Tour de France Tipping Comp

Our 2016 Tour de France Tipping Competition has been run and won.

We had three people select the top three riders: Murray McClymont, Nicholas Free, and Mark McClennan. Fless did a random draw and Nicholas Free was the lucky winner of the $200 prize!


* Froome, Contador, Quintana
Jarryd Whitaker, Bryan Ferris, Darrell Henry, Adrian Cook
* Froome, Contador, Aru
Tim Munro
* Froome, Quintana, Rodriquez
Paul Worroll
* Froome, Quintana, Porte
Stephen Lowe, Les Preston, Grant Rowan, Warren Forbes, Andrew James, Barrie Mead
* Froome, Quintana, Aru
Suz Davis, Marly Harrison, Mark Creaby, Graeme Woolnough, Elwyn Prenzler, Pete Gumbley, Jenni Eason, Gerry Forde
* Froome, Quintana, Pinot
Ashley Dunstan, Seb Vejby, Gary Reddacliff, Louise Broadfood
* Froome, Quintana, Nibali
Steve Munro, Jason Churchward
* Froome, Quintana, Valverde
Dave Roest, Mick Cole
* Froome, Quintana, Bardet
Nicholas Free, Murray McClymont, Mark McClellan
* Froome, Cavendish, Sagan
Donna McAndrew
* Froome, Martin, Aru
Adam Harrison
* Froome, Quintana, van Garderen
Michael Scully, Ross McDougall, Ben Tye
* Froome, Nibali, van Garderen
Gaz Alcorn 
* Froome, Quintana, Mollema
Andrew Peacock
* Froome, Nibali, Porte
Trish Sutton-Davies
* Quintana, Nibali, Porte
Michael DeZwart
* Quintana, Contador, Aru
Terry Cocksedge
* Quintana, Porte, Pinot
Ted Alexander
* Quintana, Porte, Bardet
Andrea Alexander
* Quintana, Nibali, Meintjes
Kim Flesser
* Quintana, Bardet, Sagan
Roger Bower
* Aru, Porte, van Garderen
Renee Lubbers

Hamilton Wheelers Elite Team

Our new Elite team had their first race at round one of the Queensland Road Team Series (QRTS) with a night crit at Cleveland and a road race the next day at Gatton. Here's  a quick race report.
Round 1 - Cleveland / Gatton - 21-22 May - Twilight Criterium - 
Gatton Road Race
The HWCC team did well on the weekend – Pickles made the A final crit on Saturday whilst on Sunday he and James Madigan finished the RR 130km well in Gatton with James leading the chase pack until 300m from the finish line.
Baz Mead had some bad luck on Sat and the pace of the RR on Sunday was telling on many teams.
Note Stephen Lowe, Nic Rider and Jarryd Whittaker are not in the team photo but are rearing to go for Rd 2 at Warwick July 2-3.
The Brisbane Camperland Queensland Road Team Series (QRTS) is Queensland's premier road racing series where 26 teams of the leading riders in the state compete over four rounds to decide the winning riders and teams across a number of categories. Taking place throughout southern Queensland, the Series offers riders and teams the opportunity to test their skills during a range of individual and team time trials, road races and criteriums. This diversity ensures a range of development and competition opportunities for riders. CLICK HERE for more info.

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Volunteering Duty

A message from our Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator, Wayne Wilson

A huge thank you to all members who have volunteered so far this year. The new system has worked really well and our races have been well catered for. Thank you all who have contributed, it has been great.
The new system requires all members who have raced twice in the year, to contribute to a volunteer duty so as to enable safe racing for all.
If you have raced twice and NOT volunteered so far, we NEED you now!!
Please contact Willow on  asap and nominate a day. Without adequate officials races will have to be cancelled.


2016 Grafton to Inverell

Hamilton had quite a few members in this iconic race.

In A Grade Mitch Neumann had a good race, and tried to bridge across to the break of 11 who had a 9 minute gap at the start of the Gibraltar range and paid the price a little but still finished within 10 minutes of the winner's record time. A good ride Mitch!

In B Grade Calem Wilcox took third place, and Ryan Wilson 5th place, Reuben Phillips 16th and Ian Johnston 24th, Barrie Mead 27th, Anthony Zahra 36th and Matt Baxby 52nd.

In C Grade Wayne Wilson fought hard after missing the early moves, arriving in Inverell in just over 8 hours, catching Nicholas Rider and riding together to the line.

Willow just after the finish.

Report and some great photos from our friends at ESi Sports Photography at

Full results here

Hamilton Wheelers/UQCC/Sunshine Coast CC Interclub Challenge

The challenge has been run and won by Hamilton!

Well done to all our riders who helped us keep the series again this year. Many thanks to all clubs for a series conducted with hard racing, but a very friendly atmosphere. Thanks especially to all the volunteers and organisers for making it happen!

Final Points Tally 

Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club - 126 points

University of QLD Cycling Club - 100 points

Sunshine Coast Cycling Club - 88 points

Race 1 Results, Photos and Points Score

Race 2 Results

Race 3 Results

2016 Club Criterium Championship Details

This Sunday May 15th is the Hamilton Wheelers Club Criterium Championship - round one of three in the Club Championship Series.

Racing is for Hamilton Wheelers members only

  • ROUND 1 Criterium Championship - This Sun May 15th
  • ROUND 2 Individual Time Trial Championship Sat Jun 25th Closeburn @ 7am for Seniors
  • ROUND 3 Road Race Championship Sat Aug 20th Elimbah @1:30pm
Seperate races are conducted for male and female riders in each age division (not by grade). Age divisions are U9,U11,U13,U15,U17 and U19, Elite and Masters. Masters divisions are:
  • Masters 1 (30-34) (male only)
  • Masters 2 (35-39)
  • Masters 3 (40-44)
  • Masters 4 (45-49)
  • Masters 5 (50-54)
  • Masters 6 (55-59)
  • Masters 7 (60-64)
  • Masters 8 (65-69)
  • Masters 9 (70-74)
  • Masters 10 (75+)
Womens Masters start at Masters 2. Some age divisions race together in the same race but seperate points are awarded for each division. Combined divisions are:
  • Women Masters 2,3 & 4
  • Women Masters 5,5,7 & 8
  • Mens Masters 8,9 & 10 

Masters age Male riders who have paid extra for an Elite Licence may race in either Masters OR Elite. You cannot change division during the championship. 

Finalized Schedule of Events for the Criterium Championship this SUNDAY

Club Championship Events.

The Club Championship events are conducted in each of the CA divisions. As such, they do not form part of the Winter Aggregate point score, but are scored on the following basis in each of the three events.

First 10 points plus Gold Medal
Second 6 points plus Silver Medal
Third 4 points plus Bronze Medal
Start 1 point
Finish 1 point
Perform rostered duty 2 points

A special “Champion's” jersey is awarded to the rider in each category with the highest aggregate points and who has competed in all of the three club championship events. There must be more than one rider in the category for a jersey to be awarded.