2016 State Road Team Time Trial

The State Road Team Time Trial has been moved to Elimbah this year and is being held on Sunday 28th August. The ITT championship has been rescheduled for the day before at Urliup (near Murwillumbah NSW).

As always the club pays for all team entries. ALL entries must be done through the club and will be coordinated by Secretary Wayne Wilson. NO ENTRIES should be submitted to CQ by individual members please contact Wayne.

There will be no club racing this weekend as members are expected to respresent the club at this event.

To help record teams, and to find extra members, or place a rider looking for a team, members should use this online spreadsheet which lists all riders in each age division. Please record your team name, or if you are looking for a team on the spreadsheet. If you have problems doing this just email Wayne and he will sort it out for you. If you are looking to contact a member who you think might like to ride in your team, again Wayne can put you in touch.

2016 RTTT Entries

Full details on the CQ Calendar

Please note: Due to the restrictions placed on the Under 9, 11 & 13 age groups an alternate venue and date is being sought to hold their respective RTTT events. Once a decision has been made an announcement will be made.

Event Details

Date: Sunday 28th August 2016

Location: Elimba State School, Elimba QLD

Categories: Junior / Elite / Masters (Men & Women)

Registration: Opening at 7:00am

Canteen: Available on site.

Redcliffe Jetty Wheelers Land's End to John O' Groats ride

Congrats to the members of social riding group Redcliffe Jetter Wheelers, including our own Jim Loyden, Phil Jones, Peter Reggars and Bill Tape who just rode from the very south to the very north of England.

Elliot Schultz selected for Junior Nationals Squad

Congratulations to the 18 juniors selected to travel to Bendigo in September for Junior Nationals Road Championship, which includes our own Elliot Schultz in U17. Elliot did very well in the Balmoral Junior Tour winning the criterium and road race, and 3rd in the prologue and handicap, but had a mechanical during the hillclimb and placed 2nd overall in GC.

2016 Qld ITT and TT Championship Results

Congratulations to state medal winners in the Individual and Team Time Trial State Championships held the weekend of Aug 27&28.

In the ITT held at Murwillumbah:
M1 Luke Cunningham GOLD
M4 Andy Patten GOLD
M4 Mark Croonen BRONZE
M5 Darrell Henry GOLD
M7 Rene Lubbers GOLD
M8 Pete Gumbley SILVER
M9 Les Preston SILVER
M10 Ron Young SILVER

in the Team Time Trial held at Elimbah:
Aidan KERSLEY ,Alex BAKER ,George NELSON (Canberra) & Clinton FRASER

Colin CHAPMAN (riding in the Procella Sports pb Jumbo Interactive team with Alexander MENA,Daniel LUKE,Tom GOUGH)

Barry MEAD,Michael BETTANY,Jason ANDERSCH(?),Shaun O'BRIEN


M8-10 GOLD

John MADIGAN, Rene LUBBERS, Thomas ROTHLISBERGER (Peter JANSEN unable to start due to technical regulations)

Well done to our other teams:

M1-3 Men Adrian COOK,Richard BROWNHILL,Shane CRAWFORD,Michael MANSON
M1-3 Men Murray MCCLYMONT, Alan JONES, Stephen LOWE
M4-5 Women Suz DAVIS, Andrea Alexander, Lyn Bridge

Some pics courtesy of Chris Fraser:

Colin Chapman in the Procella Sports U19 team

Aidan, Alex, George and Clinton in U17

Barry , Pickles, Shaun O'BRIEN in M1-3

Adam, Andy, Mark and Darrell in M4/5

Rene Lubbers, John Madigan, Thomas Rothlisberger in M6 (and Gary Reddacliff riding with Lifecycle!)

Lyn Bridge, Suz Davis and Andrea Alexander in WMAS45

Congratulations to our new National Cyclocross Champions!

Two of our juniors Olivia Nendick and Zach Larsson travelled down to Adelaide for the National Cyclocross championship which was run in true cyclocross muddy conditions! Both came away as national champions, Olivia in U19 and Zach in U17. Well done!

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Hamilton Wheelers Elite cycling team QRTS Round 1-3 report 

Round 1 Cleveland and Gatton

Ian Johnston
Michael Bettany
Barrie Mead
Alan Jones
James Madigan
Richard Brownhill

Stage 1 Cleveland Night Criterium
The first stage of the series opener was a Criterium through the streets of Cleveland on a tight 4 left 90Deg corners per 1km lap, it consisted of 2 heats followed by an A and B final Night.
The top 30 from each heat made it to the A final and the rest in the B final. Only Michael Bettany made the A final with the rest of the team riding in the B final.
The only points from the night were from Richard Brownhill who finished in 13th place in the B final and earned 10 points.

Stage 2 Gatton Road Race
Stage 2 was a lumpy 130Km road race around Gatton, as expected the pace was fast and furious and certainly a shock to the system for most. James Madigan and Michael Bettany rode superbly and finished with the main bunch, with Michael claiming 18th place and 29 points, and James 46th place.

General Classification after round 1

Individual Position and Points after Round 2

Place in GC Rider Points
32 Michael Bettany
53 Richard Brownhill
85 Ian Johnston
85 Alan Jones
87 James Madigan
100 Barrie Mead


Round 2 Warwick

Ian Johnston
Michael Bettany
Barrie Mead
Stephen Lowe
James Madigan
Richard Brownhill
Stage 1 125km Road race
The road race consisted of a 2 lap undulating course that included open exposed sections on narrow roads that were always going to create issues for all but the front guys. We had an excellent ride and all 6 finished in the main group with Richard and Michael finishing in the top 30 to secure some points towards the team’s classification.

14 Richard BROWNHILL – 33 points
19 Michael BETTANY -28 points
33 Barry MEAD – 5 points
37 Stephen LOWE – 5 points
50 James MADIGAN – 5 points
52 Ian JOHNSTON – 5 points

Stage 2 Team Time Trial
With limited training together as a team and some less familiar on time trial bikes we still rode well and finished in 11th place out of 19 teams.

Stage 3 Criterium
The Criterium around the streets of Warwick did not work out too well for us, and like most riders we were all out within the first 30mins of the hour long Criterium with only 35 finishers of the 100+starters. Lesson learnt for the entire team, you cannot ride these crits from anywhere but the front.

GC after Round 2

Individual Position and Points after Round 2
Place in GC Rider Points
27 Michael Bettany
31 Richard Brownhill
78 James Madigan
88 Ian Johnston
90 Barry Mead
92 Stephen Lowe
123 Alan Jones

Round 3 Murwillumbah

Ian Johnston
Michael Bettany
Barrie Mead
Nic Rider
Stephen Lowe
Richard Brownhill
Stage 1 Road race 110km- Stokers Siding
Stage 1 was a hilly road race starting and finishing at Stokers Siding, it was a 3 lap course around Stokers, Uki and Murwillumbah with 3 ascents of Smith Creek “Wall”.
There was a significant crash on the first lap and Stephan Lowe came down badly, the race was stopped to allow all riders to regroup and then re started. An exceptional effort from Stephen Lowe saw him finish with the main group is what can only be described as a gutsy ride.
Richard Brownhill 28th – 19 points
Ian Johnston 58th -5points
Michael Bettany 64th -5points
Stephen Lowe 66th -5points
Barrie Mead wd -5points
Nic Rider wd -5points

Stage 2 Team Time Trial
This was our best TTT to date finishing in 10th place. Unbelievably Stephan not only made it to the start line of the TTT he was also a huge contributor and made the finish with the team.

Stage 3 Criterium
The final stage for the weekend was a series of Criteriums around the industrial estate figure 8 circuit that Murwillumbah use for their club racing; it consisted of 2 heats where riders qualified for either the A or B final. Barrie Mead and Stephen Lowe finished 13th and 15th respectively in the B final, with Ian Johnston and Michael Bettany making it through to the A final. Unfortunately there was a serious crash in the A final with 2 laps to go and the race was cancelled with results given when the riders crossed the line with 2 laps to go.

GC after Round 3

Individual Position and Points
Place in GC Rider Points
24 Michael Bettany
42 Richard Brownhill
86 Barry Mead
92 Stephen Lowe
100 Ian Johnston
117 James Madigan
150 Alan Jones
151 Nic Rider