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COVID-19 and Hamilton Racing and Training Activities

Back to Racing!

We have compiled a jam-packed calendar of events for the remainder of the year. This begins 1 August but there is the possibility of an earlier start with a FREE Criterium at Nundah to get the party started!

Our club has been liasing with Cycling Queensland and we have been attempting to develop our event calendar around the draft CQ Calendar to minimize clashes.
 
Club Secretary Matt Smart met with the CQ advisory group recently and we have agreed to:
 
1.       Not commit to any racing in Stage 2. It is simply not viable to have any event for 20, including officials and keep social distancing etc.
2.       Permit the juniors to restart training from June 12 under the Covid 19 Stage 2 conditions
3.       Publish a calendar of racing from August 1st to all members

Click here to view our Racing Calendar

Help find Junjie's bike!

From Moreton Bay CC:
Moreton Bay CC rider and regular Hamilton competitor Junjie Huang had a crash on the Hornibrook last Wed 4th December on the bike path at the Sandgate side of the Hornibrook Bridge yesterday afternoon and we'd like to thank a chap called Mark for helping him and the ambulance. Mark wrote Junjie a note of where his bike was being taken but Junjie has lost it, if you see this Mark or know of Mark who helped Junjie please contact me. Lucky Junjie is tough and will be back on the bike in no time. If you have any information please contact Junjie at


Vale Lindsay Green


It is with great sadness that we advise of the passing of one of Hamilton’s most respected men. Lindsay Green passed away Tuesday 26th May at his care facility in Caboolture. Thankfully he was active and still enjoying life until a few weeks ago, though missing his favourite biking sessions. He would turn 88 on May 31st.

Lindsay has been a Hamilton member since he moved from South Australia many years ago. A noted competitor, Audax hero and Paris-Brest-Paris finisher, Hamilton Club Champion, and above all a true gentleman, he will be well remembered and well and truly missed. 

Lindsay will be sadly missed by his wife Connie, children Tony and Jennifer, grandchildren Lauren and Grace and all his cycling buddies throughout the world.






Twilight Series 2019/2020


The annual Hamilton Twilight Criterium Series is on again! There are six races over summer on a Wednesday afternoon. As there is not enough light to run all of our usual grades, we only run four senior grades. 
  • A Grade (for riders already graded as A with Hamilton)
  • B1 Grade (for riders already graded as B1 with Hamilton)
  • B2 Grade  (for riders already graded as B2 with Hamilton, or any male riders under 50 years only graded as C1)
  • C Grade (for male riders already graded as C1 and who are 50 years or older, any riders already graded as C2 with Hamilton, and any female riders graded as C1 or C2)
  • All juniors U17 and younger must race in the Junior Races only
To be sure check your grading on the Twilight Grading List - if you haven't raced with us for a while you may need to re-apply

If you have changed clubs or membership number please advise the handicappers - this is not an automatic process.




Here is a highlights package from Round 1 courtesy of Kim Flesser. ( Please note that special permission was given to use an onboard camera, we don't permit cameras otherwise)



As these races are short and fast, and attract large fields of riders, they are not suitable for novice racers. For this safety reason, riders new to racing and on Starter Pack licences are not eligible for entry.

Wet Weather Policy: Our policy is that a call to cancel or modify the race schedule will only be made at the track by the chief commissaire. Should there be a cancellation every effort will be made to notify via the front page of this website, facebook page & group by 4:30pm. 


Winning at the Nundah Criterium Circuit - by Fless


QRTS Round 4 Report

Race report from DS Phil Jones:

Round 4 at Murarrie was the final event for 2019.
The first race of the day a 25 minute +2 laps points race with points every 2 laps,5 3 2 1 points on the line. Then the big race 1 hour + 2 laps. The Hamilton Team had a great first race with a good win by Zach Larson supported by Hanes Venter, Mitch Yard, Peter Odsson, Dave Wadesworth and Ky Parkinson. Zach got in a small break at half distance and took 1st place in the sprint that gave him 5pts that group got caught back and few more moves went and came back, With 3 laps to go The Hamilton riders forced a small gap on the field with Hannes and young Mitch Yarde, this being his first Elite race, setting up a good gap for Zach to hold on for first over the line and taking the double points at the end that gave us our first win.

The main race of the day was a bit mixed for Hamilton we missed the main break of the day and 4 of the team finished in the main pack.

Thanks to all the riders and helpers especially mechanic Bill Tape for all their help!