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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

C2 Grade on hold


C2 Grade on Hold
For the time being at least we have put racing in C2 Grade on hold. The majority of C2 riders have now been placed in C1 Grade so please ensure you know your new start time. The remaining riders will be moved to D grade and will receive an email to confirm this. Grading Lists will be updated shortly once this process is complete.

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)








2018 National Track Masters Championship

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.

Best of luck to all queenslanders at the event!

Results and schedule at :

http://liveresults.cycling.org.au/2018/MastersTrackNats/


P
hoto courtesy of Cycling Australia

HWCC/Uni/Sunshine Coast Interclub Series Report


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. 

Full results HERE




QRTS WARWICK ROUND 2 REPORT
1-2 July 2017
The Hamilton Wheelers Elite team travelled to Warwick last weekend for round 2 of the QRTS.

Mark Creaby replaced Lochie Sinclair for round 2 and joined the rest of the team:
Michael Bettany, Nino Calabro, Ian Johnston , Murray McClymont and Dan Wilson to stay at Scotts College in the style of a true tour team and yeah  they all agreed it was BLOODY cold!! Even mechanic Bill Tape felt the balmy air!!

Saturday saw the 6km Prologue in the morning followed by the 1 hour crit in the afternoon. Creabs got the boys off to a solid start in the Prologue and all our riders finished within 20 seconds of each other but 40 seconds off the leaders. Nino (F/T or fastest time in the team) Calabro was the star and after finishing in the bunch in the crit became the new holder of the Masters jersey.

The Crit was a brutal exercise of attrition for 40 minutes with approximately half the field withdrawn by the commissaires. With a start list of 96 riders on a 1.4km rectangular course, it was hot from the get go with Jordan Kerby (Pedallars) showed the class of a World Champion in riding away with a great win. Pickles, F/T, Ian Johnston and Dan Wilson finished in the pack 50 secs down.

It was a really solid day out for the team placing 8th on GC out of the 16 teams starting.

Creabs # 66 looking for a pen before the crit:



With the breakfast temperature at – 1C!! the team headed out to Yangan for the start of the of the 121 km Road race. An undulating 3 lap course awaited, with our boys planning to keep F/T in the Masters Leaders jersey by the end of the day.

The day featured a series of attacks and counter attacks with the Hamilton Team staying together until almost the end of Lap 2 when Dan Wilson went with a group to chase down the break at 2.00 mins down the road. The peleton slowly disintegrated on Lap 3 with the lead group of 20 + riders finishing within a minute of the winner. Dan finished 18th 36 seconds down with Pickles, F/T, and Muz finishing within 5 mins of the winner.

So Hamilton finished 8th on GC 10 mins 42 secs down. Ashleigh Elliott riding for Galibier finished 3rd in the crit and 9th in the RR to become 3rd placed on GC going into Rd 3, well done Ash. Other Hamilton Riders – Mitch Neumann and Elliot Schultz performed well for their teams though Mitch was ill by Sunday afternoon.

Our boys did really well in a high quality series of races with the RR the highlight. Unfortunately F/T could not hold the Masters Leaders jersey, but the next round in September in Gympie will give him another chance.

Jordan Kerby - World Champion!

Jordan Kerby has won Gold in the Individual Pursuit at the World Track Championships in Hong Kong! In qualifying Jordan set the 3rd fastest time in history of 4:12:172!!!!

In a drama-filled finale, Kerby’s battle with reigning world champion Filippo Ganna (ITA) was stopped by commissaires after four laps due to a timing malfunction. 

Kerby however was not distracted by the commotion, and in the restarted final, he powered to his maiden world title (4:17.068) by more than four seconds.

Jordan is now back in Brisbane and when interviewed jokingly said “I'll have a good kit to roll to the brew shop in now!” 


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Which grade do I enter in?

All HPRW riders should obtain a grading by the handicapper and will appear on the Club Grading List and must ride only in that grade. If you aren't yet on the grading list, or you think you should be in a different grade please contact the handicapper

All visiting riders are graded via the Visitors Grading List. In the interest of fairness and safety, visitors from other clubs should contact the handicapper by thursday evening before the event to be placed in the correct grade. As a general rule riders with an open CQ grading are placed as follows unless otherwise advised:
  • A grade - Elite A,Elite B, Masters A, Women A
  • B grade - Masters B, Elite C, Mas C up to 45 yrs, Women B, U 17 men
  • C1 grade - Masters C, Women C, U 17 Women, U 15 men, some ungraded riders
  • C2 grade – Mas C older 50 yrs +, U13 Men, U15 Women, Women C & D
  • D grade – Mas D, Women D, + some ungraded older women and men, juniors
  • E grade – invitation only

Full details of the grading lists and policy are on the Gradings Page.