TREK-SHIMANO AUSTRALIA

Elite Mountain Bike Team

Our Story

The Trek-Shimano Australia MTB team has evolved from Anytime Fitness Trek in 2010 to Target Trek then Trek Racing Australia. The team has always been passionate about supporting, encouraging and nurturing some of Australia’s best MTB riders, so they can mix it with the World’s best, with the backing and support they need and deserve.

Trek-Shimano Australia is owned and operated by Peter Dowse, who has spent many years helping athletes achieve both short and long-term goals in a relaxed, friendly and supportive team environment.

The team has produced a number of National Champions, guided athletes towards pro contracts, achieved UCI World Cup podiums and Commonwealth and Olympic Games representation.

Senior riders help create a fantastic team atmosphere, mentoring the younger riders who are the future of Australian mountain biking. The Team is committed to their riders, making sure to keep it fun, but at the same time showing them the pathway to the top.

 
 

Meet Our Team

 

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Peter Dowse 

Peter Dowse has been riding mountain bikes since the early days, when he went to Whistler a skier and came home a mountain biker. His reputation as someone who will always lend a hand is legendary. Peter’s role as team owner/manager encompasses many things: his expertise as a top professional bike mechanic; his knowledge as a Sports Administration graduate; his ability to source quality products for team riders; his significant experience as a coach; his advice as a skilled technical rider, not to mention perfect bottle handups. But most important is Peter’s almost magical way of helping athletes make the most of their performance and achieve their goals.

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Matthew Dinham

Matt Dinham is a second-year U23, hailing from Sydney's North-Shore. Occasionally he jumps on the skinny tyres and mixes things up on the Road scene where he goes alright. Matt has represented Australia twice at the Mountain Bike World Champs; finishing 7th in 2017 and in 2018... well at least he got the hole-shot! After a strong start to the season, Matt will be looking to build upon his results leading into World Champs later this season.

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Meaghan Stanton

Meaghan Stanton is a mathematics teacher from the Southern Highlands of NSW and the mother of three daughters. She has been riding mountain bikes for about 12 years, but since stepping up her training significantly around two years ago, she has won a bunch of Masters national titles in XCO, XCC and marathon. Meaghan likes riding flowy singletrack with perfect radius corners and although she can trackstand indefinitely, she needs to practice her wheelies! She’s passionate about encouraging other women to ride and loves coaching students from her school. 

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Zoe Cuthbert

Zoe is a Canberra based athlete who has been Mountain Bike riding since a young age after being introduced to racing in the Canberra Off-Road Cyclist (CORC) Dirt Crits summer races. She specializes in XCO, but also loves to get out on the enduro bike. Zoe has represented Australia at the XCO World Championships, with her best result being 5th in Mont St Anne, Canada in 2019. Zoe enjoys technical tracks, close racing and riding new terrain. She is heavily involved in the Canberra mountain bike community, helping at races, coaching, and organizing the Dirt Crits series.

Zoe is the current 2020 U23 Women’s National Champion and Oceania Champion.

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Callum Carson

Callum Carson is 23 years old from Wollongong, NSW. He has been riding/racing for nearly 10 years and despite is age is considered one of the elder statesmen of the team heading into his 6th season with TSA and currently the longest standing active member in the current generation of the team, a highly technical and unimpressive title that he is very proud of. After gaining loads of experience over the last few seasons racing World Cups and UCI races across Europe and North America, as well as competing in three World Championships, Cal has just moved up into the elite category.

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Cameron Ivory

Cam is an Elite mountain biker and cyclist residing in Adelaide SA but originally from Newcastle NSW. He has been racing bikes for over 15 years and the last three years has been crowned the Elite Australian Champion across XCO, XCM, XCC and XCE disciplines. He has been a member of several World Championship teams, was a member of the 2014 Australian Commonwealth Games team and has gained valuable experience from spending years travelling around the World to race in UCI World Cups and other prestigious international races. Cam is also a handy on the skinny tyres and has had podiums and stage wins in the National Road Series and some international tours. Away from the bike, Cam is studying a Bachelor of Construction Management at University and has a Diploma of Mechanical Engineering.

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Russell Nankervis

Russell Nankervis is an Elite rider hailing from Bendigo Victoria. He has been riding and racing mountain bikes for 15 years, after following his brothers into the sport and is an active member of the Bendigo MTB Club. Big Russ has raced everything from stage races in Malaysia to World Cup events in Europe. He is a hard racer that enjoys the diversity of racing and travelling to great places with the team. He is always down for a laugh and if his not training on his Trek Top Fuel you can usually find him playing on his Trek Fuel EX.

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Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith has been racing for 4 years and currently a first-year U19. He has been on the team since the start of the 2019 season and during this time has gained some amazing experiences. In his offseason he enjoys racing enduro and having fun riding with friends whilst challenging himself to get faster.  Ryan is working hard to do well in his first U19’s season with the aim of achieving his dream of representing Australia. 

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Hayley Oakes

Hayley Oakes is an U17 mountain biker, from the Northern Rivers, NSW. Hayley has been riding since she was 3, but was only introduced to mountain bikes in the last 3 years with the Northern Rivers Dirty Wheels club rides. She likes anything with pedals and 2 wheels but loves Cross-country racing! Hayley is the current Under 17 Australian XCC, XCO and XCM champion. She is passionate about introducing the next generation of MTB athletes to Cross-country racing. 

 

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