New Kit and Logo Competition Winners!

The winners of our New Kit and Logo Competition were announced at the Club Meeting held on Nov 17th. We received a total of 141 votes which was quite a good response - it's obviously an important issue for members!

Uniform One 16
Uniform Two 49
Uniform Three 68
No choice 8
Total Votes 141
Logo One 29
Logo Two 53
Logo Three 34
No Choice 25

Congratulations to Glenn McIntosh for the winning Kit design and to Grant Dawson for his winning logo design.

Please bear in mind that these designs are a preliminary concept and not professional prepared. They will be professionally altered and the text and logo placement adjusted. We estimate new kit will be available very early next year.

Existing stock will be sold at 50% discount!!! That is $40 Jersey, $40 Bibs, $5 socks (actually that is less than 50%!!) This kit WILLremain a CQ registered club kit for 2016 as well as the new one, so grab a bargain asap. Until stocks last!!

Glenn McIntosh's winning design

Grant Dawson's winning design


Volunteer Policy Change

Volunteer Roster – after a survey of members regarding creating a better outcome for officials at our weekly races the following policy was the popular choice of members and has been adopted:

  • A yearly calendar on display – at races, on the website, members can nominate anytime. 
  • Members nominate to do duty 1 day in the year,  from October 31 - November 1 each year.
  • Computer registration system is set to accept 1 race entry only BEFORE it flags that rider has not nominated for duty. Once flagged the rider cannot race UNTIL they nominate a duty date. Failure to perform duty or provide replacement on nominated day, forfeits the rider to participating until duty is performed.
  • Wednesday arvo Twilight Races and Open Events are handled seperately and are not part of the members Roster.
The calendar can be viewed here on the website via the Calendar link in the menu and you can click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to send an email to secretary Wayne Wilson to nominate your session. A calendar will also be on display at each race so riders can nominate their 1 session for the year (more if you wish!!). 

National Masters Road Championships 2015

We had some fantastic results from the National Masters Championship held around Tweed Heads 25-27 September.
In the ITT -
MMAS1 Andrew Keller Silver Luke Cunningham Bronze, Michael Bettany 4th
MMAS4 Andrew Patten Gold 
MMAS5 Darrell HENRY 4th
WMAS1 Nikolina Orlić Bronze
WMAS3 Jessica Toghill Gold 
Road Race
MMAS1 Michael Bettany Gold, Luke Cunningham Silver, Rueben Phillips 4th
MMAS7 Francois Audibert 6th
WMAS3 Jessica Toghill Gold 
MMAS1 Michael Bettany Silver
MMAS7 Francois Audibert Silver
Champion of Champions
MMAS1 Michael Bettany
MMAs4 Andrew Patten
WMAS3 Jessica Toghill

(Photo courtesy of Jemma Brown)

Veloshotz: ITT Presentations &emdash; 15925 124213 2015 National Masters Championships ITT

Veloshotz: ITT Presentations &emdash; 15925 150050 2015 National Masters Championships ITT
(photo Courtesy Veloshotz)
There were many other good rides and club representation from Mel Symon, Corissa Smith, Saskia Deckers, Rene Lubbers, Garry Reddacliff, Neil Hamey, Francois Audibert, Les Preston, Peter Jansen, Wayne Wilson, Attila Kiss, Tremain Permewan, Reuben Phillips, Rupert Leigh, Stephen Lowe, Ashley Yelland.

Full results HERE and photos HERE

Apologies if we've missed anyone, please let us know!

Harry Sweeny selected in U19 team for World Champs

Congratulations to Hamilton Wheelers member Harry Sweeny for his selection in the U19 team for the upcoming World Championships in Richmond, Virginia USA Sept 20-27 September. He will compete in the ITT on the 22nd and Road Race on the 26th.

We are happy to announce our club will be supporting Harry by donating $1000 to help cover his expenses. These funds come from our Junior Development Fund, which includes money raised from fundraisers such as our Cyclocross Catering and the $25 fee all Sponsored Riders pay to the club which goes directly to Junior Development.

Long term Hamilton member Nick Schultz will also be riding in the U23 road race.

More info on the team is on the Cycling Australia site

Here's Harry in his first race with us in C1 Nov 2013 (2nd from left)

Nick Schultz at Nundah just last year :)

Briztreadley Podcast featuring Bryan Ferris 

The Briztreadley cycling podcast is always a good listen but the latest episode features our very own 'local legend' Bryan Ferris! You can listen to the podcast directly via the website, or or if you have a podcast app on your smartphone or tabllet you can subscribe via iTunes, Android or via RSS
It's always a great listen!

2015 Winter Championship Series Pointscore

Here are the 2015 Winter Pointscore competitions points as at 8th August.

The points are very close with Gerry Forde (Pictured here after his win at Elimbah) on 62, with Luke Hamilton and Steve Ledger on 56.


HWCC is exploring the possibility of forming and supporting an Elite team and Manager to participate in a series of higher profile races in 2016. The purpose of this document is to seek expressions of interest from riders and managers who would be interested in committing to such a venture in 2016.

Read more ...

6 months Points Score, History & Grading Lists

Don't forget that the rolling 6 months points score is updated regularly (this determines when riders may move up a grade), as is the full Rider History and the Members and Visitors Grading Lists.

All can be found HERE

Olivia wins National Cyclocross Series Women U19 Championship!

Congratulations to Olivia Nendick who flew down to Adelaide with her Dad to compete in the final round of the National Cyclocross Series in Adelaide. Olivia finished 2nd on Saturday and first on Sunday to clinch the series in the Women U19 category. A fantastic acheivement!

Photos courtesy Simon Nendick

Get well soon Dawso!

We were sorry to hear Grant Dawson had a tumble in the last lap of the Mt Cotton Kermesse, fracturing multiple ribs and dislocating his collarbone. He's back from hospital now and recovering at home. Get well soon mate!

2015 State ITT Champs Results (Elite,U19, Masters)

Well done to club members who participated in the State ITT Championship held on Sunday 5th July.
Here are the Full Results but podium finished for these members:
  • MMAS9 3rd Ron Young
  • MMAS8 3rd Les Preston
  • MMAS7 2nd Rene Lubbers
  • WMAS3 2nd Mel Symon
  • MMAS4 2nd Andy Patten
  • MMAS4 3rd Mark Croonen
  • MMAS1 2nd Andrew Keller
  • Elite Men 1st Jordan Kerby 

Giant 3+3 MTB Event

Well done to Olivia Nendick for finishing first in U19 female solo category at the Giant 3+3 MTB Event at Hidden Vale last weekend (11/12 July) despite having a big over the bars stack on Saturday and starting a lap down. Dad Simon did well too finishing 14th in 40-49 category after having some mechanical problems - like not having a seat! :)

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 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 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 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:

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:

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:

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.

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.

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