Croker Hill is home to the BT broadcast tower that can be seen from a huge radius around Macclesfield. The climb to get up there is not only long, but very steep and potentially very windy. Not only that, but the curvy roads and spectacular views are a thrilling experience.
For the first time ever, special permission has been granted to use the private road all the way to the top, which is normally closed off to the public.


Croker Hill

6.34% Average
14.0% Maximum
CTT Course Code:
CTT Course Description:
At in Brooks Lane at T-Junction with A54 approximately 0.4 miles from Bosley Traffic Lights on A523. Proceed with care East along A54 to left turn into :-
Private Road 1.7 miles
Follow road via 2 cattle grids (caution) to :-
Finish 2.2 miles
At first gate post of entrance gate to the BT beacon.
CTT Notes:

Course Records

No previous events


8 of 15
Race Type:
Fri 02 July 2021 - 19:01:00
Lift-off from:
19:01 with 60s gaps
Meeting point:
At the A54/Fold Lane junction.
IMPORTANT: No vehicle access. Please park elsewhere and ride here. No driving, parking or spectating on the private road near the finish.
From 17:30
Map here
Photo here
Entry Type
Online Only
PayPal / Card (via PayPal)
Non-refundable after closing time, unless the event is cancelled
Entry Opens / Closes:
Thu 24 June 2021 - 19:00:00
Thu 01 July 2021 - 19:00:00
140 Riders*
Sunset 21:38
First come, first served
*Entry may remain open after 140, so you can be a reserve if anyone pulls out. Refundable if unsuccessful.

Macclesfield Wheelers
Cycling Club

Organiser: Bhima Bowden
Hillclimb Hotline: 07 9999 5 2000

Promoted for and on behalf of Cycling Time Trials under their rules, regulations and conditions.

Confirmed Entries: 0/140


Step 1
As soon as entries close, we will strive to produce the start sheet, showing your start time. It will be available on this page (below) and sent to you via text message/email.
Step 2 - Arrival
Arrive at the meeting point (details above) and collect your race number. Do not arrive at this point by car - please park elsewhere and ride over. This course has absolutely zero space for any vehicles and it is important to keep the area clear.
The private road section is NOT open to vehicles or spectators. Anyone caught breaking these rules will be disqualified, uninsured and could be prosecuted.
No need to sign or bring anything.
New risks can emerge last minute - follow any additional safety information.
Step 3 - Warming Up
You can warm up on the course, but do not get in the way of those racing.
Approach the start close to your time, but do not block Brooks Lane as local residents need access.
Step 4 - Finish
At the finish, please do a U-turn and descend as soon as possible. Do not stop and spectate on the private road section under any circumstances. For various reasons, this area needs to be kept clear at all times and disruption kept to a minimum.
Step 5
Return your number, by leaving it in a box where you originally received it.
Step 6
Send any videos and photos to us. We'd love to see what you captured.



Parking is not guaranteed for our events and they were originally devised with a short 5-30 minute ride out from Macclesfield in mind.
We are delighted that non-local riders from further out wish to travel long journeys to join us, but:
• If you are able to ride out without driving, please do so.
• Some events have zero or extremely limited space for vehicles. Please bear this in mind and see the map below for help.
• If you must drive, please consider car sharing with another driver to reduce congestion.

Parking Spaces
We are continually looking for suitable parking spaces close to our events and have added most of these to a map [Here]
Click on each location to see more information.
We cannot guarantee that these will be available on the day, so please leave early if you're planning to park somewhere remote.

Park & Ride Recommendation
Are you driving out? If you can, please use our (80) FREE parking spaces in central Macclesfield and ride out from there.
These are at Waterside, SK11 7HG and have been secured specifically, with the help of various local businesses/offices.
[Map Here]

Local residents are doing their best to keep the courses clear for us, so please do the same and avoid parking near the course if possible. Several courses contain junctions with private roads/driveways and should not be used or blocked under any circumstances.


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