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Watching the Condor Bottoms Hill Climb

We struck lucky for the first of LCC's two Club hill climbs, with a lovely dry & sunny evening for the ride from Conder Mill Bridge on the River Conder up the west side of Quernmore valley towards Lancaster. A good crowd gathered at the topmost turn, to cheer the riders as they passed. All up 37 riders rose to the challenge, and in the good if not perfect conditions three riders broke the two-minute mark. In first place was Ryan Coulton of Better Cycling in a time of 1 minute 56.8 seconds, exactly a second ahead of second-placed George Wharton riding for Kent Valley RC; with Dave Huck of the Lakes Road Club two-tenths of a second further back in third, 1:58.0. Their impressive times make you realize just how quick was Jack Pullar's course record ride of 1:37.2!

The overall results also make you realise just how significant Salt Ayre Cog Set has become to the local vibrancy of racing cycling. Four of last night's top 10 (George Wharton, Jonny Wong, Alex Chesters & Ben Barlow) belong to Cog Set's race team; and evidence that the talent keeps on coming was provided by the fine performance of youngest rider on the night, twelve year old Youth C rider Adam Hodgson (3:07.9).

The fastest of the three women was Sue Holden, riding her first hill climb, in 3:36.5.

Thanks to all those who helped on the night, & to those who came to cheer the riders on.

The second of our Club hill climbs, the longer ride up the other side of Quernmore valley to Jubilee Tower, is next Monday 22nd June, 7pm.

Full results below. Updated standings in the Inter-club hilly series will be published here once we have them.

  Date: 15/06/15 Condor Bottoms Hill Climb  
1 32 Ryan Coulton Better Cycling 01:56.8
2 29 George Wharton Kent Valley Road Club 01:57.8
3 18 Dave Hook Lakes Road Club 01:58.0
4 38 Tom Brook Lancaster Cycling Club 02:01.8
5 41 John Barton Lune CRC 02:04.5
6 10 Tom Hardie Leisure Lakes Bikes 02:06.5
7 37 Jonny Wong Salt Ayre CogSet 02:06.8
8 39 Ian Rutherford Edge Cycleworks/Lune 02:10.3
9 15 Alex Chesters Salt Ayre CogSet 02:10.4
10 21 Benjamin Barlow Salt Ayre CogSet 02:13.2
11 40 David Trotter Lancaster Cycling Club 02:13.5
12 26 Robert Burbidge Salt Ayre CogSet 02:18.0
13 27 Leo Lerner Regents Park Rouleurs 02:23.1
14 34 Kyle Lewis Salt Ayre CogSet 02:26.6
15 7 Steve Hodgson Lancaster Cycling Club 02:29.0
16 22 John Askew Lancaster CC (Guest) 02:29.7
17 36 John Hatton Lancaster Cycling Club 02:29.7
18 24 Antony Wood Lancaster Cycling Club 02:31.3
19 12 Samuel Pugh Garstang Cycling Club 02:31.4
20 28 George Hutchinson Lancaster CC/COLT (Guest) 02:33.8
21 25 Dave Horton Lancaster Cycling Club 02:35.8
22 6 Bobby Horton Salt Ayre CogSet 02:39.7
23 13 Tom Oldham Lancaster Cycling Club 02:44.8
24 11 David Deakins Lancaster Cycling Club 02:48.7
25 8 Dave Harwood Lancaster Cycling Club 02:50.0
26 5 Ben Winterburn Salt Ayre CogSet 02:56.4
27 14 Richard Belk Kent Valley Road Club 02:57.4
28 17 Evan Busby Salt Ayre CogSet 03:05.1
29 33 Jon Barry Lune CRC 03:07.8
30 35 Adam Hodgson Salt Ayre CogSet 03:07.9
31 19 Andy Barlow Kent Valley Road Club 03:20.8
32 43 Tariq Malik Lancaster Cycling Club 03:23.2
33 42 Gordon Roberts Lancaster Cycling Club 03:24.2
34 16 Nigel Neil Lancaster Cycling Club 03:28.9
35 20 Sue Holden Salt Ayre CogSet 03:36.5
36 9 Karen Gay Lancaster Cycling Club 04:01.6
37 30 Mary Neil Salt Ayre CogSet 04:20.4
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