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UCI Masters World Champs Medals

HPRW riders Andy Patten and Darren Condon came away with silver world championship medals from the UCI World Masters in Peitermaritzburg, South Africa held Aug 23rd-36th.

Darren narrowly missed out on gold behind italian Gabriele Clementoni in the Mens 40-44 road race, and Andy Patten road strongly in the 40-44 Time Trial with a 35:19 only being beaten by the fastest time of the day - American Richard Feldman 33:26.
Adam Robinson also did very well in the 45-49 ITT with a 39:16 for 10th place.
Here is a news article from CQ and full results are here.

Vale Nicol Jackson

It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Nicol Jackson, our friend and long term HPRW member.

Nicol always lined up for as many events as possible at all our races as well as open events such as the Team Time Trial, acted as club social coordinator even opening up her home for a club social function, and provided sponsorship as well as the Neil Jackson Plumbing annual award for volunteers.

Our thoughts are with her husband Neil and her family and friends.

The funeral will be held this Friday 7th Sept at  Lakeview Chapel, 400 Albany Creek Road, Bridgeman Downs at 11:00am.

Bryan Ferris rides all 30 Cunningham Classics

Bryan just rode the 30th Cunningham Classic and was awarded this special jersey.
Phenomonal effort Bryan!

Clubhouse Approval

The Council has approved the development application and lease for our new HPRW Clubhouse at the Nundah Criterium Circuit.  So it's time to get serious with construction!

The club executive has decided to create a sub-committee to oversee the construction of the building and are calling 'expressions of interest' from club members who wish to nominate. The skills of other members and supporters will be required from time to time; the building subcommittee will co-opt persons with such skills according to need.  In particular we need the following expertise:

a. Project management/builder (we need someone to oversee the whole job).

b. Electrician

c. Plumber

d. Government funding grants co-ordinator.

e. Building Certifier

f. Engineer (hydraulic)

g. Surveyer

Thank you to members who have already offered their skills/assistance.

So if you can help, please send a note to  for the club executive's consideration.

The club executive would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our Vice President Graeme Spender for his architectural assistance and Daly International for their work on the Council development approval process.

Here are the preliminary plans for our new clubhouse as well as Council's Approval Package documentation.

Congratulations to Maria Hull who is now an accredited Cycling Australia Level 1 Road & Track Coach. Well done Maria!

National Masters Medals for HPRW

Congratulations to the following HPRW riders who have won medals at the Australian Masters Championships in Ballarat!

Here are the results for all HPRW riders.

SILVER MMAS2 Lucas Nicoll (HPRW)
GOLD MMAS3 Andrew Patten (HPRW)
SILVER WMAS4 Linda O'Connor (HPRW)

(image shamelessly from facebook courtesy of Tim Dalgiesh)

Here is the website for the full results.
Provisional Results for the Crit:
Masters 2 Men
Gold Tim Dalgliesh
Bronze Lucas Nicoll
6th John Murazak

Masters 2 women
4th Mel Symon (And Most aggressive rider)

Road Race:
Masters 2 Men
4th John Murazak

Thank to Chris Forster (Ladies Captain Karen Forster's husband) here are a whole heap of photos from the Elimbah Road Race Champs. I think Chris got everyone at least once!

Results are up for the 2011 Elite and Masters Road Champs. Here are the links:
Elite Results
Masters Results

Here are some fantastic HPRW results from our riders:

Mens Masters 2 (there seems to be an incorrect placings on the CQ results)
Gold Darren Condon
Bronze Chris Millen

Mens Masters 3
Andy Patten Silver

Masters 7
Peter Gumbley Silver

Women's Masters 3
Philippa Hendren Silver

Elite Men
5th Darren Condon

8th Mitch Neumann

HPRW are sad to report the passing of life member Bill McIntosh. The service is to be held
at Gregson & Weight, 5 Gregson Place, Caloundra 54911559 at 11am Wednesday 24th
August, followed by burial service at Pinnaroo Cemetery 2pm. (info from Harold Whitehead

Northside Massage Centre

Northside Massage Centre are very pleased to offer all HPRW members
  • First Visit $20 DISCOUNT on appointments of 60 minutes or more (and show membership card to receive discount off subsequent visits)
  • Subsequent Visits - 20% discount (any length treatment)

Read more ...

Velo Battle on the Border Results

Check out all the results from The Velo Battle on the Border over the May Day long weekend down on the Tweed Coast.
Full results are HERE

HPRW riders have done us proud! Here is a summary of some of the performances from the weekend.

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HPRW, through the coaching coordinator of the club – Brett Richardson, are conducting a series of coaching sessions during the year.

The aim of these sessions is to up skill members of the club who are prospective coaches but don’t really know it!! The people who lead rides or organize small groups in training are invited to join these sessions led by our Level 2 accredited coordinator. Naturally, if you are considering gaining qualifications and would like to learn more, these are the clinics for you.

Please express your interest to Brett so planning can get underway. There are many members just looking for this opportunity and here it is.

Alberto goes climbing

No not that one! No stories about contaminated meat, doping inquiries or ASO bans here...this is about the other Alberto. Our own Alberto Monte Rego recently went down to race the Mt Baw Baw classic which is a very tough race. Alberto did really well finishing 4th in Masters 4. Partner Sandra also travelled down to act as DS and here is her report of the race.

Some info about the race including the SBS Cycling Central recap is here.

Kelly from Bella Velo let us know of a good deal on this Tour de France tour.

14 night Tour starting in Lourdes, Pyrenees, riding the tour routes and climbs, finishing in Annecy, Alpes.  All inclusive transfers, accommodation, breakfasts, logistical support, maps, guides, and 7 dinners.  Usually cost $AUD 6,900 but if you use the code: BELLA you can have it for $5,550.00  Give Monty a call if you have any questions or are interested.  It's a once in a life time experience and to do it with a great guide, experienced riders and having just about everything taken care of for you - makes for a fantastic holiday!

Full details are in this flyer
Our Club (and State) Handicapper Terry Bourne has asked our riders to please obtain a Race Grade via the CQ website prior to entering an open event for the first time. Please read this message on the CQ website.

Also if you have not raced with HPRW at our regular races please talk to Terry before entering so he can advise a suitable grading - it is not up to the rider to decide which grade to enter.

This will make Terry a very happy man!


Photos from the 2011 Bike Week Cup are in the Galleries section. Who was this rider making them suffer in C Grade? He makes beards look PRO!