Congratulations to Maria Hull who is now an accredited Cycling Australia Level 1 Road & Track Coach. Well done Maria!

National Masters Medals for HPRW

Congratulations to the following HPRW riders who have won medals at the Australian Masters Championships in Ballarat!

Here are the results for all HPRW riders.

SILVER MMAS2 Lucas Nicoll (HPRW)
GOLD MMAS3 Andrew Patten (HPRW)
SILVER WMAS4 Linda O'Connor (HPRW)

(image shamelessly from facebook courtesy of Tim Dalgiesh)

Here is the website for the full results.
Provisional Results for the Crit:
Masters 2 Men
Gold Tim Dalgliesh
Bronze Lucas Nicoll
6th John Murazak

Masters 2 women
4th Mel Symon (And Most aggressive rider)

Road Race:
Masters 2 Men
4th John Murazak

Thank to Chris Forster (Ladies Captain Karen Forster's husband) here are a whole heap of photos from the Elimbah Road Race Champs. I think Chris got everyone at least once!

Results are up for the 2011 Elite and Masters Road Champs. Here are the links:
Elite Results
Masters Results

Here are some fantastic HPRW results from our riders:

Mens Masters 2 (there seems to be an incorrect placings on the CQ results)
Gold Darren Condon
Bronze Chris Millen

Mens Masters 3
Andy Patten Silver

Masters 7
Peter Gumbley Silver

Women's Masters 3
Philippa Hendren Silver

Elite Men
5th Darren Condon

8th Mitch Neumann

HPRW are sad to report the passing of life member Bill McIntosh. The service is to be held
at Gregson & Weight, 5 Gregson Place, Caloundra 54911559 at 11am Wednesday 24th
August, followed by burial service at Pinnaroo Cemetery 2pm. (info from Harold Whitehead

Northside Massage Centre

Northside Massage Centre are very pleased to offer all HPRW members
  • First Visit $20 DISCOUNT on appointments of 60 minutes or more (and show membership card to receive discount off subsequent visits)
  • Subsequent Visits - 20% discount (any length treatment)

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Northside Massage Centre

Opening in 2009 in brand new purpose-built premises in Aspley, the team at Northside Massage Centre are determined to be different from other massage providers. Our goal is to ensure that our Clients receive the very best quality therapy experience everytime they visit. Our Therapists are very experienced, fully insured and registered with all of the major Health Funds.

We offer a wide array of individually tailored services, including: Sports/Remedial; Trigger Point Therapy; Deep Tissue; Cupping; Swedish/Relaxation; and Lymphatic Drainage. Our Clients range from elite athletes to office workers to retirees.

We are very pleased to offer all HPRW members

First Visit $20 DISCOUNT on appointments of 60 minutes or more (and show membership card to receive discount off subsequent visits)

Subsequent Visits - 20% discount (any length treatment)

Opening hours are: 10am to 6pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 10am to 8pm Wednesday and Thursday; and 8am to 4pm Saturday.

For more information, please either visit our website at or call us on 3263 5001.

The Northside Massage Centre Team

Velo Battle on the Border Results

Check out all the results from The Velo Battle on the Border over the May Day long weekend down on the Tweed Coast.
Full results are HERE

HPRW riders have done us proud! Here is a summary of some of the performances from the weekend.

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Alberto goes climbing

No not that one! No stories about contaminated meat, doping inquiries or ASO bans here...this is about the other Alberto. Our own Alberto Monte Rego recently went down to race the Mt Baw Baw classic which is a very tough race. Alberto did really well finishing 4th in Masters 4. Partner Sandra also travelled down to act as DS and here is her report of the race.

Some info about the race including the SBS Cycling Central recap is here.

HPRW, through the coaching coordinator of the club – Brett Richardson, are conducting a series of coaching sessions during the year.

The aim of these sessions is to up skill members of the club who are prospective coaches but don’t really know it!! The people who lead rides or organize small groups in training are invited to join these sessions led by our Level 2 accredited coordinator. Naturally, if you are considering gaining qualifications and would like to learn more, these are the clinics for you.

Please express your interest to Brett so planning can get underway. There are many members just looking for this opportunity and here it is.
Kelly from Bella Velo let us know of a good deal on this Tour de France tour.

14 night Tour starting in Lourdes, Pyrenees, riding the tour routes and climbs, finishing in Annecy, Alpes.  All inclusive transfers, accommodation, breakfasts, logistical support, maps, guides, and 7 dinners.  Usually cost $AUD 6,900 but if you use the code: BELLA you can have it for $5,550.00  Give Monty a call if you have any questions or are interested.  It's a once in a life time experience and to do it with a great guide, experienced riders and having just about everything taken care of for you - makes for a fantastic holiday!

Full details are in this flyer
Photos from the 2011 Bike Week Cup are in the Galleries section. Who was this rider making them suffer in C Grade? He makes beards look PRO!

Jack Carter awarded Life Membership of Cycling Queensland

At the CQ AGM on Saturday 12th March Jack Carter was awarded Life Membership of that association.

Congratulations Jack on a great career in the sport and the recognition that has come your way.

Jack is also a Life Member of HPRW.

Aaron Pickett-Heaps took some helmet-cam videos of A grade (with permission from chief commissaire) and can be found here:
First Lap through Hungry Corner and over the hill at Eastern Loop

Under dunlop bridge and chasing up the hill again

Along the main straight and attacking through the kink
Thanks to all who completed our 2010 Winter Racing Survey, the feedback is already going into changes for next years racing.

Here is a summary of the results, and here is the detailed report.
Nikolina Orlic had a great ride at the recent Noosa Grand Prix against some of the very best riders in the country. Here is her report - thanks Nik.

2010 Noosa Grand Prix
Wow doesn't time fly when your having fun! Saturday just gone was the USM Events, Noosa Grand Prix criterium. The race each year attracts thousands of spectators and heaps of Pro athlete's to the start line. It was an awesome experience to race against such a classy field of riders.

This year the women's field contained Rochelle Gilmore's Honda Dream Team, recently developed Virgin Blue Team, MB Cycles, QAS and of course our team, Bundaberg Sugar.

Last year I did this race and literally got dropped from word go, pulling out after only a few laps. Looking back one year ago, my heart was definitely in it but my fitness wasn't. I remembered saying to myself in disappointment, that I would come back next year (2010) and give it another go but only to be stronger than ever. And so I did.

My dream came true this year finishing 5th in a break, 3 laps into the race after just missing an early crash.

Photo courtesy of

I set my goal one week before the race and was adamant to finish in the top 5. I knew that if I wanted to achieve such goal I needed to get myself into a good position up the front of the bunch and wait for an opportunity to unfold itself and then just go with it. I had good legs on the day, so I didn't doubt my ability.

The break included myself, Peta Mullens (Honda), Melissa Hoskings (Honda), Laura Luxford (Virgin Blue)and Liz Young (MB). After a few laps together Peta Mullens and Melissa Hoskings jumped and got away from us three finishing 30 seconds ahead. Laura, Liz and I remained together pulling turns and although we couldn't catch the two Honda girls ahead, we maintained our position on the field finishing roughly 40 seconds ahead of the bunch. We were still in it for 3rd, 4th and 5th places. After a long 30 minutes, it all came down to a very close sprint finish with Laura and Liz just rolling me over the line.

Photo's courtesy of Kerri Parnell

1. Peta Mullens - 0.35.02
2. Melissa Hoskings
3. Laura Luxford - 0.00.36
4. Liz Young - 0.00.37
5. Nikolina Orlic

HPRW picked up some awards at the annual CQ Presentation Dinner last Saturday Night.

Chris Millen won Masters Road Cyclist of the Year in the Masters 2 category and Gary Kristensen won the award for Masters 3 Track Cyclist of the year. Chris won gold in both the State ITT champs and the Team TT champs, as well as Silver in the ITT at the National Masters Championship. Chris also narrowly missed out on victory at the Battle of the Border. Gary won the Masters 3 3000M Individual Pursuit at the State Champs as well as Silver in the 666m TT. Some more info on their acheivements are on the Mainline site.

Mitch Mulhern won U23 Road Cyclist of the Year. Among other results Mitch won the U23 State Crit Champs, as well as the U23 State Road Champs, won Bronze in the points race at the National Track Champs, and won the Elite A prologue at the Battle of the Border.

Well done guys!
With the summer crit season upon us, Fless has written a great article on what type of wheels can work well in crit racing. Click HERE for the article.

There are some other articles in the Documents section that are worth a look, including Kim's article on "winning sprints" that he keeps requesting to have removed, Road training rules, Rest & Recovery, Climbing etc. Just click on Documents on the menu on the left and then select Training Tips.