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2020 Hamilton Wheelers Road Race KOM Financial Advice QCRS Rd 3 Start List/Schedule





NOTE: A condition of using this facility is possession of a Queensland Raceway Bicycle Licence by each rider. Riders without an annual licence for Lakeside will need to download and complete this form and bring it along with $10 cash. This fee goes to the circuit management not Hamilton Wheelers or Cycling Queensland.


Gaz's Guide to the 2020 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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2020 Cunningham Classic Report

From Club Captain Mick Cole:

Shout out to the 54 Hamilton Wheelers  members who started the Cunningham Classic yesterday; Round 2 of the Queensland Classic Road Series. More than 390 riders from around the state tackled the course from Gatton to Warwick, with warm conditions making for some very interesting racing. Amongst our members, there were a few standout performances, with 7 riders finishing in the Top 10 for their category:
Hannes Venter (MMA, 7th)
Peter Oddsson (MMB, 1st)
Robert Cordle (MMB, 2nd)
Michael DeZwart (MMC2, 2nd)
Rodney Tanner (MMC2, 4th), KOM and Most Impressive!!
Darren Grant (MMC2, 10th)
Wayne Wilson (MMD, 5th)
Thanks to Kangaroo Point Cycling Club, Cycling Queensland and all the volunteers for making this event such a success and thanks also to Glenn McIntosh, Adam Baker and Belbaker Bus Charter for organising and providing the incredible bus service between Nundah, Gatton, and Warwick.

We are hosting Round 3 of the QCRS, which is to be held on October 24th at Lakeside Raceway. Full details are available here https://cycling.org.au/qld/kom-financial-advice-qcrs-round-3-hamilton-wheelers-open
 
Mick Cole
HWCC Club Captain

 

COVID-19 and Hamilton Racing and Training Activities

Hamilton Wheelers operating policies from July 2020…
 

  • Entries for all club races to be done on-line and will close by 6pm on the day preceding the event. Members who feel that they are not equipped to do this should contact the club handicapper by email or phone and alternative arrangements will be made.
  • Event entry fee to be paid via the buncheur.com on-line entry system.
  • All competitors must attend the Commissaire briefing immediately prior to their event. Any rider who does not attend will not be allowed to race in the event.
  • Members wanting to redeem HWCC Volunteer passes should enter and pay by the on-line system, then, when presenting at registration exchange the Volunteer pass for a cash refund.
  • Race prizemoney (where applicable) will be paid in cash on the day.
  • HWCC races at Lakeside call for a separate “Lakeside licence” fee of $10 each day – these are still to be paid by cash on the day. (Yearly Lakeside licences are still available at $55). We will endeavor to have an EFT option but cannot guarantee it so please bring $10 cash. Forms can be downloaded from the website and completed beforehand to minimise contact and save time.
  • Members are required to perform volunteer duty at one event each year. On this day, the member should not plan to also participate in a race. You need to nominate at which event you would like to volunteer on the website calendar.  Volunteers will receive one Race pass, an item of HWCC kit (this year socks) and entry in the draw at the Presentation day function to win a free CA licence for the following year. Members are allowed to enter 3 HWCC events if they have not nominated a volunteer date. After that they will be denied entry until they do nominate a date online on the volunteer calendar.
  • All Under 17 competitors must complete a “roll-out” prior to racing.

 
During the Covid 19 restriction period…
 

  • Riders must observe social distancing in and around the clubhouse.
  • Riders must ensure that any non-competitors, i.e. parents/friends with them are entered on the Covid Tracking form at registration at every meeting.
  • The “pigeon hole” storage facility in the HWCC clubhouse at Nundah will be made available for riders to leave valuables during a race, but are requested to observe social distancing when using them.

 
 

Great Sadness for Hamilton Members

 


It is with great sadness that we pass on the news of the death of 3 of our members and former members.

Carolyn Lister

The club has received awful news that Carolyn Lister passed away this morning after being hit by a vehicle on her morning commute, in the vicinity of her workplace at the RBWH.

Carolyn was a very strong rider who recently took up racing with us. She was excited to win her first race late last year. Carolyn was a keen traveler, having cycled in many places around the world. The club wishes to pass on our deepest condolences to her husband John.
 
Scott Irvine

Scott Irvine aged 34 years. Scott was a popular member of Hamilton Wheelers from 2015 to 2017. During this time he won the Bill Osbourne Memorial, The Most Improved Rider in the club and the Aggregate Points score trophies. He was a keen and enthusiastic participant who always raced with great vigour and commitment.

If anyone needs assistance in these peculiar times don’t hesitate in contacting https://www.beyondblue.org.au/about-us/contact-us 



 Ray Meredith

One of Hamilton’s greatest ever riders Ray Meredith passed away aged 82 years on June 9th. Ray’s list of Hamilton victories is way too long to list as are his achievements at State and National level.

Desperately close to both Commonwealth Games and Olympic selection on 2 occasions, Ray will be remembered for his aggressive and uncompromising style of racing and training. It was well known that when you rode in his group you would work hard, very hard, then most likely be beaten by him at the end of the day. A former member of the now defunct Sandgate Cycling Club, Ray became a stalwart of Hamilton Wheelers and was recognized at the Century Dinner of the club in 2008. A great rider and Hamilton member, Ray was celebrated at a private service.

 

Vale Darryl Bowes

Darryl Bowes, past member of Hamilton Wheelers and father of James Bowes a current member, sadly passed away Friday 19th June.
Darryl was a jovial and keen masters rider who still kept up with happenings by watching James race and saying hello at many Hamilton races.
Vale Darryl.

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.