Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club
Soldiers Honour Handicap Road Race - Pine Dam - Sunday 30th April 2023

Sun, 30 Apr 2023
North Pine Dam
Entries open
Mon, 17 Apr 2023 10:00 AM AEST
Entries close
Fri, 28 Apr 2023 7:00 PM AEST
Scratch cut-off
Sun, 30 Apr 2023 5:00 AM AEST
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Sun, 30 Apr 2023 10:00 AM AEST

Soldiers Honour Handicap Road Race - Pine Dam - Sunday 30th April 2023

Website: http://www.hamiltonwheelers.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamiltonwheelers/

Race Entry Enquiries: handicappers@hamiltonwheelers.com

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Eligibility (RESTRICTED) - Hamiltion Wheelers members (or 'club add-on' members) only may enter this event. 'Lifestyle' and 'Non-Riding' licences not accepted. Riders must have a Hamilton Wheelers grading - details - http://www.hamiltonwheelers.com/general-info/club-grading-list

Entries - Entries close on Friday evening at 7pm (to allow club officials time to set handicap start times for Sunday).

Juniors - U15 and younger riders are prohibited from racing in this event as it is more than 40km (AusCycling Rules).

Course - The course is one lap around North Pine Dam of approx 45km (rolling hills). Strava course map - https://www.strava.com/segments/3945942

Sign-on - From 6.00am to 6.40am at Tukuwompa Park, Forgans Road Warner. Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/38WiRLhhwkRNPKR28

Race Start Location - After signing on, riders must make their way to the race start location at the old Petrie Town Markets on Dayboro Road (approx 3 km away).

Race Start Time - First riders are away at 7am (sharp). Riders must be ready to start at their allotted time which will be called out by the commissaires at the start line. If you miss your start time...you'll be racing with a faster group!

Finish Line - The finish line is on Forgan Road at the sign-on location

Handicap Race - This is a handicap race - not graded races. Club handicappers will allocate start times for each rider, with the aim of giving every rider a reasonable chance of winning. Riders will start in small groups at various intervals.

Enter in your regular grade, to help with initial groupings. Then please provide as much info as possible to assist with handicapping. Results and times from recent or previous events (especially this one), ITT times, average speeds etc will all help. Not providing enough info will mean you are placed on or near scratch.

Enter Early - Entering early gives our handicappers a better chance of determining fair start times...you don't want to make the handicappers angry with you if you enter late! If you need to scratch yourself after entering, please be fair to other riders and do it as early as possible, so the handicappers can ensure other riders start in a reasonable sized group.

Race Rules - The drafting of riders from different start times is allowed at all stages of the race.

Road Rules - Normal Queensland road rules apply. Roads are not closed to general traffic. You must ride no more than two abreast unless passing. Do not cross solid lines. Marshalls cannot stop traffic. Please take extra care while riding through Dayboro.

Prizes - Cash prizes for podium places + first unplaced woman + fastest time. Soldiers Honour perpetual trophy presented to the winner at the annual club presentations.


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

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 after 7pm on the evening before race day 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

Women's Races/Prizes - In events where there are no women's separate races, 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

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.

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, 3pm 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 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. 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 (ADR) and UCI regulations for on-road races and UCI regulations for off-road races.


Online pricing:

  • Seniors - $12.00
  • Juniors - $6.00
    (Entry includes a card processing fee)


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.

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular Entry
Juniors (U15 & under)

Race Fees are inclusive of Credit Card Merch fee.

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  • Enter available Mon, 17 Apr 2023 10:00 AM AEST