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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

News

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
33591720)





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)

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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!



Jack Carter awarded Life Membership of Cycling Queensland

At the CQ AGM on Saturday 12th March Jack Carter was awarded Life Membership of that association.

Congratulations Jack on a great career in the sport and the recognition that has come your way.

Jack is also a Life Member of HPRW.

Aaron Pickett-Heaps took some helmet-cam videos of A grade (with permission from chief commissaire) and can be found here:
First Lap through Hungry Corner and over the hill at Eastern Loop
http://www.youtube.com/user/Attackphotography#p/u/4/6ek9vC4cnCA

Under dunlop bridge and chasing up the hill again
http://www.youtube.com/user/Attackphotography#p/u/3/bwbGBrIT_Bk

Along the main straight and attacking through the kink
http://www.youtube.com/user/Attackphotography#p/u/2/4UNA58EYsCU

http://www.youtube.com/user/Attackphotography#p/u/1/ZmymZKq6gGU

http://www.youtube.com/user/Attackphotography#p/u/0/W6tVs7k5HIs
Thanks to all who completed our 2010 Winter Racing Survey, the feedback is already going into changes for next years racing.

Here is a summary of the results, and here is the detailed report.
Nikolina Orlic had a great ride at the recent Noosa Grand Prix against some of the very best riders in the country. Here is her report - thanks Nik.


2010 Noosa Grand Prix
Wow doesn't time fly when your having fun! Saturday just gone was the USM Events, Noosa Grand Prix criterium. The race each year attracts thousands of spectators and heaps of Pro athlete's to the start line. It was an awesome experience to race against such a classy field of riders.


This year the women's field contained Rochelle Gilmore's Honda Dream Team, recently developed Virgin Blue Team, MB Cycles, QAS and of course our team, Bundaberg Sugar.


Last year I did this race and literally got dropped from word go, pulling out after only a few laps. Looking back one year ago, my heart was definitely in it but my fitness wasn't. I remembered saying to myself in disappointment, that I would come back next year (2010) and give it another go but only to be stronger than ever. And so I did.

My dream came true this year finishing 5th in a break, 3 laps into the race after just missing an early crash.

Photo courtesy of www.cyclingnews.com


I set my goal one week before the race and was adamant to finish in the top 5. I knew that if I wanted to achieve such goal I needed to get myself into a good position up the front of the bunch and wait for an opportunity to unfold itself and then just go with it. I had good legs on the day, so I didn't doubt my ability.






The break included myself, Peta Mullens (Honda), Melissa Hoskings (Honda), Laura Luxford (Virgin Blue)and Liz Young (MB). After a few laps together Peta Mullens and Melissa Hoskings jumped and got away from us three finishing 30 seconds ahead. Laura, Liz and I remained together pulling turns and although we couldn't catch the two Honda girls ahead, we maintained our position on the field finishing roughly 40 seconds ahead of the bunch. We were still in it for 3rd, 4th and 5th places. After a long 30 minutes, it all came down to a very close sprint finish with Laura and Liz just rolling me over the line.







Photo's courtesy of Kerri Parnell

Results:
1. Peta Mullens - 0.35.02
2. Melissa Hoskings
3. Laura Luxford - 0.00.36
4. Liz Young - 0.00.37
5. Nikolina Orlic









HPRW picked up some awards at the annual CQ Presentation Dinner last Saturday Night.

Chris Millen won Masters Road Cyclist of the Year in the Masters 2 category and Gary Kristensen won the award for Masters 3 Track Cyclist of the year. Chris won gold in both the State ITT champs and the Team TT champs, as well as Silver in the ITT at the National Masters Championship. Chris also narrowly missed out on victory at the Battle of the Border. Gary won the Masters 3 3000M Individual Pursuit at the State Champs as well as Silver in the 666m TT. Some more info on their acheivements are on the Mainline site.

Mitch Mulhern won U23 Road Cyclist of the Year. Among other results Mitch won the U23 State Crit Champs, as well as the U23 State Road Champs, won Bronze in the points race at the National Track Champs, and won the Elite A prologue at the Battle of the Border.

Well done guys!
With the summer crit season upon us, Fless has written a great article on what type of wheels can work well in crit racing. Click HERE for the article.

There are some other articles in the Documents section that are worth a look, including Kim's article on "winning sprints" that he keeps requesting to have removed, Road training rules, Rest & Recovery, Climbing etc. Just click on Documents on the menu on the left and then select Training Tips.
Hopefully we can get some race reports from our riders who entered the Grafton-Inverell. Richard Brownhill got second in B grade, and Alberto Monte Rego had an off day, feeling sick and climbing off at the first feed zone.

There were a quite a few other Coyote riders, Warren Forbes, Mark Fulloon, Mick Manson, Andrew Charles as well as Adam Robinson, Andy Patten, Clinton Amble, Andrew Pattison, Scott Petterson, Patrick Weinrauch, Andrew Grady, Luke Salter, Tony Hawkins, Darrell Henry, Phil Milham, Matthew Smart,  Brenden Smyth, Chris Brouard, Nikolina Orlic and of course Bryan Ferris.
Last Sunday one of our Elite Women riders Nikolina Orlic was invited to compete in the Herald Sun World Cycling Classic in Ballarat which was used by many of the world's best as a warm up for the Worlds.

Nikolina, riding with her Sweet As.. Bundaberg Sugar teammates, did well to finish 54th out of 130 amongst riders from 14 countries. Nik said she stayed with the main bunch until the last climb at 5km to go and finished 1 minute behind the main bunch and that it was an amazing experience to race against the world's best female cyclist's.

The race was won by Trixi Worrack from Germany from a small 4 rider breakaway with 3 riders bridging across.

Results and report are on CyclingNews
1      Trixi Worrack (Germany)      2:26:50       
2     Liesilot Decroix (Belgium)            
3     Carla Swart (South Africa)            
4     Katheryn Curi-Mattis (United States Of America)



Photo: © Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com



Photo: © Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com

Team Mainline in the medals at the National Masters Championship in Ballarat

Riders from Team Mainline have had some amazing results down at the National Masters Championship in Ballarat.
Report from the Mainline Cycling Team site

"Chris Millen backed up his recent Golds in the QLD State ITT and TTT Champs with a fantastic silver medal in the National Masters ITT Champs in Ballarat in the MMAS2 category.  Lucas Nicoll placed an outstanding 4th in the MMAS1, while Andrew Patten rode to 5th place in the MMAS3.  Andrew Grady backed up Chris's result with 6th in the MMAS2 to produce a fine set of results for the Team Mainline riders representing HPRW and all Queensland Cyclists. "


Well done guys all the hard work has paid off this year.