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Wet Weather Policy

Summer 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). 

New Grading System for 2016 season

At the january club meeting it was decided to make adjustments to the grading categories for club racing starting from the beginning of the 2016 season as a trial. We have introduced a second B grade and moved up the C,D & E grades as follows.
 
2015
2016
A Grade A Grade
B Grade B1 Grade
C1 Grade B2 Grade
C2 Grade C1 Grade
D Grade C2 Grade
E Grade  D Grade
Juniors A/B/C Juniors A/B/C

Hopefully this better reflects the spread of riders and allows us to even out the numbers in each grade. All riders stay in their existing grades for now, but there may be some regradings done to balance out numbers based on ability, experience and performance. Please bear with us as there is bound to be a bit of confusion about what each grade is called!

A full explanation of the grading system, grading lists for both club members and visiting riders, 6 months points score and full rider history can all be found on the Grading page.

Twilight Series grades remain unchanged. Points system and grading application process also remains unchanged.


(not our new grading system)

New Kit Launch Wed 3rd Feb!

Following our kit design and logo competition last year, the new Hamilton Kit will be launched on Wednesday 3rd February – a sensational new look!!
 
Modelling and release for sale, will follow drinks and nibbles set to start after the Twilight Series Rd 5 at 7.00pm
 
Come along, have a squiz and be the first to walk away with the brand new HWCC look. You’ll be mad if you missed this!! 

You will be able to purchase the kit directly at the clubhouse, or you can place on online order through Champion Systems and get it delivered to your door. 

Here are some images of the final design


Jersey


Bibs


Skinsuit



Jersey


Bibs and Socks





2016 Membership Changes

If you haven't already done so, now is the time to renew your club membership and Cycling Australia Licence.

There are a few changes for 2016 including:


Race now replaces the terms Racing and Gold licenses
Ride now replaces the terms Silver & Recreational


Read more ...

Old Club Kit selling off at below cost

If you want to pick up any cheap kit this Sunday the existing kit is on sale at way below cost. $40 bibs $40 jerseys $5 socks. All Champion Systems gear.
Bibs
XS
S

XL
Jerseys
Kids Size (3 left)
XS
S
L
XL

This kit will remain registered for Open Events.

XMAS FUN DAY PROGRAMME

Sunday, 20 December 2015.
HWCC MEMBERS, 3 DAY LICENCES and NON BRISBANE VISITORS ONLY.
Free race entries. All place getters get a commemorative ribbon (no cash).
All activities including Start/ Finish in front of Clubhouse. Reverse direction.



7.00 – 7.30 am - D & E Grade. Drop & Run Race. -   25 mins
7.01 – 7.30 am – Combined C Grade. Drop & Run Race. – 25 mins

7.35 – 8.00 am – A, B & C Grade Juniors.

8. 00am -  “Barbecue Bob” at his best. Free sausage sizzle starts for all present. Sausage, bread, sauce.
8.00 am - Chris Marty’s Bluegrass Mullet Gut String Band plays.


8.05 am - "Harrison Handicap" is a one lap pairs handicap. Each pair can be made up of a parent & junior, partners, significant others, bro-mances, BFFs etc. but they must be at least 2 grades apart (e.g. Junior and C2, A & C1, B and D grade). Starting positions will be allocated around the track as in a track 'wheelrace' and all riders start on the gun (ok well...megaphone squark)
Riders must cross the line together with their teammate. Riders without a teammate may rent a junior for a small donation.

8.20 am. SANTA ARRIVES and conducts “Tykes on Bikes” Race for all little kids. Little kids do one lap of inner circuit. Bikes, training wheels, scooters, babies in prams, etc. Parents can run with kids. All kids get a ribbon and present from Santa. Start/finish in front of clubhouse.

8.30 am. Andrea’s Lolly Hunt. A traditional lolly hunt around the clubhouse for all present.

8.35 am. Awards for best decorated bike – kids and adults.
Awards for best Xmas costume – kids and adults.

8.40  - 9.10 am – B Grade Drop & Run Race. – 30 mins.
8.41 – 9.15 am – A Grade Drop & Run Race – 35 mins

Barbecue finishes approx. 15 mins after A Grade race.
 
NOTE : A “Drop & Run Race” involves dropping bike on far side of track, running to Comms and getting a rubber band and remounting on each lap. Any rider who, in the opinion of Comms,  takes the race too seriously could be asked to do 10 push ups!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Volunteer Policy Change

Volunteer Roster – after a survey of members regarding creating a better outcome for officials at our weekly races the following policy was the popular choice of members and has been adopted:

  • A yearly calendar on display – at races, on the website, members can nominate anytime. 
  • Members nominate to do duty 1 day in the year,  from October 31 - November 1 each year.
  • Computer registration system is set to accept 1 race entry only BEFORE it flags that rider has not nominated for duty. Once flagged the rider cannot race UNTIL they nominate a duty date. Failure to perform duty or provide replacement on nominated day, forfeits the rider to participating until duty is performed.
  • Wednesday arvo Twilight Races and Open Events are handled seperately and are not part of the members Roster.
The calendar can be viewed here on the website via the Calendar link in the menu and you can click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to send an email to secretary Wayne Wilson to nominate your session. A calendar will also be on display at each race so riders can nominate their 1 session for the year (more if you wish!!). 

National Masters Road Championships 2015

We had some fantastic results from the National Masters Championship held around Tweed Heads 25-27 September.
In the ITT -
MMAS1 Andrew Keller Silver Luke Cunningham Bronze, Michael Bettany 4th
MMAS4 Andrew Patten Gold 
MMAS5 Darrell HENRY 4th
WMAS1 Nikolina Orlić Bronze
WMAS3 Jessica Toghill Gold 
 
Road Race
MMAS1 Michael Bettany Gold, Luke Cunningham Silver, Rueben Phillips 4th
MMAS7 Francois Audibert 6th
WMAS3 Jessica Toghill Gold 
 
Criterium
MMAS1 Michael Bettany Silver
MMAS7 Francois Audibert Silver
 
Champion of Champions
MMAS1 Michael Bettany
MMAs4 Andrew Patten
WMAS3 Jessica Toghill

(Photo courtesy of Jemma Brown)


 
Veloshotz: ITT Presentations &emdash; 15925 124213 2015 National Masters Championships ITT

Veloshotz: ITT Presentations &emdash; 15925 150050 2015 National Masters Championships ITT
(photo Courtesy Veloshotz)
There were many other good rides and club representation from Mel Symon, Corissa Smith, Saskia Deckers, Rene Lubbers, Garry Reddacliff, Neil Hamey, Francois Audibert, Les Preston, Peter Jansen, Wayne Wilson, Attila Kiss, Tremain Permewan, Reuben Phillips, Rupert Leigh, Stephen Lowe, Ashley Yelland.

Full results HERE and photos HERE

Apologies if we've missed anyone, please let us know!

Harry Sweeny selected in U19 team for World Champs

Congratulations to Hamilton Wheelers member Harry Sweeny for his selection in the U19 team for the upcoming World Championships in Richmond, Virginia USA Sept 20-27 September. He will compete in the ITT on the 22nd and Road Race on the 26th.

We are happy to announce our club will be supporting Harry by donating $1000 to help cover his expenses. These funds come from our Junior Development Fund, which includes money raised from fundraisers such as our Cyclocross Catering and the $25 fee all Sponsored Riders pay to the club which goes directly to Junior Development.

Long term Hamilton member Nick Schultz will also be riding in the U23 road race.

More info on the team is on the Cycling Australia site

Here's Harry in his first race with us in C1 Nov 2013 (2nd from left)



Nick Schultz at Nundah just last year :)

Briztreadley Podcast featuring Bryan Ferris 

The Briztreadley cycling podcast is always a good listen but the latest episode features our very own 'local legend' Bryan Ferris! You can listen to the podcast directly via the website, or or if you have a podcast app on your smartphone or tabllet you can subscribe via iTunes, Android or via RSS

http://www.briztreadley.com/
It's always a great listen!
http://www.briztreadley.com/the-briztreadley-podcast/

2015 Winter Championship Series Pointscore

Here are the 2015 Winter Pointscore competitions points as at 8th August.

The points are very close with Gerry Forde (Pictured here after his win at Elimbah) on 62, with Luke Hamilton and Steve Ledger on 56.


HAMILTON WHEELERS - ELITE CYCLING TEAM - Expression of Interest

Preamble:
HWCC is exploring the possibility of forming and supporting an Elite team and Manager to participate in a series of higher profile races in 2016. The purpose of this document is to seek expressions of interest from riders and managers who would be interested in committing to such a venture in 2016.

Read more ...

6 months Points Score, History & Grading Lists

Don't forget that the rolling 6 months points score is updated regularly (this determines when riders may move up a grade), as is the full Rider History and the Members and Visitors Grading Lists.

All can be found HERE

Olivia wins National Cyclocross Series Women U19 Championship!


Congratulations to Olivia Nendick who flew down to Adelaide with her Dad to compete in the final round of the National Cyclocross Series in Adelaide. Olivia finished 2nd on Saturday and first on Sunday to clinch the series in the Women U19 category. A fantastic acheivement!





Photos courtesy Simon Nendick

Get well soon Dawso!

We were sorry to hear Grant Dawson had a tumble in the last lap of the Mt Cotton Kermesse, fracturing multiple ribs and dislocating his collarbone. He's back from hospital now and recovering at home. Get well soon mate!

2015 State ITT Champs Results (Elite,U19, Masters)

Well done to club members who participated in the State ITT Championship held on Sunday 5th July.
Here are the Full Results but podium finished for these members:
  • MMAS9 3rd Ron Young
  • MMAS8 3rd Les Preston
  • MMAS7 2nd Rene Lubbers
  • WMAS3 2nd Mel Symon
  • MMAS4 2nd Andy Patten
  • MMAS4 3rd Mark Croonen
  • MMAS1 2nd Andrew Keller
  • Elite Men 1st Jordan Kerby 





Giant 3+3 MTB Event


Well done to Olivia Nendick for finishing first in U19 female solo category at the Giant 3+3 MTB Event at Hidden Vale last weekend (11/12 July) despite having a big over the bars stack on Saturday and starting a lap down. Dad Simon did well too finishing 14th in 40-49 category after having some mechanical problems - like not having a seat! :)


Parkinson's Disease Research Participants Required (over 50s)

Club member Tim Blackmore who works at the Australian Catholic University is looking for research participants to help patients with Parkinson's Disease. If you are over 50 and would like to help out please see the information below.


 

Battle on the Border 2015

We had plenty of members racing around the Tweed region at this year's Battle on the Border. For full results click HERE

 In the Women's NRS races we had Jessica Toghill racing for Total Rush Hyster and Nikolina Orlic for BikeBug-NextGen.

In the Men's NRS we had Phillip Cavdarski racing for Cobra 9 Interbuild. Phillip unfortunately had a crash and was out for the weekend.

In Elite Mens Division 2 Luke Cunningham had a cracker finishing second in GC by 4 seconds after winning the time trial and 5th on Stage 3. Will Overell finished 3rd in GC and 3rd in the TT. Calem Wilcox 7th on GC and 4th on Stage 4 TT, Ryan Wilson 12th and Luke Dharnam 16th.

In Masters Division 1 we had Andy Patten, Ian Johnston, Adam Robinson and Attila Kiss. Andy won the time trial and finished 12th overall on GC.

Masters Divison 2 we had Reuben Phillips, Andrew Keller, Anthony Zahra, Bryn Abad and Darrell Henry. Reuben ended up 2nd on GC and won Stage 2 and 5th in the TT, and Andrew Keller 5th overall on GC, with a 4th on Stage 2 and a 3rd on Stage 3

Masters Division 3 we had Jim Murphy, Phil Kesby, Adrian Le Roux, Francois Joubert, Scott Meredith, Tom Casey & Shane Bedford

Masters Division 4 Stephen Froome, Peter Jansen, Gordon Baudino & Shane Elliott. Steve finished 6th on GC, 7th on Stage 2

Women B/C/D/U17 Zoe Wilson, Saskia Deckers & Tanya Mangold.

Also kudos to John Madigan who was Chief Commissaire for the whole event.

For some great photos check out ESi Sport Photography and Veloshotz


Andrew Keller in TT courtesy of ESi

National Cyclocross Series at Nundah


While some were racing down at Battle on the Border others were slogging it out through the grass, jumping barriers and ploughing through the mud at a fantastic cyclocross course at Nundah. Our club catered for everyones food and drink and we washed a lot of muddy bikes to raise over $200 for junior development. Special thanks to Trudi and Ingrid for washing so many filthy bikes and riders!

Our juniors love cyclocross and we had quite a few racing on sunday, including Marly Harrison, James Alexander, Ciaran Casey, Aidan Taylor, Maddison Dillon and Olivia Nendick and probably some more we've missed. Maddison and Olivia also did the Nerang round on the Saturday.

Maddison won the U15 category and Ladies Division of the support race, and Olivia won the U19 division of the NCXS race racing alongside twice National CX Champion Lisa Jacobs (who has raced the Women's Giro and competed at the World CX championship) and women's cycling legend and former ProTour World Cup winner Oenone Wood!



We also had Jarryd Whitaker and Hugh Barbour in the support race.

Paul Van De Ploeg getting caught out jumping the barriers. He wasn't the only one with all the leading riders Chris Jongewaard, Paul and even Robbie McEwen getting caught out here at some stage. A very decisive place in both rounds.


Read a wrap up of the racing HERE or just sit back and listen to a report and interviews on the BrizTreadley podcast by Andrew Demack.

Here's a couple of videos from the Men's elite race and also from the Support Race. 

NCXS Round 2 Nundah - Elite


NCXS Round 2 Nundah Open Support + Womens

 

TMR Consulation on Northern Bikeway

Consultation to start on North Brisbane Bikeway Stages 2 and 3
 
The North Brisbane Bikeway is being delivered by the Department of Transport and Main Roads in partnership Brisbane City Council to encourage more people to cycle, more often.
 
The department is consulting on the North Brisbane Bikeway Stages 2 and 3 from Friday 22 May to Wednesday 10 June 2015 and are seeking feedback on the proposed plan.
 
A feature of the North Brisbane Bikeway Stages 2 and 3 is the inclusion of priority pedestrian and cycle crossings at a number of intersections. These crossings operate similarly to pedestrian ‘zebra’ crossings, providing people walking and cycling with priority over vehicles when crossing the street.
 
Please see the attached flyer and search for North Brisbane Bikeway at tmr.qld.gov.au to see an animation of the proposed priority crossing in action and find out more about the project.
 
If you require further information on this project, please contact the project team on 3066 9135 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. during business hours.
 
Alternatively, please contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 13QGOV (13 74 68)during business hours.
 
For up-to-date information on road closures and traffic conditions across Queensland, please visit 131940.qld.gov.au or call 13 19 14.
 

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