HMBA 2017 DH Pointscore

It’s taken it’s time, we didn’t get it to you last year, so much going on with organizing the Nationals but here it is….

HMBA Downhill club members point score is done!

2017 HMBA Downhill Pointscore Winners

6 rounds made up the final pointscore in 2017 one of which was the 2017 Awaba DHI nationals.

The Pointscore is open to full club members only.

Riders must have competed in at least 3 races to be eligible.

The 2017 Winners, who will receive formal recognition at the AGM on 25 March 2018, are:

A Grade                                         B Grade

1st Simon Campbell                         1st Tim Threadgate

2nd Rick Kehoe

3rd Jacob Mossner

Under 17                                       Under 15

1st Josh Arcus                                1st William Ireland

Women                                          Masters

1st Coleen Kehoe                          1st Mark Collins

2nd Ellie Smith                               2nd Craig Coggins

full results can be found here:

HMBA CLUB 2017 DH Series Points

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Round 1 Awaba – 18/02/18

The results are in!

What a great morning of XC racing we had at Awaba today. We had 9 kids on the development track who were rewarded with cake pops made by Annie G, plus a pick from the lolly/chip bucket! This event was directed by Dallas. Thanks to all the parents who helped out. Lots of junior riders, as well as big numbers across all the grades had us all smiling. Also lots of first time racers, I hope you all feel very welcome. Thanks to Dean for setting a great course and to all the volunteers – our wonderful President, time keepers and first aid, who make it all possible. You are legends!

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Round 1 – 180218

Notice of 2018 HMBA AGM

Hunter Mountain Bike Association will be holding it’s AGM at Awaba mountain bike park on Sunday March 25th.  The AGM will be held on a combined DH and XC club day, we will advise the time for the AGM closer to the event.

The AGM is important for us all so that we ensure there is an active and effective committee representing the wishes of the Club Members. We traditionally struggle to get enough members along to hold the AGM, so I encourage you to make the effort and be involved. We’ll be speaking about what we have achieved over the past year and looking forward to what we want to achieve over the next 12 months. If you want to have a say in the future direction of the club, whether it be racing, trail development, social rides, other events, come along and have a voice.

We’ll also be electing our executive committee for the new year, so if you want to get more involved, or have a say in who makes the decisions for the club, this is your chance!  Apart from the executive positions, there are general committee positions. We really would like to boost our committee numbers this year and try to get more people doing more stuff.

In the event that you are unable to attend our Annual General Meeting on Sunday 25th March but would like to vote in the executive elections by Proxy, simply send an email to by 6pm on Friday 23rd March using the template below:
NOTE: This document is used by HMBA members to appoint a proxy. A proxy is allowed to vote on behalf of a member, if a member cannot attend a meeting.





I am a member of Hunter Mountain Bike Association.

And I hereby appoint and authorize:

·         HMBA Registrar – Phil Dunne, or


·         ____________________________ (nominate a 2017 HMBA committee member)

to act as proxy and to vote on my behalf at the following annual general meeting of members, which will be held:

Date: 25th March 2018
Time: 9am ( time may change closer to date )
Address: Awaba Mountain Bike Park
City, State: Newcastle, NSW


This proxy shall be void if I personally attend the said meeting.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have executed this proxy on the day of




Name of Member


MTBA Number

HMBA 2017 XC Pointscore

Even though many may believe that the calculations are quite simple, several things have gotten in the way over the past few months, including Christmas and organising the National DH Round, that have slowed us from being able to put together the final Pointscore for the Club XC Races.  But for those of you who have been wondering where you placed last year here are the final results:

2017 HMBA Cross Country Pointscore Winners

The winners of the pointscore is open to full club members only.

The pointscore is based on 10 races throughout the year, including the seven “normal” Sunday races, plus the three x 3 hour events.

Where a rider has changed grades throughout the year, for the purpose of the pointscore, they have been placed in the grade in which they completed the most races. They have received points for each race completed the old grade equal to the average points achieved in the new grade.

Riders must have competed in at least 4 races to be eligible.

The 2017 Winners, who will receive formal recognition at the AGM on 25 March 2018, are:








Under 15   1st: Tyler Peel

2nd: Zac Rowland


A Grade   1st: Joel Allan

2nd: Liam McGuire

3rd: Max Carter

B Grade 1st : Emily Dreaper

2nd: Simone Steele

1st: Jacob Clarke

2nd: Paul Monk

3rd: Sam Mackenzie

C Grade 1st: Alicia Reed

2nd: Rebecca Denne


1st: Steven Pryor

2nd: Warwick Turnbull

3rd: John Richardson

D Grade 1st: Paula Gresham


1st: Jayson Carr

2nd: Darren Kane

3rd: Robert Pretty

Click here for the full Pointscore Results: HMBA 2017 XC Pointscore

Wrap-up from 2018 DH Nationals at Awaba

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Well Round 2 of the MTBA National Downhill series, hosted by the Hunter Mountain Bike Association, has been run and won over this past weekend. And what an event it was!

Saturday’s runs started with an open practice session. The weather was not on our side and there were light showers rolling through on and off throughout the morning’s practice – fortunately this settled the dust on what was a very dry track and provided a lot of grip for the riders.

Lunchtime saw the end of practice and the official opening of the event with a Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country performed by Uncle Bill and his Awabakal family.  This ceremony was also attended by the Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Kay Fraser, and the Minister for Port Stephens / Shadow Minister for the Hunter, Kate Washington.

With the Welcome to Country finished it was onto the official seeding runs.  All was well with the weather until the final few runs saw a torrential downpour descend upon Monkey, just as Jack Moir was sitting in the start gate ready for his run.  Turns out that the rain did not worry Jack as he went on to put down the fastest time in men’s elite, just beating Graham Mudd for the top spot in seeding.

The top spot in the ladies seeding was taken out by Danni Beecroft, just edging out Tegan Molloy.  And in a first for HMBA, Adaptive Mountain Biking makes an appearance at the Downhill Nationals at Awaba – Click here to watch Hank!

Sunday morning greeted us once again with showers on and off during the practice runs. Thankfully the weather steadily improved throughout the day, ensuring that the racing was close in all of the categories.

Tegan Molloy was in top form, taking out the Elite Ladies over Danni Beecroft, who unfortunately crashed on her run but was still fast enough for second place.  Lisa Mathison, Katie Lawlor and Kellie Weinert completed the podium.

The final category of the day was Elite Men. Well to say the racing was tight is an understatement, as with only 1 rider left to complete their attack on Monkey the top 4 riders were separated by less than 2 seconds!!!

Once again Jack Moir set the fastest time of the day with a smoking run of 3 minutes and 24 seconds, taking out the win from Graeme Mudd by a margin of just over 6 seconds.  Jackson Frew, Joel Willis and Josh Clark rounded out the podium.

Full results for all categories can be found at the following link:

The Hunter Mountain Bike Association would like to say a warm thank you to our event sponsors – Lake Macquarie City Council, Forestry Corporation NSW, Civmec, Mondraker and Lusty Industries.

We would like to also say a huge thank you to volunteers for the event – without volunteers and sponsors these events do not happen.

Thank you to everyone that attended the event over the weekend – we hope to see you all on track soon.

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