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  • Wed 27th Nov 2019 Twilight Series 2019/20 Round 1 Results

    Wed 27th Nov 2019 Twilight Series 2019/20 Round 1 Results

    Wed 27th Nov 2019 Twilight Series 2019/20 Round 1 Results Juniors A Place Rider Club     1 Liam Bradley Hamilton Wheelers     2 Juan Carlos Campomanes Balmoral Cycling Club     3 Jordan Wight Hamilton Wheelers     4 Rider #1 unknown       1st Girl Keeley Henderson Balmoral Cycling Club     2nd Girl Villo Halasz Balmoral Cycling Club             Juniors B           1 Ethan Lang Hamilton Wheelers     2 Jonathan Munro Hamilton Wheelers     3 Sam Hilditch Balmoral Cycling Club     4 Ava Paddison Hamilton Wheelers     1st Girl Ava Paddison Hamilton Wheelers     2nd...
  • 23rd Nov 2019 Lakeside Results

    23rd Nov 2019 Lakeside Results

    23rd Nov 2019 Lakeside Results Thanks to our volunteers: Chief Commissaire: John Chapman Rego:Brett Richardson, Gary Alcorn Marshalls: Mark Hastie, Martin Leech Finish:Michael Cole A Grade B1 Grade B2 Grade C1 Grade C2 Grade    
  • 17th Nov 2019 Pinkenba ITT Results

    17th Nov 2019 Pinkenba ITT Results

    17th Nov 2019 Pinkenba ITT Results Thanks to our Volunteers: Chief Commissaire: Rene Lubbers Marshalls:Alistair Lang, Anthony Pettit, Geoff Prendergast Vehicles:Nigel Hardie, Mark Creaby A Grade B1 Grade B2 Grade C1 Grade C2 Grade U15 U17
  • 9th Nov 2019 Lakeside Results

    9th Nov 2019 Lakeside Results

    9th Nov 2019 Lakeside Results C2 4th Suz Davis, 2nd Steph Leech, 1st Chris Jeffries, 3rd (missing) Andrea Alexander C1 L-R 2nd Nick Rinaudo, 1st Damien McMahon, 3rd Colin Kessels, First Unplaced Lady Zara Bruce B2 L-R 4th Ned Paddison, 2nd Craig Alers, 1st Xander Griffiths, 3rd Mitch Yarde, First Unplaced Lady Maddison Taylor B1 L-R 1st Unplaced Lady Faye Goodyear, 2nd Peter Scott, 1st Ren Bao Tsen, 3rd Nathan Boschma, Prime Paul Hanlon A Grade pic to come
  • 2nd Nov 2019 Nundah Results

    2nd Nov 2019 Nundah Results

    2nd Nov 2019 Nundah Results A Grade B1 Grade B2 Grade C1 Grade C2 Grade
  • QRTS Round 4 Report

    QRTS Round 4 Report

    QRTS Round 4 Report Race report from DS Phil Jones: Round 4 at Murarrie was the final event for 2019. The first race of the day a 25 minute +2 laps points race with points every 2 laps,5 3 2 1 points on the line. Then the big race 1 hour + 2 laps. The Hamilton Team had a great first race with a good win by Zach Larson supported by Hanes Venter, Mitch Yard, Peter Odsson, Dave Wadesworth and Ky Parkinson. Zach got in a small break at half distance and took 1st place in the sprint that gave him...

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Help find Junjie's bike!

From Moreton Bay CC:
Moreton Bay CC rider and regular Hamilton competitor Junjie Huang had a crash on the Hornibrook last Wed 4th December on the bike path at the Sandgate side of the Hornibrook Bridge yesterday afternoon and we'd like to thank a chap called Mark for helping him and the ambulance. Mark wrote Junjie a note of where his bike was being taken but Junjie has lost it, if you see this Mark or know of Mark who helped Junjie please contact me. Lucky Junjie is tough and will be back on the bike in no time. If you have any information please contact Junjie at


QRTS Round 4 Report

Race report from DS Phil Jones:

Round 4 at Murarrie was the final event for 2019.
The first race of the day a 25 minute +2 laps points race with points every 2 laps,5 3 2 1 points on the line. Then the big race 1 hour + 2 laps. The Hamilton Team had a great first race with a good win by Zach Larson supported by Hanes Venter, Mitch Yard, Peter Odsson, Dave Wadesworth and Ky Parkinson. Zach got in a small break at half distance and took 1st place in the sprint that gave him 5pts that group got caught back and few more moves went and came back, With 3 laps to go The Hamilton riders forced a small gap on the field with Hannes and young Mitch Yarde, this being his first Elite race, setting up a good gap for Zach to hold on for first over the line and taking the double points at the end that gave us our first win.

The main race of the day was a bit mixed for Hamilton we missed the main break of the day and 4 of the team finished in the main pack.

Thanks to all the riders and helpers especially mechanic Bill Tape for all their help!






Twilight Series 2019/2020


The annual Hamilton Twilight Criterium Series is on again! There are six races over summer on a Wednesday afternoon. As there is not enough light to run all of our usual grades, we only run four senior grades. 
  • A Grade (for riders already graded as A with Hamilton)
  • B1 Grade (for riders already graded as B1 with Hamilton)
  • B2 Grade  (for riders already graded as B2 with Hamilton, or any male riders under 50 years only graded as C1)
  • C Grade (for male riders already graded as C1 and who are 50 years or older, any riders already graded as C2 with Hamilton, and any female riders graded as C1 or C2)
  • All juniors U17 and younger must race in the Junior Races only
To be sure check your grading on the Twilight Grading List - if you haven't raced with us for a while you may need to re-apply

If you have changed clubs or membership number please advise the handicappers - this is not an automatic process.




Here is a highlights package from Round 1 courtesy of Kim Flesser. ( Please note that special permission was given to use an onboard camera, we don't permit cameras otherwise)



As these races are short and fast, and attract large fields of riders, they are not suitable for novice racers. For this safety reason, riders new to racing and on Starter Pack licences are not eligible for entry.

Wet Weather Policy: Our policy is that a call to cancel or modify the race schedule will only be made at the track by the chief commissaire. Should there be a cancellation every effort will be made to notify via the front page of this website, facebook page & group by 4:30pm. 


Hat Trick of National Road Race Titles for Phil Kesby


The Cycling Australia Masters National Road Championships were held in McLaren Vale, South Australia on 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th October. 

The Race Director had set a challenging 19km loop for the road race, and included the brutal 2.6km climb of Penny’s Hill, with an average gradient of 7.5% and sections up to 12%. It is located on the range just north of the famous Old Willunga Hill.  

A cloudy day and 20km per hour block headwind on the Penny’s Hill section was bound to play a significant part in the day’s results.

The Masters 6 Road Race was three loops of the 19km course, 56km and 1,065 metres of climbing. A triangular course layout with a punchy Range Road section followed by a super-fast downhill and then a false flat to Penny’s Hill ensured a very tough race where fitness, strength and tactics would all be crucial.

Phil said, “As National Champion for the past two years, my coach warned me that I would be a marked man,” and so it was. Attacks started almost from the gun with Brisbane rider Adrian Land, winner of Brisbane Granfondo, going up the road. Teams from Carnegie Caulfield and Norwood continued the attacks, and after the second climb, a lead group of eight competed for the title on the final climb. “A solid pace on the climb and constant attacks meant holding the nerve until the right moment and, with one kilometre to go, I made my move on the final 11% pinch.”  

Phil joined the Hamilton Wheelers in 2015, which is also the first year he ever raced. We covered his previous two wins and the compliments he received last year from a fellow competitor about his sportsmanship. It’s an excellent reminder to all of us that you can achieve whatever you want if you put your mind to it. “National Champion three years in a row leaves me happy and proud. I am grateful to my team and for a life that allows me to cycle around the world, meeting amazing people. They all inspire me.”

Congratulations Phil, bring on 2020!

 

5th Oct 2019 Nundah Results






A Grade L-R 2nd Dean Cane, 1st Brett Lutze, 3rd Andy Poynter, Prime Jared Hall


B1 Grade L-R 1st Unplaced Women Simone Longden, 2nd Paul Hanlen, 1st Junjie Huang, 3rd Dan Logan, 4th Gary Reddacliff, Prime Jason McNulty


B2 Grade L-R 2nd Stephen Newcomb, 1st Peter Kelly, 3rd Luke Strudwick, 4th Mark 'Podium' Cane, 1st Unplaced Women Chevonne Arrowsmith 


C1 Grade L-R Prime2 Grant Cowan, First Unplaced Women Ceran Nilsen, 2nd Nick Rinaudo, 1st Warren Biggs, 3rd Kim Flesser, 4th Ryan Croft, Women's Prime Maya Dominice 


C2 Grade L-R 2nd Rod Millard, 1st Carolyn Lister , 3rd Sam Arrowsmith.
Best wishes to Julie Catlin who had a fall on the last lap.

QRTS Round 3 Report





Stages 1 & 2

QRTS Round 3 Warwick report from DS Phil Jones:
Day 1 done and dusted a hard fought Crit. To start the day off at Leslie Park in Warwick Town Centre we welcomed back Max Neumann to the team from his Triathlon Trip to Europe he was our bed placed rider 30th and stayed at the head of affairs throughout the race and fine ride by Sam Reed 35th, Peter Oddson 49th, Dave Wadsworth 56th and Mitch Neumann 59th.
On to The TTT.
Stage 2 34 Kms on a one loop circuit very fast outward leg with the team sitting on 70ks an hour at one point the a return up hill leg with a severe head wind took it toll on the team losing Mitch with 12Kms to go the 4 remaining riders rode hard to record a time of 49.29 to finish 10th place.



Stage 3
This stage was based out at Yangan 118 kms of undulating exposed open and windy terrain the race split into 3 distinct groups inside the first 25kms, Max Neumann having his first ride for the Team in 2019 got in the first significant break of the day after 27kms and stayed in the front group all day and got into a few small break away moves but got pulled back he eventually ended up in the final selection of the day consisting of 11 riders and finished 9th in  the finish, the stage was won by Jordon Kerby riding for Cobra9 and a Hamilton Wheelers member.
The 4 other team members did not finish but gave it their best effort in the heat and wind of the day only 29 riders finished the day and 37 DNF.
Overall it was a mixed weekend for the team our Series Teams Points are 93 and 9th Overall with one round to go at Muzz on the 27th October come along and give the Team your support.
 
Thanks again to the Hamilton Wheelers on behalf of the Team for your support.
 
Phil Jones Team Manager


Presentation Night - Sat Oct 26th at the Clubhouse

The Annual Presentation Night is to be held at the Clubhouse this year, on Sat 26th Oct.

Click HERE to register and purchase your tickets by Friday 18th october. RSVP Now! We need to know if you are coming!

Time – 7.00pm for 7.30 pm start
Venue – Clubhouse
Date – Saturday 26th October
Cost – Members and their children $10  Non Members $25 (so Club subsidy is $15 for members)
Meal – Roast Chicken, Roast Beef, rolls, 4 salads, dessert buffet
Drinks – Beer & Wine $3; Softies, tea, coffee free
Live Music - Presentation of awards to our category winners and club champions
 
Live music, presentations to all medal winners, club champions and major trophy winners – who will they be????
 
Please bring your own chair.
 
We look forward to seeing all our friends on this highlight night of the year.
 
Here are the list of award recipients (so far!)

Round 3 Interclub Sept 15th North Arm

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE FOR UQCC/HWCC/SCCC INTERCLUB - ROUND 3

 

With HWCC currently in the lead on the points table, we need as many members as possible to nominate for Round 3 of the Interclub Series. Round 3 is being hosted by Sunshine Coast Cycling Club on Sunday September 15th at North Arm from 8:00am (sign-on from 7:00am).

Details of the event are included on the flyer and nominations can be made via the following link:

This round follows on from our Club Championships Criterium on Saturday September 14th, so make sure you leave a little in the tank for Sunday!

Please provide your current grading with YOUR HOME club when nominating. Riders nominating for lower grades WILL be bumped up at the discretion of the handicappers from the three clubs.
 

Registration opens 7 am 
North Arm State School
Fairhill Rd, Yandina QLD 4561
Course:https://strava.app.link/jxti0EqKHZ
Entry Fee: $15
Format: Graded Scratch Race - first group start at 8 am
A,B,C 4x Laps (40 km)
D 3x Laps (30km)

Results after Round 2:


Complimentary Membership Available - VIP Membership Scheme

The Cycling Australia VIP Membership Scheme is a complimentary membership for FIRST TIME members of Cycling Australia in the Elite Women and Junior Male and Female (U9-U19) category.
 
The aim of the VIP Membership Scheme is to encourage genuinely interested people to take up RACE Membership (full racing entitlements) to their local Club to try cycling as a sport for the calendar year. 

If you, or anyone you know, meet this criteria and are interested in participating in competitive cycling please contact President Wayne Wilson

 

2019 QLD State Junior Road Championship Report 12-14th July


Full results HERE
 

Well what a fabulous weekend of racing. The weather presented us with cool mornings and beautiful sunny days.

HWCC had 11 Juniors racing at this event and as usual they raced with intensity and courage way beyond their years. Congratulations Bella Phillips, Ethan Lang, Alexandra Larrson, Rory Larrson, Johnny Munro, Ava Paddison, Abbey Waddington, Mitch Yarde, Jordy Wight, Harvey McIntosh and Tsen Ren Bao.
Special thanks to the hardworking and ever patient Parents

Results

Criterium
U13 - 2nd Ethan Lang
U15 - 3rd Ava Paddison

Road Race
U13 - 2nd Alexandra Larrson
U13 - 2nd Ethan Lang
U17 - 3rd Abbey Waddington
U17 - 2nd Mitch Yarde

ITT
U13 - 1st Alexander Larrson
U13 - 3rd Ethan Lang

Kris Kersley

Interclub Series Round 1 this Saturday 29th June

The 2019 Interclub series between Hamilton Wheelers, University of Queensland Cycling Club, and Sunshine Coast Cycling Club starts this weekend. Round One is being hosted by Uni at Nundah.

Sign-on from 6:00 am. NOTE REVISED TIMES - WOMEN'S A/B will now run with Mens B grade, and Womens C/D will run with Mens D Grade
Start Times:
  • 6:30am: Men's B-Grade / Women's A/B (50 mins +2 laps; 2 primes)
  • 6:30am: Men's D-Grade / Women's C/D (30 mins +2 laps; 1 prime)
  • 7:30am: Men's A-Grade (60 mins + 2 laps; 2 primes)
  • 7:30am: Men's C-Grade (40 mins + 2 laps; 1 prime)
CLICK HERE to Nominate. Spots are limited to 15 riders per club per grade so don't miss out.

Grades are A,B,C & D So Hamilton members must nominate as follows. If you would like to nominate for a higher grade if you think you are genuinely competitive please contact Club Captain Mick Cole. Any riders nominating incorrectly will be moved.

Hamilton Club Grade Interclub Series Grade Men Interclub Series Grade Women
A A  
B1 B Womens A
B2 C Womens B
C1 D Womens C
C2 D Women D
D D Women D


2019 Club Road Race Championship this Saturday 22 June at Elimbah

The first round of the club championship is this Saturday at:
Where:  Elimbah 
When: Rego closes 1:15pm First race starts 1:30pm
How(much): $10 
Why: Club Chamionship Glory!

Who will be our club champions this year? 

NOTE: There will be no MASTERS 1 Male Division this year - Masters 1 riders will ride with the Elite Division.

Schedule of Events
Event                                                     Colour                                                  Numbers
1.30 PM ELITE MEN 2 LAPS                             White                                        1 - 15
1.31 PM U23/19/17 MEN 2 LAPS                    Red                                          20 - 35
1.32 PM MAS 2 MEN 2 LAPS                            Green                                        1 - 20
1.33 PM MAS 3 MEN 2 LAPS                            Blue                                           1 - 20
1.34 PM MAS 4 MEN 2 LAPS                            Orange                                      1 - 30
1.35 PM MAS 5 MEN 2 LAPS                            White                                       40 - 60
1.36 PM MAS 6 MEN 2 LAPS                            Yellow                                        1 - 20
1.37 PM ELITE WOMEN inc U23 2 LAPS          Pink                                            1 - 5
1.37 PM U17 WOMEN                   2 LAPS         Yellow                                      31 - 40
1.38 PM MAS 2 WOMEN 2 LAPS                      Pink                                         10 - 19
1.39 PM MAS 3 WOMEN 2 LAPS                      Pink                                         20 - 27
1.40 PM MAS 4 WOMEN 2 LAPS                      Pink                                         28 - 30
1.41 PM MAS 7 MEN 1 LAP                              Green                                      21 - 39
1.42 PM MAS 8 MEN 1 LAP                              Blue                                         21 - 29
1.43 PM MAS 9 MEN 1 LAP                              Red                                             1 - 5
1.44 PM MAS 10 MEN 1 LAP                            Orange                                     50 - 60
1.45 PM MAS 5 WOMEN 1 LAP                        Green                                      40 – 48
1.46 PM MAS 6/9 WOMEN 1 LAP                     Pink                                         50 - 60

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EXCITING OPPORTUNITY AWAITS

A vital (and influential) position has become available within the club.
 
The Club Handicapper role is now vacant and we need a replacement for Dan who has had to step down.
 
No need to worry regarding your experience, as Adam Harrison will be there to assist you. Adam has been the long term handicapper but he has insufficient time to devote to the  role full time but he will be there to assist and guide the new person.
 
So consider this please, it is a vital role and one that is needed urgently to be filled.
 
Contact Wayne Wilson (President) asap,   if you have interest and/or questions regarding this role.

Pinkenba ITT abandoned 

Message from Event Chief Commissaire:

The Individual Time Trail at Pinkenba (Sun 31st March 2019) was abandoned due to safety concerns. The number of trucks on the road made for unsafe conditions, along with a number of riders not using common sense and placing themselves and others in danger. All riders are reminded that it is their responsibility to know and obey the rules. While these decisions are difficult to make, everyone's safety is paramount. 

The club will look for alternatives to mitigate these risks, or find a suitable replacement course. All riders have a credit at any other race, or contact our Treasurer with your bank details if you would prefer a refund.

Bikestyle Tours 2019 Offer to club members



Club legend Peter Gumbley works as a Tour Leader and Guide with Bikestyle Tours during the European Summer. Pete has a special offer to club members whereby a group of 4 or more will be given a $1,000 discount per person. This applies to trips to:
2019 Giro d'Italia
2019 Tour de France
 
For details contact Bikestyle Tours 
1300 882 494
+61 7 3342 5277



Hamilton Wheelers in 2019

 

The Hamilton Wheelers are the club to be with, in 2019

We are proud to have directly supported cycle racing for over 110 years in Queensland (SINCE 1908), and are one of the only clubs in the country to offer the full breadth of this racing experience; from crits to road racing, as well as ITT and track. 

Join now, to be part of our history!

  • A new sleek new club kit; a modern-classic design, from a high-quality manufacturer (HEROIC1), and at an irresistible price!
  • Over 50 scheduled races, covering Criterium, Kermesse, Road Races,  Individual Time Trials (ITT), and Track, as well as Handicaps and Points Races
  • An Elite Team in the QLD Raod Teams Series (QRTS)
  • A clubhouse with cafe and audiovisual facilities
  • Professional First-Aid and Qualified Commisairs at all events
  • Regular specific Junior and Women's events
  • A Junior program with qualified coaches and regular training sessions
  • Regular social and team rides and various weekly training sessions
  • $5 race fees for members at Lakeside Raceway
  • Free embroidered club cap for volunteers' duty
  • A revamped Club Championship
  • An experienced and passionate executive team, who have put us in a strong financial position that will keep the club prosperous for many years to come.

...and here it is


The new 2019 Hamilton Wheelers kit is here! The design is a modern take on the original jersey worn by the club from 1908, featuring a blue-to-black fade and the traditional Hamilton purple hoops around the chest and sleeves. 

The jersey will be available in both Pro Race Cut and Pro Relaxed Cut.

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Twilight Series 2018/19


The first round of our Annual Wednesday afternoon Twilight Criterium Series is Wed 21st November.

Grading
  • Grades are the same as your normal Hamilton Grade for A, B1 & B2 grades, however C grade riders must be at least 50 years old. Younger C1 graded riders must ride up in B2.
  • All Juniors (U17,U15,U13,U11 & U9) MUST race in the Junior Only races starting at 4pm irrespective of club grading.
  • All riders must be graded before race day, there will be no grading made on raceday.
  • Note that for safety reasons riders on 3-day licences or new to racing are not permitted to enter the Twilight Series

Follow this link to submit an online Grading Application Form



Wet Weather Policy
Our policy is that a call to cancel or modify the race schedule will only be madeĀ at the track by the chief commissaire. Should there be a cancellation every effort will be made to notify via the front page of this website & facebook as early as possible (4:30pm)