Hopefully we can get some race reports from our riders who entered the Grafton-Inverell. Richard Brownhill got second in B grade, and Alberto Monte Rego had an off day, feeling sick and climbing off at the first feed zone.

There were a quite a few other Coyote riders, Warren Forbes, Mark Fulloon, Mick Manson, Andrew Charles as well as Adam Robinson, Andy Patten, Clinton Amble, Andrew Pattison, Scott Petterson, Patrick Weinrauch, Andrew Grady, Luke Salter, Tony Hawkins, Darrell Henry, Phil Milham, Matthew Smart,  Brenden Smyth, Chris Brouard, Nikolina Orlic and of course Bryan Ferris.
Last Sunday one of our Elite Women riders Nikolina Orlic was invited to compete in the Herald Sun World Cycling Classic in Ballarat which was used by many of the world's best as a warm up for the Worlds.

Nikolina, riding with her Sweet As.. Bundaberg Sugar teammates, did well to finish 54th out of 130 amongst riders from 14 countries. Nik said she stayed with the main bunch until the last climb at 5km to go and finished 1 minute behind the main bunch and that it was an amazing experience to race against the world's best female cyclist's.

The race was won by Trixi Worrack from Germany from a small 4 rider breakaway with 3 riders bridging across.

Results and report are on CyclingNews
1      Trixi Worrack (Germany)      2:26:50       
2     Liesilot Decroix (Belgium)            
3     Carla Swart (South Africa)            
4     Katheryn Curi-Mattis (United States Of America)

Photo: © Shane Goss/

Photo: © Shane Goss/

Team Mainline in the medals at the National Masters Championship in Ballarat

Riders from Team Mainline have had some amazing results down at the National Masters Championship in Ballarat.
Report from the Mainline Cycling Team site

"Chris Millen backed up his recent Golds in the QLD State ITT and TTT Champs with a fantastic silver medal in the National Masters ITT Champs in Ballarat in the MMAS2 category.  Lucas Nicoll placed an outstanding 4th in the MMAS1, while Andrew Patten rode to 5th place in the MMAS3.  Andrew Grady backed up Chris's result with 6th in the MMAS2 to produce a fine set of results for the Team Mainline riders representing HPRW and all Queensland Cyclists. "

Well done guys all the hard work has paid off this year.

Thanks to Roger Bower here are some photos from Nundah Saturday 4th Sept.
D Grade

E Grade Roger, Sandy Mc, Laurie Kelly, Phil Gibson, Vince Amos

E Grade Podium
Sandy McNab winning E Grade
Phil Gibson second in E Grade

Check out this great article Alberto Monte Rego wrote about his good mate and HPRW legend Bryan (Eddy) Ferris. Thanks Alberto!
Our thoughts are with our club commissaire John Madigan, who has been hit by a car last thursday night near the PA hospital and has suffered a broken hip (again!). Apparently a car turned right in front of him and clipped his front wheel and John fell hard on his hip that already has a plate in it. We all know John’s fighting ability to get back on a bike after a fight with a car.  Hope to see you back soon John.

UPDATE: John has been transferred to the Mater Private and is hopefully undergoing surgery today Wed 18th Aug.

HPRW member and Team Mainline rider Andrew Grady is riding the Tour De Cure from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast in support of a cure for cancer.

Here's a message from Andrew:


Cancer is one of the world's greatest takers of life. Cancer does not discriminate. It affects
men, women and children alike and it impacts everyone around them.


The Tour de Cure is an annual cycling event that raises much needed funds
for Cancer research, prevention and patient support programs.  This year
the Tour will see 90 riders & supporters travel over 1400km from Sydney
to the Sunshine Coast for 10 days in May.


I’ve signed up to complete the Tour de Cure in support of all my family and friends that
have been touched by Cancer. After personal diagnosis with Melanoma at 25, I realised that
Cancer really can affect anyone.  Too many, too young.

I’ll be doing the pedalling, but one of my main inspirations is my wife’s father, who has
been fighting pancreatic cancer for 3 years.  Thankfully after surgery and countless chemo
sessions ‘Poppy’ is still able to walk his 18 holes of golf, and watch his grand-children
grow up. Ours is just one of many stories where Cancer research and support have helped
a whole family.

We’ve set a huge fundraising target of $10 000, so any contribution you can make will be greatly appreciated.

Donations over $2 are tax-deductible and can be made at my Tour de Cure page.

Thank you for your support!
Cheers, Andrew

Here's a message from Jeff Brissy who has just opened a cafe at Strathpine. VIP customers get free coffee right? :)

I am a cyclist (I ride with NRG) and am about to open a
coffee shop (on Monday) in Strathpine. I wanted to invite your club
through you to come along and enjoy queens street cafe style food and
coffee in the suburbs. Would be great to see some cyclists at the cafe
supporting a fellow cyclist. Anyway thanks for your support ( We will of
course look after club members as VIP clients :).

The cafe is on the corner of Gympie and Cremzow roads (in the UP TILES
Complex) Strathpine.

El Cafe

The AGM was held Saturday 6th March and 2010 is looking to be a big year for the club. Issues discussed included:
Racing Calendar
Official's Rosters and $500 Random Prize Draws
Anzac 25
Bike Week Cup
Club Coaching and Junior Development Program
Reports from HPRW Teams
Clubhouse Update

The following Officials were elected and can be contacted via the Contacts page.

President: Graham Robinson

Vice-President: Graeme Spender

Treasurer: Graham Kemp

Secretary: Wayne Wilson

Chief Commissaire: John Madigan

Racing Secretary: Terry Bourne

Handicapper: Terry Bourne

Club Coach: Alan Grant

Club Captain: Garry Lee

Vice Captain: Rob Oshlack

Ladies Captain: Mel Reiter

Property Officer: Wayne Wilson

Junior Development: Peter McDonald

Newsletter: Kim Flesser

Webmaster: Adam Harrison

CARRS the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety are running a cycling survey. Click this link for details.
HPRW Mitch Mulhern was firing up the boards at the Australian Track Championships last week in Adelaide, winning bronze in the men's points race.

Mitch lapped the field to grab a 20 point bonus. First place was Garmin-Transitions pro rider Jack Bobridge, 2nd was junior madison and road TT world champion Luke Durbridge, and 4th was junior world IP champ Michael Hepburn (who also had a fantastic ride to beat Jack Bobridge in the men's omnium).
Full details are in the Cycling News Report

So don't be too upset when Mitch flys past you in the ITT at Closeburn or up the Mt Mee Hill Climb as you're not the only one being beaten!

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A – Grade

Starters 23

Winner Ben Fleming, FFAST

2nd Chris Millen, HPRW

3rd Tim Bartlett, HPRW

4th Andrew Patten, HPRW


First Un-Placed Lady

B – Grade

Starters 45

Winner Scott Barnes, HPRW

2nd Chris Forster, FFAST

3rd Michael Dezwart, HPRW

4th Andrew Barton, UQ

Prime Peter Gumbley, HPRW

First Un-Placed Lady

C – Grade

Starters 24

Winner Andrew Morgan, HPRW

2nd Wayne Wilson, HPRW

3rd Lex Greenhalgh, SCCC

4th Kim Flesser, HPRW


First Un-Placed Lady Taryn Dickens, HPRW

D – Grade

Starters 7

Winner Tom Macindoe, HPRW

2nd Karen Forster, HPRW

3rd Terry Cocksedge???, DCRR



First Un-Placed Lady

E – Grade

Starters 2

Winner Roger Bower, HPRW

2nd Bob McIntyre, HPRW




First Un-Placed Lady

Total Riders:


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Blue and White Peugeot road bike, 60cm. Shimano wheels, selle italia saddle, full campagnolo record groupset except rear derailleur (daytona) and front brake calliper (chorus), shimano pedals, sticker on frame.
Stolen in Broadbeach 31/1/10
Generous reward for information leading to recovery
Call: 0458133753 Email:

Here's a cool picture of Stuart Bell flying the HPRW colours riding cyclocross in Belgium!

I got a message from Willow that Terry Bourne was the worst casualty, he had 9 breaks in 5 ribs and a smashed up bike.

Geoff Messer did a spectacular over the handle bars 10 out of 10 somersault, luckily only bruised and will be stiff tomorrow.

Heather Kemp injured hip, ambo to Prince Charles – all clear, stiff tomorrow.

The D grade crash today was a wheel touch on the straight, not the sprint, and down went 4.

All the best Terry - get well soon mate!
Ron Brown got hit by a 30kg rottweiler pup a few weeks back and has L4 fracture and busted hip. He is going along
quite well, albeit slowly and he's three weeks into the treatment. Here's a couple of fetching shots Ron sent.

A word of warning - don't scroll down if you don't want an eyeful of Ron's butt!!! :)

Please refer to this notice from Cycling Queensland regarding Closing Dates for Open Events. Entries for all open events now close a minimum of 14 days before the event.
Sandra Foerster has just returned from competing in the Tour of Bright and has written about it on her blog. There is a cool video clip showing some of the action plus the awesome climb up Mount Hotham. You might even spot her soigneur Alberto Monte Rego in there as well!