Open Series 2015
National Hill Climb Championship
What an end to a very successful season for Lakes RC! Dave and Craig competed in the season ending National Hill Climb in Yorkshire only a matter of seconds behind overall winner Richard Bussell (04:15:16) to finish 19th (Dave 04:44:3) and 27th (Craig 04:51:4) ) in the senior category. Great to see not one, but two people from the club competing very well at such a high standard! Chapeau!
Write up here
Full Results here
Huddersfield Star Wheelers Granville Sydney Memorial hill climb
Sunday 11th October
As expected it was a very strong field with the National Champs due to be held on the same course in a couple of weeks. The top three were Dan Evans (Team Elite/Paul Bethall Electrical) in 04:11.0, Adam Kenway (SportGrub Kuota Cycling Team) in 04:15.8, and Joe Clark (Team Envelopemaster) in 04:17.8. I had a bit of a disaster by snapping my chain during my warm up but managed to just about fix it in time for the start, and in the end I placed 13th in 4:34.1. Local rider Niall Patterson (VC Cumbria) also rode, coming in in 4:47.5 to place 19th. A fantastic event with 96 riders taking part, and the hope is for similarly dry conditions in two weeks!
Lancaster – Jubilee Towers and Condor Bottoms
Dave became the North Lancashire Regional Hill Climb Champion on Sunday. Winning in the morning up Condor Bottom Hill then pulling out another win for the Championship 2 hours later up Jubilee Towers against a very strong field! 4 weeks till the National Champs and looking good.
Just me representing the club at the Whinlatter Hill TT today (Sunday 20th September). As expected a pretty strong field but decent conditions. Having taken some pre-race advice from John ‘You can do that in the big ring’ McMinn, I found I didn’t quite have the guns to pull off Whinlatter in a 52 chainring. After a lactic acid explosion just after half-way I managed to snake my way over the rest of the climb to finish in 7:34. Only three seconds separated 2nd to 4th places with me ending up 4th. Top four were: Chris Dyke Manchester BC (7:17); Martin Mikkelsen-Barron (7:31); Niall Paterson (7:33); Craig Steele (7:34).
2015 Hospice hill climb series
4. Thursday 13th August 1900hrs Knottallow HC
|Inter-Club Hospice Hill Climb – Knottallow – 13th August 2015
What a top night of racing! This was a fitting end to the local hill climb series with riders coming from all over the area to either compete in the inter-club competition or just test themselves on the beauty of a hill that is Knottallow!!
Lovely conditions and a competitive field saw records tumble at the top.
Niall Paterson of Honister 92 certainly found it to his liking, smashing the previous course record by 33seconds, to finish in 5:47. In fact the top 4 riders all broke the previous record. Congratulations!
The competition continued further down the course with 6 riders being separated by 6 seconds!
There were 9 riders from LRC and also 9 from BCW. The local inter-club Hospice Hill Climb Trophy was won by Lakes RC…
Craig Steele & Howard Lindow (Lakes RC) – 13:08
Congratulations also to the following who recorded course PB’s…
All in all, a fitting end to the Hospice Hill Climb series, and a credit to the organiser Howard Lindow.
Many thanks from everyone.
|1||–||Niall Paterson||05:47||Honister 92|
|2||–||George Wharton (J)||06:05||Kent Valley RC|
|3||–||Tom Brook||06:07||Lancaster CC|
|4||–||Craig Steele||06:14||Lakes RC|
|6||–||Ashley Ryan||06:43||Honister 92|
|7||1||Howard Lindow||06:54||Lakes RC|
|8||2||Kieran Lacey||06:57||Lakes RC|
|10=||–||Mike McIver||07:06||Ulverston Tri Club|
|12||–||Campbell West||07:16||Kent Valley RC|
|15||6||John Evason||07:22||Lakes RC|
|16||7||Graham Carrick||07:23||Lakes RC|
|17||–||Callum Findlay||07:24||Lakes RC|
|18||–||Ben Cooper||07:25||Lancaster CC|
|20||–||Keith Haw||07:32||Lakes RC|
|21||–||Cian Nutt||07:39||Lakes RC|
|22||–||John Brown||07:41||Lakes RC|
|24||–||Ryan Parkinson||07:58||Kent Valley RC|
|26||–||Richard Belk||08:51||Kent Valley RC|
|27||–||Amanda Howard (L)||08:55||Kent Valley RC|
|29||11||Alex Fairer (L)||09:03||BCW|
|Time Keepers: Steve Jenkin & Dan Chadwick|
|Marshalls: C.Brown, A.Nelson, I.Saunders, M.Lindow, Daisy,Eve,Freya,Heidi & Roz Lindow|
A fantastic turnout on just about the perfect night for a hill climb. No wind and warm, and it resulted in some stellar times.