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2016 Qld Masters Track Championships

The Masters Track Championship was held last weekend at Chandler in pretty dodgy weather conditions so the program stretched out into sunday. Our club was well represented across the different age divisions.

Full results HERE

Dave Roest - entered every single event and had a huge weekend riding with huge spirit and a big grin. Dave is now the unofficial club track mascot!

David Wadsworth was not far from medalling in all his events as well.

Garry Reddacliff had a big weekend and came away with at least a Silver in the Masters 6 Scratch Race

Andy Patten, Neil Hamey, and late recruit Garry Reddacliff got Bronze in the Team Sprint

Andy Patten won Gold in the M4 Scratch Race, Gold in the IP and Bronze in the 666m TT.

Jeanette Davidson in Womens Masters 1-2 has been focusing solely on track for a while now and won Gold Time Trial and the Sprint set a new State Record in the Flying 200m (12.19sec)!

Pete Gumbley Masters 8 came away with 4 gold medals for Scratch Race, Sprint, IP & TT  and 2 new state records!









XMAS FUN DAY PROGRAMME

Sunday, 20 December 2015.
HWCC MEMBERS, 3 DAY LICENCES and NON BRISBANE VISITORS ONLY.
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 Mullet Gut String Band plays.


8.05 am - "Harrison Handicap" is a one lap pairs handicap. Each pair can be made up of a parent & junior, partners, significant others, bro-mances, BFFs etc. but they must be at least 2 grades apart (e.g. Junior and C2, A & C1, B and D grade). Starting positions will be allocated around the track as in a track 'wheelrace' and all riders start on the gun (ok well...megaphone squark)
Riders must cross the line together with their teammate. Riders without a teammate may rent a junior for a small donation.

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 – B Grade Drop & Run Race. – 30 mins.
8.41 – 9.15 am – A Grade Drop & Run Race – 35 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!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

New Grading System for 2016 season

At the january club meeting it was decided to make adjustments to the grading categories for club racing starting from the beginning of the 2016 season as a trial. We have introduced a second B grade and moved up the C,D & E grades as follows.
 
2015
2016
A Grade A Grade
B Grade B1 Grade
C1 Grade B2 Grade
C2 Grade C1 Grade
D Grade C2 Grade
E Grade  D Grade
Juniors A/B/C Juniors A/B/C

Hopefully this better reflects the spread of riders and allows us to even out the numbers in each grade. All riders stay in their existing grades for now, but there may be some regradings done to balance out numbers based on ability, experience and performance. Please bear with us as there is bound to be a bit of confusion about what each grade is called!

A full explanation of the grading system, grading lists for both club members and visiting riders, 6 months points score and full rider history can all be found on the Grading page.

Twilight Series grades remain unchanged. Points system and grading application process also remains unchanged.


(not our new grading system)

Volunteer Policy Change

Volunteer Roster – after a survey of members regarding creating a better outcome for officials at our weekly races the following policy was the popular choice of members and has been adopted:

  • A yearly calendar on display – at races, on the website, members can nominate anytime. 
  • Members nominate to do duty 1 day in the year,  from October 31 - November 1 each year.
  • Computer registration system is set to accept 1 race entry only BEFORE it flags that rider has not nominated for duty. Once flagged the rider cannot race UNTIL they nominate a duty date. Failure to perform duty or provide replacement on nominated day, forfeits the rider to participating until duty is performed.
  • Wednesday arvo Twilight Races and Open Events are handled seperately and are not part of the members Roster.
The calendar can be viewed here on the website via the Calendar link in the menu and you can click HERE to send an email to secretary Wayne Wilson to nominate your session. A calendar will also be on display at each race so riders can nominate their 1 session for the year (more if you wish!!). 

2016 Membership Changes

If you haven't already done so, now is the time to renew your club membership and Cycling Australia Licence.

There are a few changes for 2016 including:


Race now replaces the terms Racing and Gold licenses
Ride now replaces the terms Silver & Recreational


Read more ...

National Masters Road Championships 2015

We had some fantastic results from the National Masters Championship held around Tweed Heads 25-27 September.
In the ITT -
MMAS1 Andrew Keller Silver Luke Cunningham Bronze, Michael Bettany 4th
MMAS4 Andrew Patten Gold 
MMAS5 Darrell HENRY 4th
WMAS1 Nikolina Orlić Bronze
WMAS3 Jessica Toghill Gold 
 
Road Race
MMAS1 Michael Bettany Gold, Luke Cunningham Silver, Rueben Phillips 4th
MMAS7 Francois Audibert 6th
WMAS3 Jessica Toghill Gold 
 
Criterium
MMAS1 Michael Bettany Silver
MMAS7 Francois Audibert Silver
 
Champion of Champions
MMAS1 Michael Bettany
MMAs4 Andrew Patten
WMAS3 Jessica Toghill

(Photo courtesy of Jemma Brown)


 
Veloshotz: ITT Presentations &emdash; 15925 124213 2015 National Masters Championships ITT

Veloshotz: ITT Presentations &emdash; 15925 150050 2015 National Masters Championships ITT
(photo Courtesy Veloshotz)
There were many other good rides and club representation from Mel Symon, Corissa Smith, Saskia Deckers, Rene Lubbers, Garry Reddacliff, Neil Hamey, Francois Audibert, Les Preston, Peter Jansen, Wayne Wilson, Attila Kiss, Tremain Permewan, Reuben Phillips, Rupert Leigh, Stephen Lowe, Ashley Yelland.

Full results HERE and photos HERE

Apologies if we've missed anyone, please let us know!