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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

Under dunlop bridge and chasing up the hill again

Along the main straight and attacking through the kink
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

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

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/

Photo: © Shane Goss/

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.

Thanks to Roger Bower here are some photos from Nundah Saturday 4th Sept.
D Grade

E Grade Roger, Sandy Mc, Laurie Kelly, Phil Gibson, Vince Amos

E Grade Podium
Sandy McNab winning E Grade
Phil Gibson second in E Grade

Check out this great article Alberto Monte Rego wrote about his good mate and HPRW legend Bryan (Eddy) Ferris. Thanks Alberto!
Our thoughts are with our club commissaire John Madigan, who has been hit by a car last thursday night near the PA hospital and has suffered a broken hip (again!). Apparently a car turned right in front of him and clipped his front wheel and John fell hard on his hip that already has a plate in it. We all know John’s fighting ability to get back on a bike after a fight with a car.  Hope to see you back soon John.

UPDATE: John has been transferred to the Mater Private and is hopefully undergoing surgery today Wed 18th Aug.

HPRW member and Team Mainline rider Andrew Grady is riding the Tour De Cure from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast in support of a cure for cancer.

Here's a message from Andrew:


Cancer is one of the world's greatest takers of life. Cancer does not discriminate. It affects
men, women and children alike and it impacts everyone around them.


The Tour de Cure is an annual cycling event that raises much needed funds
for Cancer research, prevention and patient support programs.  This year
the Tour will see 90 riders & supporters travel over 1400km from Sydney
to the Sunshine Coast for 10 days in May.


I’ve signed up to complete the Tour de Cure in support of all my family and friends that
have been touched by Cancer. After personal diagnosis with Melanoma at 25, I realised that
Cancer really can affect anyone.  Too many, too young.

I’ll be doing the pedalling, but one of my main inspirations is my wife’s father, who has
been fighting pancreatic cancer for 3 years.  Thankfully after surgery and countless chemo
sessions ‘Poppy’ is still able to walk his 18 holes of golf, and watch his grand-children
grow up. Ours is just one of many stories where Cancer research and support have helped
a whole family.

We’ve set a huge fundraising target of $10 000, so any contribution you can make will be greatly appreciated.

Donations over $2 are tax-deductible and can be made at my Tour de Cure page.

Thank you for your support!
Cheers, Andrew

Here's a message from Jeff Brissy who has just opened a cafe at Strathpine. VIP customers get free coffee right? :)

I am a cyclist (I ride with NRG) and am about to open a
coffee shop (on Monday) in Strathpine. I wanted to invite your club
through you to come along and enjoy queens street cafe style food and
coffee in the suburbs. Would be great to see some cyclists at the cafe
supporting a fellow cyclist. Anyway thanks for your support ( We will of
course look after club members as VIP clients :).

The cafe is on the corner of Gympie and Cremzow roads (in the UP TILES
Complex) Strathpine.

El Cafe

The AGM was held Saturday 6th March and 2010 is looking to be a big year for the club. Issues discussed included:
Racing Calendar
Official's Rosters and $500 Random Prize Draws
Anzac 25
Bike Week Cup
Club Coaching and Junior Development Program
Reports from HPRW Teams
Clubhouse Update

The following Officials were elected and can be contacted via the Contacts page.

President: Graham Robinson

Vice-President: Graeme Spender

Treasurer: Graham Kemp

Secretary: Wayne Wilson

Chief Commissaire: John Madigan

Racing Secretary: Terry Bourne

Handicapper: Terry Bourne

Club Coach: Alan Grant

Club Captain: Garry Lee

Vice Captain: Rob Oshlack

Ladies Captain: Mel Reiter

Property Officer: Wayne Wilson

Junior Development: Peter McDonald

Newsletter: Kim Flesser

Webmaster: Adam Harrison

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We offer a wide array of individually tailored services, including: Sports/Remedial; Trigger Point Therapy; Deep Tissue; Cupping; Swedish/Relaxation; and Lymphatic Drainage. Our Clients range from elite athletes to office workers to retirees.

We 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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CARRS the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety are running a cycling survey. Click this link for details.