Please arrive Early!
The first few 2015 races at Nundah have been extremely popular and both A and B grade have reached the maximum field size of 60 riders and regrettably some riders have missed out. This limit was created for safety and must be strictly enforced. The limit is only reached rarely (twice in the last 15 months) but it always pays to be early to avoid missing out, as it is a first-come first-served' basis.
Also, as advertised each week, sign-on closes 15 minutes before the start of each race. This allows us to keep to our advertised schedule and for our volunteers to provide start lists to the commissaires, organise prize money etc.
If you miss out please don't ask to ride down a grade, as this is not fair to riders in this grade, and has many times negatively effected the outcome of the race, leading to complaints.
Thanks in advance for you understanding and cooperation.
AGF Share the Road Tour Fundraiser plus Jacko's Jackpot!!!
Amy Gillett Share the Road Tour Fundraiser
On Sunday 28th Sept at Nundah we supported the Amy Gillett Foundation's 'Share the Road Tour 2014'. HPRW member Nikolina Orlic is riding in this event and raising funds. $5 from every entry went towards this charity and a total of $910 was raised.
Thanks also to Neil Jackson from Neil Jackson Plumbing who donated an extra $250 in prize money to attract more riders.
Here's a word from Nikolina about why she is doing this.
A little about the AGF and why I am supporting this charity is below.
• In 2005 Amy Gillett died in a tragic car accident while training on her bike
• The Amy Gillett foundation was established to promote safety and awareness for both motorists and cyclists
• I too have experience death of friends while out riding so the foundation means a lot to me personally being a cyclist myself and commuting each day to work
• The AGF Share the Road Tour 2014 – we ride form Brisbane and Airlie Beach to promote the new trial laws at schools along the way (8-15 November). We ride 1200 km in 6 days.
Road Death Statistics
• In 2013 there were 1193 deaths on the roads in Australia
• 14 were cyclist deaths
New Trial Queensland Laws
• On 7 April 2014 the Queensland Parliamentary Committee introduced a 2 year trial of new laws regarding minimum overtaking distances between motorists and cyclists
• (1m – 60km/h or less) (1.5m over 60km/h)
• Motorists are permitted to cross solid lines to pass cyclists when safe to do so
• Penalties for running red lights and stop signs are equal for motorists and cyclists
Recent Cyclist death on Brisbane Roads
• On 11/9/2014 in Brisbane you may have heard a 22year student cyclist died at Woolloongabba after a collision with a truck while riding her bike.
• This was my motivation and drive to support the AGF and do my best to make the roads a safer place.
• I didn’t know this girl personally but the news struck a heart string and was my motivation to do the AGF Share the Road Tour
Please help me help make the roads a safer place for both cyclists and motorists.
Thank you so much for your support.