Photo (c) Richard Owens
This year’s national hill climb championship was held at Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, just south of Bristol.
The winner was James Dobbin, Arctic Shorter Rochford, in a very good time of 6.51.
Second place was David Clark, who just missed out for the second year running.
I finished 7th in a time of 7.14, just 6 seconds behind 3rd place. I finished 7th last year at the 2006, National Hill climb championship in Devon.
1 James Dobbin Arctic Shorter Rochford RT – 06:51.5
2 David Clarke Blue Sky Cycles – 06:57.6
3 Matt Clinton mikevaughaun.co.uk – 07:08.5
4 Jim Henderson Southport CC – 07:10.3
5 Geoffrey Beetham Retrobike.co.uk – 07:11.7
6 Danny Axford Arctic Shorter Rochford RT – 07:12.6
7 Tejvan Pettinger Sri Chinmoy CT – 07:14.4
8 Ian Stott Blackburn & Dist. CTC – 07:23.6
9 Adam Pinder Blackburn & Dist. CTC – 07:27.1
10 Ben Pochee Bike & Run London
Excellent event, with good organisation and support.
My new Cycling site Cycling Uphill
Many Thanks to Rich Owens for photos from race. Flickr gallery of event