The club’s hill climb champions have been decided for another year. A damp road and a cold wind greeted the riders. The overall champion is Ben Norbury in 5:27.9. This was a fraction of a second behind his own championship record of 5:27.2, although he recorded 5:22 in training. Top lady was Sue Blake in 9:17.7. Junior Champ is Harrison Ainsworth 9:19.9, Juvenile Champ is 12 year old Sam Williams 9:09.9 which is an under 13 club record for the climb. Veterans Champion is Lee Wood 7:27.5. Best espoir (under 23) and second best CCC rider was Jake Dooley. For Jake and Ben this was a warm up for the Withington Wheelers Open event on Peaslows Hill near Chapel en le Frith , later in the day.
Ben later reported that he had finished the Withington event in a time of 2:43, with Jake recording 2:50.
For a full result of the club hill climb click RESULT
For video of the club hill climb click VIDEO Thanks to Adrian Pennington.