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Hamilton Wheelers in 2019

 

The Hamilton Wheelers are the club to be with, in 2019

We are proud to have directly supported cycle racing for over 110 years in Queensland (SINCE 1908), and are one of the only clubs in the country to offer the full breadth of this racing experience; from crits to road racing, as well as ITT and track. 

Join now, to be part of our history!

  • A new sleek new club kit; a modern-classic design, from a high-quality manufacturer (HEROIC1), and at an irresistible price!
  • Over 50 scheduled races, covering Criterium, Kermesse, Road Races,  Individual Time Trials (ITT), and Track, as well as Handicaps and Points Races
  • An Elite Team in the QLD Raod Teams Series (QRTS)
  • A clubhouse with cafe and audiovisual facilities
  • Professional First-Aid and Qualified Commisairs at all events
  • Regular specific Junior and Women's events
  • A Junior program with qualified coaches and regular training sessions
  • Regular social and team rides and various weekly training sessions
  • $5 race fees for members at Lakeside Raceway
  • Free embroidered club cap for volunteers' duty
  • A revamped Club Championship
  • An experienced and passionate executive team, who have put us in a strong financial position that will keep the club prosperous for many years to come.

...and here it is


We've just finalised the design of the new 2019 Hamilton Wheelers kit, and will have a physical sample from HEROIC1 within a couple of weeks. The design is a modern take on the original jersey worn by the club from 1908, featuring a blue-to-black fade and the traditional Hamilton purple hoops around the chest and sleeves. 

The jersey will be available in both Pro Race Cut and Pro Relaxed Cut.

The Bibs:

Speedsuit:

Winter Jacket:

Gillet:

Be part of the club that makes cycling racing in Brisbane happen!

Hamilton Wheelers - Volunteering

 The 2018 Presentation night saw Warren Jones take out the winners $500 bonus for fulfilling his club Volunteer duty during the last twelve months. Every time a member acted as a volunteer their name went into the draw from some 331 members.

The night also marked the start of the next "Volunteer Roster" year, so it is important that all members be aware of the new roster start date and begin nominating a day that suits them to act as a volunteer. It is club policy that every member act in this role at least once every year. You can nominate your spot in the on-line calendar HERE

It is also club policy that if you go to nominate for an event the third time in the ensuing year and have not nominated a roster date you will not be allowed to race until you do.

For the coming year each time you volunteer you will receive a "Race Pass" that entitles you to tender that instead of money to enter any Hamilton Wheelers event (except our annual open events -Anzac 25 & Track Carnival). You also get 2 points in the 2019 Winter Aggregate pointscore if you volunteer at an event during the winter race season.

Finally, you will also get an entry into the Volunteer draw at the 2019 Presentation night. This year the prize will be your 2020 CA licence fee instead of the $500 voucher, so it is really worthwhile to do your bit for the club and be in the draw!

HWCC 2018 Presentation night

The night was ably conducted by MC Dave Cook for the 74 attending and saw the presentation of the club Championship medals and Jerseys to those that were the winners in each category, the various trophy race winners and the medals to the Century riders.

The winter pointscore aggregate trophy and cheque went to Andy Patten who won convincingly on 119 points from Eric Van Driel (86) and Ren Bao Tsen (84).

The other major award winners this year were:-

  • President's Award - John Madigan

  • Volunteer Award (Presented by Neil Jackson) - Joe Hughes

  • Most Improved rider - Eric Van Driel

  • Most Improved Junior - Ren Bao Tsen

The "Race of Champions" novelty event was won by Mark Creaby for his "sponsor" Matt Smart.

Unfortunately, Mark was unable to break the Pinkenba course record recently set by Andy Patten.

Twilight Series 2018/19


The first round of our Annual Wednesday afternoon Twilight Criterium Series is Wed 21st November.

Grading
  • Grades are the same as your normal Hamilton Grade for A, B1 & B2 grades, however C grade riders must be at least 50 years old. Younger C1 graded riders must ride up in B2.
  • All Juniors (U17,U15,U13,U11 & U9) MUST race in the Junior Only races starting at 4pm irrespective of club grading.
  • All riders must be graded before race day, there will be no grading made on raceday.
  • Note that for safety reasons riders on 3-day licences or new to racing are not permitted to enter the Twilight Series

Follow this link to submit an online Grading Application Form



Wet Weather Policy
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 as early as possible (4:30pm)

National Masters Road Championship 2018


Queenslanders have had some great results at the 2018 Cycling Australia Masters Road National Championships in East Gibbsland Victoria.


Andy Patten won GOLD in the Masters 5 ITT and Colin Howkins BRONZE in the Masters 9 ITT. Both riders have been in fine form recently.

Phil Kesby also made it back to back championships in the Masters 6 Road Race. 
We don't see much of Phil as he spents a lot of his time training and racing in Europe. One of his fellow competitors passed on this message: 

"Would just like to pass on a kind word of the representative from your club who won the masters men 6 Australian championships in the road race - Phil Kesby. First of all, congratulations on a fine ride, you deserved it , and thanks for the kind words of encouragement during the race. I was very happy with my own performance but your words to me have given me good reason to continue at this level after many yrs away from it. Thankyou very much great sportsman ship on Phil's behalf. Hope to race against Phil again next year. 
Your club can hold your head high."

From Cycling Australia:
Phil Kesby National Champion MM6 for the second year in a row

Back to back National Titles for Phil Kesby of Hamilton Wheelers defending his MM6 title won on the Gold Coast 2017 with convincing performance at Swan Reach Victoria.

Phil Kesby (Hamilton Wheelers CC) was first to cross the line in the MM6 road race having made a gutsy break from the peloton 3kms from home. His lead was nearly chased down; however, Kesby remained strong to take the line. Metres before the checkered flag Kesby sat up and punched the air, soaking up his title after a winning in dry, warm conditions.

His second National Title follows a successful 2018 season of racing;

1st Marcello Bergamo, Borgomanero (IT) - Road race M6
5th Don Guanella, Lecco (IT) - Road race M6
4th Ale La Merckx, Verona (IT) - Road race M6
2nd Alpi Ligure, Carcare (IT) - Road race M6
1st San Maurizio, San Stefano Belbo (IT) - Road race M6 (9th on GC)
1st Torino Internationale (IT) - Road race M6 (33rd on GC)
1st Australian Masters National Championships - Road race M6

Not bad when you consider Phil only started racing in March 2015! Encouragement for all those who are thinking about getting into racing.
Result: Masters Men 6
1. 632 Phil KESBY (Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club) 1h45:51 
2. 608 Michael DAVIES (Norwood Cycling Club) +5 
3. 630 Martyn HUGHES (Southern Masters Cycling Club) +5


Phil Kesby




Col Howkins