“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 .
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.
Emilie Verroken of Langsett Cycles RT finished in 1m 24.7s which ultimately
proved to be the winning woman’s time.
Verroken on the way to 1st place ©
Richard Marsden of Manchester Wheelers then went quickest
in 1m 3.6 s , a new course record.
Marsden rides to a new course record ©
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.
on his way to 2nd place ©
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.
Marsden receives the Upperthorpe Bowl ©
Wheelers U16 Hill Climb Sept 4th 2016|
|1||Harry Buxton||Broomwagon RT||01:20.4|
|2||Oscar Williams||Hudd RT Star Whs||01:43.6|
|3||Ruby Boyes||Hudd RT Star Whs||01:44.3|
|4||Tia Sheldon||Langsett Cycles RT||01:45.2|
|5||joseph whitworth||Hudd RT Star Whs||01:47.4|
|6||Ben Ramsden||Hudd RT Star Whs||01:49.5|
|7||Sophie Ramsden||Hudd RT Star Whs||01:56.2|
|8||Amy Mourne||Hudd RT Star Whs||02:03.8|
|9||Rowan Baxter||Hudd RT Star Whs||02:04.3|
|10||Dylan Boyes||Hudd RT Star Whs||02:12.1|
|11||Ben Mourne||Hudd RT Star Whs||02:15.5|
|12||Jody Mills||Hudd RT Star Whs||02:21.9|
|13||Oliver daniel||Hudd RT Star Whs||02:37.5|
|14||Amos Dukes||Hudd RT Star Whs||02:44.4|
|15||Oscar Baxter||Hudd RT Star Whs||02:49.1|
|16||Elena Green||Hudd RT Star Whs||02:55.4|
|17||Harriet Claxton||Langsett Cycles RT||02:57.6|
|18||Matilda Claxton||Langsett Cycles RT||03:47.3|
|Callum Wilson||Hudd RT Star Whs||DNS|