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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




Which grade do I enter in?

All HPRW riders should obtain a grading by the handicapper and will appear on the Club Grading List and must ride only in that grade. If you aren't yet on the grading list, or you think you should be in a different grade please contact the handicapper

All visiting riders are graded via the Visitors Grading List. In the interest of fairness and safety, visitors from other clubs should contact the handicapper by thursday evening before the event to be placed in the correct grade. As a general rule riders with an open CQ grading are placed as follows unless otherwise advised:
  • A grade - Elite A,Elite B, Masters A, Women A
  • B grade - Masters B, Elite C, Mas C up to 45 yrs, Women B, U 17 men
  • C1 grade - Masters C, Women C, U 17 Women, U 15 men, some ungraded riders
  • C2 grade – Mas C older 50 yrs +, U13 Men, U15 Women, Women C & D
  • D grade – Mas D, Women D, + some ungraded older women and men, juniors
  • E grade – invitation only

Full details of the grading lists and policy are on the Gradings Page.
QRTS WARWICK ROUND 2 REPORT
1-2 July 2017
The Hamilton Wheelers Elite team travelled to Warwick last weekend for round 2 of the QRTS.

Mark Creaby replaced Lochie Sinclair for round 2 and joined the rest of the team:
Michael Bettany, Nino Calabro, Ian Johnston , Murray McClymont and Dan Wilson to stay at Scotts College in the style of a true tour team and yeah  they all agreed it was BLOODY cold!! Even mechanic Bill Tape felt the balmy air!!

Saturday saw the 6km Prologue in the morning followed by the 1 hour crit in the afternoon. Creabs got the boys off to a solid start in the Prologue and all our riders finished within 20 seconds of each other but 40 seconds off the leaders. Nino (F/T or fastest time in the team) Calabro was the star and after finishing in the bunch in the crit became the new holder of the Masters jersey.

The Crit was a brutal exercise of attrition for 40 minutes with approximately half the field withdrawn by the commissaires. With a start list of 96 riders on a 1.4km rectangular course, it was hot from the get go with Jordan Kerby (Pedallars) showed the class of a World Champion in riding away with a great win. Pickles, F/T, Ian Johnston and Dan Wilson finished in the pack 50 secs down.

It was a really solid day out for the team placing 8th on GC out of the 16 teams starting.

Creabs # 66 looking for a pen before the crit:



With the breakfast temperature at – 1C!! the team headed out to Yangan for the start of the of the 121 km Road race. An undulating 3 lap course awaited, with our boys planning to keep F/T in the Masters Leaders jersey by the end of the day.

The day featured a series of attacks and counter attacks with the Hamilton Team staying together until almost the end of Lap 2 when Dan Wilson went with a group to chase down the break at 2.00 mins down the road. The peleton slowly disintegrated on Lap 3 with the lead group of 20 + riders finishing within a minute of the winner. Dan finished 18th 36 seconds down with Pickles, F/T, and Muz finishing within 5 mins of the winner.

So Hamilton finished 8th on GC 10 mins 42 secs down. Ashleigh Elliott riding for Galibier finished 3rd in the crit and 9th in the RR to become 3rd placed on GC going into Rd 3, well done Ash. Other Hamilton Riders – Mitch Neumann and Elliot Schultz performed well for their teams though Mitch was ill by Sunday afternoon.

Our boys did really well in a high quality series of races with the RR the highlight. Unfortunately F/T could not hold the Masters Leaders jersey, but the next round in September in Gympie will give him another chance.

2013 Cunningham Classic Results


Here are the full results from this year's Cunningham Classic. By all accounts this years race was tough with headwinds a lot of the way. Well done to Matt Ryan 1st Masters A
Anthony Zahra 1st Masters B (also Most Impressive Rider)
Luke Cunningham 2nd Elite C
William Mason 4th Masters C2
Meg Walsh 1st unplaced Women Masters D
Jim Murphy 2nd Masters C1

Matt Ryan - If this guy gets over the hill with you look out!
Image courtesy ESI Sports Photography


Anthony Zahra's attacking style pays off big time!
Image courtesy Veloshotz

Jordan Kerby - World Champion!

Jordan Kerby has won Gold in the Individual Pursuit at the World Track Championships in Hong Kong! In qualifying Jordan set the 3rd fastest time in history of 4:12:172!!!!

In a drama-filled finale, Kerby’s battle with reigning world champion Filippo Ganna (ITA) was stopped by commissaires after four laps due to a timing malfunction. 

Kerby however was not distracted by the commotion, and in the restarted final, he powered to his maiden world title (4:17.068) by more than four seconds.

Jordan is now back in Brisbane and when interviewed jokingly said “I'll have a good kit to roll to the brew shop in now!” 


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2013 Century Ride

After the ride - missing a few who had to leave early (missing Daniel Zabek, Andy Patten,Lindsay Green)

The weather was not exactly great but we had about 26 for the full and about 15 I think for the half. It drizzled for a lot of it, but we only had proper rain for the last few kms into Landsborough for a stop at the awesome Buck's Bakery. We travelled a total of 50m before the first flat, once that was fixed I discovered mine was going down too...oops. Included a couple on the way out to start there were a total of 10 flats! One pop rivet, 2 from broken tiles, one pinchflat from a pothole, the rest glass. Thanks to Wayne and Kerry Wilson for the fabulous hospitality afterwards, and to BBQ Bob for the snags. Special mention must go to Lindsay Green who completed the century again this year at 81 years young, and to Brian Ferris for directing this ride every year since Moses was a boy (I think it's well over 30). Thanks for coming everyone! 

Century Riders 2013 Half Century Riders 2013
Phil Jones Wayne Wilson
Paul Brennan Rick Brownhill
Daniel Zabeck Jim Loyden
Chris Marty Bob McIntyre
Scott Barnes Ric Svanberg
Clayton Thiedecke Donna Fyfe
Bryan Ferris Neil Jackson
Graeme Woolnough Mel Symon
Scott Smith Tom McIndoe
Lindsay Green Lachlan Tait
Mark Hilmer Neco Kriel
John Madigan Colin Chapman
Terry Miller Lochie Morgan
Hugh Fryson Andrew Morgan
John Chapman Katie Chapman
Mark McLennan Tim Gilchrist
Andrew Patten Jenni Eason
Grant Dawson  
Peter Heywood  
Michael Frost  
Adam Harrison