Hamilton Wheelers Annual Presentation Evening

When: Saturday October 14th, 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start

Where:  144 Dorville Rd Carseldine

Why: To celebrate the 2017 year and congratulate the age champions, Century riders and the major trophy winners (who wins the big ones this year??)
What do you get? Huge buffet meal – salads, cold meats, hot vegetables, roast, deserts, inc. Bambini Ice Cream, tea and coffee + the company of your friends and racing mates!!
How much for this? $45 pp., $25 for HWCC members, Kids 3 – 12 yrs. $25 (The club subsidises each member $20). Drinks via bar service range from $6.50 to $8.00 (beer, wine and spirits, softies $3.50)
How do I sign up?? Just send a reply to Willow on  and you are in. Pay on the night, please indicate if you have special dietary requirements
See you all then!!

Zach Larsson wins Junior Men National CX race

CX racer Zach Larsson won the first of two races at round 6 of the National CX series at the Fields of Joy CX circuit in Melbourne (26/27 Aug) and finished third in the second race. This is a UCI C2 race so Zach has earned some valuable points leading up to Worlds championship events next year. Well done Zach!

Eric Hawkins Memorial Race 9:30am Sun 24th Sept @ Nundah

Eric Hawkins was a long time Hamilton rider with many great achievements who sadly passed away in 2014. Eric found himself on the podium at State and National levels riding as a Pro, He developed himself a reputation as a hard core madison rider on the track. Eric was a member of the the Caboolture Pro Club Committee for many years until the club eventually folded in 1982. The following year was when Eric and his youngest son Troy joined the Hamilton Wheelers. Eric was a valued and respected cyclist amongst his peers and took every opportunity to teach his son the way of the road and track. He competed in numerous team time trials and open races representing Hamilton Wheelers winning a swag of club championship medals. Eric continued to ride as a recreational cyclist until 2002.

His son Troy has long wanted to honour his Dad's memory and is supporting us with special trophies and prizes. Last year we had the inaugral race as a longer endurance criterium of 75 minutes.

When: Sunday 24th Sept 9:30am
Where: Nundah
What: 75 minute endurance race
Entry: $10
Prizes: Massive trophies plus huge cash prizes

In last year's race race there were many attacks and quite a few got dropped before a final breakaway of 7 riders eventually got away with another chasing pack of 5 riders. On the final lap Harry Sweeny took off just after the clubhouse, Jordan Kerby gave chase but couldn't quite catch Harry and Mitch Neumann was able to hold off the other riders to claim third. Harry won $500 for first, Jordan $200, Mitch $100 and the two $50 primes were won by Mark Richardson and Mal Rudolph. Who will it be this year??

National Cyclo-cross Championship

Two of our juniors travelled to Adelaide for the CX national championship last week. Congratulations to Zach Larsson who won the U19 National Championship and to Olivia Nendick was third in the U23 womens field. 

Full results HERE

HWCC/Uni/Sunshine Coast Interclub Series Report

Round 3 - Skippy Park, Landsborough - Sunday 27th August

Unfortunately the Uni club pipped us by just one point to take out the trophy this year. We’ve won 4 out of the last 5 years, so I suppose it was time for us to be brought back to Earth!

Our D grade men again did us proud with Les Preston, Geoff Prendergast and Hugh Fison picking up maximum points.

The C grade HWCC team were again well organised by captain Mick Cole. Well done to Gary Ernst on his solo early break, which ‘cooked’ a few of the Sunshine Coast and Uni riders who had to work hard to catch. A second pre-organised break saw Jason Churchward, Sam Reed and Jacob Trotter get away from the pack in a 4 man break. Unfortunately a Sunny Coast rider took the win with our riders picking up the placings. Gary also won the sprint for the rest of the pack and picked up an extra  point for the club.

B grade was a bit of a disaster for us. Uni club took all points due to 2 strong riders making a very strong break and their sprinters having a ‘holiday’ in the pack, while HWCC and Sunny Coast tried to reel them in. Good efforts by Matt Smart, Dave Roest, Daniel van Driel and Jack Landsberg.

A grade saw strong performances by Adam Robinson, Murray McClymont, Anthony Sibraa and Andy Patten. Murray and Adam were in an early unsuccessful break, then unfortunately missed the next surge which saw 6 riders away, including Andy and Anthony.  The pace was really hot for these 6 riders with Andy picking up 5th place.

The final score after 3 rounds was:-

University Cycling Club - 106 points
Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club - 105 points
Sunshine Coast Cycling Club - 73 points

Oh well, there’s always next year!

Kim Flesser (Fless) HWCC Club Captain