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The new Hamilton Wheelers kit is here!
We will be at the clubhouse this Wednesday afternoon from 4:30-5:30 PM for you to collect your orders if you chose the "clubhouse delivery" option, otherwise, it will be in the mail in the next few days direct from the local retailer. Any uncollected orders will be available at this Sunday's ITT at Pinkenba or at the next Nundah criterium.
Pinkenba/Luggage Point Individual Time Trial Sun 31st March 2019
When: Sunday 31st March 2019 First riders starts 7am - Signon from 6:00am. Riders leave in 30 seconds intervals in sign-on order (not ordered by grade)
Where: Park in Hugh St Pinkenba. Registration is on the Corner of Hugh St And Orsova Rd (100m off the main road). The course starts on the corner of Orsova St and Eagle Farm Road Pinkenba. Google Maps LinkStrava Course Map
What: 26km Individual Time Trial (2x13km laps) for Senior Riders, 1 lap for U17s. Prizes awarded in each of our 6 Grades (A,B1,B2,C1,C2,D) plus first unplaced female
How (much): $10 entry on the day (cash only, no pre-registration)
Who: Any CA licence holders who are on the grading list. Paracyclists are more than welcome to enter.
If you don't have a licence and would like to try racing please check out our Getting Started Guide Please apply by the thursday night beforehand if you aren't on the grading list.
For safety reasons no U9,U11 or U13 or U15 juniors permitted
Why: To test man and machine against the chronometer in the ultimate race of truth! Plus it's fun in a weird sort of way
PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF RESIDENTS ON ORSOVA RD AND BE VERY QUIET!!!
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
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.
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.
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
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:
Dan van Dreil
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
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!
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.
President: Wayne Wilson
Vice-President: David Cook
Treasurer: Joe Hughes
Secretary: Matt Smart
Racing Secretary: Adam Harrison
Chief Commissaire: Rene Lubbers
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
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.
The 2018 Cycling Australia Masters Track National Championships in on from Wed 28th Feb to 3rd March at the Darebin International Sports Centre Velodrome in Melbourne.
Day One saw Andy Patten win Gold in the Mens 5 Scratch Race and Peter Jansen Gold in the Mens 8 Individual Pursuit.
Day Two Andy Patten win gold in the men's 5 Individual Pursuit and set a national record of 2mins 18.301secs
Neil Hamey is also competing and has one a heat in the sprints.
Round 3 - Skippy Park, Landsborough - Sunday 27th August
Unfortunately the Uni club pipped us by just one point to take out the trophy this year. We’ve won 4 out of the last 5 years, so I suppose it was time for us to be brought back to Earth!
Our D grade men again did us proud with Les Preston, Geoff Prendergast and Hugh Fison picking up maximum points.
The C grade HWCC team were again well organised by captain Mick Cole. Well done to Gary Ernst on his solo early break, which ‘cooked’ a few of the Sunshine Coast and Uni riders who had to work hard to catch. A second pre-organised break saw Jason Churchward, Sam Reed and Jacob Trotter get away from the pack in a 4 man break. Unfortunately a Sunny Coast rider took the win with our riders picking up the placings. Gary also won the sprint for the rest of the pack and picked up an extra point for the club.
B grade was a bit of a disaster for us. Uni club took all points due to 2 strong riders making a very strong break and their sprinters having a ‘holiday’ in the pack, while HWCC and Sunny Coast tried to reel them in. Good efforts by Matt Smart, Dave Roest, Daniel van Driel and Jack Landsberg.
A grade saw strong performances by Adam Robinson, Murray McClymont, Anthony Sibraa and Andy Patten. Murray and Adam were in an early unsuccessful break, then unfortunately missed the next surge which saw 6 riders away, including Andy and Anthony. The pace was really hot for these 6 riders with Andy picking up 5th place.
The final score after 3 rounds was:-
University Cycling Club - 106 points
Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club - 105 points
Sunshine Coast Cycling Club - 73 points
Oh well, there’s always next year!
Kim Flesser (Fless) HWCC Club Captain
National Cyclo-cross Championship
Two of our juniors travelled to Adelaide for the CX national championship last week. Congratulations to Zach Larsson who won the U19 National Championship and to Olivia Nendick was third in the U23 womens field.