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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

Clubhouse Grant Approved!

Wayne Wilson has just advised that we have had our grant application approved, and the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing has approved our grant application under the Get Playing program for $100,000 (GST exclusive)
Many thanks to all who have assisting in getting us this far, but special thanks goes to our Vice (and Ladies) Captain Karen Forster for the great job she did in preparing the submission as well as all the positive support that has surrounded this successful bid and project.


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  

James Eckersley Donates Bike to Juniors

James Eckersley has very kindly donated a beautiful steel framed Ken Evans bike, equipped with a new ultegra groupset compliments of Jim Collins from Aspley Bike Hub, one of our club sponsors. I believe the bike belonged to James' son - I will get the full story next week. It's a 50cm frame setup with a 6m rollout with no lockout so is ready for open racing.
James is a HPRW life member, joining in 1953, serving the club as president and many other roles, has a swag of state medals, and has ridden well over 20 Challenge 25 rides.
Jim Collins is a grumpy old bloke who works in a bikeshop :) Just kidding, Jim does a heap of work to support the club and especially our juniors.
Note our has club van has received a freshen up with decals provided courtesy of Brian McCarthy and his crew.

Club Wind Vests


Club vests – If there is sufficient interest (10 or more) we shall order sleeveless wind vests. Look – same as jersey with single zip rear pocket Cost $70.
Please contact Wayne Wilson with your size  (see the Club Kit page for sizing details)

Queensland Cyclist of the Year Awards 2012

Last Saturday night was the annual Qld Cyclist of the Year Awards. Read the report on the CQ site HERE.