Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club
HWCC Criterium Championships - Nundah - Sun 11th Aug

Sun, 11 Aug 2024
Albert Bishop Park, Nundah
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HWCC Club Criterium Championships - Sunday 11th August 2024

* Please do not enter this event if you are not a member (or 'add-on' member) of Hamilton Wheelers.

U9, U11 and U13 Criteriums + Individual Time Trials
U17 Criterium will be a 'race within a race' in C grade
U15 Criterium will be a 'race within a race' in D Grade

Hamilton Wheelers Calendar: http://www.hamiltonwheelers.com/calendar

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

Race Entry Enquiries: handicappers@hamiltonwheelers.com


The Basics

HWCC Championship Rules - Only Hamilton Wheelers members (and 'Add-on' members) are eligible to enter. HWCC 'Add-on' members are eligible to race and will be awarded places on the podium, however 2024 Club Championship points will only be awarded to full HWCC members.

Prizes - Club Championship presentations of medals/trophies/club champion jerseys will be made after racing at Nundah on Saturday 26th October. There are no cash prizes for this event.

Eligibility - It is the rider's responsibility to ensure they have an AusCycling licence valid for racing on race day, before entering the event. Riders must not race without a valid race licence.

Licence Acknowledgement (Important) - When a rider enters to race, in addition to accepting all terms & conditions, they are certifying that they have a valid AusCycling Race licence for this type of event and that they are not suspended or disqualified by AusCycling from racing. Failure to ensure a licence is valid when racing, makes the rider liable to severe sanctions from AusCycling and exposes them to litigation for actions against them, which are not covered by insurance.

Eligibility - Grading - Riders must have an approved HWCC grading for graded events. Riders who fail to have a HWCC grading or fail to submit a grading application when they enter this event will have their entry rejected - Click Here for details.  Provide a detailed explanation if you are applying to enter a different grade and check the start list before your race. HWCC Handicappers' decisions are final.

Entries - Entries close 7pm on Friday evening.

Course - The course is the Nundah Criterium Circuit (1.2km), Hedley Ave Nundah. HWCC restricts races to 60 riders per race at this course.

Entry fees Seniors - $12. Juniors - Free.

Registration Desk - Closes 10 minutes before each grade's start times.

Podium Presentations - First 4 riders will be presented with a podium presentation in each race. There will be separate women's podium presentations if there are 3 or more women entered in a grade.

Club Championship notes from HWCC By-Laws - The Club Championship events are conducted in 3 events, Road Race, Time Trial and Criterium and in each of the current club grades. 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. Commissaire - 4 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 each championship event, in the category for a jersey to be awarded. In the event if a tie, the winner is determined by the greater number of highest places. If a deadlock on highest places exists, then the rider with the fastest time in the ITT wins.

Women in each event need to claim their places to ensure the club scorers can determine the ladies champions in each grade.

Grade Time Duration Comment
Senior Crits
D Grade 7.15am 40 mins + 2 laps HWCC D Grade men and women
B Grade 7.15am 50 mins + 2 laps HWCC B Grade men and women
A Grade 8.00am 60 mins + 2 laps HWCC A Grade men and women
C Grade 8.10am 40 mins + 2 laps HWCC C Grade men and women
M&N Grade 9.30am 30 mins + 2 laps HWCC M&N Grade men and women
Vets Grade 9.30am 25 mins + 2 laps HWCC Vets Grade men and women
Junior Crits
U15 7.15am 40 mins + 2 laps HWCC U15 boys and girls - racing with D Grade Seniors *
U17 8.10am 50 mins + 2 laps HWCC U17 boys and girls - racing with B Grade Seniors *
U13 9.10am 20 mins + 2 laps HWCC U13 boys and girls
U11 9.10am 15 mins + 2 laps HWCC U11 boys and girls
U9 9.10am 7 min + 2 laps HWCC U9 boys and girls
Junior ITTs
U13 10am 6 laps HWCC U13 boys and girls
U11 10am 3 laps HWCC U11 boys and girls
U9 10am 2 laps HWCC U9 boys and girls

U15 and U17 Individual Time Trials (ITTs) for the HWCC Club Championships will be conducted with the senior ITTs at Woongoolba on Sunday 18th August.

Notice - Race Fees

Race entry fees - All HWCC race fees will slightly increase from $12 to $15 from 1st November.  However, in line with discounts other local clubs offer, HWCC members will be provided with a discount of $5 from the entry fee. All U9 to U15 Juniors will continue to enjoy free race entry at HWCC events.

First Time Racing with HWCC?

If you have never raced with us...

Before you enter, you must -

  • Obtain a HWCC race grading - fill out the form at the bottom of this webpage - Click Here
  • Have a current, valid AusCycling race licence - How to get one - Click Here
  • Ensure your current race licence number and email address is included in your EntryBoss profile.
  • Be alert to emails from the HWCC officials regarding grading/racing/licence before your race - if you don't respond, your race entry may be cancelled.
  • For any grading enquiries, please contact our Club Handicappers - handicappers@hamiltonwheelers.com

HWCC General Race Info

Race Licences - While it is the responsibility of riders to hold the appropriate AusCycling licence for events; for riders with an annual licence, EntryBoss may automatically check validity when they enter. For riders with AusCycling 12 Month Payment Plans, EntryBoss cannot reliably validate these month to month licences. It is prudent for all riders to have their digital race licence available on their phone when signing on to race - Click here to find out how to display your licence on your phone

EntryBoss Entry - Please make sure your current AusCycling licence number is registered with EntryBoss before entering. Do not use a previous licence number.

Gradings - Riders should enter according to their current HWCC grading. Should a rider wish to enter an alternate grade, a detailed explanation should be provided in the comments section of the entry form with appropriate information. 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.

Withdrawals - If a rider withdraws voluntarily during a race, they must advise the Commissaire/s, who will note the withdrawal and record the rider's race number.

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 - Click Here

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 at Nundah. 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) - Click Here

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 and will be published on the club's Facebook page.

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 public-road races and UCI regulations for off public-road races.

Entry Prices

Online pricing:

  • All Seniors - $12.00
  • All Juniors up to U17 - Free
    (Entry includes a card processing fee)

More Info

HWCC Club website: Click Here
HWCC Group Facebook: Click Here


By entering this event you agree to all our terms and conditions - Click Here

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular Entry
Juniors (U15 & under)

Race Fees are inclusive of Credit Card Merch fee.

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