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Hamilton Wheelers Elite Team 2021 Expressions of Interest


For a position in the: HAMILTON WHEELERS ELITE TEAM 2021

Background
The club has committed to supporting an Elite team for no less than three years from 2021

The program in 2021 will support:
  • A team made up of 8 fully supported riders, from within the HWCC membership. 6 riders maximum will be selected for each race targeted.
  • 2 dedicated managers, Chief and Assistant.
The events to be contested by the team shall be:
  • QRTS – 4 races
  • Cunningham Classic
  • Tyalgum Cup
  • Darren Smith
  • Metros -  RR only
  • Anzac Day 20/25
The team will be selected from nominations received via this Expression of Interest. Depending on nominations, the mix of the team should reflect an experienced leader or two (maximum), with the remainder made up of U23 riders. 
 
Announcement of the successful riders and the road captain(s) will be a public affair and include a formal announcement that is made at the 3rd Round of the Twilight Series on December 16th, 2020.
 
Members of the team must commit to representing the club at the open events listed above and, in return, they will receive support from the club (and any sponsors who might be attracted).
 
What do riders receive?
  1. Custom Team Kits: The club will provide each rider with 2 jerseys and a walk out shirt. The riders would purchase bibs at their own expense (current HWCC black bibs).
  2. Race Entry Costs: For all races listed above.
  3. Travel/Accommodation Costs: Provided for key events.
 
Additional Benefits:
 
In the event of prizemoney being won during the race season in races that are paid for by the club, this will be accumulated and kept as a separate line item of the Hamilton Wheelers general account.
At season’s end the accumulated money shall be distributed amongst the team according to the number of completed races that each rider participated in.
 

If you are interesting in applying please click this email link and complete the questions -  
 

Twilight Criterium Series 2020-21

The annual Hamilton Twilight Criterium Series is on again! There are six races over summer on a Wednesday afternoon, three before Christmas and three after. As there is not enough light to run all of our usual grades, we only run four senior grades. 
  • Due to track resurfacing there is a two week gap between rounds one and two.
  • All juniors U17 and younger must race in the Junior Races only and must get their rollout (gearing) checking before picking up their number at registration. Check the Grading list below
  • For safety reasons, as these races are short and fast and attract large fields, riders new to racing on Starter Packs and Trial licences are not permitted to enter.
  • All entries are online and close 12pm on the day of the race. No entries will be accepted after this time so please be organised and enter in advance.
  • Please have your licence ready to show when picking up your number - online entry does not validate your licence. Download your digital licence from your AusCycling member profile at www.tidyhq.com
  • All riders must have a current Hamilton Wheelers grading BEFORE entering. Apply for a grading online HERE no later than 8pm Tuesday night.
  • Hamilton Gradings have now changed to A,B,C,D,E & F (instead of A,B1,B2,C1,C2 & D) so make sure you know what grade to enter. Check the Grading List below to make sure you're on it!



Click here for Online Entry for all Hamilton Events


24 Oct 2020 Hamilton Open (& KOM Financial QCRS Round 3) Results





U9 Girls Evie-Rose


U11 Boys 2nd Cooper, 1st Max, 3rd William


U13 Boys 2nd Byron, 1st Bodhi


U15 Boys 2nd Lachlan, 1st Ethan, 3rd Samuel


U17 Boys 2nd Thomas, 1st Jarlath, 3rd Sebastian


Women A 1st Danielle De Francesco, 3rd Anya Louw, 4th Emily Fowler


Womens A QCRS Leader Danielle De Francesco


Womens B 2nd Jessa Francis, 1st Elise Run, 3rd Disa Dyson


QCRS Womens B Leader Dia Dyson



Women C 2nd Tevin Chau, 1st Nicola Day, 3rd Tess Martin-Wallace


QCRS Womens B Leader Nicola Day



Women D 2nd Monique Utley, 1st Aimee Scouppe, 3rd Josie Hooper


QCRS Womens D Leader Aimee Schouppe


Masters A 2nd Kyle Godson, 1st Shannon Duggan, 3rd Peter Oddson


QCRS Masters A Leader



Masters B 2nd Nathan Boschma, 1st Peter Scott, 3rd Adam Clark



QCRS Masters C Leader


Masters C 2nd Steven Brown, 1st Michael Scully, 3rd Michael DeZwart


Masters D 2nd Scott Slade, 1st David Nye, 3rd David Vanderpeet


Elite B 2nd James Hollonds, 1st Tyler Tomkinson, 3rd Justin Palmer


Elite C - 2nd Carlos Trujillo, 1st Travis Mearns, 3rd John Hatfield


QCRS Elite C Leader





Thanks to all our commissaires and volunteers for assisting during the event. We may have missed a few but here are some those who helped out:

Commissaires:
Kalvin Bartlett
John Chapman
CJ
Timing/Results: Neil Hamey


Club Volunteers:
Bob McIntyre 
John Lamont 
Joe Hughes
Matt Smart
Trish Sutton-Davies
Gary Alcorn
Michael Frost
Phil Jones
nick Rinaudo
Nick James
Jenni Eason
Andrea Alexander
Peter Kelly
Ben Armistead
Thomas Rothlisberger
Carrie Wright
Warren Young
Adam Harrison
Roger Bower

2020 Cunningham Classic Report

From Club Captain Mick Cole:

Shout out to the 54 Hamilton Wheelers  members who started the Cunningham Classic yesterday; Round 2 of the Queensland Classic Road Series. More than 390 riders from around the state tackled the course from Gatton to Warwick, with warm conditions making for some very interesting racing. Amongst our members, there were a few standout performances, with 7 riders finishing in the Top 10 for their category:
Hannes Venter (MMA, 7th)
Peter Oddsson (MMB, 1st)
Robert Cordle (MMB, 2nd)
Michael DeZwart (MMC2, 2nd)
Rodney Tanner (MMC2, 4th), KOM and Most Impressive!!
Darren Grant (MMC2, 10th)
Wayne Wilson (MMD, 5th)
Thanks to Kangaroo Point Cycling Club, Cycling Queensland and all the volunteers for making this event such a success and thanks also to Glenn McIntosh, Adam Baker and Belbaker Bus Charter for organising and providing the incredible bus service between Nundah, Gatton, and Warwick.

We are hosting Round 3 of the QCRS, which is to be held on October 24th at Lakeside Raceway. Full details are available here https://cycling.org.au/qld/kom-financial-advice-qcrs-round-3-hamilton-wheelers-open
 
Mick Cole
HWCC Club Captain

 

COVID-19 and Hamilton Racing and Training Activities

Hamilton Wheelers operating policies from July 2020…
 

  • Entries for all club races to be done on-line and will close by 6pm on the day preceding the event. Members who feel that they are not equipped to do this should contact the club handicapper by email or phone and alternative arrangements will be made.
  • Event entry fee to be paid via the buncheur.com on-line entry system.
  • All competitors must attend the Commissaire briefing immediately prior to their event. Any rider who does not attend will not be allowed to race in the event.
  • Members wanting to redeem HWCC Volunteer passes should enter and pay by the on-line system, then, when presenting at registration exchange the Volunteer pass for a cash refund.
  • Race prizemoney (where applicable) will be paid in cash on the day.
  • HWCC races at Lakeside call for a separate “Lakeside licence” fee of $10 each day – these are still to be paid by cash on the day. (Yearly Lakeside licences are still available at $55). We will endeavor to have an EFT option but cannot guarantee it so please bring $10 cash. Forms can be downloaded from the website and completed beforehand to minimise contact and save time.
  • Members are required to perform volunteer duty at one event each year. On this day, the member should not plan to also participate in a race. You need to nominate at which event you would like to volunteer on the website calendar.  Volunteers will receive one Race pass, an item of HWCC kit (this year socks) and entry in the draw at the Presentation day function to win a free CA licence for the following year. Members are allowed to enter 3 HWCC events if they have not nominated a volunteer date. After that they will be denied entry until they do nominate a date online on the volunteer calendar.
  • All Under 17 competitors must complete a “roll-out” prior to racing.

 
During the Covid 19 restriction period…
 

  • Riders must observe social distancing in and around the clubhouse.
  • Riders must ensure that any non-competitors, i.e. parents/friends with them are entered on the Covid Tracking form at registration at every meeting.
  • The “pigeon hole” storage facility in the HWCC clubhouse at Nundah will be made available for riders to leave valuables during a race, but are requested to observe social distancing when using them.

 
 

Great Sadness for Hamilton Members

 


It is with great sadness that we pass on the news of the death of 3 of our members and former members.

Carolyn Lister

The club has received awful news that Carolyn Lister passed away this morning after being hit by a vehicle on her morning commute, in the vicinity of her workplace at the RBWH.

Carolyn was a very strong rider who recently took up racing with us. She was excited to win her first race late last year. Carolyn was a keen traveler, having cycled in many places around the world. The club wishes to pass on our deepest condolences to her husband John.
 
Scott Irvine

Scott Irvine aged 34 years. Scott was a popular member of Hamilton Wheelers from 2015 to 2017. During this time he won the Bill Osbourne Memorial, The Most Improved Rider in the club and the Aggregate Points score trophies. He was a keen and enthusiastic participant who always raced with great vigour and commitment.

If anyone needs assistance in these peculiar times don’t hesitate in contacting https://www.beyondblue.org.au/about-us/contact-us 



 Ray Meredith

One of Hamilton’s greatest ever riders Ray Meredith passed away aged 82 years on June 9th. Ray’s list of Hamilton victories is way too long to list as are his achievements at State and National level.

Desperately close to both Commonwealth Games and Olympic selection on 2 occasions, Ray will be remembered for his aggressive and uncompromising style of racing and training. It was well known that when you rode in his group you would work hard, very hard, then most likely be beaten by him at the end of the day. A former member of the now defunct Sandgate Cycling Club, Ray became a stalwart of Hamilton Wheelers and was recognized at the Century Dinner of the club in 2008. A great rider and Hamilton member, Ray was celebrated at a private service.

 

Vale Darryl Bowes

Darryl Bowes, past member of Hamilton Wheelers and father of James Bowes a current member, sadly passed away Friday 19th June.
Darryl was a jovial and keen masters rider who still kept up with happenings by watching James race and saying hello at many Hamilton races.
Vale Darryl.

Vale Lindsay Green


It is with great sadness that we advise of the passing of one of Hamilton’s most respected men. Lindsay Green passed away Tuesday 26th May at his care facility in Caboolture. Thankfully he was active and still enjoying life until a few weeks ago, though missing his favourite biking sessions. He would turn 88 on May 31st.

Lindsay has been a Hamilton member since he moved from South Australia many years ago. A noted competitor, Audax hero and Paris-Brest-Paris finisher, Hamilton Club Champion, and above all a true gentleman, he will be well remembered and well and truly missed. 

Lindsay will be sadly missed by his wife Connie, children Tony and Jennifer, grandchildren Lauren and Grace and all his cycling buddies throughout the world.






Winning at the Nundah Criterium Circuit - by Fless


QRTS Round 4 Report

Race report from DS Phil Jones:

Round 4 at Murarrie was the final event for 2019.
The first race of the day a 25 minute +2 laps points race with points every 2 laps,5 3 2 1 points on the line. Then the big race 1 hour + 2 laps. The Hamilton Team had a great first race with a good win by Zach Larson supported by Hanes Venter, Mitch Yard, Peter Odsson, Dave Wadesworth and Ky Parkinson. Zach got in a small break at half distance and took 1st place in the sprint that gave him 5pts that group got caught back and few more moves went and came back, With 3 laps to go The Hamilton riders forced a small gap on the field with Hannes and young Mitch Yarde, this being his first Elite race, setting up a good gap for Zach to hold on for first over the line and taking the double points at the end that gave us our first win.

The main race of the day was a bit mixed for Hamilton we missed the main break of the day and 4 of the team finished in the main pack.

Thanks to all the riders and helpers especially mechanic Bill Tape for all their help!






Presentation Night - Sat Oct 26th at the Clubhouse

The Annual Presentation Night is to be held at the Clubhouse this year, on Sat 26th Oct.

Click HERE to register and purchase your tickets by Friday 18th october. RSVP Now! We need to know if you are coming!

Time – 7.00pm for 7.30 pm start
Venue – Clubhouse
Date – Saturday 26th October
Cost – Members and their children $10  Non Members $25 (so Club subsidy is $15 for members)
Meal – Roast Chicken, Roast Beef, rolls, 4 salads, dessert buffet
Drinks – Beer & Wine $3; Softies, tea, coffee free
Live Music - Presentation of awards to our category winners and club champions
 
Live music, presentations to all medal winners, club champions and major trophy winners – who will they be????
 
Please bring your own chair.
 
We look forward to seeing all our friends on this highlight night of the year.
 
Here are the list of award recipients (so far!)

Hat Trick of National Road Race Titles for Phil Kesby


The Cycling Australia Masters National Road Championships were held in McLaren Vale, South Australia on 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th October. 

The Race Director had set a challenging 19km loop for the road race, and included the brutal 2.6km climb of Penny’s Hill, with an average gradient of 7.5% and sections up to 12%. It is located on the range just north of the famous Old Willunga Hill.  

A cloudy day and 20km per hour block headwind on the Penny’s Hill section was bound to play a significant part in the day’s results.

The Masters 6 Road Race was three loops of the 19km course, 56km and 1,065 metres of climbing. A triangular course layout with a punchy Range Road section followed by a super-fast downhill and then a false flat to Penny’s Hill ensured a very tough race where fitness, strength and tactics would all be crucial.

Phil said, “As National Champion for the past two years, my coach warned me that I would be a marked man,” and so it was. Attacks started almost from the gun with Brisbane rider Adrian Land, winner of Brisbane Granfondo, going up the road. Teams from Carnegie Caulfield and Norwood continued the attacks, and after the second climb, a lead group of eight competed for the title on the final climb. “A solid pace on the climb and constant attacks meant holding the nerve until the right moment and, with one kilometre to go, I made my move on the final 11% pinch.”  

Phil joined the Hamilton Wheelers in 2015, which is also the first year he ever raced. We covered his previous two wins and the compliments he received last year from a fellow competitor about his sportsmanship. It’s an excellent reminder to all of us that you can achieve whatever you want if you put your mind to it. “National Champion three years in a row leaves me happy and proud. I am grateful to my team and for a life that allows me to cycle around the world, meeting amazing people. They all inspire me.”

Congratulations Phil, bring on 2020!

 

5th Oct 2019 Nundah Results






A Grade L-R 2nd Dean Cane, 1st Brett Lutze, 3rd Andy Poynter, Prime Jared Hall


B1 Grade L-R 1st Unplaced Women Simone Longden, 2nd Paul Hanlen, 1st Junjie Huang, 3rd Dan Logan, 4th Gary Reddacliff, Prime Jason McNulty


B2 Grade L-R 2nd Stephen Newcomb, 1st Peter Kelly, 3rd Luke Strudwick, 4th Mark 'Podium' Cane, 1st Unplaced Women Chevonne Arrowsmith 


C1 Grade L-R Prime2 Grant Cowan, First Unplaced Women Ceran Nilsen, 2nd Nick Rinaudo, 1st Warren Biggs, 3rd Kim Flesser, 4th Ryan Croft, Women's Prime Maya Dominice 


C2 Grade L-R 2nd Rod Millard, 1st Carolyn Lister , 3rd Sam Arrowsmith.
Best wishes to Julie Catlin who had a fall on the last lap.

QRTS Round 3 Report