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Parkinson's Disease Research Participants Required (over 50s)

Club member Tim Blackmore who works at the Australian Catholic University is looking for research participants to help patients with Parkinson's Disease. If you are over 50 and would like to help out please see the information below.


 

Battle on the Border 2015

We had plenty of members racing around the Tweed region at this year's Battle on the Border. For full results click HERE

 In the Women's NRS races we had Jessica Toghill racing for Total Rush Hyster and Nikolina Orlic for BikeBug-NextGen.

In the Men's NRS we had Phillip Cavdarski racing for Cobra 9 Interbuild. Phillip unfortunately had a crash and was out for the weekend.

In Elite Mens Division 2 Luke Cunningham had a cracker finishing second in GC by 4 seconds after winning the time trial and 5th on Stage 3. Will Overell finished 3rd in GC and 3rd in the TT. Calem Wilcox 7th on GC and 4th on Stage 4 TT, Ryan Wilson 12th and Luke Dharnam 16th.

In Masters Division 1 we had Andy Patten, Ian Johnston, Adam Robinson and Attila Kiss. Andy won the time trial and finished 12th overall on GC.

Masters Divison 2 we had Reuben Phillips, Andrew Keller, Anthony Zahra, Bryn Abad and Darrell Henry. Reuben ended up 2nd on GC and won Stage 2 and 5th in the TT, and Andrew Keller 5th overall on GC, with a 4th on Stage 2 and a 3rd on Stage 3

Masters Division 3 we had Jim Murphy, Phil Kesby, Adrian Le Roux, Francois Joubert, Scott Meredith, Tom Casey & Shane Bedford

Masters Division 4 Stephen Froome, Peter Jansen, Gordon Baudino & Shane Elliott. Steve finished 6th on GC, 7th on Stage 2

Women B/C/D/U17 Zoe Wilson, Saskia Deckers & Tanya Mangold.

Also kudos to John Madigan who was Chief Commissaire for the whole event.

For some great photos check out ESi Sport Photography and Veloshotz


Andrew Keller in TT courtesy of ESi

National Cyclocross Series at Nundah


While some were racing down at Battle on the Border others were slogging it out through the grass, jumping barriers and ploughing through the mud at a fantastic cyclocross course at Nundah. Our club catered for everyones food and drink and we washed a lot of muddy bikes to raise over $200 for junior development. Special thanks to Trudi and Ingrid for washing so many filthy bikes and riders!

Our juniors love cyclocross and we had quite a few racing on sunday, including Marly Harrison, James Alexander, Ciaran Casey, Aidan Taylor, Maddison Dillon and Olivia Nendick and probably some more we've missed. Maddison and Olivia also did the Nerang round on the Saturday.

Maddison won the U15 category and Ladies Division of the support race, and Olivia won the U19 division of the NCXS race racing alongside twice National CX Champion Lisa Jacobs (who has raced the Women's Giro and competed at the World CX championship) and women's cycling legend and former ProTour World Cup winner Oenone Wood!



We also had Jarryd Whitaker and Hugh Barbour in the support race.

Paul Van De Ploeg getting caught out jumping the barriers. He wasn't the only one with all the leading riders Chris Jongewaard, Paul and even Robbie McEwen getting caught out here at some stage. A very decisive place in both rounds.


Read a wrap up of the racing HERE or just sit back and listen to a report and interviews on the BrizTreadley podcast by Andrew Demack.

Here's a couple of videos from the Men's elite race and also from the Support Race. 

NCXS Round 2 Nundah - Elite


NCXS Round 2 Nundah Open Support + Womens

 

TMR Consulation on Northern Bikeway

Consultation to start on North Brisbane Bikeway Stages 2 and 3
 
The North Brisbane Bikeway is being delivered by the Department of Transport and Main Roads in partnership Brisbane City Council to encourage more people to cycle, more often.
 
The department is consulting on the North Brisbane Bikeway Stages 2 and 3 from Friday 22 May to Wednesday 10 June 2015 and are seeking feedback on the proposed plan.
 
A feature of the North Brisbane Bikeway Stages 2 and 3 is the inclusion of priority pedestrian and cycle crossings at a number of intersections. These crossings operate similarly to pedestrian ‘zebra’ crossings, providing people walking and cycling with priority over vehicles when crossing the street.
 
Please see the attached flyer and search for North Brisbane Bikeway at tmr.qld.gov.au to see an animation of the proposed priority crossing in action and find out more about the project.
 
If you require further information on this project, please contact the project team on 3066 9135 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. during business hours.
 
Alternatively, please contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 13QGOV (13 74 68)during business hours.
 
For up-to-date information on road closures and traffic conditions across Queensland, please visit 131940.qld.gov.au or call 13 19 14.
 

New 6 month Licence Option starting June 1

For anyone who has been holding off renewing or joining up  later in the year please note this bulletin from Cycling Australia.

Cycling Australia along with the support of our state bodies have opted to launch six month race memberships one month early this year. This means that we are able to offer seven months worth of race membership for the price of six months.
 
This update will be going live online as of the 1st of June for all new and renewing members.

Cyclocross Season in full Swing!

 

The Cyclocross season is well and truly underway, with recent Super Sprint races at Bike Week and at Chandler under lights. As always plenty of Hamilton Wheelers were in the mix, including our juniors Ciaran Casey and Aiden Taylor.

Next up is the famous Bowl-O-Cross at Holland Park Bowls Club - the most fun you will have on your bike! Stupid costumes are almost compulsory!
The following weekend has not one but two rounds of the new National Cyclocross Series. 
Sat 30th May - Round 1 at Nerang hosted by Robbie McEwen Cycling.
Sun 31st May - Round 2 at Nundah

See www.qldcx.com for all details.










Let your hair down at Bowl-O-Cross!





 



 

2015 Ipswich Open Results


Some great results for Hamilton Wheelers at the 2015 Exact Radiology Ipswich Open.

Results for the ITT:
http://ipswichcyclingclub.org.au/ICC-2015/?p=720

Harry Sweeny 1st Elite A
Andrew Keller 1st Masters B
Mitch Neumann 1st Elite B
Zoe Wilson 1st Women B
Andy Patten 2nd Masters A (by 1 second!)
Darrell Henry 2nd Masters B
Luke Dhnaram 2nd Elite C
Rene Lubbers 4th Masters D


and in the Road Race:
http://ipswichcyclingclub.org.au/ICC-2015/?p=726

Andrew Keller 1st Masters B
Saskia Deckers 4th Women B
Luke Dhnaram 2nd Elite C
Jane Walker 4th Women A
Corissa Smith 5th Women A

Also great to see Olivia Nendick lending a hand at registration. 

Help Allan Weatherley raise funds for MS


To my fellow cycling fans,
I’m writing to you because I know that we regularly get out on our bikes and enjoy either a social ride or a good race. Now I’d like to seek your help for my commitment to raise vital funds for more than 23,000 Australians living with multiple sclerosis and who don’t get to enjoy some of the lifestyle we take for granted.

MS is the most common disease of the central nervous system and strikes young Australians in the prime of their lives.

Did you know?

• The average age of diagnosis is just 30
• Four people are told they have MS every working day
• There is no known cause or cure

My company, Enerflex is a major supporter of the MS Australia and I’m riding as part of the Enerflex MS Brissie to the Bay to support the people who have been told they are living with MS and will be seeing big changes in how they live their lives. 
Your donation will go directly towards a wide range of programs and services that help improve their quality of life.  Some of these services simply would not be possible without the support of people like you. It only takes a small donation to make a practical difference:
$ 40 - Can provide much needed transport assistance to physiotherapy and psychology support services
$ 75 - Can install a hand rail in the home of someone living with MS to reduce restrictions when using stairs  
$ 120 - Can install a shower chair in the home of someone living with MS to give them back their dignity  
$ 250 - Can provide a cooling vest to someone living with MS to better help manage their body temperature  
$ 350 - Can provide a life-changing stay at a respite retreat (McKinnon House) for someone living with MS  

Please take a moment to view my online fundraising page and help me reach my fundraising goal.  You can donate quickly and securely online by clicking on the link below:

https://msqldevents.com.au:443/champion/MS-Brissie-to-the-Bay-2015/AllanWeatherley

A tax deductible receipt will be sent straight to you from MS Queensland when the transaction has been completed.

You can make a huge impact and help fight MS.  Please sponsor me today.

Please contact me if you would like some more information.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Regards
 
Allan Weatherley

Bike Week Cyclocross

It was good to see plenty of Hamilton riders at the annual Bike Week Cyclocross race at West Rugby Union Club last Sunday 27th April. In the Junior Races where we had Rohan and Charles Barbour, Olivia Nendick, Ciaran Casey, and perhaps a few others. In the senior ranks there was Hugh Barbour, Tom Casey, Darren Croad, Simon Nendick, Adam Harrison, Mel Symon plus many of our friends in other clubs who race with us.

Results are HERE

Thanks to Sholto Douglas for the shot of the A Grade Final. Lots more on the Queensland CX facebook page




Check out the Qld CX page for details of upcoming races including Night Racing at Chander and a round of the National series at Chandler.

2015 Australian Masters Track National Championships

Several HPRW riders travelled down to the Dunc Gray velodrome in Sydney for the Masters Track Nationals coming off some great form at the State Masters. Bad luck and speedy recovery to Neil Hamey who was knocked off on a training ride and missed the championship.

Complete results HERE and there is a wrap up of Queensland's performance on the CQ website.

HPRW results
Jeanette Davidson WMAS2
Silver 500m TT
Bronze Sprint
Bronze Scratch Race

Mel Symon WMAS3
Silver 2000m Individual Pursuit  2:48.8

Eric Huang MMAS2
TT 1000m 1:11.027
Bronze Sprint

Andy Patten MMAS4
Gold Individual Pursuit 3:32.643








Images courtesy Cycling Queensland

Qld Masters Track Champs 2015 Report


Andy Patten, Patrick Weinrauch, Tim Hooker, Neil Hamey


Report courtesy of Rene Lubbers:

An often overlooked segment of cycling is track racing. Our HPRW club was well represented at the recent Queensland Masters Track Championships held at Chandler February 13th & 14th. 

The action was fast and furious with our members coming away with a collection of medals and even state records. Events contested included individual and team events throughout all age categories. Congratulations must go to the following members for their efforts and also a special thanks to John Madigan for his role as Commissaire for the two days and to Dave Roest for offering to be the club volunteer at the last minute.

Read more ...

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.

If you don't have a grading with us, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the race weekend. We only ask this so that our handicappers get to race as well, to speed up the registration process, and to give give proper consideration to the correct grading.


Thanks in advance for you understanding and cooperation.

Cycling Australia's Year in Review - 2014


2014 Grafton to Inverell

Well done to all HPRW members who competed in what is probably the toughest one day race in Australia.

Andrew McFarlane 23rd in A grade

Joris Van der Tang 12th in B Grade
Phillip Cavdarski 14th in B Grade
Ryan Wilson 28th in B Grade
Anthony Sibraa 36th in B Grade

Angus Fisk 6th in C Grade
Anthony Zahra 11th in C Grade
Michael Bettany 23rd in C Grade

Full results 
 http://metarace.com.au/road/g2i/program

Andy Patten Bronze in IP at UCI World Masters Track Champs - Manchester

Congratulations to Andy Patten who won Bronze in Masters 45-49 at the UCI World Masters Track Championship in Manchester. What a fantastic achievement!

2014 National Masters Championship

Congratulations to our members racing and winning medals in Ballarat at the National Masters Championship.

Jess Toghill competing in Women's Masters 3 won Silver in the ITT, GOLD in the Criterium, Silver in the Road Race and also the Champion of Champions Jersey!
  


Francois Audibert won GOLD in the Masters 7 Road Race. You may have seen Francois training up a storm in preparation including mixing it up in the breakaways in A grade at Nundah.


Corissa Smith won Bronze in the Womens Masters 2 Road Race.

Jane Walker was 4th in the Womens Masters 2 Crit.

Congratulations also to the many Queenslanders from other clubs many of whom race with us, including Cat Newell, Laurelea Moss, Linda White, Desrae Cameron, Faye Goodyear, Matt Ryan

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.



http://strt2014.gofundraise.com.au/page/NikolinasBucketList2014
 

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.
 
Regards
Nikolina Orlic

Gold Coast Cycle Fest - Criterium entries extended until midnight Wed 1st Oct


Held over the weekend of October 4th & 5th the Gold Coast Festival of Cycling includes three different recreational rides -
Grand Fondo - a great 135km course in the Gold Coast Hinterland
Sportive - a 100km flatter ride
Piccolo Fondo - a 50km undulating course along the foothills of the Gold Coast Hinterland. 

On Saturday is the Robbie McEwen Criterium held around a challenging course around Metricon Stadium.

Entries for the Criterium are open until midnight wednesday. Masters A and Elite B have very small numbers so far.

For full details visit http://www.gccyclefest.com.au/

2014 Junior National Road Championships

Two of our U17s Colin Chapman and Harry Sweeny competed at the recent Junior National Road Championships. Colin had a heavy fall at Nundah the week before losing a lot of bark and injuring his wrist so unfortunately was not at his best. Harry did very well in a very hotly contested U17 field finishing 5th in the Road Race, 8th in the Criterium Final and 20th in the ITT.

Full results can be found HERE

HPRW Club Meetings


Club Meetings at held from 7pm on the third Tuesday of every month starting from Sept 16th at the Clubhouse at Albert Bishop Park, Hedley Ave Nundah.

All members are welcome, come along and find out what is being planned for the future and have your say into how the club is run. Check the Calendar for all the dates.

Road Cycling Zone Blog



HPRW member Nikolai Razouvaev and his friend Victor Elizarov have started a new cycling blog with some fascinating stories of racing from the Soviet Union and elsewhere around the world as well as some tips and articles about racing tactics and other performance issues. It's well worth a read!

Road Cycling Zone

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