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
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.
Daniel McConnell has been one of Australia's most prominent cross county mountain bikers for the last 15 years. He is a four-time Olympian and the winner of a World Cup XCO in Albstadt, 2013. Dan hails from Bruthen, Victoria and has raced all over the world, following the World Cup circuit for years, representing Australia at many World Championships and the Commonwealth Games.
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 15 years, and as a Masters rider she has won a bunch of national titles in XCO, XCC and Marathon, most recently becoming World Champion in Marathon in the 45+ age group. Meaghan likes riding flowy singletrack with perfect radius corners and although she can trackstand indefinitely, she wants to improve her wheelies! She’s passionate about encouraging other women to ride and loves coaching students from her school.
Kath is new to the team and we are delighted to have her, as she is a constant source of positivity for those around her...It is rare to see Kath without a smile on her face! She is a strong rider, who competes in a variety of disciplines and loves to ride in the hills around her home in Bright, Victoria.
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. In 2022, he rode his bike the length of Europe and is currently writing a book about the adventure.He is always down for a laugh and if his not training on his Trek Supercaliber you can usually find him playing on his Trek Fuel EX.
Hayley Oakes is an U23 mountain biker, from the Northern Rivers, NSW. Hayley has been riding since she was 3, but was only introduced to mountain bike racing at about 14 with the Northern Rivers Dirty Wheels club rides. She likes anything with pedals and 2 wheels but loves cross-country racing! Hayley has been the U17 and U19 National Champion in XCC, XCO and XCM. She is passionate about introducing the next generation of MTB athletes to Cross-country racing and enjoys the difference she can make as a coach.
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 has won the Elite Australian Championship titles 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, not to mention a National Title in Criterium from 2022. Away from the bike, Cam has a Bachelor of Construction Management at University and a Diploma of Mechanical Engineering and works full time as an engineer.