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Upcoming Events

Aug
22
Thu
7:00 pm Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm
Weekly 10 mile time trial. First event of the season starts at 6.45.pm. All other dates at 7.00.pm
Aug
29
Thu
7:00 pm Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm
Weekly 10 mile time trial. First event of the season starts at 6.45.pm. All other dates at 7.00.pm
Sep
1
Sun
9:00 am Women Only Ride @ Club Room
Women Only Ride @ Club Room
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
A ride exclusively for ladies and a great chance for beginners to try out riding in a group. More details nearer the date. Start time from the Club room at 9.30. am. and back by[...]
Sep
22
Sun
8:30 am Ben Gautrey – Event
Ben Gautrey – Event
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am
Sunday September 22nd (TBC) Ben Gautrey Flattish ride. About 50 miles.
Sep
29
Sun
8:30 am World Road Race Championships – ...
World Road Race Championships – ...
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am
Sunday September 29th Buttertubs – Men’s World Road Racing Championship Drive to Ingleton. Ride out to the course. Watch the race. Ride back.
Oct
6
Sun
9:00 am Women Only Ride @ Club Room
Women Only Ride @ Club Room
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
A ride exclusively for ladies and a great chance for beginners to try out riding in a group. More details nearer the date. Start time from the Club room at 9.30. am. and back by[...]
11:00 am Club Hill Climb Championship @ Prince William pub, Dalton, Wigan
Club Hill Climb Championship @ Prince William pub, Dalton, Wigan
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am
Club Hill Climb Championship
Oct
20
Sun
8:30 am Hebden Bridge/Cragg Vale – Club ...
Hebden Bridge/Cragg Vale – Club ...
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am
Sunday October 20th Hebden Bridge/Cragg Vale Hilly ride. About 80 miles.
Oct
27
Sun
9:30 am The Downhill / Freewheeling comp...
The Downhill / Freewheeling comp...
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am
Just a reminder, the Downhill / Freewheeling contest for the highly coveted Shield takes place this Sunday 27th October at Bleasedale. Leaving the Plough at around 9.15 am / Blackgate Lane 9.30am. Choice of cafes[...]

Club Hill Climb Championship Report

Club Hill Climb SUNDAY 28th OCTOBER 2018

This was the first time the event has been organised as a ‘stand alone ‘ version on the climb at Ashurst,this being due to large numbers of club members away in Mallorca for the usual Inter Club trial.

The morning was was fine and dry with a moderate chilly wind, around 7 degrees.

The assembly of riders at the start near Lees Lane, met with the usual myriad of pre race excuses…I.e..not fit…had a cold…lack of hills etc, but the best one of the day went to Mike Lloyd who had been juggling all week with 40cms width handlebars and cleat position and a 65 mile ride the previous day!

14 riders of mixed ability and ages (14 – 71) faced the start timekeeper Dave Ritchie.
Bill Lloyd holding the finish watch had quickly ascended the climb in his car in time to greet the first rider home.

A lively crowd of family members and supporters was gathered and spectating near to Dalton Church prior to the steeper parts of the climb, James Holloway being the principal photographer, not opting to compete this year…said it was too cold!

The event over, much activity ensued in the car park of the Prince William where times we’re examined and the category awards sorted and confirmed with the timekeepers.

A prize presentation and buffet were held in the hotel,around 50 or so attended and it was good to see members with young families in attendance…

As anticipated the 2 way battle with the favourites ensued with fast rising Junior rider Conor McKinnon and club best all rounder Martin Bailey went as planned with Martin winning in a club record time of 6 mins 10 secs to Conor’s 6 mins 19 secs….both of whom must have benefited from recent training on the hills in Majorca. A number of other riders posted PB’s

I feel the event was a success and I have received positive feedback, which is encouraging and rewarding..

Thanks to everyone who helped in any way to support the event and the staff of the Prince William Hotel at the summit for their hospitality.

Times.

Rider                              Category                          Time
Martin Bailey  …           V41                                  6.10.1         –  Club Record
Conor McKinnon…       Junior                            6.19.0
Simon Deeley..              V40                                 7.03.5
Neil Wright……             Senior                             7.16.7
David Unsworth..         Junior                            7.26.3
Maddy Scott……            Female                          7.38.0
Mike Lloyd……..            V 44                               7.38.1
Joe Wilson…….             Youth                             7.42.9
Anthony Clampas…     V52                                 8.07.3
Mark Marshall….         V50                                 8.08.8
Adam Dillon….             Youth                             8.17.5
Issy McKinnon ..          Female Youth              8.18.6
Alan Stark..                   V71                                 11.07.3
Claudia Trecharici.      Female                          11.30.0

Category winners:-

Winner……Martin Bailey
Fastest lady …….Maddie Scott
Fastest Vet…Simon Deeley  ( one rider one prize rule applied)
Fastest Junior…Conor McKinnon
Youth male….Joe Wilson
Youth female…Issy McKinnon

Colin
El Prez

( edited A Stark)

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