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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!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Harry Sweeny selected in U19 team for World Champs

Congratulations to Hamilton Wheelers member Harry Sweeny for his selection in the U19 team for the upcoming World Championships in Richmond, Virginia USA Sept 20-27 September. He will compete in the ITT on the 22nd and Road Race on the 26th.

We are happy to announce our club will be supporting Harry by donating $1000 to help cover his expenses. These funds come from our Junior Development Fund, which includes money raised from fundraisers such as our Cyclocross Catering and the $25 fee all Sponsored Riders pay to the club which goes directly to Junior Development.

Long term Hamilton member Nick Schultz will also be riding in the U23 road race.

More info on the team is on the Cycling Australia site

Here's Harry in his first race with us in C1 Nov 2013 (2nd from left)



Nick Schultz at Nundah just last year :)

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!!). 

Briztreadley Podcast featuring Bryan Ferris 

The Briztreadley cycling podcast is always a good listen but the latest episode features our very own 'local legend' Bryan Ferris! You can listen to the podcast directly via the website, or or if you have a podcast app on your smartphone or tabllet you can subscribe via iTunes, Android or via RSS

http://www.briztreadley.com/
It's always a great listen!
http://www.briztreadley.com/the-briztreadley-podcast/

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!

2015 Winter Championship Series Pointscore

Here are the 2015 Winter Pointscore competitions points as at 8th August.

The points are very close with Gerry Forde (Pictured here after his win at Elimbah) on 62, with Luke Hamilton and Steve Ledger on 56.