Several of our members travelled down to Victoria for the annual Tour of Bright, and had some absolutely fantastic results! It's become one of the most popular races in Australia - read all about it in this cyclingtips article.
Mitch Neumann in B grade won Stage 3 up Mt Hotham, won the KOM classification, and ended up second overall by 0.1 of a second! In C grade Reuben Phillips came second on Stage 2 to Tawonga gap, third in KOM classification, and second on the GC. Angus Fisk also competed in C grade finishing strongly in all stages. Well done boys!
Sun 24 Nov was the Bravehearts Time Trial, where we have several HPRW members riding. Andy Patten was the fastest individual rider of the day with an amazing time of 1:01:55, all this after a merry late night at the CQ awards. To put that time into perspective Robbie McEwen and Michael Hepburn rode 1:00:54 as a team!
In the Teams Time Trial we had the golden team of Mick Wilkinson, Laurie Kelly, Phil Gibson and Jim Loyden who set a very good time of 1:33:50, although I think Mick fell off and has cracked a couple of ribs. Get well soon mate! Ian Murdoch was also competing in a team.
HPRW Wednesday Night Twilight Criterium Championship Series 2013/2014
Yes it's that time of year again - time for some fast paced wednesday evening racing. There are no sheep stations up for grab unlike last year, but there is plenty of prize money plus beer primes (for over 18 riders).
Here's a bit of the action from stage 1
Grading is based on CQ Open Gradings. If you don't have a open grading, but are a member of HPRW, here is where you must race based on your club grading:
'Club' A elite = A grade
'Club' A masters = B1 grade
'Club' B and C plus any D Grade Men under 50 = B2 grade
'Club' C or D (but male riders must be over 50) = C grade
Junior C - U9s and beginners
Junior B - stronger U9s and U11
Junior A - all other Junior riders
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!
Changes to C1 and C2 start times and riders
In and effort to balance numbers between grades we are making a few changes:
Since the 6:45am start times are popular, as a trial during summer season we are swapping the start times for C1 and C2.
Moving some riders from C1 to C2, and B to C1. In addition to these riders, if you have not scored points in C1 this season, or are in D grade and feel ready to move up and would like to be regraded please contact the
Here are the revised start times for Nundah
A Grade - 6.45am C2 Grade - 6.46am B Grade - 7.35am C1 Grade - 7.55am D/E Grades 8.30am Juniors - 9.05am
Riders in C1 and B grades are asked to make an effort to ensure these two grades remain well seperated. If riders do not, the commissaire will neutralise one grade, which could affect the outcome of your race. Please watch for the marshalls and commissaires advising that you are about to be passed.
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!
HPRW 2013/2014 Summer Criterium Series
Here's a sneak peek at the Summer Calendar for 2013/2014. Full details will go in the Calendar shortly.
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, or not a friend of someone in the group, and you cannot be messaged, you may not get 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 Guide
Joining a Club and getting 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.
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.