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Parkinson's Disease Research Participants Required (over 50s)

Club member Tim Blackmore who works at the Australian Catholic University is looking for research participants to help patients with Parkinson's Disease. If you are over 50 and would like to help out please see the information below.


 

TMR Consulation on Northern Bikeway

Consultation to start on North Brisbane Bikeway Stages 2 and 3
 
The North Brisbane Bikeway is being delivered by the Department of Transport and Main Roads in partnership Brisbane City Council to encourage more people to cycle, more often.
 
The department is consulting on the North Brisbane Bikeway Stages 2 and 3 from Friday 22 May to Wednesday 10 June 2015 and are seeking feedback on the proposed plan.
 
A feature of the North Brisbane Bikeway Stages 2 and 3 is the inclusion of priority pedestrian and cycle crossings at a number of intersections. These crossings operate similarly to pedestrian ‘zebra’ crossings, providing people walking and cycling with priority over vehicles when crossing the street.
 
Please see the attached flyer and search for North Brisbane Bikeway at tmr.qld.gov.au to see an animation of the proposed priority crossing in action and find out more about the project.
 
If you require further information on this project, please contact the project team on 3066 9135 or by email at during business hours.
 
Alternatively, please contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 13QGOV (13 74 68)during business hours.
 
For up-to-date information on road closures and traffic conditions across Queensland, please visit 131940.qld.gov.au or call 13 19 14.
 

Battle on the Border 2015

We had plenty of members racing around the Tweed region at this year's Battle on the Border. For full results click HERE

 In the Women's NRS races we had Jessica Toghill racing for Total Rush Hyster and Nikolina Orlic for BikeBug-NextGen.

In the Men's NRS we had Phillip Cavdarski racing for Cobra 9 Interbuild. Phillip unfortunately had a crash and was out for the weekend.

In Elite Mens Division 2 Luke Cunningham had a cracker finishing second in GC by 4 seconds after winning the time trial and 5th on Stage 3. Will Overell finished 3rd in GC and 3rd in the TT. Calem Wilcox 7th on GC and 4th on Stage 4 TT, Ryan Wilson 12th and Luke Dharnam 16th.

In Masters Division 1 we had Andy Patten, Ian Johnston, Adam Robinson and Attila Kiss. Andy won the time trial and finished 12th overall on GC.

Masters Divison 2 we had Reuben Phillips, Andrew Keller, Anthony Zahra, Bryn Abad and Darrell Henry. Reuben ended up 2nd on GC and won Stage 2 and 5th in the TT, and Andrew Keller 5th overall on GC, with a 4th on Stage 2 and a 3rd on Stage 3

Masters Division 3 we had Jim Murphy, Phil Kesby, Adrian Le Roux, Francois Joubert, Scott Meredith, Tom Casey & Shane Bedford

Masters Division 4 Stephen Froome, Peter Jansen, Gordon Baudino & Shane Elliott. Steve finished 6th on GC, 7th on Stage 2

Women B/C/D/U17 Zoe Wilson, Saskia Deckers & Tanya Mangold.

Also kudos to John Madigan who was Chief Commissaire for the whole event.

For some great photos check out ESi Sport Photography and Veloshotz


Andrew Keller in TT courtesy of ESi

New 6 month Licence Option starting June 1

For anyone who has been holding off renewing or joining up  later in the year please note this bulletin from Cycling Australia.

Cycling Australia along with the support of our state bodies have opted to launch six month race memberships one month early this year. This means that we are able to offer seven months worth of race membership for the price of six months.
 
This update will be going live online as of the 1st of June for all new and renewing members.

National Cyclocross Series at Nundah


While some were racing down at Battle on the Border others were slogging it out through the grass, jumping barriers and ploughing through the mud at a fantastic cyclocross course at Nundah. Our club catered for everyones food and drink and we washed a lot of muddy bikes to raise over $200 for junior development. Special thanks to Trudi and Ingrid for washing so many filthy bikes and riders!

Our juniors love cyclocross and we had quite a few racing on sunday, including Marly Harrison, James Alexander, Ciaran Casey, Aidan Taylor, Maddison Dillon and Olivia Nendick and probably some more we've missed. Maddison and Olivia also did the Nerang round on the Saturday.

Maddison won the U15 category and Ladies Division of the support race, and Olivia won the U19 division of the NCXS race racing alongside twice National CX Champion Lisa Jacobs (who has raced the Women's Giro and competed at the World CX championship) and women's cycling legend and former ProTour World Cup winner Oenone Wood!



We also had Jarryd Whitaker and Hugh Barbour in the support race.

Paul Van De Ploeg getting caught out jumping the barriers. He wasn't the only one with all the leading riders Chris Jongewaard, Paul and even Robbie McEwen getting caught out here at some stage. A very decisive place in both rounds.


Read a wrap up of the racing HERE or just sit back and listen to a report and interviews on the BrizTreadley podcast by Andrew Demack.

Here's a couple of videos from the Men's elite race and also from the Support Race. 

NCXS Round 2 Nundah - Elite


NCXS Round 2 Nundah Open Support + Womens

 

Cyclocross Season in full Swing!

 

The Cyclocross season is well and truly underway, with recent Super Sprint races at Bike Week and at Chandler under lights. As always plenty of Hamilton Wheelers were in the mix, including our juniors Ciaran Casey and Aiden Taylor.

Next up is the famous Bowl-O-Cross at Holland Park Bowls Club - the most fun you will have on your bike! Stupid costumes are almost compulsory!
The following weekend has not one but two rounds of the new National Cyclocross Series. 
Sat 30th May - Round 1 at Nerang hosted by Robbie McEwen Cycling.
Sun 31st May - Round 2 at Nundah

See www.qldcx.com for all details.










Let your hair down at Bowl-O-Cross!