Hamilton Wheelers Elite Team
Our new Elite team had their first race at round one of the Queensland Road Team Series (QRTS) with a night crit at Cleveland and a road race the next day at Gatton. Here's a quick race report.
Round 1 - Cleveland / Gatton - 21-22 May - Twilight Criterium -
Gatton Road Race
The HWCC team did well on the weekend – Pickles made the A final crit on Saturday whilst on Sunday he and James Madigan finished the RR 130km well in Gatton with James leading the chase pack until 300m from the finish line.
Baz Mead had some bad luck on Sat and the pace of the RR on Sunday was telling on many teams.
Note Stephen Lowe, Nic Rider and Jarryd Whittaker are not in the team photo but are rearing to go for Rd 2 at Warwick July 2-3.
The Brisbane Camperland Queensland Road Team Series (QRTS) is Queensland's premier road racing series where 26 teams of the leading riders in the state compete over four rounds to decide the winning riders and teams across a number of categories. Taking place throughout southern Queensland, the Series offers riders and teams the opportunity to test their skills during a range of individual and team time trials, road races and criteriums. This diversity ensures a range of development and competition opportunities for riders. CLICK HERE for more info.
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Gaz's Guide to the 2016 Winter Season
Thanks to Gary Alcorn our Club Statistician for this Winter Season Guide which will hopefully be useful to those new to the club, and those not so new!
The 2016 Winter program starts Saturday 9th April with an Individual Time Trial at Closeburn (just past Samford on the way to Dayboro).
The committee has provided a varied group of events on both closed circuits and the open road (yes that means hills) which should appeal to all members. There are several key events throughout the year which we encourage you all to support.
1. Our one "open" event at Lakeside Park, the Anzac 25 on April 25th.
2. Two annual perpetual trophy events - the "Soldiers Honour" and the "Bill Osborne Memorial"- which are handicap races for both Division 1 and 2 riders.
The Club Championships are held over three events, a Criterium, a Time Trial and a Road race. These are run in each of your CA licence categories. A special Hamilton Wheelers Jersey is awarded in each category to the rider who accumulates most points over the three events.
Note that the points score for the Perpetual Aggregate Trophy is different to the 6 monthly points used for grading.
Throughout the season points are allocated for results in most events and a Perpetual Aggregate trophy awarded at the end of the season to the rider with the highest points aggregate. As well as getting points for placing in events, points are awarded for starting and finishing, fastest times, first unplaced lady etc. The points are weighted to give more weighting to the higher grades to compensate for competition from visiting riders. It is thus a trophy that rewards results and consistency. The points system for the Perpetual Aggregate Trophy are below.
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