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HPRW Mitch Mulhern was firing up the boards at the Australian Track Championships last week in Adelaide, winning bronze in the men's points race.

Mitch lapped the field to grab a 20 point bonus. First place was Garmin-Transitions pro rider Jack Bobridge, 2nd was junior madison and road TT world champion Luke Durbridge, and 4th was junior world IP champ Michael Hepburn (who also had a fantastic ride to beat Jack Bobridge in the men's omnium).
Full details are in the Cycling News Report

So don't be too upset when Mitch flys past you in the ITT at Closeburn or up the Mt Mee Hill Climb as you're not the only one being beaten!

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A – Grade

Starters 23

Winner Ben Fleming, FFAST

2nd Chris Millen, HPRW

3rd Tim Bartlett, HPRW

4th Andrew Patten, HPRW

Prime

First Un-Placed Lady

B – Grade

Starters 45

Winner Scott Barnes, HPRW

2nd Chris Forster, FFAST

3rd Michael Dezwart, HPRW

4th Andrew Barton, UQ

Prime Peter Gumbley, HPRW

First Un-Placed Lady


C – Grade

Starters 24

Winner Andrew Morgan, HPRW

2nd Wayne Wilson, HPRW

3rd Lex Greenhalgh, SCCC

4th Kim Flesser, HPRW

Prime

First Un-Placed Lady Taryn Dickens, HPRW


D – Grade

Starters 7

Winner Tom Macindoe, HPRW

2nd Karen Forster, HPRW

3rd Terry Cocksedge???, DCRR

4th

Prime

First Un-Placed Lady


E – Grade

Starters 2

Winner Roger Bower, HPRW

2nd Bob McIntyre, HPRW

3rd

4th

Prime

First Un-Placed Lady

Total Riders:

101

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Stolen in Broadbeach 31/1/10
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Here's a cool picture of Stuart Bell flying the HPRW colours riding cyclocross in Belgium!

Ron Brown got hit by a 30kg rottweiler pup a few weeks back and has L4 fracture and busted hip. He is going along
quite well, albeit slowly and he's three weeks into the treatment. Here's a couple of fetching shots Ron sent.

A word of warning - don't scroll down if you don't want an eyeful of Ron's butt!!! :)
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I got a message from Willow that Terry Bourne was the worst casualty, he had 9 breaks in 5 ribs and a smashed up bike.

Geoff Messer did a spectacular over the handle bars 10 out of 10 somersault, luckily only bruised and will be stiff tomorrow.

Heather Kemp injured hip, ambo to Prince Charles – all clear, stiff tomorrow.

The D grade crash today was a wheel touch on the straight, not the sprint, and down went 4.

All the best Terry - get well soon mate!
Mick Young is leaving this Saturday 5th September on the Smiling for Smiddy Ride. Depart time is
6:15am from the UQ Aquatic Centre at St Lucia and there is a free breakfast and you can ride
with Phil Anderson to Dayboro.

Here's a message from Mick about the the Challenge:

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From the 5th -12th September 2009, myself and 49 other cyclists and support crew
will tackle a gruelling 1600 kilometre cycle through Queensland in only eight days.
It's our way to raise funds for cancer research and remember our mate Adam Smiddy
who lost his life to melanoma.

More than 100,000 Australians are diagnosed with cancer each year and too many
good lives are lost to this devastating disease. Sadly, my father lost his battle with
Melanoma on the 17th of June this year. This has further strengthened my passion
to make a difference. I invite you to join with me in the fight against cancer. This year
I have set myself a personal target of raising $10,000.00 and seek your support in
reaching this total. All donations go directly towards world-class research which will
one day save lives.

If you have a spare moment, please take a look at our web site www.smiddy.org.au
where you can learn more about the 2009 Bottlemart Smiling for Smiddy Challenge.
See also a short video featuring footage of last years ride with commentary from
Olympic Gold Medallist Duncan Armstrong, a fellow Smiddy Challenge rider.


I welcome you all to join us at the UQ Aquatic Centre for a free breakfast (from
5.00am) prior to  the "Grand Depart" (6.15am)  and then riding with us to Dayboro.
It's not every day that you get to ride with a cycling legend (apart from me) and Sat
the 5th is no exception as the first Aussie to win the yellow jersey, Phil Anderson, will
be joining us for the first 4 days of the ride.

In anticipation of some huge donations from you all, (which can be made at
http://www.everydayhero.com.au/mick_young ) I thank you.

Should you have any queries or comments, please contact me.

Regards
Mick Young

Cycling 1600kms in 8 days for a cause - that's hard.
Donating funds for cancer research - that's easy!
Visit www.smiddy.org.au to read about the
Bottlemart 2009 Smiling for Smiddy Challenge.

MickYoung

Because cars will be on the track from 9:15am we need to start racing promptly at 8am. Because of this sign-on will now be closing at 7:45am so please ensure you arrive at lakeside early enough, particularly if you are riding out.
HPRW member Eric Dousi has been in hospital after an accident in Gladstone where he works. Here's a message passed on to Sean Harrison from Eric's wife.

Saturday morning he was riding in a bunch of 10~11 riders.  A motorist bore down on the last rider (a police officer of all things) being aggressive, yelling abuse, using his horn and basically menacing the riders.  after a period, he accelerates to the front of the line where Eric was leading out the group and basically runs Eric off the road striking him with his car.

Eric has sustained some serious injuries including broken bones, head trauma and naturally abrasions.  he is still in hospital in Gladstone, but hoping to be able to come home to Brisbane by the weekend. The driver has been arrested and the car impounded. 

If you want to send a message to Eric via the website click this link. Get well soon mate!

URGENT - Commissaires and Coaching Courses

We have a desperate shortage of qualified Level 1 and Level 2 Commissaires which could affect our ability to conduct racing. Please consider undertaking the level 1 CQ commissaire's workshop on Saturday 22nd August - the club will cover all costs.

Full details on on the flyer.


Similarly the club will fully fund anyone who wished to undertake a CQ coaching course.

Please contact Wayne Wilson if you wish to become qualified as a coach or commissaire.

HPRW member Ruan Benson has recently travelled to Belgium to compete and Ruan's dad Adrian tells us he
has had some excellent results of late. Adrian said:

I thought I'd give you some feedback with Ruan's racing in Europe. He has been over there now since late
June, and has done pretty well in all the races. Yesterday he finished in 12 position after he crashed but was
in the leading  break, 177km race. In all the races he finishes in the pack but his function is a worker. At the
age of 20 he is still the youngster in the team but the Team Manager want to take him to a Top Tour in
Portugal and France in 4 weeks.  So currently he races 4 times a week and did just over 980km for last week.
Nothing in concrete yet, but it sounds like they want to sign him for next year for a complete season.


Ruan raced a big race on Tuesday and managed a 6 place! He also made the team for the Tour de Namur
however after Tuesday will be the "kopman", which is the team leader for the tour! Mate he wants to get
a good result on this tour so hold thumbs. He did not expect to be the team leader, but I guess if
you can climb, you can!!


Ruan Benson racing in Belgium
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Michael Kakanis from Bond University is looking for A grade levels cyclists to assist in his University Research. Full details are on this flyer.

Q: Who was that bloke with the big lens at Nundah last Saturday (4th July)?

A: Peter Cunneen from Action Shots Have a look you might be in there!

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Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Mark Fulloon and Nikolina Orlic who are both off the bike for a while after nasty accidents.

Mark's story:"Just a quick message to let you know that last Wednesday, I was struck down by a car failing to give way. As a result, I have a very badly injured right hand -going in for surgery tomorrow (Wednesday) - and one destroyed Pinarello. Therefore, I will not be able to be at the ANZAC25, nor the state titles. Will be out for about 3months until full recovery. "

 

Nikolina had a nasty crash while competing in the Mersey Valley Tour in Tasmania after wheels clipped during a fast descent. Luckily she sustained no broken bones but has lots of cuts, bruises, torn muscles, whip lash and minor nerve damage.