Australian Junior Track Series Round 3 (Adelaide) - Race Report
To cap off the Australian Junior Track Series, Ethan Lang made the trip down to a scorching hot Adelaide Super-drome to represent Hamilton Wheelers in what would be his comeback race after breaking his collarbone at junior road nationals in September. One week after surgery Ethan began a solid eight-week block of indoor training that resulted in a very impressive improvement in FTP (fitness). So, despite missing three months of JETS track training at Anna Meares Velodrome Ethan was confident of a good showing in Adelaide.
The first day of racing incorporated the national omnium championships. Ethan easily qualified for the championship event by scoring a point in the first sprint of his points race heat placing him in the top 20.
The omnium championship was hotly contested by the best U17 track riders in Australia. For Ethan, it was a to be a lesson in training specificity and reacquainting himself with shoulder-to-shoulder U17 track racing. After a long, hard day of racing, when other riders were beginning to fatigue, Ethan started to find his legs. In the final event of the omnium, the points race, Ethan was back to his usual ways, attacking, bridging gaps and being competitive in the sprints.
In the evening after his four omnium events, Ethan had “the sorest quads he has ever experienced”. Not at all unexpected considering he hasn’t raced on the boards since April 2022 and has had less than an hour of training on his track bike since then. Ethan can now appreciate the unique power and strength you gain from pushing a single gear around a velodrome. No wonder our Aussie track riders do so well in road events too.
The second day of racing saw more improvement again as Ethan became more confident onthe track bike. Although the results sheet doesn’t reflect it, it was a great outcome for him. In the series, we had 4 juniors representing the Hamilton Wheelers with Porter White
leading our U17 men in 24 th overall. Lachlan Walters was not far behind in 27 th and Ethan brought home the back of the pack in 43 rd . Meanwhile, Harrison Dowling took out 30 th in the U15 men. Our U17 Men will also be training hard now having been selected to the QLD junior track team to compete at nationals in April.
Alexandra 'Bubsy' Larsson National XCC MTB Champ
Congrats to Bubsy Larsson who won gold at Thredbo in the U17 XCC (Cross Country Short Course) championship race and silver in the XCO (Cross Country Olympic) race.
Full results at https://my.raceresult.com/233159/
photos - Jason Larsson
How to pin on your number
Here is the correct way to pin on your number for races with Hamilton Wheelers. We use a camera directly in line with the finish. This means you number must be clearly visible directly from side on.
Volunteering at the finish line is a good way to see who can and can't pin a number on!
Pin you number across your ribcage (not on your back) when leant over in a sprint position
Make sure it's on the correct side - right side for normal direction Nundah, left side for most road courses and reverse crits
Check to make sure the number isn't folded over
You can angle the number so it's vertical when leant over
Extra pins are available if you need to make it more 'aero'
'My mate did it for me' is not a good excuse!
Don't forget to claim your places straight after the race
Can you read all these numbers?
Belbaker Bus Charter Twilight Criterium Series 2022/23
Click here for online entry via EntryBoss
Please ensure you have a current Hamilton Wheelers Grading before entering or you entry won't be accepted.
Annual Presentation Awards 2022
Our annual awards ceremony was held at the clubhouse after racing on Saturday.
A Grade Male
B Grade Male
C Grade Male
D Grade Female
D Grade Male Arthur Puie
[No photo sorry]
U13 GIRLS Rio Pender
[No photo sorry, racing at AJTS]
Club Champions (with a few stand-ins!)
Soldiers Honour Handicap Winner: Peter Allonby
Ted Alexander Handicap Div 1 Winner: Kate Morgan
Ted Alexander Handicap Div 2 Winner:
Frank Papp Div 1 Memorial Handicap Winner: Peter Oddson
Frank Papp Div 2 Memorial Handicap Winner: Lachlan Walters
Eric Hawkins Memorial Race: Zach Gilmore (L'ceston)
Most Improved Rider:
Most Improved Junior:
Presidents Award awarded to the following 5 volunteers:
Paul Dahl/Stu Morrison - mowing
Darryl Baker - Chief Commissaire duties
Kim Flesser - newsletter
Jenni Eason - clubhouse catering
Marshall Cusworth - floods cleanup, container removal
Volunteer of the Year:
Aggregate Score Winner: Wayne Wilson
Life Time Achievement Award – Mick Wilkinson
Life Membership Award: Gary Alcorn
Volunteers random draw prize.
1st Prize Ben Wilcox - One year free membership
2nd – Leah Roberts – smaller prizes
3rd – Chris Jefferies – smaller prizes
Cash Cow Random Draw Winner $450 Paul Newman
2022 Club Championship
Each year our club championship is conducted over three different disciplines to determine who is the best overall rider. The overall winner in each grade or division is awarded the coveted Club Championship jersey. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded for the winners of each event.
The three events were:
Criterium - Sat 6th Aug Nundah - Results
Individual Time Trial - Sat 27th August Woongoolba - Results
Road Race - Sat 10th Sept Elimbah - Results
Overall Results and Club Champions
A Grade Male ANDREW FRIEBE
B Grade Male MICHAEL ARCHER
C Grade Male ZACK WILSON
D Grade Female JULIANA ROWAN
D Grade Male ARTHUR PUIE
F Grade BOB MCINTYRE
U13 BOYS HARRISON DOWLING
U13 GIRLS RIO PENDER
U15 BOYS LACHLAN WALTERS
Separate categories were conducted for male and female riders in each HWCC grade division. Junior club championships are the exception as they are conducted in Age divisions for U9, U11, U13 and U15, U17. Male and Female riders start together but seperate points are awarded. U17 riders start with C grade but seperate points are awarded.
Riders remain in their grades for the whole championship unless absolutely necessary - if riders move up a grade they will carry half their points over.
Due to schedule constraints with COVID and poor weather Junior Jerseys were awarded based on the Criterium round only.
Club Championship Points
1st 10 + Gold Medal
2nd 6 + Silver Medal
3rd 4 + Bronze Medal
Peform roster duty at Club Championship event 2pts
Commissaire at club Championship event 4 pts
A special Club Champion jersey is awarded to the rider in each category with the highest aggregate points and who has competed in all of the three club championship events. There must be more than one rider, in each championship event, in the category for a jersey to be awarded. In the event if a tie, the winner is determined by the greater number of highest places. If required after this the ITT time will decide the winner.
Hamilton Elite Team - QRTS Report 23/24 July 2022
The Hamilton Wheelers Elite Team (sponsored by Joseph Hughes Accounting
) tackled the tough courses near Gympie last weekend in Round 2 of this year’s series.
Many thanks again to Joe Hughes Accounting for assisting the club with generous sponsorship of our HWCC Elite Team.
The team suffered massive withdrawals caused by Covid and illness but were able to put a team of 5 into the 2 days of racing in Round 2 of the QRTS. What a job they did for themselves and Hamilton.
Stage 1 was a 95 km undulating windy course at Imbill where the average speed was 39.79 km/hr.
Ren Bao Tsen was 15 th overall 19 secs down on the winner with Liam Farrell was 21 st , Jordan Mann 22 nd , Ben Wilcox 33 rd and Zack Wilson 34th.
The day finished with a showcase sprint up the main sprint with Ben Wilcox spectacularly destroying his rear mech (and skilfully staying upright) to conclude an interesting day’s racing.
Stage 2 saw the race move to Kandanga with an TTT in the morning and a road race in the afternoon. The team performed well in the TTT coming 7 th overall down 1.55 to a very strong Tandem Co Team.
The afternoon road race was a VERY testing hilly affair of 94 km with the pack being decimated by the nature of the course and the strong front riders. Your team performed magnificently with Ren Bao Tsen being in the lead pack all day and finishing in 11 th place (st) as the eventual winner. Jordan Mann was 21 st Liam Farrell 29 th Ben Wilcox 31 st and Zack Wilson 35 th . This was a TOUGH day but your team performed very well and this experience will stand them in good stead for Round 3 the Battle on the Border.
Currently the team sits in 6 th place in the team’s category and hopefully more riders will have recovered and be able to complete in Round 3.
Full results - AusCycling Event Results
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2022 Anzac Day 25/20
Entries are now open for the Hamilton Wheelers Anzac Day 25 and 20.
NOTE: A condition of using this facility is possession of a Queensland Raceway Bicycle Licence by each rider. Riders will need to download, print, complete and (or do it on the day we will have copies available) and present it at registration. The $10 fee (for Qld Raceway) is included in the entry fee.
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Sat March 19th 2022 Battle of the Arses Results
We had a great morning of racing out at Lakeside. In the end Hamilton won and retained the Arses Trophy for 2022 scoring 550 points to Uni's 350.
Just wanted to thank all the University of Queensland and Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club members who made their way to Lakeside this morning for the re-scheduled Battle of the Aarses. We had around 150 riders nominate to compete in the 6 graded races and while some fields were a bit one-sided, it was fantastic to see so many enthusiastic men and women enjoying themselves.
As the narrow victors last year, Hamilton were keen to retain the trophy and, after 6 races, came out on top with a total score of 550 points to Uni’s 340 points. Congratulations to the Hamilton Wheelers; we broke the 10 year drought last year and will hold the trophy again for 2022!!
A very special thanks to all of the UQCC and HWCC volunteers who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes (and today) to make this event possible; especially Bear Liange, Tom Coates and Luke Chippendale from UQCC and Kim Flesser, Adam Harrison, Wayne Wilson, Ceran Nilsen, and Matthew Smart from HWCC.
Thanks also to our incredible commissaires who took care of today’s races, our team of volunteers who covered the sign-on desks and marshalled the corners/finish line, and the great group of spectators who came out to support the riders and the event.
The 3-race Interclub series between Hamilton Wheelers, University of Queensland, and Lifecycle cycling clubs is set to be a cracker this year. But, until then, train hard and ride safe.
HWCC Club Captain
Chief Commissaire: Paul Farrington
Assistant Commissaires: Darryl Baker, Andrew Martin
Signon: Nick Rinaudo, Adam Harrison, Ceran Nilsen
Marshalls: Scott Slade, John Tunney, Lance Chamberlain
Finish: Ceran Nilsen, Aaron Liang
Hamilton Club Captain Mick Cole and UQ President Aaron Liang with the Arses trophy
L-R Joe Perkins, Jordan Kerby, Matthew Lambert, Dan Wilson
L-R Estaban Ochoa, Jim Murphy, Warren Ingram, Steve Munro, Syaheed, Ismail
L-R Will Masson, Ofisi Lasalo, Justin McDean, Michael Johnston
L-R Stuart McCormick, (stand in for the winner Wen Deng who was missing for the photo), Michael Scully, ANdrew Nguyen
L-R Maddison Taylor, Anna Beck, Quinn Findlay
L-R Jules Rowan, Kim Rasker, Margaret Patterson, Narelle Coutts
Thanks to all our organisers and volunteers from both clubs.
Club Captains with the Trophy
Traffic Controllers Needed
For Road Race Permits on open roads, the club now requires accredited event traffic marshals - just normal club volunteers can easily be accredited.
So to conduct road races at our locations like Elimbah and Pine Dam, we need a pool of members (18 years +) who have undertaken the short, on-line accreditation course offered by the State Government.
To ensure we can keep racing, the club is asking for anyone with an interest in this activity and who would like to complete the course, to do so.
The links below provide information and access to the course which takes approx 30 minutes. The club, of course, will pay for any expenses incurred by any member. This would be a great contribution to the club in an ongoing capacity and be greatly appreciated. For more information, please contact Wayne (Willow) Wilson
Information about the course - Click Here
On-line Traffic Marshal course - Click Here
Hamilton Team for QRTS
The Hamilton Elite Team for this year's Queensland Road Team Series (QRTS) is:
Nino Calabro, Murray McClymont, Lachlan Sinclair, Daniel Van Driel, Michael Bettany, Zach Larsson, Colin Chapman, Shayne King and Jason Churchward.
Round One is this weekend at our own stomping ground at Elimbah. There is a road race on saturday and a team time trial on the Sunday.
Riders selected for Round One are:
Phil Jones Team Manager Bill Tape Mechanic
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
Here's the Full details on the Twilight Series
Volunteer Roster - Nominate before your next race
This is a reminder for Hamilton Members about our Volunteering Roster.
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
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Captain's Log (Star date 4th October 2021)
HWCC at Darren Smith Classic - QCRS Wrapped Up
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.
Some Dirty Wheelers' Action
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.
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Gaz's Guide to the 2021 Winter Season
Thanks to Gary Alcorn for this Winter Season Guide which will hopefully be useful to those new to the club, and those not so new!
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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.
Entry is a two step process
1. Make your payment via this link at Buncheur.com
2. Enter your handicap details via the form below
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: