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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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Pinkenba/Luggage Point Individual Time Trial Sun 4th July 2021


UPDATE: We are able to proceed with out event as the lockdown has been lifted, but please ensure you are aware and compliant with our COVID Safety rules


  • Don't attend if you have ANY symptoms,have been to an identified hotpot or been in contact with someone with current threat within 14 days 
  • Everyone at the event must wear a mask at all times, except when riding
  • All riders and visitors to check in using the QLD Check in app
  • Riders must confirm their check in before receiving their number
  • Maintain social distancing. Get in...race...get out





When: Sunday 4th July 2021 First riders starts 7am - Signon from 6:00am. Riders leave in 30 seconds intervals in the order they register on buncheur (not ordered by grade or the order you arrive on the day)

Where: Park in Hugh St Pinkenba. Registration is on the Corner of Hugh St And Orsova Rd (100m off the main road). The course starts on the corner of Orsova St and Eagle Farm Road Pinkenba.
Google Maps Link   Strava Course Map

What: 26km Individual Time Trial (2x13km laps) for Senior Riders, 1 lap for U17s. Prizes awarded in each of our 6 Grades (A,B,B,C,,D,E,F), U17s plus first unplaced female

How (much): $11 entry online only via buncheur. Entries close 6pm Saturday night. ENTER HERE

Who: Any CA licence holders who are on the grading list. Paracyclists are more than welcome to enter. 
          If you don't have a licence and would like to try racing please check out our Getting Started Guide
          Please apply by the thursday night beforehand if you aren't on the grading list. 
          For safety reasons no U9,U11 or U13 or U15 juniors permitted 

Why: To test man and machine against the chronometer in the ultimate race of truth! Plus it's fun in a weird sort of way

PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF RESIDENTS ON ORSOVA RD AND BE VERY QUIET!!!

Also note there are NO toilet facilities!


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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.


 

Lakeside Racing is back!

We have managed to secure some new bookings for Lakeside. Dates are:
  • Sat Aug 14
  • Sat Dec 4
  • Sat Dec 11
The Lakeside licence is still required and remains at the previous rate of $10. Online race entry will be $11 as usual via Buncheur.
 
As always keep an eye on the Calendar for up-to-date event details

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:

 
 
 

2021 Interclub Series Details


Use these link to enter for each round or click on the race Flyer below for each round. See below for provisional list of entries. Please enter only once in your correct grade.

Race 1 (Uni)
 

Race 3 – (Ipswich CC)







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.

ONLINE ENTRY CLICK HERE
 
 
Including 2 Women's Only Races -
  • C/D/E Women's Grade
  • 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!!

Full details and online entry at:

https://entryboss.cc/races/6925


Online Entry via EntryBoss

All entries must be done online. Here's how:
  • 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.




 

Schedule

Event Start Time End Time
Course Setup 7:00am 9:00am
Registration Open 8:00am  
Practice/Warm up Session one 9:00am 10:00am
Mens C, Mens Open (First timers), U15 Men (30min race) 10:00am 10:45am
U13, U11, U9, U7, Balance Bike (10-15min race) 10:45am 11:15am
Womens B, C, Womens Open (First timers), U17/U15 Womens (40min race) 11:15am 12:05pm
Presentations for above Grades 12:05pm 12:25am
Practice/Warm Up Session Two 12:05pm 12:30am
Mens B, U17 Men (40min race) 12:30pm 1:30am
Mens A, Womens A (50min race) 1:30pm 2:30am
Presentations Session Two 2:30pm 3:00am
Packup 2:30pm 3:30am

COVID-19 Notice

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!)

Entry Grades

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

Entry Fee

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)

Licences

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.

For adult newcomers or unlicensed riders - A FREE 4-week trial license is available via AusCycling's website: https://auscycling.org.au/membership/other/free-trial (PLEASE NOTE: you will need this to be able to enter the event online via Entry Boss)

Bikes

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.

Race Format

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

Race Procedures

 

  • Rego Close: - Rego closes 15 minutes prior to race start.
  • Scratching: - Scratching is self-serve with automated refund via EntryBoss, if within cut-off time.
  • *No License - No Race * - all riders except U17 and younger juniors need a current AusCycling licence
  • New to Racing: - Try a COMPLETELY FREE AusCycling 4 week trial membership https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/other/free-trial
  • On-the-day Entries: - $20 (must have proof of licence)
  • Announcements: - Please check the Hamilton Wheelers website or Hamilton Wheelers Facebook for any announcements regarding racing.
  • 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: ‚Äč  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.

Even though this is not a graded event, all entrants must have a current grading with Hamilton Wheelers. This is important for eligibility, and so we have all your current information include date of birth and emergency contact details. Click HERE for Grading List Application (Entries close thursday night 8pm)

There will be two events - a one lap (23Km) race for D,E,F hamilton graded riders, or two lap (46Km) for A,B or C Hamilton graded riders. One lap riders may enter to do 2 laps if they wish.

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE ENTRY

(Do not enter if you do not have a current Hamilton Grading, grading applications close thu 8pm)


There will be a men section and women section in each event.

Riders will leave in 30second intervals, the two lap race riders will go first.
Riders will be in order of how they enter - the earlier you enter, the earlier you go.