This years club hill climb on the Brickworks was another hotly contended one with plenty of fast times. The overall win was taken by Ashley Wilcox of CCC, in a blisteringly fast 6:12 with Alison Dockney (Macclesfield Wheelers) taking first in the womens. In the junior categories the honours went to our own Jacob Bradbury and Lucy Carter.
This event is used to decide the club hill climb champions for the year, and this year that accolade goes to Jacob Bradbury for the men. Jacob has gone from strength to strength this year, achieving a number of strong results in hill climbs and was delighted to achieve his sub 7 minute target. The womens trophy goes to mother and daughter combo Holly & Lucy Carter! Holly raced the event with Lucy in a kids trailer. Chapeau to that effort!
The club hill climb returns to the Brickworks on Thurs 25th August!
The event is open to all who want to take part. You don’t need to be in a club. Just sign on on the night at Pott Shrigley Village Hall from 6pm, until 6:45. Under 18’s will need a guardian to sign a parental consent form (type B). First rider will be off at 19:01.
Shutt Velo and Rare Mags are once again kindly supporting the event, providing prizes for the winners. And for Manchester Wheelers members, the club hill climb championship trophies are also up for grabs!
See you there!
The club’s Open hilly time trial took place on Sunday 12th June. Here is the race report from organizer Tom Goldthorpe:
Despite the windy conditions, some fast times were posted in Manchester Wheelers’ Hilly Time Trial on the challenging 20.6 mile Circuit of Morridge in the Staffordshire Moors.
19 year old Jack Rootkin-Gray of British Cycling’s Team Inspired took first place with a time of 49:27, closely followed by his former Solihull CC teammate, David Fellows finishing in 49:34; both riders getting as close as anyone ever has to the course record of 47:31, set in 2017 by New Zealand’s rowing legend turned cyclist, Hamish Bond. Third overall was David Parkin of Chorley Cycling Club finishing in 52:25 and heading the road bike category, another strong performance, given the difficult conditions.
Alison Dockney of Macclesfield Wheelers was first woman with a time of 1:04:23 followed by Liz Batt of Buxton CC / Sett Valley Cycles in 1:05:54 and Gail Lowe of Congleton CC in 1:09:53.
1. Jack Rootkin-Gray, Team Inspired, 0:49:27
2. David Fellows, Solihull CC, 0:49:34
3. David Parkin, Chorley CC, 0:52:25 (road bike)
4. Alastair Ribbands, Congleton CC, 0:53:12 (road bike)
5. Gavin McCloskey-Lambert, Manchester Wheelers, 0:53:42
6. Matt Lawton, Macclesfield Wheelers, 0:55:41
1. Alison Dockney, Macclesfield Wheelers, 1:04:23 (road bike)
2. Liz Batt, Buxton CC / Sett Valley Cycles, 1:05:54
3. Gail Lowe, Congleton CC, 1:09:53 (road bike)
Our weekly club 10 series continues this year with the addition of an Open 10 for those of you that like to race of a weekend. Events are hosted by us and Stockport Clarion on the following dates. Enter on the line – £5 for non members, £3 for members of MW and SCCC. Course is J2/1. HQ Alderley Park. All welcome.
For those new to time trialling, it’s a perfect way to begin racing, challenging yourself and racing but without the pressure of being in a group. You can enter on any bike you want, the aim is to beat your previous time and set a new personal best. The course is roughly 5 miles out from here – https://goo.gl/maps/DxsHCWzxaPg53Egr9 towards Knutsford, turn at a roundabout and back making up 10 miles. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.
Don’t forget – Make sure to have a front and rear light and helmet as these are now compulsory through CTT guidelines.
Huge congratulations to Gavin McCloskey-Lambert who just received his well deserved RRA red cap for smashing the Circuit of Yorkshire Dales record last year with an incredible time of 5:59.10!