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Tour de France Tipping Comp
All Hamilton Wheelers members are invited to enter our 2016 Tour de France Tipping Competition for win $200 cash!
Easy to enter...hard to win!
Here's how it works:-
1. Free entry - HWCC members only.
2. Nominate the 3 riders you believe will come 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 2016 TDF (in any order). The race starts this Saturday.
All nominations by email to the club by .
You can make any changes to your selections up until - this is actually after the first 2 stages, so you can review your riders' race form and change your selections if you wish.
4. Who ever picks winners of the first 3 podium places wins the $200 cash prize.
5. If more than one person picks the winners, there will be a draw to see who wins the cash.
6. If nobody picks the 3 podium winners, the money will jackpot to next year.
Jarryd Whitaker, Bryan Ferris, Darrell Henry, Adrian Cook
* Froome, Contador, Aru
* Froome, Quintana, Rodriquez
* Froome, Quintana, Porte
Stephen Lowe, Les Preston, Grant Rowan, Warren Forbes, Andrew James, Barrie Mead
* Froome, Quintana, Aru
Suz Davis, Marly Harrison, Mark Creaby, Graeme Woolnough, Elwyn Prenzler, Pete Gumbley, Jenni Eason, Gerry Forde
* Froome, Quintana, Pinot
Ashley Dunstan, Seb Vejby, Gary Reddacliff, Louise Broadfood
* Froome, Quintana, Nibali
Steve Munro, Jason Churchward
* Froome, Quintana, Valverde
Dave Roest, Mick Cole
* Froome, Quintana, Bardet
Nicholas Free, Murray McClymont, Mark McClellan
* Froome, Cavendish, Sagan
* Froome, Martin, Aru
* Froome, Quintana, van Garderen
Michael Scully, Ross McDougall, Ben Tye
* Froome, Nibali, van Garderen
* Froome, Quintana, Mollema
* Froome, Nibali, Porte
* Quintana, Nibali, Porte
* Quintana, Contador, Aru
* Quintana, Porte, Pinot
* Quintana, Porte, Bardet
* Quintana, Nibali, Meintjes
* Quintana, Bardet, Sagan
* Aru, Porte, van Garderen
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A huge thank you to all members who have volunteered so far this year. The new system has worked really well and our races have been well catered for. Thank you all who have contributed, it has been great.
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Club Championship Closeburn Individual Time TrialThis saturday is the Individual Time Trial (ITT) Round of the Club Championship. We are desperately short of volunteers. If you or a member of your family can assist please get in contact with Volunteer Coordinator Wayne Wilson ASAP.
For more info on our winter events please see Gaz's Guide to the Winter Season.
Date: Sat 25th June 2016
Time: 7am (rego open from approx 6am)
Course: Course Map and Profile The course is on rolling dead roads from Closeburn (near Samford) to Dayboro and return. Distance is 34km.
Parking and Toilets: Please park only within the grounds of the Closeburn Hall (enter through the gate). Please respect residents early on a Sunday morning. Do not park near their houses or across their driveways.
Who: Although this is a members only club championship, visitors from other clubs may ride for a recorded time only. Visitors shold check they are on the visitors grading list.This is a restricted open event open to all U19 and older CA licence holders. Note due to CA Junior distance restrictions only U19 and older may compete.
Entries: Entry fee is $10. Enter on the day from approx 6am.
Grades: For club championship events riders compete against others in the same age division. U19, Elite, Masters 1,2,3 etc. for Male and Female.
Rider Order: Riders will leave in 30 second intervals in the order they sign on. First rider to sign on gets number 1 and will depart at 7am. Do not miss your start or start out of order, there will be no adjustments to times. Ensure you are lined up ready to go in numerical order.
Here are the results from Round 1 the Criterium Championship
Results will be announced and printed when complete. Please do not ask timekeepers for your time, and please keep well away from the timekeepers to allow them to complete their difficult job without distraction.
Best of luck and don't leave anything in the tank!
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Hamilton Wheelers/UQCC/Sunshine Coast CC Interclub Challenge
Below are all the details for this year's interclub challenge series between HWCC, Uni Cycling Club and Sunshine Coast Cycling Club. HWCC were the winners last year, so let's try to make it two in a row!
Nominations are open now for all three races. Spots are limited to 20 riders from each club so don't leave it long or you might miss out. Click each of the links below to nominate. Hamilton riders use this table to select your grade-
|B1 or B2||Women A&B|
Race 1 Results, Photos and Points Score
Race 2 Results
Race 3 Nominations
Race 3 Details
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Hamilton Wheelers Elite TeamOur new Elite team had their first race at round one of the Queensland Road Team Series (QRTS) with a night crit at Cleveland and a road race the next day at Gatton. Here's a quick race report.
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2016 Grafton to InverellHamilton had quite a few members in this iconic race.
In A Grade Mitch Neumann had a good race, and tried to bridge across to the break of 11 who had a 9 minute gap at the start of the Gibraltar range and paid the price a little but still finished within 10 minutes of the winner's record time. A good ride Mitch!
In B Grade Calem Wilcox took third place, and Ryan Wilson 5th place, Reuben Phillips 16th and Ian Johnston 24th, Barrie Mead 27th, Anthony Zahra 36th and Matt Baxby 52nd.
In C Grade Wayne Wilson fought hard after missing the early moves, arriving in Inverell in just over 8 hours, catching Nicholas Rider and riding together to the line.
Willow just after the finish.
Report and some great photos from our friends at ESi Sports Photography at cyclingnews.com
Full results here
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2016 Club Criterium Championship Details
This Sunday May 15th is the Hamilton Wheelers Club Criterium Championship - round one of three in the Club Championship Series.
Racing is for Hamilton Wheelers members only
- ROUND 1 Criterium Championship - This Sun May 15th
- ROUND 2 Individual Time Trial Championship Sat Jun 25th Closeburn @ 7am for Seniors
- ROUND 3 Road Race Championship Sat Aug 20th Elimbah @1:30pm
- Masters 1 (30-34) (male only)
- Masters 2 (35-39)
- Masters 3 (40-44)
- Masters 4 (45-49)
- Masters 5 (50-54)
- Masters 6 (55-59)
- Masters 7 (60-64)
- Masters 8 (65-69)
- Masters 9 (70-74)
- Masters 10 (75+)
- Women Masters 2,3 & 4
- Women Masters 5,5,7 & 8
- Mens Masters 8,9 & 10
Masters age Male riders who have paid extra for an Elite Licence may race in either Masters OR Elite. You cannot change division during the championship.
Finalized Schedule of Events for the Criterium Championship this SUNDAY
Club Championship Events.
The Club Championship events are conducted in each of the CA divisions. As such, they do not form part of the Winter Aggregate point score, but are scored on the following basis in each of the three events.
First 10 points plus Gold Medal
Second 6 points plus Silver Medal
Third 4 points plus Bronze Medal
Start 1 point
Finish 1 point
Perform rostered duty 2 points
A special “Champion's” jersey is awarded to the rider in each category with the highest aggregate points and who has competed in all of the three club championship events. There must be more than one rider in the category for a jersey to be awarded.
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2016 State Criterium Championships
A special thank you to the HWCC catering team led by Jenni Eason who provided great coffee and food for all the riders, spectators and officials at the crit championships. It was a long day for them all and the club raised a very tidy profit.
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Tyalgum Cup 2016Quite a few riders travelled across the border to Tyalgum for Murwillumbah CC great annual event over a tough course with beautiful scenery.
Photos courtesy of Veloshotz
Dan Wilson had a great ride in Elite A in a break of 5 and finished 4th.
Gordon Baudino had a strong win in Masters D.
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Ipswich Junior TourWhile seniors punished themselves in the 'race of truth' some of our juniors competed in Ipswich Cycling Club's Junior Tour.
Criterium Results available HERE Full results to come.
Alexandra Larsson won the U11 girls criterium, and Myles Houghton was 3rd in the U11 boys. Stephanie Leech had a great time in her first open race, winning gold in TT, crit and Road Race. Well done to all our Juniors!
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2016 Annual General Meeting
Thanks to all for attending the AGM and a big thank you to those who put up their hand to fulfill one or more of these roles, and we warmly welcome new officials Matt Smart as Club Captain, and Sam Collins as Social Secretary.
To contact these people use the Contacts Page. Remember all these people are volunteers and have jobs and families so please be patient.
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The "Hamilton” - a new cycle event
- Conducted at Nundah criterium circuit on September 4th.
- Event duration 3 hours.
- Open to Elite and Masters A male riders.
- A maximum field of 30 two man teams.
- Entry $100/ team. Prizemoney 1st , $1,500, 2nd $1,000, 3rd $500 - provisional
Gary Wiggins – Sir Bradley Wiggins’s father – and Don Allen in the Ghent Six in the 1980s
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Harry Sweeny wins U19 ITT at Oceania Road ChampsCongratulations go to Harry Sweeny who won gold in the U19 ITT in Bendigo recently at the Oceania Road Champs.
Details on the CA website.
Colin Chapman was also due to compete but instead underwent surgery to fix his wrist and is recovering slowly - best wishes for a speedy recovery Colin!
|Result: Junior Men|
|1.||222||Harrison SWEENY (AUS)||AUS19980709||39:47.4|
|2.||221||James FOUCHE (NZL)||NZL19980328||40:07.5||+20.0|
|3.||223||Robert STANNARD (NZL)||NZL19980916||40:17.7||+30.2|
|4.||235||Jarrad DRIZNERS (AUS)||AUS19990531||40:34.7||+47.2|
|5.||231||Alastair CHRISTIE-JOHNSTON (AUS)||AUS19980329||41:08.6||+1:21.1|
|6.||225||Sebastian BERWICK (AUS)||AUS19991215||41:39.3||+1:51.9|
|7.||239||Tom GOUGH (AUS)||AUS19980303||41:43.2||+1:55.7|
|8.||226||Liam NOLAN (AUS)||AUS19900305||41:55.5||+2:08.0|
|9.||230||Kees DUYVESTEYN (NZL)||NZL19980519||41:56.6||+2:09.1|
|10.||238||Connor LAMBERT (AUS)||AUS19980315||42:07.4||+2:19.9|
|11.||233||Jordan LOUIS (AUS)||AUS19981103||42:09.0||+2:21.6|
|12.||229||Ben MAVRODIS (AUS)||AUS19980123||42:22.6||+2:35.1|
|13.||240||Joshua BEIKOFF (AUS)||AUS19980821||42:40.2||+2:52.7|
|14.||227||Thomas MCDONALD (AUS)||AUS19980205||42:40.3||+2:52.9|
|15.||224||Kelland O'BRIEN (AUS)||AUS19980522||42:50.1||+3:02.6|
|16.||232||Oliver MURRAY (AUS)||AUS19980311||43:10.4||+3:22.9|
|17.||228||Louis BROWN (NZL)||NZL19881013||43:35.8||+3:48.3|
|18.||241||Thomas HODGE (AUS)||AUS19990315||43:38.2||+3:50.7|
|19.||248||Callum PEARCE (AUS)||AUS19980104||44:03.0||+4:15.5|
|20.||267||Campbell JONES (AUS)||AUS19990125||44:29.7||+4:42.2|
|21.||242||Nicholas SIMPSON (AUS)||AUS19980713||44:38.4||+4:51.0|
|22.||266||Fletcher SYMONDS (AUS)||AUS19990530||44:44.4||+4:56.9|
|23.||263||Connor SENS (AUS)||AUS19990727||45:11.8||+5:24.3|
|24.||257||Alistair BARR (AUS)||AUS19900422||45:21.7||+5:34.2|
|25.||236||Braden O'SHEA (AUS)||AUS19990315||45:34.9||+5:47.4|
|26.||255||Ross GORDON (AUS)||AUS19980616||45:35.2||+5:47.7|
|27.||259||Calan WHITE (AUS)||AUS19990402||45:45.7||+5:58.2|
|28.||262||Liam LAWLOR (AUS)||AUS19990110||45:51.6||+6:04.1|
|29.||268||Ainsleigh GRAY (AUS)||AUS19991010||46:24.4||+6:36.9|
|30.||264||Hamish WEBBER (AUS)||AUS19980924||46:50.4||+7:03.0|
|31.||234||Riley HART (AUS)||AUS19990427||47:31.3||+7:43.9|
|32.||258||Colby JACHMANN (AUS)||AUS19990518||47:32.2||+7:44.7|
|33.||249||Declan PROSSER (AUS)||AUS19980208||47:45.5||+7:58.1|
|34.||260||Darcy WHITTAKER (AUS)||AUS19990928||48:26.0||+8:38.5|
|35.||261||Brandon CONWAY (AUS)||AUS19990730||49:02.7||+9:15.2|
|36.||246||Matias FITZWATER (NZL)||NZL19980329||49:30.8||+9:43.3|
|37.||245||Liam SHERLOCK (NZL)||NZL19980810||51:35.0||+11:47.6|
|38.||250||Tearloch CARR (AUS)||AUS19981204||53:07.6||+13:20.1|
|39.||265||Jai KANAT (AUS)||AUS19981211||54:24.1||+14:36.6|
|40.||237||Oscar ELWORTHY (NZL)||NZL19990906||1h04:12.0||+24:24.6|
|dnf||252||Jake OLIVER (AUS)||AUS19980818|
|dsq||243||Kallum PARLEVLIET (AUS)||AUS19980807|
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Phil Kesby wins Wellington to Auckland stage race
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Trailer Stolen at LakesideLast saturday Feb 13th around the time of our race, the trailer shown below containing about $10,000 worth of tools was stolen from the Lakeside grounds. If anyone saw anything suspicious could you please call Adam from Lakeside Management on 0438 124 818
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2016 Qld Masters Track ChampionshipsThe Masters Track Championship was held last weekend at Chandler in pretty dodgy weather conditions so the program stretched out into sunday. Our club was well represented across the different age divisions.
Full results HERE
Dave Roest - entered every single event and had a huge weekend riding with huge spirit and a big grin. Dave is now the unofficial club track mascot!
David Wadsworth was not far from medalling in all his events as well.
Garry Reddacliff had a big weekend and came away with at least a Silver in the Masters 6 Scratch Race
Andy Patten, Neil Hamey, and late recruit Garry Reddacliff got Bronze in the Team Sprint
Andy Patten won Gold in the M4 Scratch Race, Gold in the IP and Bronze in the 666m TT.
Jeanette Davidson in Womens Masters 1-2 has been focusing solely on track for a while now and won Gold Time Trial and the Sprint set a new State Record in the Flying 200m (12.19sec)!
Pete Gumbley Masters 8 came away with 4 gold medals for Scratch Race, Sprint, IP & TT and 2 new state records!
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New Grading System for 2016 seasonAt the january club meeting it was decided to make adjustments to the grading categories for club racing starting from the beginning of the 2016 season as a trial. We have introduced a second B grade and moved up the C,D & E grades as follows.
|A Grade||A Grade|
|B Grade||B1 Grade|
|C1 Grade||B2 Grade|
|C2 Grade||C1 Grade|
|D Grade||C2 Grade|
|E Grade||D Grade|
|Juniors A/B/C||Juniors A/B/C|
Hopefully this better reflects the spread of riders and allows us to even out the numbers in each grade. All riders stay in their existing grades for now, but there may be some regradings done to balance out numbers based on ability, experience and performance. Please bear with us as there is bound to be a bit of confusion about what each grade is called!
A full explanation of the grading system, grading lists for both club members and visiting riders, 6 months points score and full rider history can all be found on the Grading page.
Twilight Series grades remain unchanged. Points system and grading application process also remains unchanged.
(not our new grading system)
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2016 Membership ChangesIf you haven't already done so, now is the time to renew your club membership and Cycling Australia Licence.
There are a few changes for 2016 including:
Race now replaces the terms Racing and Gold licenses
Ride now replaces the terms Silver & Recreational
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XMAS FUN DAY PROGRAMMESunday, 20 December 2015.
HWCC MEMBERS, 3 DAY LICENCES and NON BRISBANE VISITORS ONLY.
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 Mullet Gut String Band plays.
8.05 am - "Harrison Handicap" is a one lap pairs handicap. Each pair can be made up of a parent & junior, partners, significant others, bro-mances, BFFs etc. but they must be at least 2 grades apart (e.g. Junior and C2, A & C1, B and D grade). Starting positions will be allocated around the track as in a track 'wheelrace' and all riders start on the gun (ok well...megaphone squark)
Riders must cross the line together with their teammate. Riders without a teammate may rent a junior for a small donation.
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 – B Grade Drop & Run Race. – 30 mins.
8.41 – 9.15 am – A Grade Drop & Run Race – 35 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!
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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.
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