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Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM)


HWCC Annual General Meeting will be held at the clubhouse on Tuesday 20th March 2018. See agenda attached. A General meeting will follow the AGM.
 
Nominations for all positions are hereby called and should be in the hands of the Secretary by 6th March. 
 
The club encourages members to consider nominating for any of the positions, as our future strength depends upon active participation of our member group plus it’s good fun to be involved.

Cheers
Willow (Club Secretary)








2018 National Track Masters Championship

The 2018 Cycling Australia Masters Track National Championships in on from Wed 28th Feb to 3rd March at the Darebin International Sports Centre Velodrome in Melbourne.

Day One saw Andy Patten win Gold in the Mens 5 Scratch Race and Peter Jansen Gold in the Mens 8 Individual Pursuit.
Day Two Andy Patten win gold in the men's 5 Individual Pursuit and 
set a national record of 2mins 18.301secs 

Neil Hamey is also competing and has one a heat in the sprints.

Best of luck to all queenslanders at the event!

Results and schedule at :

http://liveresults.cycling.org.au/2018/MastersTrackNats/


P
hoto courtesy of Cycling Australia

HWCC/Uni/Sunshine Coast Interclub Series Report


Round 3 - Skippy Park, Landsborough - Sunday 27th August

Unfortunately the Uni club pipped us by just one point to take out the trophy this year. We’ve won 4 out of the last 5 years, so I suppose it was time for us to be brought back to Earth!

Our D grade men again did us proud with Les Preston, Geoff Prendergast and Hugh Fison picking up maximum points.

The C grade HWCC team were again well organised by captain Mick Cole. Well done to Gary Ernst on his solo early break, which ‘cooked’ a few of the Sunshine Coast and Uni riders who had to work hard to catch. A second pre-organised break saw Jason Churchward, Sam Reed and Jacob Trotter get away from the pack in a 4 man break. Unfortunately a Sunny Coast rider took the win with our riders picking up the placings. Gary also won the sprint for the rest of the pack and picked up an extra  point for the club.

B grade was a bit of a disaster for us. Uni club took all points due to 2 strong riders making a very strong break and their sprinters having a ‘holiday’ in the pack, while HWCC and Sunny Coast tried to reel them in. Good efforts by Matt Smart, Dave Roest, Daniel van Driel and Jack Landsberg.

A grade saw strong performances by Adam Robinson, Murray McClymont, Anthony Sibraa and Andy Patten. Murray and Adam were in an early unsuccessful break, then unfortunately missed the next surge which saw 6 riders away, including Andy and Anthony.  The pace was really hot for these 6 riders with Andy picking up 5th place.

The final score after 3 rounds was:-

University Cycling Club - 106 points
Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club - 105 points
Sunshine Coast Cycling Club - 73 points

Oh well, there’s always next year!

Kim Flesser (Fless) HWCC Club Captain
 

National Cyclo-cross Championship

Two of our juniors travelled to Adelaide for the CX national championship last week. Congratulations to Zach Larsson who won the U19 National Championship and to Olivia Nendick was third in the U23 womens field. 

Full results HERE




QRTS WARWICK ROUND 2 REPORT
1-2 July 2017
The Hamilton Wheelers Elite team travelled to Warwick last weekend for round 2 of the QRTS.

Mark Creaby replaced Lochie Sinclair for round 2 and joined the rest of the team:
Michael Bettany, Nino Calabro, Ian Johnston , Murray McClymont and Dan Wilson to stay at Scotts College in the style of a true tour team and yeah  they all agreed it was BLOODY cold!! Even mechanic Bill Tape felt the balmy air!!

Saturday saw the 6km Prologue in the morning followed by the 1 hour crit in the afternoon. Creabs got the boys off to a solid start in the Prologue and all our riders finished within 20 seconds of each other but 40 seconds off the leaders. Nino (F/T or fastest time in the team) Calabro was the star and after finishing in the bunch in the crit became the new holder of the Masters jersey.

The Crit was a brutal exercise of attrition for 40 minutes with approximately half the field withdrawn by the commissaires. With a start list of 96 riders on a 1.4km rectangular course, it was hot from the get go with Jordan Kerby (Pedallars) showed the class of a World Champion in riding away with a great win. Pickles, F/T, Ian Johnston and Dan Wilson finished in the pack 50 secs down.

It was a really solid day out for the team placing 8th on GC out of the 16 teams starting.

Creabs # 66 looking for a pen before the crit:



With the breakfast temperature at – 1C!! the team headed out to Yangan for the start of the of the 121 km Road race. An undulating 3 lap course awaited, with our boys planning to keep F/T in the Masters Leaders jersey by the end of the day.

The day featured a series of attacks and counter attacks with the Hamilton Team staying together until almost the end of Lap 2 when Dan Wilson went with a group to chase down the break at 2.00 mins down the road. The peleton slowly disintegrated on Lap 3 with the lead group of 20 + riders finishing within a minute of the winner. Dan finished 18th 36 seconds down with Pickles, F/T, and Muz finishing within 5 mins of the winner.

So Hamilton finished 8th on GC 10 mins 42 secs down. Ashleigh Elliott riding for Galibier finished 3rd in the crit and 9th in the RR to become 3rd placed on GC going into Rd 3, well done Ash. Other Hamilton Riders – Mitch Neumann and Elliot Schultz performed well for their teams though Mitch was ill by Sunday afternoon.

Our boys did really well in a high quality series of races with the RR the highlight. Unfortunately F/T could not hold the Masters Leaders jersey, but the next round in September in Gympie will give him another chance.

Jordan Kerby - World Champion!

Jordan Kerby has won Gold in the Individual Pursuit at the World Track Championships in Hong Kong! In qualifying Jordan set the 3rd fastest time in history of 4:12:172!!!!

In a drama-filled finale, Kerby’s battle with reigning world champion Filippo Ganna (ITA) was stopped by commissaires after four laps due to a timing malfunction. 

Kerby however was not distracted by the commotion, and in the restarted final, he powered to his maiden world title (4:17.068) by more than four seconds.

Jordan is now back in Brisbane and when interviewed jokingly said “I'll have a good kit to roll to the brew shop in now!” 


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Which grade do I enter in?

All HPRW riders should obtain a grading by the handicapper and will appear on the Club Grading List and must ride only in that grade. If you aren't yet on the grading list, or you think you should be in a different grade please contact the handicapper

All visiting riders are graded via the Visitors Grading List. In the interest of fairness and safety, visitors from other clubs should contact the handicapper by thursday evening before the event to be placed in the correct grade. As a general rule riders with an open CQ grading are placed as follows unless otherwise advised:
  • A grade - Elite A,Elite B, Masters A, Women A
  • B grade - Masters B, Elite C, Mas C up to 45 yrs, Women B, U 17 men
  • C1 grade - Masters C, Women C, U 17 Women, U 15 men, some ungraded riders
  • C2 grade – Mas C older 50 yrs +, U13 Men, U15 Women, Women C & D
  • D grade – Mas D, Women D, + some ungraded older women and men, juniors
  • E grade – invitation only

Full details of the grading lists and policy are on the Gradings Page.

2013 Cunningham Classic Results


Here are the full results from this year's Cunningham Classic. By all accounts this years race was tough with headwinds a lot of the way. Well done to Matt Ryan 1st Masters A
Anthony Zahra 1st Masters B (also Most Impressive Rider)
Luke Cunningham 2nd Elite C
William Mason 4th Masters C2
Meg Walsh 1st unplaced Women Masters D
Jim Murphy 2nd Masters C1

Matt Ryan - If this guy gets over the hill with you look out!
Image courtesy ESI Sports Photography


Anthony Zahra's attacking style pays off big time!
Image courtesy Veloshotz

2013 Century Ride

After the ride - missing a few who had to leave early (missing Daniel Zabek, Andy Patten,Lindsay Green)

The weather was not exactly great but we had about 26 for the full and about 15 I think for the half. It drizzled for a lot of it, but we only had proper rain for the last few kms into Landsborough for a stop at the awesome Buck's Bakery. We travelled a total of 50m before the first flat, once that was fixed I discovered mine was going down too...oops. Included a couple on the way out to start there were a total of 10 flats! One pop rivet, 2 from broken tiles, one pinchflat from a pothole, the rest glass. Thanks to Wayne and Kerry Wilson for the fabulous hospitality afterwards, and to BBQ Bob for the snags. Special mention must go to Lindsay Green who completed the century again this year at 81 years young, and to Brian Ferris for directing this ride every year since Moses was a boy (I think it's well over 30). Thanks for coming everyone! 

Century Riders 2013 Half Century Riders 2013
Phil Jones Wayne Wilson
Paul Brennan Rick Brownhill
Daniel Zabeck Jim Loyden
Chris Marty Bob McIntyre
Scott Barnes Ric Svanberg
Clayton Thiedecke Donna Fyfe
Bryan Ferris Neil Jackson
Graeme Woolnough Mel Symon
Scott Smith Tom McIndoe
Lindsay Green Lachlan Tait
Mark Hilmer Neco Kriel
John Madigan Colin Chapman
Terry Miller Lochie Morgan
Hugh Fryson Andrew Morgan
John Chapman Katie Chapman
Mark McLennan Tim Gilchrist
Andrew Patten Jenni Eason
Grant Dawson  
Peter Heywood  
Michael Frost  
Adam Harrison  

Club Wind Vests


Club vests – If there is sufficient interest (10 or more) we shall order sleeveless wind vests. Look – same as jersey with single zip rear pocket Cost $70.
Please contact Wayne Wilson with your size  (see the Club Kit page for sizing details)

Clubhouse Grant Approved!

Wayne Wilson has just advised that we have had our grant application approved, and the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing has approved our grant application under the Get Playing program for $100,000 (GST exclusive)
Many thanks to all who have assisting in getting us this far, but special thanks goes to our Vice (and Ladies) Captain Karen Forster for the great job she did in preparing the submission as well as all the positive support that has surrounded this successful bid and project.


James Eckersley Donates Bike to Juniors

James Eckersley has very kindly donated a beautiful steel framed Ken Evans bike, equipped with a new ultegra groupset compliments of Jim Collins from Aspley Bike Hub, one of our club sponsors. I believe the bike belonged to James' son - I will get the full story next week. It's a 50cm frame setup with a 6m rollout with no lockout so is ready for open racing.
James is a HPRW life member, joining in 1953, serving the club as president and many other roles, has a swag of state medals, and has ridden well over 20 Challenge 25 rides.
Jim Collins is a grumpy old bloke who works in a bikeshop :) Just kidding, Jim does a heap of work to support the club and especially our juniors.
Note our has club van has received a freshen up with decals provided courtesy of Brian McCarthy and his crew.

Queensland Cyclist of the Year Awards 2012

Last Saturday night was the annual Qld Cyclist of the Year Awards. Read the report on the CQ site HERE.

Vale Mick Rawlins

We received very sad news today that HPRW member Mick Rawlins lost his battle with cancer this morning.
Our thoughts are with his wife Corinne and his family.
Here's a great shot to remember Mick by courtesy of Tony Russell from Wolves Den bikestore.

2012 Masters Road National Champs

Well done to all our HPRW riders at the 2012 Masters Road National Champs. Medals include:
Time Trial
Jessica Toghill WMAS2 Fourth
Jane Walker WMAS3 Fifth
Linda O'Connor WMAS4 Third
Andy Patten MMAS3 Fourth
David Crosswell MMAS4 Fourth
Criterium
Jane Walker - WMAS3  First
Mel Symon - WMAS3 Fifth
Jessica Toghill - WMAS2 Fourth
David Crosswell - MMAS4 Fifth

Road Race
Jessica Toghill WMAS2 Third
Jane Walker - WMAS3  First
Matt Ryan - MMAS3 Fifth
Mick Manson - MMAS2 Sixth


Here are the full results and also some reports and photos via CQ news.

16 HPRW Teams in TTT this Weekend!

No racing this weekend due to the state Team Time Trials at Rosevale. Good luck to all riders - we have 16 teams entered this year including 4 junior teams which is fantastic!
Please check your start times as well as the information you will receive from your team manager, and get there well in advance.
Here is a list of all riders. If you can assist as an observer or give up an hour of hour time to help the officials it would be much appreciated. Remember not to blow your team apart on the hills - just ask  TJ Van Garderen !
Rider 1 Rider 2 Rider 3 Rider 4
Entry Type First Name Last Name First Name Last Name First Name Last Name First Name Last Name
MMAS 1-3 Darren Croad John Murazak Ryan Wilson Patrick WEINRAUCH
MMAS 1-3 Richard Brownhill Pete Donnerly Chris Fraser Adam Harrison
MMAS 1-3 Anthony Zahra Peter Oddsson Bruce Dickson Warren Forbes
MMAS 1-3 Tim Dalgliesh Andrew Patten Matthew Ryan Chris Millen
MMAS 1-3 Eric Huang Brynley Abad David Roest Alan Ernest Jones
MMAS 4-5 David Crosswell Adam Robinson Paul Willett Darrell Henry
MMAS 6-7 Rene Lubbers Howard Cameron Peter Allonby John Madigan
MMAS 8-10 Helen Young Vince Amos Laurie Kelly James Eckersley
MMAS 8-10 Jim Loyden Peter Alexander Gary Alcorn John Birtwistle
MMAS 8-10 Geoff Wilson Paul Dahl Ron Young Ted Alexander
Under 11 Isabella Strijland Patrick Hughes Jorja Guyatt
Under 13 Zachary Sheridan Aidon Clements Sarina Hull Maddison Dillon
Under 15 Trent Moloney Terahk Clements Lachlan Montagu Lochie Morgan
Under 9 Noah Fontaine Sandon Hull Dylan Strijland
WMAS 1-3 Donna FYFE Melissa SYMON Jessica TOGHILL
WMAS 4+ Jane ARMES Lyn BRIDGE Maggie EGAN Patricia SUTTON-DAVIES

State Road Championship Medals

Well done to all HPRW competitors in the State Criterium Championships held on 9th September. It was gold, gold, gold again for our ladies -

 

  • WMas 1 – 1st Corissa Smith
  • WMas 2 – 1st Jessica Toghill
  • WMas 3 – 1st Jane Walker

 

Well done also to Donna Fyfe who won a Silver medal in WMas 4 and Trish Sutton-Davies finished just off the podium with a 4th also in WMas 4.  Congratulations this is a great effort ladies!!!!

This year Corissa Smith, Jessica Toghill and Jane Walker have all been dual gold medallists in both the Qld Masters Road Championships and Masters Crit Championships, which is fantastic.

 

 

Other medals were:

 

Francois Audibert – 2nd Masters 6

Ron Young – 1st Masters 10

Mick Manson – 1st Masters 2

 

* State Crit Champs – Here’s the full results of the State crit champs – more good results for HPRW riders.

 

Here's a couple of shots of Mick.