Hamilton Riders doing well!

There's been a lot of Hamilton riders doing well in all sorts of races lately. If we've missed someone out, or if you have some news you'd like to share please let us know!

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2017 Sizzling Summer Series Round 1

Well done to all our riders competing at round 1 of the Sizzling Summer Series.

Some results to hand:

U11 Girls
1st Alex Larsson

Masters A
Shaun O'Brien Prime

Masters B
3rd James Jackson
4th Murray McClymont

Masters C
2nd Mark Creaby

Womens B Grade
1st Ashleigh Elliott

Thanks to Logan Cycling Club and Veloshotz for the images and facebook updates!


The AGM of Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club Inc. will be held at the Clubhouse in Hedley Ave Nundah on Tuesday 21st March 2017 at 7.00 pm
All members and prospective officers bearers are invited to attend.
Nomination forms for executive and non executive positions are available below.
Please be encouraged to contribute to the club.


Hamilton Riders in other Disciplines

Well done to Dan Wilson who won 3rd place in the Ironman 70.3 in Geelong on the weekend.

Results , and an interview with Dan over at

Emma Jackson won the Oceania Sprint Distance Champs in Kinloch in NZ last weekend!

(photo courtesy of

Results HERE

Simon Nendick came 6th overall and 3rd in age group at the Jet Black 24hr MTB race in Awaba MTB Park, Hunter Valley.

Results HERE

Dean Cane won the a grade race in the  RATS Summer Sprint Series Round 2 at Underwood MTB Park in January

Maddison Dillon won the Womens B grade race at round 3 of the Summer Sprint Series

Stephanie Leech was fastest female at the latest Bribie Island Sprint Triathlon, she even beat her Mum :)
Results HERE

Sorry if we've missed anybody -if you have any news to share please get in touch

Holiday Craziness!

There is a reason why they call it the 'silly season', and some of our members have been trying to outdo each other in the silly stakes. Joris van der Tang decided to see how far he could ride in 24 hours starting from Miami, Florida.

Here's the story in his own words:

The idea I had was to ride from midnight until midnight the next day. So after a day of work on Friday I was planning to be in bed at 5 in the afternoon but I had too much stuff to get ready for the ride so I ended up sleeping less than hour before we had to leave for Miami. Andy, our 3rd engineer kindly drove me there. Lots of people out on their Friday night wondering what the hell I was doing of course. I rode 100km back towards the shipyard in West Palm Beach where I had left two fresh bottles at the gate. I quickly grabbed those and within a minute I was back on the road again.

At 05:00 Charlie and Remon met up with me in the car loaded with supplies. They followed me around for the rest of the day, giving me the "pro experience" of handing me bottles and food out the window all day. I couldn't have done it without these guys because looking for service stations to buy water and food takes too much time. I picked this day for my ride because the wind was reasonably good, but also not perfect and there was plenty of crosswind or lack of tailwind. I got rained on a few times but overall the weather was good. The first six hours were easy. After nine hours a few things started to hurt and after 12 hours I started to wonder what the hell I was doing.

I thought of giving up so many times but I didn't want to disappoint my support crew who had given up their weekend to help me out. So that kept me going the rest of the day. I stopped twice quickly for a nature break, once for the bottles at the yard and a few times for a red light. Because I didn't want to stop I ran through a lot of red lights or did the "legal" turn right on a red, U-turn and right again. Half way through I had about 35 km/h so I thought that reaching my goal of 800 km was going to be easy but getting around Jacksonville cost me a lot of time because it was rush hour in the afternoon by then and there were so many lights!

The wind also changed and when it got dark again, motivation went down. The last three hours of the ride I had to work really hard to keep the average speed above 33.4 so that I would get my 800km. When I finished at midnight we were in the middle of nowhere in Georgia. I got off my bike and pretty much collapsed. Everything was hurting. Feet, knees, but, wrists, back, shoulders, neck. I was broken! Charlie and Remon helped me climb into the car and it took 6 hours to drive back to West Palm Beach. Even though there was plenty of glass on the road I was very fortunate that my tubulars didn't flat (spare wheels were in the car). Fun fact: Up until 1969 the 24 hour record was 816km and the current record is 896 km at an airport in Germany. 

Olivia races Cyclocross World Cup and World Champs

Our own Olivia Nendick has been in the Netherlands and Luxembourg for a World Cup race and then the World Championships last weekend. Conditions were tough, very cold with ice lurking just under the mud, off camber downhills, steep drops, stairs and hard power climbs. 

Olivia rode well and was relishing the opportunity to race against superstars like Marianne Vos, Helen Wyman, World Champ Talitha de Jong amongst others.

Well done Olivia!

Olivia passing World Champ Thalita De Jong after De Jong had a very nasty stack.


Sunday, 18 December 2016.
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 band plays.
8.05 am - The “Harrison Handicap” for parent and kid. Any adult who does not own a “kid” can rent one for a small donation to HWCC Juniors.
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 – A & B Grade Drop & Run Race. – 30 mins.
8.41 – 9.15 am – Fixed Gear Demonstration Event. 30 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!

Dan Wilson does the hat-trick!

Dan Wilson won the Western Sydney Ironman triathlon on the weekend, making it three from three after Noosa and Shepperton. Read all about it on his blog

Membership Bonus for 2017

HWCC is providing all new and returning members a bonus for 2017. As well as weekly racing throughout the year, club support for QRTS Elite team, Club Champions jerseys, junior coaching, track coaching, annual presentation night, Century rides, fully sponsored State Teams Time Trial entry, Open track and Anzac 25 events, social TdF viewing nights – your club is offering all 2017 members a complimentary HWCC T shirt. To collect, all you need do is complete a volunteering duty, or come and race, and you can collect a Tee. (personal shopping only!!)
Willow has just ordered the shirts and they should be here before Xmas ready for 2017 delivery to members.

Vale  Alan  Absalom 

It is with sadness that we  report the passing of Alan  Absalom, on Tuesday 25th November, at the age of 67 yrs.
Alan was a past member of the Club, having joined and raced during the period  2006  until 2014, when upon retirement, he decided to change his riding activities to a recreational and social level.  He could often be seen riding with his local Caboolture group, doing the Redcliffe – Scarborough loop.   For those who knew Alan, he was a good strong rider, always willing to do his share of the pace, but at the same time watching for anyone who may be struggling, when he would drop back to check if they were ok, and to encourage them to keep trying.
In his days of youth, he played AFL football in Tasmania, later becoming a successful coach, and  along the way, leading up to his move to Brisbane, became an avid Geelong supporter, and with his close friend Ernie Butler, never missed an AFL game at the Gabba. 

Pinkenba/Luggage Point Individual Time Trial Sun 26th March

When: Sunday 26th March First riders starts 7am - Signon from 6:15am. Riders leave in 30 seconds intervals in sign-on order
Where: Park in Hugh St Pinkenba. Registration is on the Corner of Hugh St And Orsova Rd. The start is on the corner of Orsova St and Eagle Farm Road Pinkenba. Google Maps Link
What: 27km Individual Time Trial (2x13.5km laps) for Senior Riders. Junior Riders (U13/U15/U17) ride a shorter 1 lap course. Prizes awarded by Grade (A,B1,B2,C1,C2,D, U17,U15,U13)
How (much): $10 entry on the day (no pre-registration)
Who: Any CA licence holders who are on the grading list. Please apply before raceday if you aren't on the list. Juniors U13/U15/U17 must compete on a shorter one lap course. All U13 riders must be accompanied by an adult rider (1:1 ratio). Compulsory rollout before registration. Junior equipment rules apply. 
Why: To test man and machine against the chronometer in the ultimate race of truth! Plus it's fun in a weird sort of way

Coffee will be available thanks for Hot Shotz Coffee

Hamilton Wheelers Pinkenba/Luggage Point ITT

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Presentation Night 2016

The club held it’s annual presentation evening at the clubhouse on Saturday October 15th. Whilst medal winners and Club champions have been announced previously, the following is list of major trophy winners for 2017.
Soldiers Honour                    Grant Rowan
Bill Osbourne                        Mark McLennan
Bill Osbourne Div 2               Phil Gibson
Frank Papp Memorial            Mitch Neumann
Frank Papp Memorial Div 2  Les Preston
Presidents Award                 Peter McDonald
Most Improved Junior           Stephanie Leech
Aggregate Points                  Mitch Neumann
Most Improved Rider            Mitch Neumann
Volunteer of the Year           Kris Kersley

Our Club Champions are:
U11 Boys Myles Houghton
U13 Boys Bennett Boyd
U13 Girls Stephanie Leech
U17 Men Clinton Fraser
Elite Women Ashleigh Elliott
Masters 5 Women Trish Sutton-Davies
Elite Men Michael Bettany
Masters 1 Men  Murray McClymont
Masters 2 Men  Shane Crawford
Masters 3 Men  Dave Wadsworth
Masters 4 Men  Andy Patten
Masters 5 Men  Darryl Henry
Masters 6 Men  Gary Reddacliff
Masters 7 Men  Garry Lee
Masters 8 Men  Pete Gumbley
Masters 9 Men  Les Preston
The lucky draw for all members who volunteer at races was won by –
 RENE LUBBERS!! $500 richer for his efforts (and luck!!). Michael Murray won the 2nd prize of a free club kit.
Rene won the $500 Volunteer Random Draw

Junior Club Champions

Most Improved Junior - Stephanie Leech

Eddie, Tom and John

Club Champion lineup

Club Champion lineup with their new jerseys

Grant Rowan Soldiers Honour Winner

Mitch Neumann Frank Papp Memorial Winner, Aggregate Points Winner and Most Improved Rider!