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Jubilee Tower Hill Climb, 22nd June Featured

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Another good night for the Jubilee Tower hill climb, with the threatened rain holding off & a good tail wind helping the riders up the climb, & to some fast times including - for those who have done this event before - many Personal Bests.

Dave Huck of Lakes RC, third placed by a whisker up last week's Conder Bottom climb, came out top this week, winning in 7:30.4. George Wharton riding for Kent Valley RC was second last week & second again this week, in 7:42.9. Craig Steele of Lakes RC & David Trotter of Lancaster CC were the only other riders to go under 8 minutes, tying for third place in 7:49.1. Their impressive times help you realize how remarkable is the current course record, set by former National Hill Climb Champion Tevjan Pettinger on the 4th October 2012, of 6:57.0 (an average speed of above 16 mph over the 1.7 mile climb). Following a tough weekend of racing that saw him get very close to breaking our Club's 10 mile record & within striking distance of the 25 mile record, last week's hill climb winner Ryan Coulton enjoyed a restful ride out to watch his clubmates & other riders digging deep on their way up from Quernmore crossroads to the Tower (you realize how long this climb is when, at the end of the evening, it's time to ride back down - even at downhill speed, it takes quite a while to retrace your racing trip!).

A further seven riders were under 9 minutes, including Lancaster CC's Tom Brook & John Hatton, and Cog Set's Ben Barlow & Jonny Wong. Fastest woman was multiple National Women's Hill Climb Champion Lynn Hamel of LUSSO in 9:42.5.

As usual, huge thanks to all those who helped out on the night; the event would not have happened without you. To see the full results, click on 'Read more' below. But meanwhile, here's the standings in this season's Inter-club Hilly competition after the third event, last week's Conder Bottom climb (so not including the Jubilee Tower results). As you can see, we used our home advantage to good effect!

Lancaster CC   666 points
Kent Valley RC  532 points
Lakes RC  376 points
Barrow CW  172 points
Lune RCC  84 points





The next event in the series is Barrow Central Wheelers' Coast Road 21 mile time trial on Wednesday 1st July at 7pm. The course follows the coast road (A5087) between Ulverston & Barrow, & includes 381 metres of ascent; for details go here. We'll need a few riders there if we're to retain our place at the top of the leader board!

Full results

Date: 22/06/15 Jubilee Towers Hill Climb
1 Dave Huck Lakes RC 07:30.4
2 George Wharton K:ent Valley RC 07:42.9
3 Craig Steele Lakes RC 07:49.1
4 David Trotter Lancaster CC 07:49.1
5 Tom Brook Lancaster CC 08:01.6
6 Benjamin Barlow Salt Ayre Cog Set 08:08.3
7 Jonny Wong Salt Ayre Cog Set 08:26.1
8 Duncan Orme K:ent Valley RC 08:33.1
9 Jamie Kirkbride Wheelbase 08:42.5
10 John Hatton Lancaster CC 08:59.1
11 Tyla Loftus Wheelbase 08:59.4
12 Elliot Reed Salt Ayre Cog Set 09:01.9
13 George Hutchinson COLT 09:13.2
14 Samuel Pugh Garstang CC 09:14.4
15 Antony Wood Lancaster CC 09:21.3
16 Bobby  Horton Salt Ayre Cog Set 09:27.4
17 Sam  Iddon Bolton Hot Wheels 09:30.4
18 Dave Horton Lancaster CC 09:36.5
19 lynn Hamel LUSSO 09:42.5
20 Joe Cunningham Guest 09:43.2
21 Campbell West K:ent Valley RC 09:47.7
22 Jamie Mullagh The Edge Cycleworks 09:48.1
23 Nigel Dykes Lancaster CC 10:00.5
24 Andy Barlow K:ent Valley RC 10:09.1
25 David Deakins Lancaster CC 10:21.2
26 Dave Harwood Lancaster CC 10:29.8
27 Joshua  Peet Bolton Hot Wheels 10:30.9
28 Earle Logan Lune RCC 10:51.6
29 Malcolm Neil Salt Ayre Cog Set 10:59.4
30 Kieth McMath K:ent Valley RC 11:33.6
31 Bruce Barnes K:ent Valley RC 12:17.7
32 Nigel Neil Lancaster CC 12:48.7
33 Evan Busby Salt Ayre Cog Set 12:51.1
34 Mary Neil Lancaster CC 15:01.8
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