark Faragher Tim Johnson
David Tran Mat Hamblin Tim Wodetzki
David Turner Mat Phillips Tony Fifoot
David Williams Matt Hardinge Tracey Miller
Dean Bretherton Matt Peterson Tracey Morey
Di Brayford Matt Povtev Troy Warren
Dom Burton Matt Whiting Verita Stewart
Duncan Hallihan Matthew Bowen Veronica Micich
Ed Muggleton Michael Dove Wade Wallace
Elissa York Michael Frith Warren Hartfield
Ernest Spiker Michael Koumanidis Warren Howe
Ethan York Michael Yates Wil Kong
Eugene Lee Mike Edgar Yingying He
Evan Cooper

 

11 Comments

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  1. Luke / Apr 15 2013

    Fantastic effort Matt & Andy!! It’s great to see so many people participating in the series. I know everyone at Winners were really happy to have been able to help out!

  2. Jon Thornton / Apr 11 2013

    Thanks to Matt and Andy for organising the 7PDS rides. Thanks to the sponsors for providing great freebies and prizes. I’ve now bought more Winners bars than I’ve received for free, so the freebies had the desired effect on me.

    Although I only did 3 climbs with you, I did finally manage to tick off all 7 peaks over the course of the 2012/13 season. The 7 Peaks Domestique Series gave me the inspiration and confidence to complete all of the climbs. I even managed to climb Buffalo 3 times in one day on the day of the Alpine Audax.

  3. Nathan / Apr 10 2013

    Well done to the winners, and as most others have said, well done to Matt & Andy on a great idea, and an awesome series.
    Bring on the next one!

  4. Neen / Apr 10 2013

    Your enthusiasm and encouragement for anyone to ‘come along, give it a go and we’ll be there backing you’ made climbing mountains an achievable goal for so many that never would have considered it.

    Your organisation and support got me to do the first Lake Mountain ride in October and obtain my first ever 7 Peaks ‘stamp’ (I’d ridden Buffalo 12 months prior but didn’t do the passport). Although I’d planned to do more rides in the series that didn’t eventuate but your vision planted the seed and inspired me to have a go at completing all 7 Peaks.

    So Matt, Andy and all your support crews, thank you for having this vision and taking the time to plan and make this series happen :)

  5. Keir at Mclennan Cycles / Apr 10 2013

    It was a great pleasure to donate a jersey for the 7 Peaks Series. I was hoping to do the series although I managed to get out of it with a good Doctor’s certificate. I ruptured my achilles spending months in a moonboot and yes I know Jens would have effed the other one to even them up then done the 7 Peaks Series.

    Hopefully the series will be run again next season. Its misty eyed sort of stuff, a group of people doing something awesome for people they dont even know of in a lot of cases. Thats not just the two skinny dudes who like climbing mountains but all the family and friends that put in all that support to make the series possible. All the written reports have been fantastic as well. To Brian congratulations on the jersey, I hope you find it nice and comfyand you more than deserve it. We might do some more this year when we release our next stainless steel frame. I look forward to supporting the series again next season if it goes ahead with something a little more hardware oriented and Andy I will do all the peaks on the Mclennan Mistral 39/53, 12/25. There we go I said it.

    Cheers all and glad you had a great series!
    Cheers
    Keir Whitcher
    Mclennan Cycles (You can find us on FB, Instagram and Twitter)

  6. Fletch / Apr 10 2013

    Great series lads – well done! Thanks to Tammy and Shazzy too :)

  7. Brian Beardon / Apr 10 2013

    WOW looking forward to the very swish merino wool jersey, thats made my day.
    Thanks to Matt & Andy for organising the series and getting the sponsers, and thanks to the helpers Tammy, Sharon, Maria and others for doing the long boring tedious jobs of looking after us and keeping us safe.
    900+ entries is something to be very proud of.

  8. Heidi / Apr 10 2013

    I did 5 with your guys, 2 with the spirit of 7 Peaks Series, I guess the spirit doesn’t count :). The fact is, there is no way we could complete our first 7 Peaks without the motivation, encouragement, fantastic organisation and team work from your guys. Looking forward for the 2013-2014 series, hopefully will see again of those familiar faces and new faces as well.

  9. Ric / Apr 10 2013

    Whoa whoa hold the phone, Matt living up to his name – it’s only appropriated that ‘The Climbing Cyclist’ takes top honours :)…thanks for organising it guys, really enjoyable event/s

  10. Darren O'Leary / Apr 10 2013

    Congratulations to Tony and Brian!

    Most of all though, congratulations to Matt and Andy on organising such a fantastic series of rides. It was worth every vertical metre!

    Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us all later this year.

    Well done to everyone else who either rode along side and kept others company or those who supported the riders along the journey with the energy food and water.
    Most of us probably wouldn’t have made it if it wasn’t for you.

  11. Nic / Apr 10 2013

    I actually did all 7 with you guys! Might have forgotten to sign the sheet at Buffalo.

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