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Interclub Series Round 1 this Saturday 29th June

The 2019 Interclub series between Hamilton Wheelers, University of Queensland Cycling Club, and Sunshine Coast Cycling Club starts this weekend. Round One is being hosted by Uni at Nundah.

Sign-on from 6:00 am
Start Times:
  • 6:30 am: B-Grade Men (50 minutes + 2) & D-Grade Men (30 minutes + 2)
  • 7:30 am: A/B-Grade Women (50 minutes + 2) & C/D-Grade Women (40 minutes + 2)
  • 8:30 am: A-Grade Men (60 minutes + 2) & C-Grade Men (40 minutes + 2)

CLICK HERE
to Nominate. Spots are limited to 15 riders per club per grade so don't miss out.

Grades are A,B,C & D So Hamilton members must nominate as follows. If you would like to nominate for a higher grade if you think you are genuinely competitive please contact Club Captain Mick Cole. Any riders nominating incorrectly will be moved.

Hamilton Club Grade Interclub Series Grade Men Interclub Series Grade Women
A A  
B1 B Womens A
B2 C Womens B
C1 D Womens C
C2 D Women D
D D Women D


2019 Annual Century (and Half Century) Ride


2019 Club Road Race Championship this Saturday 22 June at Elimbah

The first round of the club championship is this Saturday at:
Where:  Elimbah 
When: Rego closes 1:15pm First race starts 1:30pm
How(much): $10 
Why: Club Chamionship Glory!

Who will be our club champions this year? 

NOTE: There will be no MASTERS 1 Male Division this year - Masters 1 riders will ride with the Elite Division.

Schedule of Events
Event                                                     Colour                                                  Numbers
1.30 PM ELITE MEN 2 LAPS                             White                                        1 - 15
1.31 PM U23/19/17 MEN 2 LAPS                    Red                                          20 - 35
1.32 PM MAS 2 MEN 2 LAPS                            Green                                        1 - 20
1.33 PM MAS 3 MEN 2 LAPS                            Blue                                           1 - 20
1.34 PM MAS 4 MEN 2 LAPS                            Orange                                      1 - 30
1.35 PM MAS 5 MEN 2 LAPS                            White                                       40 - 60
1.36 PM MAS 6 MEN 2 LAPS                            Yellow                                        1 - 20
1.37 PM ELITE WOMEN inc U23 2 LAPS          Pink                                            1 - 5
1.37 PM U17 WOMEN                   2 LAPS         Yellow                                      31 - 40
1.38 PM MAS 2 WOMEN 2 LAPS                      Pink                                         10 - 19
1.39 PM MAS 3 WOMEN 2 LAPS                      Pink                                         20 - 27
1.40 PM MAS 4 WOMEN 2 LAPS                      Pink                                         28 - 30
1.41 PM MAS 7 MEN 1 LAP                              Green                                      21 - 39
1.42 PM MAS 8 MEN 1 LAP                              Blue                                         21 - 29
1.43 PM MAS 9 MEN 1 LAP                              Red                                             1 - 5
1.44 PM MAS 10 MEN 1 LAP                            Orange                                     50 - 60
1.45 PM MAS 5 WOMEN 1 LAP                        Green                                      40 – 48
1.46 PM MAS 6/9 WOMEN 1 LAP                     Pink                                         50 - 60

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EXCITING OPPORTUNITY AWAITS

A vital (and influential) position has become available within the club.
 
The Club Handicapper role is now vacant and we need a replacement for Dan who has had to step down.
 
No need to worry regarding your experience, as Adam Harrison will be there to assist you. Adam has been the long term handicapper but he has insufficient time to devote to the  role full time but he will be there to assist and guide the new person.
 
So consider this please, it is a vital role and one that is needed urgently to be filled.
 
Contact Wayne Wilson (President) asap,   if you have interest and/or questions regarding this role.

2019 Soldier's Honour Handicap Road Race 

After shuffling dates the 2019 Soldier's Honour is now to be held on Sunday 7th July and registration is now open again this for this year's Soldier's Honour Handicap race around Pine Dam. Riders who previously nominated will be contacted to check if they still wish to attend.

This race is for Hamilton Wheelers Members Only U17 and older plus any riders on temporary Cycling Australia Licences (STARTER PACK or single day licences) or bonafide visitors who reside more than 100km from the event.

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Pinkenba ITT abandoned 

Message from Event Chief Commissaire:

The Individual Time Trail at Pinkenba (Sun 31st March 2019) was abandoned due to safety concerns. The number of trucks on the road made for unsafe conditions, along with a number of riders not using common sense and placing themselves and others in danger. All riders are reminded that it is their responsibility to know and obey the rules. While these decisions are difficult to make, everyone's safety is paramount. 

The club will look for alternatives to mitigate these risks, or find a suitable replacement course. All riders have a credit at any other race, or contact our Treasurer with your bank details if you would prefer a refund.

Bikestyle Tours 2019 Offer to club members



Club legend Peter Gumbley works as a Tour Leader and Guide with Bikestyle Tours during the European Summer. Pete has a special offer to club members whereby a group of 4 or more will be given a $1,000 discount per person. This applies to trips to:
2019 Giro d'Italia
2019 Tour de France
 
For details contact Bikestyle Tours 
1300 882 494
+61 7 3342 5277



Hamilton Wheelers in 2019

 

The Hamilton Wheelers are the club to be with, in 2019

We are proud to have directly supported cycle racing for over 110 years in Queensland (SINCE 1908), and are one of the only clubs in the country to offer the full breadth of this racing experience; from crits to road racing, as well as ITT and track. 

Join now, to be part of our history!

  • A new sleek new club kit; a modern-classic design, from a high-quality manufacturer (HEROIC1), and at an irresistible price!
  • Over 50 scheduled races, covering Criterium, Kermesse, Road Races,  Individual Time Trials (ITT), and Track, as well as Handicaps and Points Races
  • An Elite Team in the QLD Raod Teams Series (QRTS)
  • A clubhouse with cafe and audiovisual facilities
  • Professional First-Aid and Qualified Commisairs at all events
  • Regular specific Junior and Women's events
  • A Junior program with qualified coaches and regular training sessions
  • Regular social and team rides and various weekly training sessions
  • $5 race fees for members at Lakeside Raceway
  • Free embroidered club cap for volunteers' duty
  • A revamped Club Championship
  • An experienced and passionate executive team, who have put us in a strong financial position that will keep the club prosperous for many years to come.

...and here it is


The new 2019 Hamilton Wheelers kit is here! The design is a modern take on the original jersey worn by the club from 1908, featuring a blue-to-black fade and the traditional Hamilton purple hoops around the chest and sleeves. 

The jersey will be available in both Pro Race Cut and Pro Relaxed Cut.

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Twilight Series 2018/19


The first round of our Annual Wednesday afternoon Twilight Criterium Series is Wed 21st November.

Grading
  • Grades are the same as your normal Hamilton Grade for A, B1 & B2 grades, however C grade riders must be at least 50 years old. Younger C1 graded riders must ride up in B2.
  • All Juniors (U17,U15,U13,U11 & U9) MUST race in the Junior Only races starting at 4pm irrespective of club grading.
  • All riders must be graded before race day, there will be no grading made on raceday.
  • Note that for safety reasons riders on 3-day licences or new to racing are not permitted to enter the Twilight Series

Follow this link to submit an online Grading Application Form



Wet Weather Policy
Our policy is that a call to cancel or modify the race schedule will only be made at the track by the chief commissaire. Should there be a cancellation every effort will be made to notify via the front page of this website & facebook as early as possible (4:30pm)

Hamilton Wheelers - Volunteering

 The 2018 Presentation night saw Warren Jones take out the winners $500 bonus for fulfilling his club Volunteer duty during the last twelve months. Every time a member acted as a volunteer their name went into the draw from some 331 members.

The night also marked the start of the next "Volunteer Roster" year, so it is important that all members be aware of the new roster start date and begin nominating a day that suits them to act as a volunteer. It is club policy that every member act in this role at least once every year. You can nominate your spot in the on-line calendar HERE

It is also club policy that if you go to nominate for an event the third time in the ensuing year and have not nominated a roster date you will not be allowed to race until you do.

For the coming year each time you volunteer you will receive a "Race Pass" that entitles you to tender that instead of money to enter any Hamilton Wheelers event (except our annual open events -Anzac 25 & Track Carnival). You also get 2 points in the 2019 Winter Aggregate pointscore if you volunteer at an event during the winter race season.

Finally, you will also get an entry into the Volunteer draw at the 2019 Presentation night. This year the prize will be your 2020 CA licence fee instead of the $500 voucher, so it is really worthwhile to do your bit for the club and be in the draw!

HWCC 2018 Presentation night

The night was ably conducted by MC Dave Cook for the 74 attending and saw the presentation of the club Championship medals and Jerseys to those that were the winners in each category, the various trophy race winners and the medals to the Century riders.

The winter pointscore aggregate trophy and cheque went to Andy Patten who won convincingly on 119 points from Eric Van Driel (86) and Ren Bao Tsen (84).

The other major award winners this year were:-

  • President's Award - John Madigan

  • Volunteer Award (Presented by Neil Jackson) - Joe Hughes

  • Most Improved rider - Eric Van Driel

  • Most Improved Junior - Ren Bao Tsen

The "Race of Champions" novelty event was won by Mark Creaby for his "sponsor" Matt Smart.

Unfortunately, Mark was unable to break the Pinkenba course record recently set by Andy Patten.

National Masters Road Championship 2018


Queenslanders have had some great results at the 2018 Cycling Australia Masters Road National Championships in East Gibbsland Victoria.


Andy Patten won GOLD in the Masters 5 ITT and Colin Howkins BRONZE in the Masters 9 ITT. Both riders have been in fine form recently.

Phil Kesby also made it back to back championships in the Masters 6 Road Race. 
We don't see much of Phil as he spents a lot of his time training and racing in Europe. One of his fellow competitors passed on this message: 

"Would just like to pass on a kind word of the representative from your club who won the masters men 6 Australian championships in the road race - Phil Kesby. First of all, congratulations on a fine ride, you deserved it , and thanks for the kind words of encouragement during the race. I was very happy with my own performance but your words to me have given me good reason to continue at this level after many yrs away from it. Thankyou very much great sportsman ship on Phil's behalf. Hope to race against Phil again next year. 
Your club can hold your head high."

From Cycling Australia:
Phil Kesby National Champion MM6 for the second year in a row

Back to back National Titles for Phil Kesby of Hamilton Wheelers defending his MM6 title won on the Gold Coast 2017 with convincing performance at Swan Reach Victoria.

Phil Kesby (Hamilton Wheelers CC) was first to cross the line in the MM6 road race having made a gutsy break from the peloton 3kms from home. His lead was nearly chased down; however, Kesby remained strong to take the line. Metres before the checkered flag Kesby sat up and punched the air, soaking up his title after a winning in dry, warm conditions.

His second National Title follows a successful 2018 season of racing;

1st Marcello Bergamo, Borgomanero (IT) - Road race M6
5th Don Guanella, Lecco (IT) - Road race M6
4th Ale La Merckx, Verona (IT) - Road race M6
2nd Alpi Ligure, Carcare (IT) - Road race M6
1st San Maurizio, San Stefano Belbo (IT) - Road race M6 (9th on GC)
1st Torino Internationale (IT) - Road race M6 (33rd on GC)
1st Australian Masters National Championships - Road race M6

Not bad when you consider Phil only started racing in March 2015! Encouragement for all those who are thinking about getting into racing.
Result: Masters Men 6
1. 632 Phil KESBY (Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club) 1h45:51 
2. 608 Michael DAVIES (Norwood Cycling Club) +5 
3. 630 Martyn HUGHES (Southern Masters Cycling Club) +5


Phil Kesby




Col Howkins



Hamilton Team for QRTS

The Hamilton Elite Team for this year's Queensland Road Team Series (QRTS) is:

Nino Calabro, Murray McClymont, Lachlan Sinclair, Daniel Van Driel, Michael Bettany, Zach Larsson, Colin Chapman, Shayne King and Jason Churchward.

Round One is this weekend at our own stomping ground at Elimbah. There is a road race on saturday and a team time trial on the Sunday.

Riders selected for Round One are:
  • Lachlan Sinclair
  • Dan van Dreil
  • Zac Larsson
  • Murray McClymont
  • Shayne King
  • Jason Churchward

Phil Jones Team Manager  Bill Tape Mechanic

Interclub Tri Series Round 3 Postponed


Tri-Club Round 3 Postponed...sadface



Unfortunately, this Sunday’s interclub event has been postponed. With so many other events scheduled for this weekend (and maybe the threat of showers), it makes more sense to find an alternate date that suits more entrants.

Please pass this on to anyone who you know that has nominated

Vale Ted Alexander

We received the sad news that long time Hamilton Member Ted Alexander lost his fight for life on August 1st. Andrea and family, please accept our heartfelt sympathies, and know that we will be thinking of you all in this difficult time.

The farewell service will be held at the Lakeview Chapel, Albany Creek Memorial Gardens, 400 Albany Creek Rd, Bridgeman Downs on Thursday 9th August commencing at 3:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Multiple Myeloma Australia at the funeral service would be greatly appeciated.





2018 Club Criterium Championship Details

This Saturday 12th May is the Hamilton Wheelers Club Criterium Championship - round one of three in the Club Championship Series.

Schedule of Events for the Criterium Championship this SATURDAY

Event Division
1 Elite Men 8:15 AM 45 min +2
2 Masters 1 8:17 AM 40 min +2
3 U 23 8:19 AM 35 min +2
4 U 19 8:21 AM 30 min +2
5 U 17 8:23 AM 25 min +2
6 Masters 2 9:05 AM 40 min +2
7 Masters 3 9:07 AM 35 min +2
8 Masters 4 9:09 AM 30 min +2
9 Masters 5 9:50 AM 30 min +2
10 Masters 6 9:52 AM 25 min +2
11 Masters 7 10:26 AM 30 min +2
12 Masters 8/9/10 10:28 AM 25 min +2
13 Ladies Elite 11:02 AM 45 min +2
14 Ladies Masters 2/3/4 11:04 AM 30 min +2
15 Ladies Masters 5/6/7/8 11:06 AM 25 min +2
16 U 15 11:53 AM 25 min +2
17 U 13 11:55 AM 25 min +2
18 U 11 11:57 AM 20 min +2
19 U 9  11:59 AM 15 min +2

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Harry Sweeny 10th overall at Tour de Langkawi

Hamilton member Harry Sweeny had a great Tour de Langkawi jumping up to 2nd on GC after a fantastic effort in a 4 man breakaway on stage 3 in 40 degree heat. Harry then held onto 3rd overall after the very steep Cameron Highlands stage. On the final stage he double punctured with 6km to go and slipped from 5th to 10th overall. Great stuff!



https://www.greenedgecycling.com/news/sweeny-seals-tenth-overall-at-le-tour-de-langkawi


New Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club Executive


The recent HWCC AGM saw a new executive committee elected. All the positions were hotly contested, with a mixture of new and old faces eventually winning the coveted executive positions.

The meeting congratulated the outgoing committee members, especially our very long-standing President of 16 years Graham Robinson and Treasurer Jenni Eason.   

Office Bearers-

President: Wayne Wilson
Vice-President: David Cook
Treasurer: Joe Hughes
Secretary: Matt Smart
Racing Secretary: Adam Harrison
Chief Commissaire: Rene Lubbers

 

Club Officials-

Handicapper: Adam Harrison
Club Captain: Mick Cole
Vice Captain: Kim Flesser
Ladies Captain: Trish Sutton-Davies
Club Coach: Kris Kersley
Junior Coach: Kris Kersley
Assistant Racing Secretaries: Gary Alcorn, Wayne Wilson
Track Coaches: David Wadsworth, Hugh Barbour
Property Officer: Wayne Wilson
Statistician: Gary Alcorn
Social Secretary: David Cook
Newsletter Editor: Matt Smart
Website: Adam Harrison
Volunteer Coordinator: Mark Croonen
Assistant Treasurer: Andrea Alexander
Contact details are HERE

Members, to get to know your new committee, this is the first in a series of putting faces against people's names:

Name:                                 Wayne Wilson
Age:                                    63
Occupation:                        No longer in paid employment
Club Position:                     President
Bike:                                   Colnago C60
Years racing:                      20
Favourite race location:     Somerset Dam
Best race result:                 I am sure it will happen at G2I this year
Something people might not know about me:    I actually wear a surgically designed bald wig.

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Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM)


HWCC Annual General Meeting will be held at the clubhouse on Tuesday 20th March 2018. See agenda attached. A General meeting will follow the AGM.
 
Nominations for all positions are hereby called and should be in the hands of the Secretary by 6th March. 
 
The club encourages members to consider nominating for any of the positions, as our future strength depends upon active participation of our member group plus it’s good fun to be involved.

Cheers
Willow (Club Secretary)