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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.

THE CLIMB

Croker Hill

Length:
3.488km
Elevation:
221m
Gradient:
6.34% Average
14.0% Maximum
CTT Course Code:
JC47
CTT Course Description:
Start
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. Fastest known times:
M - 10:42 - Bhima Bowden
F - 13:32 - Keri Parton

THE EVENT

Round:
8 of 15
Race Type:
Date:
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)
Cost:
£6
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
Capacity:
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.

ENTER SOON
ENTER NOW
ENTRY CLOSED
Confirmed Entries: 0/140


PROCEDURE

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 and uninsured if something goes wrong.
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 - Racing
Go up the hill as fast as possible and look out for a marshal at a hidden junction, who will signal a sharp left turn onto the final road up to the tower.
The final road contains free range sheep, so please take care.
The surface in very uneven here and contains stones/gravel, although we have done our best to clean it up. Most gravel has been cleared off the 'racing line', so please cut the corners and take the shortest route to get the smoothest surface.
There are 3 cattle grids from this junction onwards and they get progressively rougher.
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. No shouting or cheering unfortunately. For various reasons, this area needs to be kept clear at all times and disruption kept to a minimum.
Bear in mind that people might be cutting the corners on the way up, so please take the descent slowly and give climbers the priority.
Step 5
Return your number, by leaving it in a box where you originally received it or at the top if it's more convenient.
Step 6
Send any videos and photos to us. We'd love to see what you captured.

TRAVELLING

IMPORTANT

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.

START SHEET

No. Time Cat Name/Team
1
19:01 M VET Simon Robinson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
2
19:02 M SEN Paul Shardlow
  
3
19:03 M JUN George Griffin
  JRC Shutt Ridley RT
4
19:04 M VET Brian Evans
  Manchester Wheelers
5
19:05 M SEN James Harness
  Macclesfield Wheelers
6
19:06 M VET David Baxter
  
7
19:07 M SEN Jon Cain
  eLOV
8
19:08 M VET Thijs Geurts
  Macclesfield Wheelers
9
19:09 M SEN Callum Rowlinson
  
10
19:10 M VET Greg Vallance
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
11
19:11 M VET Elliot Sleath
  Macclesfield Wheelers
12
19:12 M VET Dale Unwin
  eLOV
13
19:13 M VET James Russell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
14
19:14 M VET Rich Dearden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
15
19:15 M SEN Tom Turton
  Seamons CC
16
19:16 M SEN Maxwell Smith
  
17
19:17 M VET Paul Whittaker
  Stockport Clarion CC
18
19:18 M VET Khaled Balabil
  Holmes Chapel Velo
19
19:19 M VET Jamie Heeds
  Macclesfield Wheelers
20
19:20 M VET Laurence Tendler
  Bollington harriers
21
19:21 M SEN James Pearce
  Solihull CC
22
19:22 M VET Mark Shepherd
  Northroad
23
19:23 M SEN Matthew Fuller
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
24
19:24 M VET Daniel O'Donnell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
25
19:25 M VET Simon Myatt
  Pro Vision Cycle Clothing
26
19:26 M JUN Oliver Smyth
  Macclesfield Wheelers
27
19:27 M VET Matt Lawton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
28
19:28 M SEN Alastair Ribbands
  Manchester Wheelers
29
19:29 M VET Jon Wild
  Veloviewer
30
19:30 M VET Chris Myhill
  Peak Road Club
31
19:31 M JUV Tom Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
32
19:32 M JUV Jacob Bradbury
  Manchester Wheelers
33
19:33 F VET Ruth Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
34
19:34 F VET Lynda Cook
  Macclesfield Wheelers
35
19:35 F VET Alison Fenwick
  Macclesfield Wheelers
36
19:36 F VET Rebecca Mills
  Macclesfield Wheelers
37
19:37 F SEN Elizabeth Smith
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
38
19:38 F VET Louise Cuming
  Manchester Bicycle Club
39
19:39 F VET Sophie Yarwood
  Macclesfield Wheelers
40
19:40 F SEN Rebecca Richardson
  Team Brother UK

RESULTS

OVERALL LEADERBOARD
TEAM COMPETITION
FILTER
Pos. Time Cat Name/Team Points (%)
00:09:10.438 M VET Simon Myatt
  Pro Vision Cycle Clothing
100.000
00:09:14.121 M SEN James Pearce
  Solihull CC
99.335
00:09:32.784 M SEN Alastair Ribbands
  Manchester Wheelers
96.099
00:09:35.082 M VET Matt Lawton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
95.592
00:10:05.449 M VET Daniel O'Donnell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
90.914
00:10:13.362 M SEN Callum Rowlinson
  
89.741
00:10:16.587 M VET Thijs Geurts
  Macclesfield Wheelers
89.272
00:10:16.789 M VET Jon Wild
  Veloviewer
89.243
00:10:18.223 M VET Paul Whittaker
  Stockport Clarion CC
89.036
00:10:20.035 M JUN Oliver Smyth
  Macclesfield Wheelers
88.730
00:10:21.440 F SEN Rebecca Richardson
  Team Brother UK
100.000
00:10:34.891 M SEN Paul Shardlow
  
86.698
00:10:54.461 M SEN Maxwell Smith
  
84.106
00:11:02.810 M VET Laurence Tendler
  Bollington harriers
83.046
00:11:02.894 M JUN George Griffin
  JRC Shutt Ridley RT
83.036
00:11:07.924 M VET Rich Dearden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
82.410
00:11:26.192 M SEN Matthew Fuller
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
80.216
00:11:27.051 M VET Dale Unwin
  eLOV
80.063
00:11:32.713 M VET Jamie Heeds
  Macclesfield Wheelers
79.461
00:11:42.068 F VET Sophie Yarwood
  Macclesfield Wheelers
88.439
00:11:42.625 M VET Khaled Balabil
  Holmes Chapel Velo
78.340
00:11:49.997 M JUV Jacob Bradbury
  Manchester Wheelers
77.527
00:12:14.060 M VET James Russell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
74.930
00:12:26.586 M VET Brian Evans
  Manchester Wheelers
73.727
00:12:47.673 M VET David Baxter
  
71.702
00:12:54.439 M VET Greg Vallance
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
71.076
00:12:59.032 M VET Elliot Sleath
  Macclesfield Wheelers
70.631
00:13:28.634 F SEN Elizabeth Smith
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
76.851
00:13:44.422 M VET Simon Robinson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
66.767
00:14:03.921 F VET Ruth Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
73.637
00:14:13.382 M SEN Jon Cain
  eLOV
64.501
00:14:40.919 F VET Lynda Cook
  Macclesfield Wheelers
70.545
00:15:40.473 F VET Rebecca Mills
  Macclesfield Wheelers
66.077
00:15:55.045 F VET Louise Cuming
  Manchester Bicycle Club
65.042
00:16:07.715 F VET Alison Fenwick
  Macclesfield Wheelers
64.217
00:17:05.337 M JUV Tom Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
53.684
00:18:30.221 M SEN James Harness
  Macclesfield Wheelers
49.579
DNS Apol M VET Mark Shepherd
  Northroad
DNS Apol M SEN Tom Turton
  Seamons CC
DNS Apol M VET Chris Myhill
  Peak Road Club

RACE REPORT

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