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  • Winning at Nundah - by Fless

    Winning at the Nundah Criterium Circuit - by Fless
  • 14th Dec 2019 Nundah Results

    14th Dec 2019 Nundah Results

    14th Dec 2019 Nundah Results Junior Handicap 2nd Peyton S. 1st Bella P. 3rd Eli M. A Grade Mark Creaby, Peter Oddson, Alan Jones, Mick Cole B1 John Carr (Prime) Greg Sakzewski (4th), Peter Davidson, Shannon Duggan, Adam Robinson, Faye Goodyear B2 Grade Troy Dawson (Prime), Andrew James, Mark Cane, John Chapman, Dean Williams (4th) C1 Kim Flesser, Peter Gumbley, Ethan Lang D Grade Roger Bower, Mick Wilkinson, Bob McIntyre Photos to come, but here is the D grade winner Mick Wilkinson. 89 years old...
  • Wed 11th Dec 2019 Twilight Series Round 3 Results

    Wed 11th Dec 2019 Twilight Series Round 3 Results

    Wed 11th Dec 2019 Twilight Series Round 3 Results Luckily the rain stayed away and we got some good racing in. Juniors C Nathan U., Max H., Matilda F. Juniors B Sam H., Jonathan M., Bodhi D. Juniors A JC, Liam B., Matt M., Harvey M., Villo H.
  • 7th December 2019 Lakeside Results

    7th December 2019 Lakeside Results

    7th December 2019 Lakeside Results C2 Grade Alexanda Larsson, Keely Henderson C1 Grade Stephanie Leech (1st unplaced Lady), Steven Reibelt, Wesley Vos, Ryan Croft, Rory Larsson (first U15) B2 Grade Will Massson (Prime), Matt Mihatov, Ephraim Marterson, Tyson Cash, Ned Paddison (4th)
  • Wed 4th Dec 2019 Twilight Series 2019/20 Round 2 Results

    Wed 4th Dec 2019 Twilight Series 2019/20 Round 2 Results

    Wed 4th Dec 2019 Twilight Series 2019/20 Round 2 Results (Points score at the bottom) Thanks to our volunteers: Chief Commissaire: Pete McDonald Assistant Commissaires: Denise Roberts, Rene Lubbers Marshalls:Anthony Pettit, Bob McIntyre Registration:Andrea Alexander, Trish Sutton-Davies, Kerry Parnell Thanks to Veloshotz who livestreamed the race. We had this running on the TV in the clubhouse also. Check it out at: https://www.facebook.com/Veloshotz/ Juniors C L-R Oliver U., Max H., Nathan U. Juniors B L-R Lachlan W, Sam...
  • 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

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Congratulations to all the club members who made our dinner night such a great success last Saturday night.  Special mention to Suz Davis, Roger Bower, Gary Alcorn, Bob McIntyre and Wayne Wilson.

Here are a few photos from the dinner. If you have any more photos or stories please send them in.

Kay and Norma Cassidy 1950

Kay and Norma Cassidy 1950

Kay and Norma Cassidy 2008

Kay and Norma Cassidy 2008

 

Congrats to HPRW member Ryan 'Rhino' Hawson who is in Italy for the UCI World MTB Marathon Championships in Villabassa in the Dolomites Mountains in Italy.

You can check it all out on the official site and read all about his exploits on his blog

The Sunshine Coast Tour this year was massive. The weather wasn't the greatest but the racing was fiercely competitive. HPRW was very well represented and we came away with some great results.

Prologue

This caught out many riders, it was a very technical start with in difficult lighting conditions. No-one really felt they went full pace. Lucas Nicoll however came within 0.1 seconds of winning Elite B!!! Donna Fyfe rode strongly for 3rd in Masters Women.

Stage 2 - Kenilworth

This was a very tough course! There were two major hills, the second around 1km at 10% and the following descent was made extremely slippery due to the drizzling rain. Unfortunately this caught out quite a few riders, with a few broken bones and lots of gravel rash. Chris Millen in particular lost a lot of skin and a big chunk from his elbow but was back spectating on Monday.

Sandra Foerster rode a strong race but a car interrupting the sprint so Sandra had to settle for 6th place in Elite Women B.

Patti White from HV Vets had a solo win in Masters Women, but Donna Fyfe outsprinted the chase group for second place, after being misdirected the wrong way with 300 metres to go! Her sharp trackie skills helped her pull a beaut u-turn and fire it towards the line.

Lucas made up for the prologue loss with a fine second place in Stage 2 at Kenilworth to put him in the Elite B yellow jersey. Andrew Patten won this stage in Masters B and was then in yellow as well. Tom Bentley also fought hard in Elite C and came up with the win, wearing yellow with a 1 second margin! In Masters A, Adam Harrison got in a 5 man break with ex-HPRW riders Bill Ayres and Paul Butler, along with Craig Taylor and one other rider. 3 of the 5 crashed on the very slippery descent with Adam and Bill making it to the line ahead of the pack. Adam got the win and was in yellow by 11 seconds.

So not a bad haul for HPRW with 4 yellow jerseys!

Stage 3 - Montville Hill Climb

This is the stage Kim Flesser had been waiting for! Sadly the draft effect didn't work nearly so well as on the flat, and he couldn't sprint for 6km. Tom Bentley had a storming ride to retain yellow with 3rd place up the hill. Lucas unfortunately didn't have enough of a margin to keep the bird-like Elite B climbers from stealing his thunder. Andy Patten kept the yellow and put a lot of time into his rivals with another great ride. In Masters A Adam Harrison got second just behind Bill Ayres and just managed to retain yellow by 6 seconds. Alberto Monte Rego selflessly helped Adam, and finished just behind 3rd.

Stage 4 - Yandina

Stage 4 was a very hard fought fast race in all grades. Andy Patten rode a smart race finishing 5th in Masters B, as did Tom in Elite C with 2nd place. Adam lost the yellow by 20 seconds in Masters A to Craig Taylor, who got away with Roger Blackmore.

Stage 5 - Eumundi

Pouring rain at times and slippery conditions made the final stage a nail-biter with most grades still up for grabs. Elite B men in particular was an extremely finish with Craig Mendoza just stealing yellow from David Crosswell with the win and the bonus time.

For HPRW however, Andrew Patten watched his rivals, fought off all the attacks, let a non-contender take the win and kept his Masters B yellow jersey overall by 34 seconds.

Tom Bentley did the same in Elite C and a bunch finish gave him overall yellow by 35 seconds.

Adam Harrison gave it a shot over the climbs and was greatly helped by Alberto, but was outclassed by Ipswich hard-man and great sport Craig Taylor and finished 2nd, only just ahead of Bill Ayres.

Congratulations also to Bill and Melissa Anderson on the birth of their baby daughter Helena last week.

Donna Fyfe placed 2nd with a great sprint and secured the Green Sprinters Jersey in Masters Women.

There were lots of other great rides from HPRW, I'm sure I've missed some, so please let me know your race stories.

Alberto Monte Rego has written about his race on his blog

 Sandra Foerster also has a blog and a here is her report - Sandra's Sunny Coast Tour Report

Plenty of photos are at:

HPRW Gallery: http://www.hamiltonwheelers.com/index.php/component/option,com_phocagallery/id,11/view,category/

Kevin Coppalotti: http://maxhr.zenfolio.com/

Nick Shultz's Site: http://nickschultzimages.zenfolio.com/

HPRW'er Daniel White http://picasaweb.google.com/daniel.3408/2008TourDeSunshineCoast

Full results: www.tourdesunshinecoast.com.au

 

The club criterium championship this year will be graded racing, instead of seperate age divisions.

This is to encourage greater numbers in each race. Some divisions last year had only 1 or 2 competitors.

Terry has done a great job grading all riders. Here is the link containing all riders grades and timetable for

this saturday's racing. This document is in the Documents Sections listed under Other Documents.

http://www.hamiltonwheelers.com/index.php/View-document/20-Club-Criterium-Championship-2008.html?format=raw&tmpl=component

 

Several HPRW members recently travelled up to Cairns to compete in the Tour de Tablelands

including Shane Bedford,John Flynn, Sandra Foerster, Alberto Monte Rego, Kendall Simpson,

Jason Smith and Hayden Stewart.

Full results are on the Cairns Cycling Club Page

Sandra rode very strongly and was first women in D Grade. Alberto was 6th in a tough

B grade dominated by strong teams and Shane Bedford had a cracking tour winning C

grade by 20 seconds. Here's a couple of photo's of Shane from the presentation.