It’s time to leave the bike at home (yes I know that’s going to be difficult for some of you ... feel free to ride to dinner). Bring along your partner and join us for a social evening of food and laughter.
Where: SONOMAS OF SANDGATE
90 Flinders Parade, Sandgate
Date: Wednesday, 29th May 2013
Cost: $20 for Italian Pizza & Pasta
Drinks: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Please let me know if you have any special dietary requirements
RSVP by: Friday, 24th May
To: Kerri at
Please support this e-petition requiring motorists to allow 1.5 metres when overtaking cyclists.
This is always important but especially so with 2 more recent fatalities involving cyclists on Queensland roads.
(If you wish the sign the petition click 'Yes' next to 'Do you wish to sign this E-Petition?')
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:57
Daniel Morcombe 12 Hour Ride
Thanks to Mick Wilkinson for this report on the Daniel Morcombe 12 hr ride at Lakeside.
Sunday April 28th began with a cloudless sky and only a light breeze, at 6am the “:Old and Bold” team from HPRW had four of the team ready to begin their 12 hour relay ride.
A strong addition to the team was Bill de Maid, an ex HPRW member, who came with a good sponsorship for the foundation, and was happy to be a member of a team with an average age of 65 years.
Bill and Mick started off at 6 am, Bill to ride a three hour stint, Mick to be relieved by Ken Spies and Laurie Kelly after 10 kms. Throughout the morning, there were two members on the track at all times, Phil Gibson who had to leave around midday was paired with Laurie for the second stint. Riders were well looked afer with cold drinks, coffee, and the Bar B Q was a welcome for the inner man. At 2.30 pm, it was decided to shorten the rider's track time to 30 minutes, the legs were starting to feel the hill, only two teams were now intact with riders on the track a girls team from Logan, and the oldies of HPRW. Moreton Bay C.C. Started fast, four riders circulating at 30 plus kph, but by 2 pm, they had packed it in and gone home. Into the fading light, HPRW circulated, and at 5.30 all members joined for the final 30 minutes, which became a ride in the dark, and became a little dangerous, so at 8 minutes to 6pm David Dwyer the organiser called a halt, a very welcome halt to some tired bodies.
The distances covered by team members were.
Phil Gibson 55kms
Ken Spies 76 kms
Mick Wilkinson 95.4 kms
Laurie Kelly 102.0 kms
Bill de Maid 122.8 kms
Total Distance:- 440.2 kms
HPRW were the only team to have riders on the track for the entire 11hrs 52 mins.
Monday, 22 April 2013 12:34
2013 Winter Roster - Help Needed!
We have done a random draw for the winter roster, which can be viewed here. If you have received an email regarding the roster could you please contact Adam to confirm your availability or arrange for a date swap ASAP please? Otherwise the puncture fairy is coming to get you!!
Remember, members are asked to help out just once per year, and in return you get a warm fuzzy feeling PLUS a $10 race entry voucher. Without volunteers each week there can be no racing. Most weekends we are short and someone from our dedicated core of helpers gives up their racing for the benefit of others. If you haven't been contacted but would like to help out - we love you!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 20:20
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 00:00
Ryan Fisher and Dan Wilson 1st & 3rd in World Cup Triathlon - Ishigaki, Japan
Congratulations to HPRW riders Ryan Fisher and Dan Wilson (son of Wayne & Kerry Wilson) for finishing 1st and 3rd in Elite Men at the Ishigaki ITU Triathlon World Cup. If you've been in breakaways with these guys in A grade you'll know how strong they are!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 18:02
Monday, 15 April 2013 23:56
Nick Shultz wins in France
Well done to well-known former HPRW junior who won a major crit race in Aix les Bains in France recently.
More fantastic clubhouse news - Second Grant Successful!
More fantastic clubhouse news - We have received notice from Lord Mayor Graham Quirk that our application for the Community Sports Club Grants Program was also successful and we have been awarded an additional $110,000 (ex GST) from the Brisbane City Council.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 11:40
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 17:30
Clubhouse Grant Approved!
Wayne Wilson has just advised that we have had our grant application approved, and the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing has approved our grant application under the Get Playing program for $100,000 (GST exclusive)
Many thanks to all who have assisting in getting us this far, but special thanks goes to our Vice (and Ladies) Captain Karen Forster for the great job she did in preparing the submission as well as all the positive support that has surrounded this successful bid and project.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 17:52
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 09:46
Get Well Soon Rick Svanberg
Rick had a very nasty crash in the C2 points race last Saturday (16th March) at Nundah. He was taken off in an ambulance with a broken collarbone and scapula, and a few busted ribs. We wish him a speedy recovery!
Monday, 18 March 2013 21:12
James Eckersley Donates Bike to Juniors
James Eckersley has very kindly donated a beautiful steel framed Ken Evans bike, equipped with a new ultegra groupset compliments of Jim Collins from Aspley Bike Hub, one of our club sponsors. I believe the bike belonged to James' son - I will get the full story next week. It's a 50cm frame setup with a 6m rollout with no lockout so is ready for open racing.
James is a HPRW life member, joining in 1953, serving the club as president and many other roles, has a swag of state medals, and has ridden well over 20 Challenge 25 rides.
Jim Collins is a grumpy old bloke who works in a bikeshop :) Just kidding, Jim does a heap of work to support the club and especially our juniors.
Note our has club van has received a freshen up with decals provided courtesy of Brian McCarthy and his crew.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:54
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 17:28
Walter Betten - The Ride Around Australia
Walter Betten (father of Samuel Betten – professional triathlete) is to ride his bicycle around
Australia with the assistance of his wife Deanne who will be driving the support vehicle with
family and friends keeping her company on various sectors of the trip. A trial ride from Brisbane
to Rockhampton was completed in September 2012 thus providing plenty of material to establish our
No racing this weekend due to the state Team Time Trials at Rosevale. Good luck to all riders - we have 16 teams entered this year including 4 junior teams which is fantastic!
Please check your start times as well as the information you will receive from your team manager, and get there well in advance.
Here is a list of all riders. If you can assist as an observer or give up an hour of hour time to help the officials it would be much appreciated. Remember not to blow your team apart on the hills - just ask TJ Van Garderen !
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:36
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:27
State Road Championship Medals
Well done to all HPRW competitors in the State Criterium Championships held on 9th September. It was gold, gold, gold again for our ladies -
WMas 1 – 1st Corissa Smith
WMas 2 – 1st Jessica Toghill
WMas 3 – 1st Jane Walker
Well done also to Donna Fyfe who won a Silver medal in WMas 4 and Trish Sutton-Davies finished just off the podium with a 4th also in WMas 4. Congratulations this is a great effort ladies!!!!
This year Corissa Smith, Jessica Toghill and Jane Walker have all been dual gold medallists in both the Qld Masters Road Championships and Masters Crit Championships, which is fantastic.
Other medals were:
Francois Audibert – 2nd Masters 6
Ron Young – 1st Masters 10
Mick Manson – 1st Masters 2
* State Crit Champs – Here’s the full results of the State crit champs – more good results for HPRW riders.