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Hometown Commonwealth Games for Jordan Kerby

Congratulations to Jordan Kerby on his Commonwealth Games selection as part of a 36 strong team of riders!

Full squad and details via Cycling Australia

2018 Racing start this week

Racing recommences this week for 2018 with Round 4 of the Twilight Series Wednesday 24th January from 4:30pm.

The racing calendar for the year is available at http://www.hamiltonwheelers.com/calendar

A few notes:

Twilight Series
1. Fields in all grades will be limited to 60 riders.
    If there are several riders lined up when the count gets to 55 preference will be given to HWCC members.
 
2. HWCC riders can pre-nominate for their event no later than Tuesday evening by emailing   
     If you do this don't forget to advise registration when you check in.
 
3. It is HWCC policy that all Juniors (Under 17 and younger) complete a roll-out and equipment check before presenting at registration.
    This rule applies to the Twilight events.
 
4. Any rider intending to race at any HWCC event who has not been allocated a grade by the Hamilton handicapper should apply online HERE.
    Failure to do this prior to race day may mean that you miss your intended event.
 
5. One and Three day licence holders and riders new to racing are not permitted to compete in the Twilight events for safety reasons.
 
6.  Please have your 2018 licence or printed receipt ready for registration. You can show a screenshot or email on your phone but please have it ready to go.
 
7.  Note that we do not have EFTPos facilities and correct change is always appreciated and please be patient as we get the new year started.

Lakeside Racing
Following the Twilight Series Round 4 we are back at Lakeside Sat 27th January at 6:45am. We are having the change the area where we park and sign-on. Sign-on will now be OUTSIDE of the track on the southern side of the track opposite the Tower. We will have tents set up on the western side of the old shed outside the track (our old clubhouse!!) for sign on and presentations. NOTE: the shed is totally out of bounds as are all vehicles on the inside of the track (medical and comms excepted). Back to the future!!

Racing at Lakeside requires a Lakeside Licence which can be purchased on the day, or a 12 month pass can be purchased. Full details HERE



Light up Muzz to help end Kid's Cancer

This Saturday night Feb 24th Balmoral Cycling Club are running racing under lights at Murrarie. All profits wil be donated to The Kids Cancer Project.

If you don't have a grading for racing at Murrarie contact handicapper Gino Cornaccia no later than thursday 

VALE – TERRY BOURNE

 
Terry Bourne passed away Saturday 13th January at 7.28 am.
 
He had been in palliative care at Holy Spirit Hospital since December 21st, suffering from the effects of mesothelioma.
 
Terry was a 35 year + member of Hamilton Wheelers and performed many roles with the club, most notably as Handicapper for many years. Know affectionately as “Lock Stock” he had been a competitive cyclist since 1946 and a true devotee of the sport. He did say, typically, when he was talking to the nurses that he started bike racing in the UK in 1946 and he will be “forever a cyclist”, I could find no better summary of his existence as I have come to know him over many years. He listed his occupation on his CA licence as “cyclist”, not bad for an 81 year old.
 
For the many riders who have come to know Terry over time, it would be of no surprise to report that he was still very full of conversation as of 7 days ago. Chatting about all things in general, and who were the likely winners at next week’s TDU. Cycling was most definitely part of his DNA.
 

The Funeral of Terry Bourne

will be held at the Garden Chapel of Albany Creek Memorial Park on Tuesday 23rd January at 1.30 pm Refreshments will follow the service.

Wayne Wilson
Secretary

Colin Morley has also written a story about the way he remembers Terry - https://philosophyfunandfantasy.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/people-who-walk-through-our-life.html













$10 extra prize money for wearing the club kit!

Until the start of the winter season, anyone who finishes 1st,2nd or 3rd in a race while wearing our current kit (a jersey is enough) will receive an extra $10 prize money.

Don't forget to enter the upcoming Battle of the Aarses interclub with Uni you will need a Hamilton jersey.

Zach Larsson off to CX Worlds!

Hamilton junior rider Zach Larsson has been selected to represent Australia in the Junior Men divison at the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships held in Valkenburg, Netherlands from February 3-4, 2018.

https://www.mtba.asn.au/news/australian-cx-riders-bound-for-valkenburg/

Zach has been training hard and recently did really well at Round 2 of the National MTB Series in Orange last weekend.


(photo courtest of of Hixit https://www.facebook.com/Hixit-875330242572953/ )


If you'd like to help Zach with his fundraising you can make a donation at:
https://www.gofundme.com/2018-world-cyclocross-championships