HMBA XC Race Results – Farewell Winter 1 – 28/08/19


Another fun-filled night out in the deep dark woods of Awaba for the first round of our “Farewell Winter” night race series.  21 Riders tackled 4 loops of the 4.5km track laid out by our XC Coordinator, with A-Grade rider Bryan Dunkin crossing the line as first male, and Georgia Majoribanks doing it for the ladies.

For those that have not tried Night Racing it is something different again – with the dry conditions there was a bit of dust at times, which combined with the flattening of the terrain that happens under lights at night meant that you really needed to “listen” to the feedback you were getting from your bike in terms of the grip signals coming from both the front and rear tyres.

When you can’t read the terrain as well as during the day it becomes even more important to feel what your bike is doing underneath you to allow you to stay fast.  Vision of the track ahead and around corners is also reduced so you tend to get a lot of practice at being able to react quickly to avoid that tree / root / rock / branch – something that can carry over to daylight riding to help you select better lines.

Come along next Wednesday night and give it a go!  Racing starts at 7.00pm for 1 hour.

Final results are at this link:

Or download this document:

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC Farewell Winter 1 – 280819

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HMBA XC Race Results – Singleton 3 Hour – 18/08/19

Sunny Sunday cycling in Singleton – Sweet!

A strong field of 92 Riders fronted up to the dry and somewhat dusty Maison Dieu “paddock” to tackle 3 hours of riding around prime country singletrack.  This course is always fun, with plenty of twists and turns to keep Riders on their toes, and not a huge amount of climbing to ensure that multiple laps were in reach of even the least-seasoned of the field.

The Teams format was taken up by some Riders helping to share the load and add to the community aspect of the club.  8 laps seemed to be the magic number for both Teams and the fasted of the solo Riders – almost 80k’s in 3 hours on a Sunday morning is not a bad effort!

Congratulations to our winners – young gun Mitch Lozinski and old dog Liam McGuire duked it out all morning and came across the line together to take top honours for the solo males – Tash Smith punched out 7 laps to take first solo female – Team “Fox” secured the first place in the Teams category with 7 laps, and youngster Camryn Moores pedaled his little heart out for 5 laps to place first in Juniors.  Well done everyone.

A massive shout out must also go to Captain Risky and the lovely Sarahann for helping with the course set-up and Rider Registration – it was cold out there first up and we appreciate you getting there early to help make the event run as smoothly as it did.

Final Category results from Sunday are at this link (this is the best one to look at as the data has been corrected here and not in some of the other links):

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HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Singleton – 180819

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(Not the best photos – but I was trying to race too!!)

HMBA XC Race Results – Awaba – 21/07/19

If there is anyone that can remember a better winters day of racing out at Awaba Mountain Bike Park then we would be quite surprised.  Perfect almost spring-like conditions greeted all riders that turned up last Sunday to participate in our regular club XC race, as well as the State Round Downhill event and to see the official opening of the newly created Development Trail.

All up we had 79 riders entered for the main XC race, as well as a gaggle of youngsters happily peddling their way around the development track as part of their supervised ride experience.  The main course was kept fairly simple today, with riders circulating around the normal Blue Loop after starting on an abbreviated Siberia Loop section.

Familiarity with the course makes for fun racing as riders are able to pace themselves based on their knowledge of the course and their own individual strengths and weaknesses.  Smiles following the event confirmed that the combination of today’s weather conditions and course was agreeable with all, and perhaps the thought of a nice coffee or snack in the car park at the end of racing helped too.

It was fantastic to see our strongest A Grade field in many months, with 10 male and 3 female riders taking to the course.  Congratulations go to Mitch Lozinski and Emily Dreaper for taking out first male and female honours.

As mentioned, the official opening of the Development Trail also took place on Sunday – we will provide a more detailed update on our website and Facebook page regarding this shortly, including some details on the further project activities to be undertaken at the Park.

Final results from Sunday are at this link:

Or download this document:

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Round 6 – 210719

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HMBA DH with Rockytrail NSW DH state points – 21/07/19

Round 5 of HMBA club Downhill, came with the extra bonus of the last chance to grab points towards the Rockytrail NSW Downhill State Series, being the third & final round, Rockytrail’s Martin & Juliana where there to award the series winners at the end of the event.

The weekend blessed us with beautiful weather, cool, crisp & dry

Saturday was kick off with our social shuttle day, with over 60 riders taking the advantage to have a roll to see what “The Monkey” hype was all about or suss your lines practice, ready for Sunday’s race day.

Sunday…. Wow! The Awaba Mountain Bike Park was a buzz, not only did we have our normal club XC & DH racing but the park was graced with official dignitaries for the grand opening of part 1, of the development of Awaba Mt Bike park. Car Park & “The Development Trail” a purpose built trail for Adaptive cyclists, juniors & beginners alike

but while this was all going on our gravity fed junkie’s where getting in their last practice before 12 noon, High noon, Race runs.

Race runs, the best of two, seen just short of 100 rides make their way to the top.

Home from the World Cup DH scene, local lad Jack Moir & Engadine’s U19 women Cassie Voysey, the whispers… bets… how fast…. can anyone get close! Would Jack break the 3min.30???? ( Good Luck in the up & coming World Cup Rounds)

Well he went extremely Close, putting down a 3:35.583 on his 1st run & then bettering with a 3:34.511 on his 2nd

Fellow Locals Joel Willis back from injury came in 2nd with a not to shabby 3:47.716 & 3:50.498 & Joshua Arcus  1st Under 19, 3rd fastest for the day 3:50.274

ACT rider Timothy Eaton 4th fastest & took out 3rd in Elite 3:56.087  & 3:53.158 behind Jack & Joel

Women’s U19’s Cassie took the honors & fastest of the day with a 4:48.450  & 4:45.473 followed by Kellie Weinert Elite Women 5:03.471 & 5:13.759 , Tahlia Richens U15 Women 6:00.301

Well Done to all the riders, the winners on the day & NSW DH Series Winners, Thank You for making the trip to Awaba & being part of an Awesome event.

The Volunteers… What An amazing group of peeps. Timing, Sign On, Shuttles drivers, shuttle marshal, on track marshals, 1st aid, the photographers you all helped make this event the success it was, THANK YOU ❤ Col xx

below find links to FB pages with race & podium photos & NSW DH Series results


HMBA Club DH With Rockytrail NSW State DH Points Overall Event Ranking 

HMBA Club DH With Rockytrail NSW State DH Points Event Ranking

Will Have Club grade results & progress point score up soon when I get the data sorted

Cheers Col

Some of the Photos Used by “The voice photography” & “Jake Voysey photography” Thank you 🙂

HMBA XC Race Results – Awaba – 16/06/19

The crispness of winter was certainly felt on Sunday morning, with clear skies meaning that temperatures were in the single digits as the flock of Riders gathered to register for the June XC race out at the Awaba Mountain Bike Park.

The recent rains meant that the track conditions were almost perfect, and with only a light covering of surface dust everyone had plenty of grip on what was a fun and fairly flat course set by our XC coordinator (maybe racing the RT 4 hour the day before mellowed him???).

Despite some of our regular racers choosing to rest following the previous day at Glenrock we managed to gather a strong field of 72 Riders including plenty of new faces and some that were having their first taste of racing at Awaba. Congratulations go to Brian Dunkin and Laura Renshaw for taking out A Grade.

A big thank you also to everyone that made a donation for Beyond Blue – we still need to count all the coins but we do know that we raised over $120 – nice work HMBA Members!

Final results are at this link:

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HMBA DH round 4 Double Header Results – 16/06/19

Cool!…… Crisp!…… Dry!……. Dusty!…… Loose!……Wildly Awesome!…..What more can you ask for!

Shuttles & Runs of Monkey of cause! Oh & double club series points if your keen!

Shuttles rolled out 9.00am taking riders up Mt Faulk Rd to the start of “The Monkey” – Awaba’s 2km Downhill Trail.

🙂 “Soooo good to ride A Real Downhill track” the call of the day..

Riders punch out practice until 12, timed Race runs 12.30. Today being a catch up round, 2 race runs, both with points for club members towards the 2019 club DH series.

So good to see familiar & new faces & those making the trip up the coast.

The Question was who was going to go under 4 minutes??? & by how far??? Any Guesses???

Well the honour went to Jack Moir with a not too shabby Run 1 of 3:35.339 & Run 2 – 3:36.656 …..Scorching! ☄️☄️☄️

Run 1 – saw Josh Arcus 2nd – 3:53.684 & then Pat Butler 3rd – 3:59.139 both breaking the beam under 4min’s, Nice!

Run 2 – had Pat Butler 2nd – 4:00.268, Tyson Richens 3rd – 4:04.847 bettering his Run 1 time of – 4:06.215 & Rick Boyer 4th – 4:09.588 also faster then his Run 1 – 4:11.906

Women – Asheigh Weinet – 5:24.842 & 5:18.854, Tahlia Richens – 5:50.935 & 5:49.613 Awesome! nice work!

As always A huge Thank you to the guys & gals that help run today. 🙂

Sweet day again well done everyone!

Note: Next Club Race July 21st This will be our Club DH that has the results apart of the Rockytrail Downhill series…..Details will be up soon, for both Saturday 20th Shuttles & Sunday 21st Racing.

Keep an eye on club calendar & FB for updates, but as a guide, from as far back as the Killies days, pencil in the 3rd Sunday of the month XC & DH club racing

All Todays results below:

Run 1 Category RankingRun 1 Ranking OverallRun 2 Category RankingRun 2 Ranking Overall

HMBA XC Race Results – Awaba Rd2 – 28/04/19

A ‘relaxed’ starting time for Round 2 of 10am (following our AGM and Presentation – report and pics to follow) meant that the chill of the morning had dissipated and Riders were able to circulate in some magic Autumnal weather – not that they were reflecting on how perfect the temperature or trail conditions were but instead they were busy tackling one of the tougher XC courses we have seen in some time.  At almost 7 km in length Riders spent a bit longer out on course than usual but it was only the legs that were complaining when they crossed the finish line!

With 76 XC Riders entered, including a healthy field of kids tackling the Development Track before the main event, our strongest field of female entrants in over 12 months, and an always enthusiastic turn-out for the DH side, it was a busy day out at Awaba Mountain Bike Park – a great showcase and test for our revised carpark area.

Riders were also appreciating some of the other improvements made out on course, including a smoother Jenkins Rd section and the newly installed rock armouring after Rocky Corner and Skids for Kids (or should that be Ricky Corner and Skids for Kehoe – thanks again RK for all your hard work out at the track during the week to fix up the nemesis of some people).

It was great to have Oneills Mobile Coffee Van back on site – please keep on supporting them so that we can all get that caffiene and carb hit either pre or post race.

Full race results can be found here (any queries – email

HMBA Club Racing Results – XC – Round 2 – 280419