Olivia races Cyclocross World Cup and World Champs

Our own Olivia Nendick has been in the Netherlands and Luxembourg for a World Cup race and then the World Championships last weekend. Conditions were tough, very cold with ice lurking just under the mud, off camber downhills, steep drops, stairs and hard power climbs. 

Olivia rode well and was relishing the opportunity to race against superstars like Marianne Vos, Helen Wyman, World Champ Talitha de Jong amongst others.

Well done Olivia!

Olivia passing World Champ Thalita De Jong after De Jong had a very nasty stack.

Membership Bonus for 2017

HWCC is providing all new and returning members a bonus for 2017. As well as weekly racing throughout the year, club support for QRTS Elite team, Club Champions jerseys, junior coaching, track coaching, annual presentation night, Century rides, fully sponsored State Teams Time Trial entry, Open track and Anzac 25 events, social TdF viewing nights – your club is offering all 2017 members a complimentary HWCC T shirt. To collect, all you need do is complete a volunteering duty, or come and race, and you can collect a Tee. (personal shopping only!!)
Willow has just ordered the shirts and they should be here before Xmas ready for 2017 delivery to members.


Sunday, 18 December 2016.
Free race entries. All place getters get a commemorative ribbon (no cash).
All activities including Start/ Finish in front of Clubhouse. Reverse direction.

7.00 – 7.30 am - D & E Grade. Drop & Run Race. -   25 mins
7.01 – 7.30 am – Combined C Grade. Drop & Run Race. – 25 mins
7.35 – 8.00 am – A, B & C Grade Juniors.
8. 00am - “Barbecue Bob” at his best. Free sausage sizzle starts for all present. Sausage, bread, sauce.
8.00 am - Chris Marty’s Bluegrass band plays.
8.05 am - The “Harrison Handicap” for parent and kid. Any adult who does not own a “kid” can rent one for a small donation to HWCC Juniors.
8.20 am. SANTA ARRIVES and conducts “Tykes on Bikes” Race for all little kids. Little kids do one lap of inner circuit. Bikes, training wheels, scooters, babies in prams, etc. Parents can run with kids. All kids get a ribbon and present from Santa. Start/finish in front of clubhouse.
8.30 am. Andrea’s Lolly Hunt. A traditional lolly hunt around the clubhouse for all present.
8.35 am. Awards for best decorated bike – kids and adults.
Awards for best Xmas costume – kids and adults.
8.40 - 9.10 am – A & B Grade Drop & Run Race. – 30 mins.
8.41 – 9.15 am – Fixed Gear Demonstration Event. 30 mins
Barbecue finishes approx. 15 mins after A Grade race.
NOTE: A “Drop & Run Race” involves dropping bike on far side of track, running to Comms and getting a rubber band and remounting on each lap. Any rider who, in the opinion of Comms, takes the race too seriously could be asked to do 10 push ups!

Vale  Alan  Absalom 

It is with sadness that we  report the passing of Alan  Absalom, on Tuesday 25th November, at the age of 67 yrs.
Alan was a past member of the Club, having joined and raced during the period  2006  until 2014, when upon retirement, he decided to change his riding activities to a recreational and social level.  He could often be seen riding with his local Caboolture group, doing the Redcliffe – Scarborough loop.   For those who knew Alan, he was a good strong rider, always willing to do his share of the pace, but at the same time watching for anyone who may be struggling, when he would drop back to check if they were ok, and to encourage them to keep trying.
In his days of youth, he played AFL football in Tasmania, later becoming a successful coach, and  along the way, leading up to his move to Brisbane, became an avid Geelong supporter, and with his close friend Ernie Butler, never missed an AFL game at the Gabba. 

Dan Wilson does the hat-trick!

Dan Wilson won the Western Sydney Ironman triathlon on the weekend, making it three from three after Noosa and Shepperton. Read all about it on his blog

Pinkenba/Luggage Point Individual Time Trial Sun 26th March

When: Sunday 26th March First riders starts 7am - Signon from 6:15am. Riders leave in 30 seconds intervals in sign-on order
Where: Park in Hugh St Pinkenba. Registration is on the Corner of Hugh St And Orsova Rd. The start is on the corner of Orsova St and Eagle Farm Road Pinkenba. Google Maps Link
What: 27km Individual Time Trial (2x13.5km laps) for Senior Riders. Junior Riders (U13/U15/U17) ride a shorter 1 lap course. Prizes awarded by Grade (A,B1,B2,C1,C2,D, U17,U15,U13)
How (much): $10 entry on the day (no pre-registration)
Who: Any CA licence holders who are on the grading list. Please apply before raceday if you aren't on the list. Juniors U13/U15/U17 must compete on a shorter one lap course. All U13 riders must be accompanied by an adult rider (1:1 ratio). Compulsory rollout before registration. Junior equipment rules apply. 
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

Coffee will be available thanks for Hot Shotz Coffee

Hamilton Wheelers Pinkenba/Luggage Point ITT

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