NSW State XC Championships (MTBA)

Hank at State Champs
Hunter Mountain Bike Association attended the last weekend in Armidale. This was the first time the MTBA had staged the championships in 5 years and HMBA congratulates the members of the New England Mountain Bike Club for hosting yet another successful event. Thanks also to MTBA for restarting the event.
Notable acheivers were Peter Selkrig who placed second and Hank Duchateau who placed first in their respective divisions.
Andrew Hardy, HMBA Club Secretary would usually have competed as a support rider with Hank had to sit it out due to injury but did a fine job as Hanks team mechanic and photographer.
A huge thanks go out to local NEMTB riders, Paul Billings and his mate Michael for going the distance with our favourite Adaptive rider Hank.  Good work all round.

Pete Selkrig at State ChampsHank at State Champs 3

Thanks to Civmec for our new Container (to be installed at the DH Finish)

Bike Photo

Picture taken November 1st 2017 at Civmec Construction And Engineering P/L, Old Punt Rd Tomago – (from left to right) – Nigel Baston (HR & IR Advisor), Pat Tallon (Civmec CEO), Andrew Hardy (HMBA Secretary) and Noel McCausland (Civmec Facility Manager)

Press Release:

“This week, Civmec put pen to paper on a number of community betterment programs in the form of partnerships with the University of Newcastle, and the Hunter Mountain Bike Association.

The University of Newcastle Rugby Union Club (UNRUC) will benefit from the generous sponsorship both financially and in the form of community engagement.

A new shipping container has been erected at the finish line of the Awaba Mountain Bike Park thanks to Civmec. This container will help the Hunter Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) store biking and emergency equipment, making it easier for the club to promote mountain biking in the area as an exciting recreational activity.

Chief Executive Officer Mr. Patrick Tallon said “Civmec is delighted to form a partnership with The University and the Hunter Mountain Bike Association – we are committed to engaging within the local community to strengthen relationships with the Newcastle people, while demonstrating what Civmec has to offer on the broader scale”.

Members of both the UNRUC and HMBA have been invited to experience Civmec’s world-class facilities in the Hunter region – housing some the world’s best tradespersons, and engineering and fabrication plant and equipment. Civmec are currently completing several prestigious projects in the region, for the Sydney Light Rail, Westconnex, North West Rail Link and Nepean Bridge just to name a few and would love to have fit, enthusiastic new employees.

“We’re always looking for the best employees in the business. Rugby and mountain biking are both tough sports and we would love to have employees with those mental and physical attributes!” Said Mr. Tallon.

HMBA Club DH Results – Awaba – 12/11/17

Perfect weather made the way for a perfect day at Awaba MTB Park. Monkey DH was prime & by first runs the word was… “running Quick” The face lift she had through the week was working, thanks Mr K. Thumbs Up!
By midday riders where ready for their timed runs. Friendly bagging & banter again the order before any race run, But that didn’t seem to put off Simon
Fastest time of the day:
Simon Campbell 4:12.174 A Grade,
Rick Kehoe 4:18.292 A Grade
Tim Threadgate 4:24.240 B Grade Another PB 🙂
Congrates all and welcome to our new riders today 🙂 smile for miles, so good to see. While Pb”S where dropping, special mention must go to our Under 13’s rider William Ireland. William at 11yrs not only takes on all that Monkey has to dish out but today he claim the title “Snake (python) jumper” In Will’s own words” it was like a log, I hit it got air. OMG” 🙂

Thanks Guys, Gals, Mums, Dads for an Awesome day!
Thank you as always to all our volunteers, we couldn’t run these events without you 🙂
Cheers Col
Today’s Results Here

Club DH November 2017

HMBA Club T-shirt update 

Sorry for the delay, but after working away from Newcastle for the past 4 weeks I have finally found time to finalise the club shirt order and send it off to the printers. 

Based on my discussions with them they should be ready in about 3-4 weeks – once I have a confirmed date I will provide a further update. Thanks for your patience. J

HMBA Club DH Results- Killingworth- 17/09/17

Better Late then never.

With Fires threatening Awaba MTB Park, we opted to head back to Killies to the HMBA old stumping grounds for some old school DH.. Yes no shuttles, but push runs where the only option for the day. Kehoe set a sweet track, making use of the old “Short Short” trail, which was perfect for plenty of practice, track side friendly bagging & banter before all hit the start gate. With bragging rights up for grabs our riders put down two timed runs, with Simon Campbell taking the honor over Jacob Mossner and a very impressive Cameron Ivory.

Awesome day thank everyone C

September 2017 Club P2P Results_Overall

September 2017 Club P2P Results_Categories