Mitch has worked very hard to finally get there and this gold medal is a fantastic achievement!
Updated Club Grading List (7th Mar 2014)
Here is a link to the Updated Club Grading List (7th Mar 2014) which has gradings for all HPRW members plus visiting riders from other clubs. If you are not on these lists you need to contact the handicappers prior to entering the race.
Our new clubhouse was officially open on Wed 12 Feb 2014 after the final round of the twilight criterium series. Cutting the ribbon was the Hon Steve Dickson, Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing and Norm Wynham, Councillor for McDowall.
Many distinguished guests, club life members, past and current members, representatives from other clubs, Cycling Queensland and club sponsors and friends were in attendance.
Thanks for our friend ESI Sports Photography for these photos, which can be purchased free of the watermark on their website. Message from ESI "Feel free to tag yourself or friends, use these photos as your profile pictures and share them with family/friends on social media. However due to copyright laws you must leave the watermark intact, and do not change or alter the images in any way, THANK YOU"
The club would like to thank the many people whose put countless time and effort into achieving this milestone for our club as well as the life members and guests from our extended community who attended, including:
The 2013 Cycling Queensland Awards was held at the Pullman Hotel and was a great night with lots of HPRW riders in attendance, many of them nominated for awards in both road and track, Elite and Masters.
Awards on the night went to:
Andy Patten - Senior Masters Male Road Cyclist of the Year
Katie Chapman - U19 Female Road Cyclist of the Year
John Murazak - Masters Male Road Cyclist of the Year
Jessica Toghill - Masters Female Road Cyclist of the Year
Jordan Kerby - Male U23 Road Cyclist of the Year
Also nominated for awards were:
If we've missed anyone please let us know.
Conratulations also to our many non-club member friends and competitors who took out awards, including ESI Sport Photographer Tadii McLean who won best media photo of the year.
Hamilton Pine Rivers Wheelers also were awarded Queensland Cycling Club of the year!
Summer Roster 2013/2014
We have done another random draw for the summer roster, which can be viewed here. If you have received an email regarding the roster could you please contact Adam by December 1st (or earlier if you are rostered before then) to either:
Confirm your availability
Arrange a date swap
Advise you will be unable to complete your rostered duty due to other committments (work, school sport,travel etc)
Let us know we've made a booboo and you've already helped out during the winter season - we'll take you off the list (and thanks!)
We are requesting this so we are able to accomodate member's requests for an alternate date, and so we know in advance whether we are able to run each particular event. Without it, we have very often been stuck well short of the volunteers needed to conduct races safely and in compliance with our permits and regulations. This in turn means that someone else has to give up their own racing to fill in - and that's not fair, particularly as it's the same devoted members who fill in for other time and time again.
Even if you are not able to complete your roster duty at all this year, please let us know.
Members are asked to help out just once per year, and in return you get a warm fuzzy feeling PLUS a $10 race entry voucher.
If you haven't been contacted but would like to help out - we love you!
Which grade do I enter in?
All HPRW riders are grading by the handicapping team and should appear on the Club Grading List and must ride in that grade. If you aren't on the grading list, please speak to one of the handicapping team or send a message.
In the interest of fairness and safety, visitors from other clubs should speak to a handicapper before entering to be placed in the correct grade. 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
Check out who's been riding on Strava or join the HPRW Strava Club!
Racing at Lakeside Park -Special Licence Required
To race at Lakeside Park you will need a Lakeside Licence in addition to your club licence.
Please Download and fill in the form to save time!
See below for further details:
Each Tuesday HPRW produces a small e-mail to remind members of the next weekend's racing and training events. The service is open to anyone and you may elect to be removed from the mailing list at anytime. Your e-mail address will not be made public. Many thanks to Kim Flesser for compiling this message every week.
HPRW Facebook Group
Our HPRW Facebook group is now open to friends of the club, 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'
We have had a lot of fake or spam requests, so if you don't have a Cycling Australia Licence you won't be added. For security reasons we also don't allow psuedonyms which is also a condition of your facebook account. So, if you don't get added within a day, please contact Adam who can help you out.
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.
We conduct criterium races at the Albert Bishop Park Criterium Course at Hedley Ave Nundah and at Lakeside Park (previously known as Lakeside International Raceway) the home of many great car and motorcycle races in the past. During the winter season we conduct road races (both scratch race and handicaps), time trials and a hill climb at various open road locations such as Closeburn (near Samford), Elimbah, Pine Dam, Somerset Dam and Mt Mee.