A huge day at the Cyclocross at Nundah Event with over 200 riders attending, making it the largest CX event held in Queensland. Well done to all our hard working volunteers from both Hamilton Wheelers and the Queensland Cyclocross Collective to make this day happen!
Preliminary Results (Full lap times to come) as well as photos
Create an EntryBoss account using Name, email and phone number. If you are entering for someone else such as a family member then use your details.
Create an profile for each rider. If you are entering for someone else, use their details. If the rider doesn't already have a racing licence just enter 'N/A' for MembershipType and 'Club' and we'll organise coverage for you.
Practice/Warm up Session one
Mens C, Mens Open (First timers), U15 Men (30min race)
We are taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously. By entering this event, you agree to the following: - All spectators/helpers/parents please check in at registration (everyone not registered to race) - You will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event - You will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices - You will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter - It is strongly recommended that you download the COVIDSafe App
So what do I do on Race Day?
Arrive early- (allowing plenty of time before the race (to affix your bib, prepare your bike, warm up etc) is crucial to having a fun and relaxed day)
There are TWO Practice/Warm Up sessions- (9:00AM-10:00AM or 12:05PM-12:30PM) - Please ensure you are there to attend at least one of these sessions prior to your race
Proceed to club house- and present at registration desk (ensure you have your license printed or available on phone)
Get your number bib- and timing chip (as appropriate)
Affix number bib- to your jersey with pins provided (on back, right hand hip, just above waist)
Attach timing chip- to bike using cable ties as instructed
Practice- ride the track and warm up (during allotted sessions)
Clear the track- when advised and/or when racing starts
Encourage- and cheer on other grades (before and after your race)
Help out- if you see someone needing assistance or you see something needing to be done
Keep your ears open- for announcements
Be on time-, ready to race when your race grade starts
Relax… Have fun… Ride Hard… -This isn't the World Cup, but challenge yourself whilst making sure you have fun
Stay around after your race- grab something to eat, have a cool drink (or two) and cheer others on! Help tidy up if you can
Go home- brag about your conquests to everyone you know (and encourage them to come next time)
Sign up- for another race (there are other CX races coming to SEQ in the coming months so this could be the start of something new and exciting for you and your whole family to enjoy!)
Cyclocross is an exciting, challenging, whole of family activity. We don't expect you to be at World Cup level, but pushing yourself is all part of the fun - so please enter into a grade appropriate to your level of fitness and/or experience… NO SANDBAGGING… ;-) The club reserves the right to move people who have entered in an inappropriate grade. We have 4 separate grades for Men & Women - A,B,C and 'Open' for first time races as well as grades for kids by age. If you are unsure of which grade to enter, here’s a very loose guideline:
If you race A grade on the road/MTB/CX, enter A Grade
If you race B grade on the road/MTB/CX, enter B Grade
If you race C grade or below on the road/MTB/C, enter C Grade
First-timers - If it's your first ever bike race and you have absolutely no idea what to expect, then enter the Open (Male or Female) Grade, have some fun, hang at the back to watch and learn the style of racing. This grade will start in a wave shortly after C.
If you are U15 or U17 and just so happen to be super talented or speedy, perhaps moving up to B or C grade is a good idea?
Juniors enter your appropriate age category and have fun
All entries should be made online. Entry fee is:
$15 Adult and U17 riders
$5 for Juniors aged U15 and younger (NOTE: free temporary licences are provided for all juniors U17 and younger without an AusCycling race licence)
A valid AusCycling (Race Off Road, All Disciplines), MTBA or CA license (that have not expired yet) is required * for all riders except Juniors U17 and younger. AusCycling QLD have kindly covered Junior riders with free race licencing for this event.
A grade must have a CX bike (rigid forks, drop bars, max 35mm CX tyre width, no shocks)
ALL OTHER GRADES: any bike, any tyre width is allowed (although knobby tyres are ABSOLUTELY recommended)
Junior categories - any (safe) bike (20 inch, 16 inch, balance bikes etc). Ensure you have plugs in the ends of handlebars.
Men's A & Women's A will be on the course at the same time, they will however start in separate waves
Adult Men, Adult Women and U15/17 Men and Women will have separate races - starting in separate waves for each grade (unless specified otherwise)
C Grade and Open (First Timers Male or Female) Grade will ride a slightly shortened course (including creek crossings and sections of bush trail/singletrack)
Junior Races will be combined in boy & girl races as per their respective age category - 'Little Crossers' (Balance Bike, U7, U9) will ride a shortened course (grass area only) - U13 & U15 will ride a shortened course (including creek crossings and sections of bush trail/singletrack) - U17 will ride the whole course
Thanks to all our volunteers for helping out. Special mention to Mark Croonen for organising this new (old) course. Everyone agreed it was a cracker! Hopefully we get more riders entering the next one at Woongoolba to make it worthwhile.
Great to see Ron Young back racing and on the podium at age 86 after a long break after his accident.
Also apologies to Joe Perkins for missing his 2nd place on time on the podium, and to Kalvin Bartlett who was led off course by the lead car. Oops sorry Kalvin!
Chief Commissaire: Rene Lubbers
Marshalls: Stuart Kerr, Paul Kays
Start/Finish: Michael DeZwart, Therese Marty
Vehicles: James Bowes, Gary Ernst
Timing: Gary Alcorn, Adam Harrison
Permits: Mark Croonen
Finances: Joe Hughes
First Aid: A1 First Aid
Div 1 Podium (with Joe added!)
Div 2 podium
Woongoolba ITT Sunday 28th March 2021
Our winter racing season starts this Sunday with an Individual Time Trial on a new course at Woongoolba. This course is 23km long, and riders can ride either one or two laps.
When: Sunday 28th March 2021 Signon from 6am, first rider away at 7am. It pays to enter early as riders leave in the order they book (not the order they collect their number on Sunday) Where: Woongoolba State School Staplyton Jacobs Well Road, Woongoolba QLD 4207 What: ITT raced under a modified version of the Veteran Time Trial Association rules. 2 laps for A,B,C grades, 1 laps for D,E,F (or these riders may elect to do 2 laps) Who:U19 and older riders who are on the Hamilton Grading list and have a current AusCycling Race All Discipline Licence include four week free trial licences. (Course distance exceeds limit for U17 and younger riders) How (much): ONLINE ENTRY ONLY. Entry Fee $11 Why: Aim to beat the VTTA time for your gender and age. Whoever beats it by the most is the overall winner! Loos: Toilets are available at the community centre Refunds: Riders who enter and are then unable to enter can obtain a refund by contacting the club treasurer by email Parking: Please park well away from the start/finish area which is the pedestrian crossing
There are no grades for this event, you will be competing to beat a standard time for your age and gender. The rider who beats this time by the highest margin is the winner. Other places are awarded for second highest margin and so forth. Prize money and places will be dependant on entry numbers. All riders will be competing against one another.
Our catering expert and Marketing Officer Michael Frost has organised a pizza night for us!
WHERE: Pizzalunga da Carlo, 3 Aspinall Street, Nundah
WHEN: Saturday 20th March 2021, starting 6pm.
HOW MUCH: $15
If you are bringing partners, family or friends, you can just make multiple bookings using your existing buncheur account. As long as we have to the total number of people coming.
Carlo is an Italian pizza baker, a family business in our local area - Pizzalunga da Carlo
The pizzas come in 1 metre lengths with 4 different toppings, cut into 24 pieces to share between 5-6 people usually. We can have tables of 10-12 people and sharing.
Pay at the bar, special prize of $5 for Peroni beer (Usually beer is around $8-9+) Wine and champagne is normal price around $30+ per bottle, still quite affordable. Drinks to be purchased at the bar on the night and paid as per order to stop confusion.
All bookings must be done online by Friday night so we have confirmed numbers.
Many thanks to Matisa Bicycle Works who are sponsoring extra race prizemoney for winners over the next 3 races at Nundah. Local proprietor (and club member) Matt Norman is a custom steel frame builder, is a guru at bike fitting and performs expert bike service and repairs.
Thanks to today's Volunteers:
Chief Comm: John Madigan.
Start/Finish: Jordan Mann.
Registration: Shannon Clarke. Jenni Eason. Gary Alcorn