Race Flyer - https://tinyurl.com/2p8b4mrz
Club Website - http://www.hamiltonwheelers.com/
Race Entry Enquiries - firstname.lastname@example.org
Series Prizemoney - Over $5,000 to be awarded in prizemoney across the 6 race series. Series winners will be awarded cash prizes at the final event (1st February 2023). Series championship points are awarded in each race down to 5th place (5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points - claim your places!).
Race Day Prizes - Cash prizes awarded proportional to entry numbers for primes and finishes. $20 Lucky Rider draw for each senior grade at the A Grade presentations (must be present to win). Each A Grade race will feature two $140 cash Primes ($100 for 1st and $40 for 2nd place). See the race flyer for prizemoney details - https://tinyurl.com/2p8b4mrz
Eligibility - Riders must have a valid AusCycling race licence and a HWCC race grading.
Entries - EntryBoss entries close 10am on race day.
Gradings - Enter in your current HWCC grade. Provide an explanation if you wish to enter a different grade and check the start list before racing. HWCC Handicappers' decisions are final.
Registration - From 4.00pm - closes 10 minutes before each race starts.
Feature Race - At this event the C Grade race will be a Points Race.
Leaders' Jerseys - Belbaker Leaders' Jerseys will be presented to each grade's series leader at podium presentations. Series leaders must wear their leaders jersey at the following race.
|A Grade Juniors||4.30pm||20 mins + 2 laps|
|B Grade Juniors||4.30pm||15 mins + 2 laps|
|C Grade Juniors||4.30pm||10 mins + 2 laps|
|C Grade||5.00pm||30mins + 2 laps||Points Race|
|D Grade||5.01pm||25 mins + 2 laps|
|A Grade||5.35pm||45mins + 2 laps|
|B Grade||5.40pm||35mins + 2 laps|
Senior races are for men and women riders - HWCC women's race policy applies - see below.
If you have never raced with us...
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Eligibility - Riders from any club with a valid AusCycling race licence may race. 'Lifestyle' and 'Non-Riding' licences not accepted. Riders must have a Hamilton Wheelers race grading - details - http://www.hamiltonwheelers.com/general-info/club-grading-list
Juniors - U17 Juniors and younger must race in the junior races. However U17 Juniors who wish to race in the senior races who already have a HWCC senior grading, may make application to race in their senior grade. Applications will be assessed by the Handicappers and decisions will be forwarded to the rider as soon as possible. All juniors must have their gearing rollout checked on the footpath near the clubhouse steps BEFORE picking up their race number.
Course - The course is the Nundah Criterium Circuit (1.2km), Hedley Ave Nundah. HWCC restricts races to 60 riders per race at this course.
EntryBoss Entry - Please make sure your current AusCycling licence number is registered with EntryBoss before entering. Do not use a previous licence number. Entries are checked against AusCycling current/financial licence lists. Riders should have their digital licence ready or printed email ready to show if requested. To obtain your digital licence - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lOQwgx7wMiXIUzZ8ud5GuDWLpMjhfh1P/view
Points Race - The C Grade race will be a points race. Rules for the points races - 2 points first place and 1 point second place per lap - 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points for the final lap. Women's Race/Prizes policy does not apply to HWCC points races and teams races. Separate women's prize will be awarded to the one with most points or alternatively first woman at the finish.
HWCC Canteen - The canteen will be open during each twilight race selling coffee, beer and snacks.
Series Race Dates -
Gradings - Riders should enter according to their current HWCC grading. Should a rider wish to enter an alternate grade, an explanation should be provided in the comments section of the entry form with appropriate info such as results elsewhere. All entries are provisional until confirmed by the club handicappers.
Grading Confirmation - VERY IMPORTANT - HWCC club handicappers review all provisional entries before they are confirmed. If a rider applies to race in a grade other than their current HWCC grading, they must check the EntryBoss startlist before the race to confirm which grade they will be starting in. Please make yourself familiar with the HWCC EntryBoss entering policy - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IaUU0m95wCTQ_O_bwgmV8YeQHzuNdd4m/view
M&N and Vets Grades - For events that the club doesn't cater for HWCC 'Masters and Novices' and 'Vets' graded riders grades (i.e Twilight Series, Interclubs), these riders may nominate to race in D grade via the EntryBoss entry (subject to club handicapper approval).
Rider Inquiries - If club officials require pre-race information on a rider's licence or grading, every effort will be made to contact them via their EntryBoss registered email address.
Registration/Race Patches - Start registration begins approx 30 minutes before the first race and and closes 10 minutes before each race start time. Riders must wear their race number patches on their right side for criteriums at Nundah and Lakeside. Patches must be worn on the left side for road races, ITTs and reverse direction criteriums. There is a compulsory Commissaire's briefing before each race. Riders who miss this briefing will not be allowed to start.
Prizes - Cash prizes for seniors races are proportional to entry numbers and generally are awarded to the first 3 places. Prizes for juniors will be awarded appropriately.
Women's Races/Prizes - The first unplaced female in each grade is presented with a prize, provided there are 2 to 7 female entries. If 8 or more females enter any grade, there will be a 'race within a race'. Read HWCC Women's racing/prizes policy for an explanation - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZFchCEfWpi3zGA2wzR_SVK6vrW_ZnSst/view
Podium Presentations - First 4 riders in each grade will be presented at a podium presentation. There will be separate women's podium presentations if there are 3 or more women entered in a grade. Riders/spectators are encouraged to take photos.
Results - HWCC publishes all race results on their website (usually within a day or two) - http://www.hamiltonwheelers.com/
Race Scratchings - If riders find they are unable to race after entering HWCC races, they may 'scratch' themselves up to 5am on normal race days, 12 midday for Twilight races and up to 7pm the night before handicap races - the entry fee will be refunded. Click on the 'Scratch' button on the EntryBoss event page. Please note that there is a very small cost to the club due to unrecoverable merchant fees, whenever riders' scratch themselves.
Wet-weather Policy - A decision to cancel due to poor weather will be made by the Chief Commissaire with announcements via the club's social pages (https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamiltonwheelers/). Generally, we race in all weather, except heavy rain or if there are sheets of water on the road surface. Any decision on cancellation will be made as early as possible.
All race entry fees will be refunded if races are cancelled.
Race Rules - Racing is conducted under the auspices of AusCycling rules and regulations. Helmets must comply with Australian/International regulations.
By entering this event you agree to all our terms and conditions:
I participate in this race at my own risk. I waive any rights I may otherwise have against Hamilton Wheelers relating to, and agree Hamilton Wheelers is not responsible for, any loss, of any type, caused by my participation in the race, including any loss that may arise from my or any other person’s death or injury, or any damage to any property.
If the participant in this race is under 18 years of age, I warrant that I am a parent or guardian of the participant and agree for myself, and the participant, to provide the acknowledge, waiver and release set out above in respect of the participant.