Track Training is Back!
HWCC track training is back on again for 2017, running every third sunday from 2-4pm. Track racing is a superb way to develop top-end speed, a smooth pedalling technique and bike handling skills. There is no better training for criterium racing than training on the track. Training is short duration, high intensity and no hills!
Getting Started Guide
STEP 1. Get a Licence
Getting started in competitive cycling is easy. To race you need to be a member of a Queensland cycling club and also have a Cycling Australia race licence. You can join a club and obtain a licence online through through the Cycling Australia Membership HQ or click the button below or alternatively contact our club secretary directly who can help you complete and application form and accept your affiliation fee. If you are not sure about it and just want to give it a go you may purchase a temporary licence to try it out. The 3 race temporary licence is the best value.
Click Blue to join as a member, or Click Red to Purchase a Temporary Licence.
STEP 2. Get a GradingThe next step before you race is to contact the club so you can be placed in the most appropriate grade. We race in different grades from A grade through to E grade, plus racing for Juniors (kids) with ages ranging from 7 through 85 so there is sure to be a race that will suit you.
Once you have licence complete this grading application form and email it to the club handicapper. He will endeavour to place you in the correct grade based on your experience ability and fitness. This is both for safety and to ensure a level field for races. New riders start out in the lower grades and then earn points towards a move to a higher grade. You must accumulate 10 points in a 6 month period to move up a grade. Conversely, if you keep getting dropped from the bunch, you may be able to drop a grade. The aim is to race in a grade in which you are competitive in, regardless of age or gender, not just making up the numbers. We ask all new riders to be graded before race day - we want to get it right!
Wet Weather PolicySummer time often means storms. 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 and twitter as early as possible (6am weekends or 4:30pm for twilight series).
HPRW Facebook Group
Our HPRW Facebook group is open to anyone with a Cycling Australia Licence interested in racing with us, and not just members. Feel free to join us! Remember content is monitored and any abuse will not be tolerated and will be reported. The group is a place to organise rides, talk about racing, and all things 'bike', but is not a place for promoting businesses, selling or spamming.
Hamilton Wheelers Weekly e-mail reminder
If you have subscribed to our weekly E-Newsletters but are not receiving them (usually on Tuesday evenings), please check your junk mail or spam mail folder.
If the club emails are there, change your settings to accept these emails in the future. Hotmail spam filters have always caused problems with our email newsletters – please subscribe using a different email address if possible.