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“Last Sunday Birdwell Wheelers ran their annual Open Hill Climbs on the private drive to Wentworth Castle Gardens Visitors Centre which has a maximum gradient of 10%.

The rainclouds had disappeared by the time the first of the riders in the Under 16 event, 7 year old Matilda Claxton of Langsett Cycles RT, completed the 670 yard climb in 3m 47.3s

7 year old Matilda Claxton © John Robert

The first of the 18 riders under 2 minutes was Joseph Whitworth of Hudd. Star Wheelers in 1m 47.4s. Oscar Williams of the same club then took the lead in 1m 43.6s only to be beaten in the end by the final rider Harry Buxton of Broomwagon RT in 1m 20.4s .

Harry Buxton’s winning ride © John Robert

Next came the senior riders with Courtney Blockley-Campton of Uni. Of Birmingham CC going quickest of the early riders in 1m 10.2s.  Andy Nichols of Team B38 then went quicker in 1m 5.9s and held onto the lead with only five riders left.

Shortly  after Emilie Verroken of Langsett Cycles RT finished in 1m 24.7s which ultimately proved to be the winning woman’s time.

Emilie Verroken on the way to 1st place © John Robert


Richard Marsden of Manchester Wheelers then went quickest in 1m 3.6 s , a new course record.

Richard Marsden rides to a new course record © John Robert

Last year’s winner Shaun Dolby of Birdwell Wheelers was last to go but despite beating his time from last year his 1m 4.7s wasn’t enough to claim first place.

Shaun Dolby on his way to 2nd place © John Robert

The presentation of prizes took place outside the Visitors Centre at Wentworth Castle Gardens where Richard Marsden received the Upperthorpe Bowl from club chairman Paul Heggie.

Richard Marsden receives the Upperthorpe Bowl © John Robert

Birdwell Wheelers U16 Hill Climb Sept 4th 2016
1Harry BuxtonBroomwagon  RT01:20.4
2Oscar WilliamsHudd RT Star Whs01:43.6
3Ruby BoyesHudd RT Star Whs01:44.3
4Tia SheldonLangsett Cycles  RT01:45.2
5joseph whitworthHudd RT Star Whs01:47.4
6Ben  RamsdenHudd RT Star Whs01:49.5
7Sophie RamsdenHudd RT Star Whs01:56.2
8Amy MourneHudd RT Star Whs02:03.8
9Rowan  BaxterHudd RT Star Whs02:04.3
10Dylan BoyesHudd RT Star Whs02:12.1
11Ben MourneHudd RT Star Whs02:15.5
12Jody MillsHudd RT Star Whs02:21.9
13Oliver danielHudd RT Star Whs02:37.5
14Amos DukesHudd RT Star Whs02:44.4
15Oscar  BaxterHudd RT Star Whs02:49.1
16Elena  GreenHudd RT Star Whs02:55.4
17Harriet ClaxtonLangsett Cycles  RT02:57.6
18Matilda ClaxtonLangsett Cycles  RT03:47.3

Callum  WilsonHudd RT Star WhsDNS

Birdwell Wheelers HC Sept 4th 2016

1Richard Marsden Manchester Wheelers 01:03.6course record
2Shaun Dolby Birdwell Wheelers01:04.7
3Andrew Nichols Team B3801:05.9
4Marc Etches Sheffrec CC01:07.6
5Luke Allen Sheffrec CC01:07.9
6James Allen Sheffrec CC01:08.7
7Andrew Sedgewick Langsett Cycles Race Team01:08.9
8Sam Mansfield Champion System/VCUK01:09.5
9Courtney Blockley-Campton University of Birmingham CC01:10.2
10Hamish Mcdougall Leicester Forest CC01:11.6
11Paul Armstrong Sheffrec CC01:14.2
12Rick Bailey Cycles in Motion01:14.3
13Adam Quixall Worrall Wheelers01:15.7
14Paul West Rutland Cycling Club01:15.8
15Tom Andrews University of Sheffield CC01:16.0
16Stuart Bolton Sheffrec CC01:16.4
17Andrew  Askwith Bridlington CC01:19.5
18Matthew Chappell Worrall Wheelers01:20.3
19Matt Bourne Huddersfield Star Whs01:20.4
20Greg  Godley  Birdwell Wheelers01:22.6
21Trevor Mayne Birdwell Wheelers01:23.0
22Alex Whitmore Ratae RC01:23.6
23Rich Stoodley Sheffrec CC01:23.7
24Peter Knight Stocksbridge Cycling Club01:24.1
25Thomas Booth Birdwell Wheelers01:24.5
26Emilie Verroken WLangsett Cycles Race Team01:24.7
27Charlotte Gorman WBury Clarion CC01:28.3
28Nicola Holloway WSheffrec CC01:31.4
29Kate Dommett WSheffrec CC01:31.6

Paula Huddlestone WHuddersfield Star WhsDNS