2016 Nicol Jackson Weekend Tour

Our annual Nicol Jackson Women's Series will this year be run as a mini-tour instead -  conducted over the weekend of 11 & 12 June.

Day One on Saturday will be at Lakeside Raceway at Kurwongbah with a 1 lap prologue, followed by a Kermesse circuit race.
Day two on Sunday will be a criterium at Albert Bishop Park at Nundah.

Bonus time will be awarded for intermediate sprints and podium places in the Kermesse and Criterium. Overall time across all three events will determine the General Classification (GC), and the best placed rider in each of the four grades, A,B,C & D will be awarded a prize as series winner.

Seperate prizes will be awarded for each event, and riders can choose to compete on only one day if they wish.

Who can enter?
Anyone! If you have a Cycling Australia Race Licence you are all set. If you don't and would like to give racing a go, you may purchase a single race or a 3-race membership to see if competition cycling is your thing. A 3 race membership is the best value at $51.20. This give access to 3 club and affiliated events over a 3 month period. Should you decide to join a club after this period this cost is deducted from your yearly membership fee.

What Grade do I race in?

Races will be conducted in A, B C & D grades. 

For Cycling Australia Licence Holders
Gradings will be as per your Cycling Queensland Open Grading - here is the Grading List.  If you don't yet have one, please submit an open grading application form to your own club's handicapper at least a couple of weeks before the event. If this is not possible for some reason, you can obtain a grading for Hamilton Wheelers club racing and we will assign suggest an equivalent Open Grading.

For riders new to racing
If you are new to racing and have purchased a 3-day temporary licence, please get in touch at  and we will place you in a suitable grade (either C or D).

There won't be time to grade riders on the day so please ensure you have your grading sorted out in advance.

How do I enter? The Entry fee is $10 per day. Enter and pay on the day, you don't register in advance for this tour. So as long as you have your grading sorted out just turn up and sign on! We suggest you arrive early to get signed on to have your engine warmed up ready for the prologue!

Series Sponsors:
Overall series winner in each grade presented by Avantiplus North Brisbane
Fastest prologue time presented by Shop for Coffee Beans
Liv Giant prizes from Ashgrove Cycles
Prizes from Bluestar Eyewear

Day 1 Sat 11th June: Prologue and Kermesse. Lakeside Raceway, Lakeside Rd Kurwongbah 6:45am
Day 2 Sun 12th June: Criterium. Albert Bishop Park Criterium Circuit, Hedley Ave Nundah

Free Introduction to Racing and Skills Session
A free introduction to racing and skills session will be held at Nundah on Sat the 28th May 7-9am. Click the link for details.

Need More Info?
Just drop a line to our Ladies Captain Saskia Deckers at 



 

Women's Only Free Introduction to Racing and Skills Session Sat 28th May


Do you ride socially, have been thinking about racing? Or, you'd just like to test your skills and get some pointers?

Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club are running a free 'Introduction to Racing and Skills' session at the Nundah Criterium Circuit on Saturday 28 May 2016 7- 9am. The session is aimed at novice and beginner riders. Everyone is welcome to attend - you don't need a Cycling Australia racing licence.

Club Coach Kris Kersley, as well as experienced women riders, will explain the basics to get you ready for racing. We will cover how to ride and take turns in a tight pack, and also cover some of the tactics and skills of racing such as sprinting, breaking away and cornering. There will be a race simulation at the end of the course with a debrief straight afterwards. 

If you’d like to come along, lodge your expression of interest with Saskia, the ladies captain at womensracing@hamiltonwheelers.com

Knowing numbers prior will allow us to tailor the session but don’t worry, you don’t have to register in advance, you can just come along to our clubhouse at Albert Bishop Park Hedley Ave Nundah. 

Please arrive no later than 6:45am as you will need to sign on for free Cycling Development and Skills Insurance through the sports governing body Cycling Australia (if you don’t already have a racing licence). 

Hope to see you there and if there is anyone you know who would like to come please let them know! 

All you need to bring is a road bike with drop handlebars, Helmet with an Australian Standards sticker, waterbottle