Twenty six riders turned out in total for the annual Lumb Carr Road Hill Climb Time Trial in Holcombe Brook last week. The 1Km slog, organized by Bury Clarion and sponsored by the Co-operative, saw a plethora of personal bests as well as some great efforts by first-time-riders in the open event.
Jordan Cottrell won on his very first attempt with a time of 2minutes 17seconds, seven seconds off last year’s winning time set by Simon Yates. Nick Hall competed twice, once by himself achieving 2minutes 28seconds, and again riding a tandem with his partner Lindsay Williams. This was the first mixed-tandem in the event setting a time of 4minutes 6seconds. Steve Hepworth achieved a personal best of 2minutes 58 seconds after minor heart surgery earlier in the year. And Lesley Davidson was the only solo female rider, posting 4minutes 49seconds on her first attempt and riding a heavy mountain bike.
All Bury Clarion riders in order of finish were:
Nick Hall: 2minutes 28.1seconds
Nick Heap: 2minutes 42.3seconds-First attempt
Steve Hepworth: 2minutes 58.7seconds-Personal best
Joe McQuad: 3minutes 8.3seconds-First attempt
Matt Hall: 3minutes 14.7seconds-Personal best
Alex Gill: 3mintutes 17.6seconds – Personal best
John Yates: 3minutes 51.2seconds
Neil Duckworth: 4minutes 2seconds
Lindsay Williams & Nick Hall: 4minutes 6.3seconds-First mixed tandem
David Bisset: 4minutes 37.4seconds-First attempt
Nick Hall was back in action at the weekend with club-mate, Andy Horner, for the National Clarion 10-mile TT in Bridlington. On a hilly and very windy course, Nick made 23minutes 49seconds, Andy posted 25minutes 23seconds. Placing the pair 2nd and 3rd respectively amongst the Clarion riders, and 7th and 12th overall.
The Yates twins raced in the National Road Race Championships last weekend. In an event that was won by Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky, Simon finished 13