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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Mountain Biking

Blair has his sights set on Games gold

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan mountain biker Andrew Blair spent every day of the working week on Mount Stromlo.

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Sue Powell lowers her own world record at Para-cycling World Track Championships in Mexico

David Polkinghorne Can anything stop Sue Powell in para-cycling world?

Cycling

Chloe Hosking has first win of UCI season in EPZ Omloop van Borsele

Chloe Hosking.

David Polkinghorne Canberra cyclist Chloe Hosking has won her first UCI event of the year.

Mountain biking

Buchanan scoops second title in a year

Caroline Buchanan.

David Polkinghorne Caroline Buchanan becomes only the second woman to win two world championships in the same year.

Mountain biking

Triumph in a super-long lane

24-hour Australian Mountain Bike Championships at Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra.

David Polkinghorne Former national mountain bike marathon champion Dylan Cooper finds 24-hour solo racing ''a bit boring'' and ''like a walking race''.

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...

Mountain Biking

Snoozing holds greater fear than grizzlies for Whalley

The Scott Australian 24 hours Mountain Bike Championships at Stromlo Forest Park. First away were the individual riders, among them, New Zealander, Oliver Whalley. Here he is, looking relaxed before the start.

By David Polkinghorne HE HAS battled grizzly bears in the Rocky Mountains and helped clean up after the Christchurch earthquakes, so the Australian 24-hour MTB Championships held no fears for Kiwi Oliver Whalley.

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

Mud flies, but Buchanan just misses title

Caroline Buchanan.

David Polkinghorne Caroline Buchanan has one shot left at riding at the mountain bike downhill world championships.

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.

Mountain biking

Buchanan eyes triple treat

Canberra Olympian Caroline Buchanan preparing for the BMX world championships

David Polkinghorne For the past two years, Caroline Buchanan has ''watched her world championship jersey go to other riders''.