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LCC Open Hill Climbs, Sunday 27th September - results Featured

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The long LCC racing season drew to a close on Sunday with our double-header Open Hill Climb up either side of Quernmore Valley just outside of Lancaster, organised by Bob Muir - the first climb heading west from the River Conder towards Lancaster up Conder Bottoms, & the second east away from Lancaster up the much longer climb to Jubilee Tower on the Forest of Bowland.

We were blessed with a glorious autumnal day - clear skies & warm sunshine. The roads however felt heavy, with - for those who have ridden them before - both climbs more of a slog than usual, & particularly the longer, second one up Jubilee Tower, which was ridden into a stiff breeze.

But what a great event! Riders & their families, along with the enthusiastic team of volunteers who made the event possible, gathered at event HQ, Quernmore's bowling green pavilion, & before, between and after the climbs basked in the sunshine & caught up on news. If you've not tackled these climbs before (or even if you have!) why not make a note now to take part in next year's event? It's not to be missed!

Dave Huck Conder Bottoms 27th September 2015

Lake RC's Dave Huck (pictured above, thanks to Ken Roberts) had a good day, climbing both hills fastest. He rode Condor Bottoms in a very quick 1 minute 50 seconds. That was 18 seconds faster than 2nd placed John Findley of High On Bikes, who finished in 2:08. The best-placed LCC rider & 3rd overall was Tom Brook in 2:15. Fastest vet was LCC's John Hatton in 2:34; fastest under 18 Salt Ayre Cog Set's Bobby Horton in 2:38; & fastest woman Holly Carter of Manchester Wheelers in 3:23.

John Findlay Jubilee Tower Hill Climb 27th September 2015

Two hours later the riders who'd already ascended Conder Bottoms were joined by more (with fresher legs!) for Jubilee Tower. Dave Huck of Lakes RC was again fastest, in 8 minutes & 5 seconds. And John Findley of High On Bikes (pictured above, again thanks to Ken Roberts) was again second, this time just 15 seconds slower on the much longer climb, in 8:20. Third, and also the fastest vet, was Richard Bideau of Pendle Forest CC in 8:30. Best placed LCC rider was Tom Brook in 8th, in a time of 9:13. Fastest woman was Mary Wilkinson of Yorkshire Road Club in 9:20; and fastest under 18 was again Bobby Horton of Salt Ayre Cog Set in 10:34. And a special shout out to Kent Valley RC's Peter Knott, who at 79 years young proved that - however hard a pursuit it might be - age needn't be a barrier to hill climbing.

Congratulations to all riders who finished one, the other, or both climbs, & commiserations to those riders who experienced mechanicals and did not finish. And massive thanks to everyone who helped make the event happen.

The combined results of the two climbs determined two trophy winners - Dave Huck's combined time of 9:55 sees him hold the G. M. Brennan Trophy for the next year; and Hollly Carter of Manchester Wheelers combined time of 16:46 sees her hold the Flossie Mitchell Cup for the next year. The Jubilee Tower Hill Climb this year was also the chosen event for the NLTTA hill climb championship and as well as winning both individual events Dave Huck (Lakes Road Club) is also the 2015 NLTTA Hill Climb Champion. Congratulations to him.

Links to really great photos taken of the riders on both climbs by Ken Roberts are here: Conder Bottoms, & Jubilee Tower.

Below there's a message from LCC President & the event organiser Bob Muir:

"I would like to congratulate not just the prizewinners but everyone who entered and rode our events supporting our new venture of two hill climbs out of Quernmore Valley. We will be back next year and if you enjoyed today’s events please tell your club mates and help our event to grow.

I would also like to thank my wife Jann, who was only just starting to recover from a debilitating ‘bug’ she had for the last week, for setting out the event HQ & managing signing on as well as providing copious amounts of tea, coffee, biscuits and a mountain of malt loaf.

Thanks also go to Brian, the stentorious Scot, for manning the results & prize presentation side of things and the timekeeper for both events, Gail Warren, as well as everybody out on the road (Sue, Darren, Peter, John, Dave & Ken all of whom share equal credit for making the event such a success. Hope to see you all again next September but in the meantime you are welcome to enter any of our series of evening club time trials stretching from March to September including both of today’s climbs at mid-summer.

Thanks again,

Bob"

And finally, full results from both hill climbs are available by clicking on 'Read more' below.

L825 Conder Bottoms 0.5miles

Course Record (club event): Jack Pullar 1:39.3

Prize List

1st          David Huck        Lakes Road Club                    1:50              £30

2nd         John Findley      High On Bikes                         2:08              £20

3rd          Thomas Brook   Lancaster CC                          2:13              £10

Fastest Vet       John Hatton       Lancaster CC                   2:34              £15

Fastest Junior/Juvenile    Bobby Horton    Salt Ayre Cog-set             2:38              £15

Fastest woman                 Holly Carter       Manchester Wheelers      3:23              £15

 

Name

Club

Age

Result

1

David Huck

Lakes Road Club

27

1:50

2

John Findley

High On Bikes

23

2:08

3

Thomas Brook

Lancaster CC

26

2:15

4

Mark Nulty

Glossop Kinder Velo

30

2:16

5

Chris Smith

Condor RC

29

2:17

6

David Murphy

Liverpool Mercury Dolan CC

18

2:21

7

Matt Muir

Lancaster CC

35

2:30

8

John Hatton

Lancaster CC

47

2:34

9

Bobby Horton

Salt Ayre Cog-set

14

2:38

10

Nigel Dykes

Lancaster CC

46

2:42

11

Dave Horton

Lancaster CC

48

2:45

12

Dan Robinson

Manchester Wheelers Club

30

2:47

13

Neil Hughes-Hutchings

Morden CRC

36

2:56

14

Holly Carter

Manchester Wheelers Club

30

3:23

15

David Tinker

Clayton Velo

57

4:18

 

Philip Jones

Garstang CC

24

DNS

 

David Trotter

Lancaster CC

36

DNS

L820 Jubilee Tower 1.75 miles

Course Record: Tejvan Pettinger (Sri Chinmoy CT) 6:57.0

Prize List

1st        David Huck          Lakes Road Club                    8:05              £30

2nd       John Findley         High On Bikes                         8:20              £20

3rd       Richard Bideau    Pendle Forest CC                   8:30            

=4th     Matt Moorhouse  Preston CC                              8:43              £5

           Peter Thomas       Kent Valley RC                      8:43              £5

Fastest Vet                        Richard Bideau    Pendle Forest CC     8:30     £15

Fastest Junior/Juvenile    Bobby Horton      Salt Ayre Cog-set      10:34   £15

Fastest woman                 Mary Wilkinson   Yorkshire RC           9:20     £15

Pos.

Name

Club

Age

Result

1

David Huck

Lakes Road Club

27

8:05

2

John Findley

High On Bikes

23

8:20

3

Richard Bideau

Pendle Forest CC

44

8:30

4

Matt Moorhouse

Preston CC

39

8:43

5

Peter Thomas

Kent Valley RC

24

8:43

6

Chris Smith

Condor RC

29

8:47

7

Mark Nulty

Glossop Kinder Velo

30

8:58

8

Thomas Brook

Lancaster CC

26

9:13

9

Mary Wilkinson

Yorkshire Road Club

34

9:20

10

Paul Targett

Pendle Forest CC

50

10:05

11

Nigel Dykes

Lancaster CC

46

10:16

12

John Hatton

Lancaster CC

47

10:26

13

Bobby Horton

Salt Ayre Cog-set

14

10:34

14

Will Kerry

Lancashire RC

16

10:37

15

Matt Muir

Lancaster CC

35

10:41

16

Dan Robinson

Manchester Wheelers Club

30

10:48

17

Dave Horton

Lancaster CC

48

11:11

18

Neil Hughes-Hutchings

Morden CRC

36

11:47

19

Earle Logan

Lune RCC

44

11:48

20

Hope Kerry

Lancashire RC

23

12:42

21

Holly Carter

Manchester Wheelers Club

30

13:23

22

David Tinker

Clayton Velo

57

16:48

23

Peter Knott

Kent Valley RC

79

17:21

 

Stephen Gardner

Lancaster CC

42

DNF

 

Duncan Edwards

University of Birmingham CC

23

DNF

 

Philip Jones

Garstang CC

24

DNS

 

David Trotter

Lancaster CC

36

DNS

 

Barnaby Walkingshaw

Beacon Wheelers

12

DNS

Overall results

1

David Huck

Lakes Road Club

9:55

2

John Findley

High On Bikes

10:28

3

Chris Smith

Condor RC

11:04

4

Mark Nulty

Glossop Kinder Velo

11:14

5

Thomas Brook

Lancaster CC

11:28

6

Nigel Dykes

Lancaster CC

12:58

7

John Hatton

Lancaster CC

13:00

8

Matt Muir

Lancaster CC

13:11

9

Bobby Horton

Salt Ayre Cog-set

13:12

10

Dan Robinson

Manchester Wheelers Club

13:35

11

Dave Horton

Lancaster CC

13:56

12

Neil Hughes-Hutchings

Morden CRC

14:43

13

Holly Carter

Manchester Wheelers Club

16:46

14

David Tinker

Clayton Velo

21:06

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