Online entry via the Calendar NOTE that entry is now via Entry Boss. If you don't already have an account you can easily create one HERE
Twilight Criterium Series proudly sponsored by:
Racing News for the start of 2022
Hamilton Wheelers 2022 race calendar starts this Wednesday (19th Jan). Racing next Saturday will be a criterium at Nundah (22nd Jan)
EntryBoss Update - Our new EntryBoss on-line system for entering races is now live. While there are still some temporary glitches, we are confident the system will serve our needs well.
NB. - If you are already graded with Hamilton Wheelers, yet are asked to enter some race form details when trying to enter, please just insert your grade letter (e.g. A, B, C etc). This minor issue should be fixed in a day or two as soon as our club gradings have been uploaded to EntryBoss. Until then your entry will show as 'provisional'. Once your licence and grading is checked by the club, your entry becomes formal. EntryBoss allows you to to view your entry status and that of other other riders from the race entry page. Don't have an EntryBoss account yet? (dead easy to set up) https://entryboss.cc/account/new
All racing members (including riders who are members of more than one club) are required to assist with the running of a race just once per season (November through October). It's a great way to give something back to the sport and your club, and learn about what makes racing happen each week.
Our policy is that after racing twice, you must then nominate a date for assisting, otherwise your entry may be refused. We would like to avoid a situation where racing has to be cancelled or entries refunded or refused, so please jump on the website and nominate a date before your next race. You register via the website calendar, just find an event that requires volunteers and put down your name. The system will email you with reminders.
If you want to check, the members grading list has highlighted riders who need to nominate with the number of races you've done and your nominated date so use that to check.
2021 Presentation Day
Some pics from the 2021 Presentation Day courtesy of Gary Alcorn.
Club Champions Katherine Cole, Lachlan Walters, Tannae Rafter, Kurt Dutton, Brynley Abad, Rhys Armstrong, Gary Ernst
Congratulations to all who travelled south-west yesterday to tackle the tough 26km circuit around Mt Alford. Gold Coast Cycling Club, once again, put on a fantastic and physically challenging event. We had 27 riders represented across the grades/divisions and some great individual results:
Maggie Patterson (1st, Women's D) Dan Wilson (1st, Masters A) Sophie Malowiecki (7th, Women's A) Maya Dominice (8th, Women's C) - BCC/HWCC Dual Member Tsen Ren Bao (4th, Elite B ) Harvey McIntosh (6th, Elite B ) Matt Greenwood (7th, Elite B ) Jordan Mann (5th, Elite C) Adrian Kelly (11th, Elite C) Sheldon Devantier (9th, Masters C) Clem Piscitelli (15th, Masters C) Roger McIntosh (17th, Masters C) Michael DeZwart (20th, Masters C) Pat McMahon (24th, Masters C)
Also, fantastic ride by Jeremy Mahoney. He didn't get to mount the steps, but proved himself a very tough competitor.
Further to the race results, Dan Wilson earned himself the overall QCRS Leader's Jersey for Masters A; finishing atop the leaderboard with 3 x s and a race win on Sunday!
Tsen Ren Bao and Jordan Mann also had a fantastic series, finishing 3rd overall in Elite B and Elite C, respectively. Ren finished the series with a, 16th, 13th, and 4th, while Jordan chalked up a, 16th, 4th, and 5th. Congratulations, boys. Very well deserved.
Thanks again to Bear Constructions for sponsoring the weekend's racing, AusCycling - Queensland, Gold Coast Cycling Club, the race officials, moto marshals, time keepers and other volunteers for making the weekend's racing possible. The SE QLD cycling community really do appreciate it.
Switching gears from the road to the dirt, wanted to give a shout out to the clubbies who raced the XCO Queenland State Championships held at the Tyamolum Scout Camp and hosted by Kenmore Cycle Club. Congrats to:
Alexandra Larrson (1st, U15 Girls) Lachlan Walters (6th, U15 Boys) Harrison Dowling (16th, U13 Boys) Corinne Dolan (1st, Masters 3 Women) Gary Ernst (1st, Masters 1 Men)
Some wonderful individual achievements. Well done all!
COVID requirements for Hamilton Wheelers Events
We are constantly monitoring Qld Heath advise - please note the current health restrictions that apply when attending our events.
1. Masks must be carried at all times when you are away for your home.
2. Masks are not required when undertaking strenuous exercise outdoors (cycling/racing)
3. Masks must be worn in the Nundah clubhouse unless you are eating or drinking.
4. Masks must be worn around the Nundah clubhouse unless you can socially distance by 1.5 metres away from other people.
5. The QLD COVID Safe app bar code must be used for all attendees both racing and spectators
Club Captain's Big Weekend wrap up
Well, we’ve heard about the awesome results from our clubbies at the Cunningham Classic on Saturday, and we’ve reveled in the success of our annual James Eckersley Junior Classic and the Nicol Jackson Women’s Event. But, on Sunday, we had a swag of members competing at the Sunshine Coast Ironman 70.3 and the 2021 Auscycling QLD Cyclocross State Championships at Ipswich Cycle Park.
2021 Frank Papp Memorial Handicap Details Sat 26th June 12pm - POSTPONED
Sorry Everyone we have had to postpone this event due to low entry number and the threat of very poor weather. We will look for an alternative date possibly in October. All entries will be refunded in full.
Frank Papp was a club member who passed away in an accident while riding in 2011. Frank was the sort of bloke who made you feel like you'd known him for years, only a few minutes after meeting him and he is missed by all who knew and rode with him. Frank loved riding huge distances training for audax rides and Paris-Brest-Paris, so it's only fitting that our longest and hardest race of the year is held in his memory.
ENTRIES CLOSE THURSDAY NIGHT BEFOREHAND!
Where:Wivenhoe Somerset Rd, Dundas What: 42.5km or 85km Handicap Road Race When: Sat 26th June 2021 First rider away at 12pm, sign from 11:15am Who: All Auscycling Race Licence and Starter Pack Holders
How(much): $11 (Online payment only via Buncheur) Prizes: Cash Prizes awarded for the first 4 places, the fastest unplaced lady, and fastest time in each division. Map: Course Map
This is a challenging course over rolling hills heading out and back from the bottom of Mt Glorious towards Somerset Dam Course Map
Division 1 is two laps is for riders with a Hamilton club grade of A,B,C and stronger D grade riders.
Division 2 is for E,F and D grade riders who aren't strong over long distances as well as all U17s (due to distance restrictions).
If you don't have a club grading you will need to apply then you will be okay for this and all other club events.
This is a handicap race, all riders must nominate using the form below by Thursday evening. Please give an honest appraisal of your form and results to allow the handicapper to give everyone a competition starting time. If you nominate and then are unable to attend PLEASE contact us at to let us know so groups can be rearranged.
Ensure you click 'Submit' when completing your registration. You will see this message: Thanks for your registration. Please check the website close to the event for any possible last minutes changes
You will also receive an confirmation email with your responses. If you don't receive the email then you haven't entered.
Larssons clean up in National CX Series in Adelaide
Our resident cyclocross family the Larssons travelled to Adelaide for Rounds 1 &2 of the National Cyclocross Series hosted by Port Adelaide.
Alex (Bubsy) was in U17 womens and Rory in U19 men. Both won all their races in a dominant performance. Well done Alex, Rory and support team!
Check out the results and the cool lap times animation:
Below are Provisional Entries for Round 2 as they are received. Limit of 20 riders per club per grade. Clubs reserve the right to regrade riders. Check final places friday night before the race.
'Corsa Criterium' this Saturday 22nd May
Hamilton Wheelers racing this weekend will be the 'Corsa Criterium' to be held at Nundah.
Entry is open to anyone with an AusCycling licence and who appears on the Hamilton Wheelers grading list (no grading required for Come 'N' Try Womens race). Riders who wish to obtain a grading must apply online via this link by 8pm Thursday evening.
Women's 'Come and Try' (for ungraded women - no grading required. You do need a race licence - either a AusCycling 4 week Trial Licence or a full race licence)
The races this Saturday have been kindly sponsored by Corsa Apparel and Carlos Rolfo. Corsa Apparel provides bike apparel, motorsport, team and corporate and active wear. Check out their website - Corsa Apparel.
Extra prizemoney for each grade.
All riders will receive a gift of a water proof phone and credit card pouch.
Carlos' daughter Annabelle will be attending racing with her race car in the full Corsa Apparel livery.
Start times -
A Grade - 8.00am - 60min + 2 laps
B Grade - 7.15am - 50min + 2 laps
C Grade - 8.10am - 40min + 2 laps
Women 'Come and Try' - 9.15am - 20 min + 2 laps (AusCycling no licence required)
Women C/D/E Grade - 9.25am - 30 min + 2 laps
D Grade - 7.15am - 40 min + 2 laps
E Grade - 9.20am - 30 min + 2 laps
F Grade (Masters) - 9am - 25 min + 2 laps
B Grade Juniors - 9.05am - 15 min + 1 lap
C Grade Juniors - 9.05am - 15min + 1 lap
Drinks and snacks available at the clubhouse canteen.
Cross is Back at Nundah!
Proudly presented by Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club in conjunction with Queensland Cyclocross
Sunday 18th April 2021
COURSE MAPS ADDED AT BOTTOM!
What is Cyclocross? Here's a few video to give you an idea.
It's great to see cyclocross growing with a number of new clubs hosting racing this season. The Nundah CX is being hosted by Hamilton Wheelers.
The course will be fun and challenging, using parts of the crit circuit and includes some fast-flowy singletrack sections of buch next to the cemetery.
We will be including a "Little Crossers" event for the kids (16 inch, balance bikes etc)
Note that Womens B,C and Open (First-timers) grades will be run as completely separate races so there will be no argy bargy push and shove (unless you want it!)
Cyclocross is an exciting, challenging, whole of family activity.
There are other CX races coming to SEQ in the coming months so this could be the start of something new and exciting for you and your whole family to enjoy.
With the recent rains, it's going to be wet, so get ready to get dirty! We guarantee this will be FUN... Hugely FUN!!! And you've never done this before, YOU REALLY DO HAVE TO GIVE THIS A TRY!!
Create an EntryBoss account using Name, email and phone number. If you are entering for someone else such as a family member then use your details.
Create an profile for each rider. If you are entering for someone else, use their details. If the rider doesn't already have a racing licence just enter 'N/A' for MembershipType and 'Club' and we'll organise coverage for you.
Practice/Warm up Session one
Mens C, Mens Open (First timers), U15 Men (30min race)
We are taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously. By entering this event, you agree to the following: - All spectators/helpers/parents please check in at registration (everyone not registered to race) - You will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event - You will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices - You will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter - It is strongly recommended that you download the COVIDSafe App
So what do I do on Race Day?
Arrive early- (allowing plenty of time before the race (to affix your bib, prepare your bike, warm up etc) is crucial to having a fun and relaxed day)
There are TWO Practice/Warm Up sessions- (9:00AM-10:00AM or 12:05PM-12:30PM) - Please ensure you are there to attend at least one of these sessions prior to your race
Proceed to club house- and present at registration desk (ensure you have your license printed or available on phone)
Get your number bib- and timing chip (as appropriate)
Affix number bib- to your jersey with pins provided (on back, right hand hip, just above waist)
Attach timing chip- to bike using cable ties as instructed
Practice- ride the track and warm up (during allotted sessions)
Clear the track- when advised and/or when racing starts
Encourage- and cheer on other grades (before and after your race)
Help out- if you see someone needing assistance or you see something needing to be done
Keep your ears open- for announcements
Be on time-, ready to race when your race grade starts
Relax… Have fun… Ride Hard… -This isn't the World Cup, but challenge yourself whilst making sure you have fun
Stay around after your race- grab something to eat, have a cool drink (or two) and cheer others on! Help tidy up if you can
Go home- brag about your conquests to everyone you know (and encourage them to come next time)
Sign up- for another race (there are other CX races coming to SEQ in the coming months so this could be the start of something new and exciting for you and your whole family to enjoy!)
Cyclocross is an exciting, challenging, whole of family activity. We don't expect you to be at World Cup level, but pushing yourself is all part of the fun - so please enter into a grade appropriate to your level of fitness and/or experience… NO SANDBAGGING… ;-) The club reserves the right to move people who have entered in an inappropriate grade. We have 4 separate grades for Men & Women - A,B,C and 'Open' for first time races as well as grades for kids by age. If you are unsure of which grade to enter, here’s a very loose guideline:
If you race A grade on the road/MTB/CX, enter A Grade
If you race B grade on the road/MTB/CX, enter B Grade
If you race C grade or below on the road/MTB/C, enter C Grade
First-timers - If it's your first ever bike race and you have absolutely no idea what to expect, then enter the Open (Male or Female) Grade, have some fun, hang at the back to watch and learn the style of racing. This grade will start in a wave shortly after C.
If you are U15 or U17 and just so happen to be super talented or speedy, perhaps moving up to B or C grade is a good idea?
Juniors enter your appropriate age category and have fun
All entries should be made online. Entry fee is:
$15 Adult and U17 riders
$5 for Juniors aged U15 and younger (NOTE: free temporary licences are provided for all juniors U17 and younger without an AusCycling race licence)
A valid AusCycling (Race Off Road, All Disciplines), MTBA or CA license (that have not expired yet) is required * for all riders except Juniors U17 and younger. AusCycling QLD have kindly covered Junior riders with free race licencing for this event.
A grade must have a CX bike (rigid forks, drop bars, max 35mm CX tyre width, no shocks)
ALL OTHER GRADES: any bike, any tyre width is allowed (although knobby tyres are ABSOLUTELY recommended)
Junior categories - any (safe) bike (20 inch, 16 inch, balance bikes etc). Ensure you have plugs in the ends of handlebars.
Men's A & Women's A will be on the course at the same time, they will however start in separate waves
Adult Men, Adult Women and U15/17 Men and Women will have separate races - starting in separate waves for each grade (unless specified otherwise)
C Grade and Open (First Timers Male or Female) Grade will ride a slightly shortened course (including creek crossings and sections of bush trail/singletrack)
Junior Races will be combined in boy & girl races as per their respective age category - 'Little Crossers' (Balance Bike, U7, U9) will ride a shortened course (grass area only) - U13 & U15 will ride a shortened course (including creek crossings and sections of bush trail/singletrack) - U17 will ride the whole course
Wet-weather Policy - A decision to cancel due to poor weather is made...wait this is Cyclocross! :)
Woongoolba ITT Sunday 28th March 2021
Our winter racing season starts this Sunday with an Individual Time Trial on a new course at Woongoolba. This course is 23km long, and riders can ride either one or two laps.
When: Sunday 28th March 2021 Signon from 6am, first rider away at 7am. It pays to enter early as riders leave in the order they book (not the order they collect their number on Sunday) Where: Woongoolba State School Staplyton Jacobs Well Road, Woongoolba QLD 4207 What: ITT raced under a modified version of the Veteran Time Trial Association rules. 2 laps for A,B,C grades, 1 laps for D,E,F (or these riders may elect to do 2 laps) Who:U19 and older riders who are on the Hamilton Grading list and have a current AusCycling Race All Discipline Licence include four week free trial licences. (Course distance exceeds limit for U17 and younger riders) How (much): ONLINE ENTRY ONLY. Entry Fee $11 Why: Aim to beat the VTTA time for your gender and age. Whoever beats it by the most is the overall winner! Loos: Toilets are available at the community centre Refunds: Riders who enter and are then unable to enter can obtain a refund by contacting the club treasurer by email Parking: Please park well away from the start/finish area which is the pedestrian crossing
There are no grades for this event, you will be competing to beat a standard time for your age and gender. The rider who beats this time by the highest margin is the winner. Other places are awarded for second highest margin and so forth. Prize money and places will be dependant on entry numbers. All riders will be competing against one another.