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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

BMX

Caroline Buchanan bemoans lack of Olympic-level track

Caroline Buchanan.

David Polkinghorne Canberra is home to BMX world champion Caroline Buchanan, but not to an Olympic-standard BMX track.

Cycling

Chloe Hosking inspired by lost brother-in-law

David Polkinghorne Nothing will bring back Lachlan Smith, but Canberra cyclist Chloe Hosking is hoping she can use his memory to make a difference for other young people suffering from rare forms of cancer.

Mountain biking

Henderson on the comeback trail

12 October 2012.  Sport. Journalist David Polkinghorne.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.  Bec Henderson with Dan McConnell as he takes a break in preparation for the Scott Australian 24 Hour MTB Championships at Stromlo Park.

David Polkinghorne Riding a mountain bike around a muddy, cold Mt Stromlo for 24 hours isn't really Bec Henderson's thing, but the event's vibe will ensure she spends a big chunk of this weekend at the Australian 24...

Cycling

English king of the mountain

Jason English

David Polkinghorne Not even losing his seat could stop the king of 24-hour mountain biking, Jason English, from claiming his fifth-straight national championships at Stromlo Forest Park yesterday.

Mountain biking

Henderson homes in on shot at national title

12 October 2012.  Sport. Journalist David Polkinghorne.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.  Bec Henderson with Dan McConnell as he takes a break in preparation for the Scott Australian 24 Hour MTB Championships at Stromlo Park.

David Polkinghorne It's a far cry from racing in front of 20,000 at an Olympic Games, but Canberra mountain biker Bec Henderson is still excited about competing at the national championships at Stromlo this weekend.

Mountain biking

Mullens glad Henderson ruled out

Sport
Peta Mullens competing in the Elite Female cross country divsion for The Subaru Australian MTB Champs at Mount Stromlo
The Canberra Times
23 February 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

David Polkinghorne AUSTRALIA'S elite women's cross-country champion Peta Mullens is adamant if Canberra's Bec Henderson had been allowed to race in the open class, she would have been the new national champion instead.

Cycling

Suzuki-Trek team's top spot up for grabs

David Polkinghorne Canberra-based cycling team Suzuki-Trek will use tomorrow's time trial to decide who the team will ride for in the Battle on the Border.