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Notoriously difficult to pace, Meg Lane is a rollercoaster of sharp steep bends, which go past the famous Hanging Gate pub before ramping up even steeper to the same point as the Nabbs Road course; arguably the best point to see the view across Cheshire plain, if your vision isn't too blurred by that point.

THE CLIMB

Meg Lane

Length:
1.153km
Elevation:
97m
Gradient:
8.41% Average
15.5% Maximum
CTT Course Code:
JC49
CTT Course Description:
Start
In Meg Lane approximately 1.6 miles South East of Church House Pub in Sutton. Proceed South East to turn left into :-
Nabbs Road 0.4 miles
Follow lane for 0.3 miles to:-
Finish 0.7 miles
At Standing Stone opposite field gate.
CTT Notes:

Course Records

No previous events

THE EVENT

Round:
15 of 15
Race Type:
Date:
Fri 20 August 2021 - 19:01:00
Lift-off from:
19:01 with 60s gaps
Meeting point:
The Hanging Gate pub, halfway up the climb.
Meg Lane, Higher Sutton, Macclesfield SK11 0NG
IMPORTANT: No parking here. It is for customers only.
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 12 August 2021 - 19:00:00
Thu 19 August 2021 - 19:00:00
Capacity:
75 Riders*
Sunset 20:24
First come, first served
*Entry may remain open after 75, 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: 0/75


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. There is NO PARKING here, as it is for customers only - some parking on the road before the start is possible, Trentabank car park (Forest - SK11 0NS) is a 10 minute ride away or there are 100+ free spaces at Waterside SK11 7HG, which is a 10 minute ride away.
Please plan ahead if you intend to drive out.
No need to sign or bring anything.
New risks can emerge last minute - follow any additional safety information.
Step 3 - Warming Up
No warming up on the course at all while the event is in progress.
The road behind the start line is perfect.
Approach the start close to your time and wait to be called. There is a slighly blind bend, so consider waiting on the other side of the road.
Listen out for your number to be called and say your number to the start timekeeper as you approach, to make their job easier by preventing mistakes.
We can now legally hold you up at the start, but this is optional.
Step 4 - During the Race
NOTE: The road surfaces have deteriorated considerably in the past few months, especially before the pub and after the left turn. Large potholes are present.
DO NOT cross the white lines to cut the corner at the first right-hand hairpin, even if no oncoming traffic can be heard. It is a blind bend.
Step 5 - Finish
If you wish to descend to spectate, please take care if doing a U-turn and stay out of the way of riders coming up the hill.
Please don't gather in groups in such a way that could potentially cause traffic congestion.
Step 6
Return your number, by leaving it in a box/container where you originally received it or at the top if it is easier.
Step 7
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 F VET Rachel Gilliland
  Macclesfield Wheelers
2
19:02 M JUV Tom Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
3
19:03 M VET Brian Evans
  Manchester Wheelers
4
19:04 F VET Lynda Cook
  Macclesfield Wheelers
5
19:05 M VET Mark Booth
  Macclesfield Wheelers
6
19:06 F VET Ruth Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
7
19:07 M VET Kevin Raine
  myhillcycling.co.uk
8
19:08 M VET Richard Thomas
  Macclesfield Wheelers
9
19:09 M VET Andrew Rowe
  Macclesfield Wheelers
10
19:10 M SEN Tom Turton
  Seamons CC
11
19:11 M VET Christian Smith
  Macclesfield Wheelers
12
19:12 M VET David Baxter
  
13
19:13 F JUN Lilja Raine
  myhillcycling.co.uk
14
19:14 M JUV Jacob Bradbury
  Manchester Wheelers
15
19:15 M VET Simon Holden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
16
19:16 M VET Rapid Rich Stoodley
  TrueSapien
17
19:17 M JUN George Griffin
  JRC Shutt Ridley RT
18
19:18 M VET Mark Shepherd
  Northroad
19
19:19 M VET Rich Dearden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
20
19:20 M SEN Steven Morrow
  Chorlton Velo
21
19:21 M VET Khaled Balabil
  Holmes Chapel Velo
22
19:22 M VET Jonathan Metcalfe
  
23
19:23 M VET Christian Fox
  Team Lifting Gear Products/Cycles In Motion
24
19:24 M VET Dale Unwin
  eLOV
25
19:25 M SEN Matthew Larkins
  Eat Plants Not Pigs CC
26
19:26 M VET Richard Woods
  Eat Plants Not Pigs CC
27
19:27 M VET Daniel Farrand
  TrueSapien
28
19:28 M VET Paul Whittaker
  Stockport Clarion CC
29
19:29 M SEN Mike Vennard
  
30
19:30 M SEN Rick Bailey
  Team Lifting Gear Products/Cycles In Motion
31
19:31 F SEN Rebecca Richardson
  Team Brother UK
32
19:32 F SEN Joanna Blackburn
  Team Bottrill
33
19:33 M SEN Alastair Ribbands
  Manchester Wheelers
34
19:34 M VET Dominic Slinn
  Macclesfield Wheelers
35
19:35 M SEN Ashley Wilcox
  Congleton CC
36
19:36 M SEN Iain Duffield
  PMRR
37
19:37 M VET Matt Lawton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
38
19:38 M SEN Martyn Stewart
  East Lancashire RC
39
19:39 M SEN Ricki Ellison
  CC Giro
41
19:41 M VET Fred Wardle
  Macclesfield Wheelers

RESULTS

OVERALL LEADERBOARD
TEAM COMPETITION
FILTER
Pos. Time Cat Name/Team Points (%)
00:02:56.223 M SEN Martyn Stewart
  East Lancashire RC
100.000
00:03:03.726 M VET Matt Lawton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
95.916
00:03:07.288 M SEN Iain Duffield
  PMRR
94.092
00:03:11.832 M SEN Ashley Wilcox
  Congleton CC
91.863
00:03:12.724 M SEN Alastair Ribbands
  Manchester Wheelers
91.438
00:03:23.329 M SEN Steven Morrow
  Chorlton Velo
86.669
00:03:26.366 M SEN Rick Bailey
  Team Lifting Gear Products/Cycles In Motion
85.393
00:03:27.445 M SEN Mike Vennard
  
84.949
00:03:33.784 F SEN Rebecca Richardson
  Team Brother UK
100.000
00:03:34.145 M VET Dominic Slinn
  Macclesfield Wheelers
82.291
00:03:37.861 M VET Richard Woods
  Eat Plants Not Pigs CC
80.888
00:03:40.243 F SEN Joanna Blackburn
  Team Bottrill
97.067
00:03:42.800 M VET Rich Dearden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
79.095
00:03:42.836 M VET Paul Whittaker
  Stockport Clarion CC
79.082
00:03:44.372 M JUN George Griffin
  JRC Shutt Ridley RT
78.541
00:03:46.477 M JUV Jacob Bradbury
  Manchester Wheelers
77.811
00:03:49.288 M SEN Matthew Larkins
  Eat Plants Not Pigs CC
76.857
00:03:53.025 M VET Dale Unwin
  eLOV
75.551
00:03:54.270 M VET Khaled Balabil
  Holmes Chapel Velo
75.222
00:03:58.968 M VET Mark Shepherd
  Northroad
73.743
00:03:59.254 M VET Daniel Farrand
  TrueSapien
73.655
00:04:00.088 M VET Christian Fox
  Team Lifting Gear Products/Cycles In Motion
73.158
00:04:00.385 M VET Christian Smith
  Macclesfield Wheelers
73.309
00:04:06.847 M VET Rapid Rich Stoodley
  TrueSapien
71.390
00:04:10.722 M VET Brian Evans
  Manchester Wheelers
70.286
00:04:28.100 M VET David Baxter
  
65.730
00:04:37.984 M VET Jonathan Metcalfe
  
63.393
00:04:39.347 F JUN Lilja Raine
  myhillcycling.co.uk
76.530
00:04:39.613 M VET Mark Booth
  Macclesfield Wheelers
63.024
00:04:46.078 M VET Richard Thomas
  Macclesfield Wheelers
61.449
00:04:56.367 F VET Ruth Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
72.135
00:04:57.581 M VET Kevin Raine
  myhillcycling.co.uk
59.218
00:04:58.522 M VET Fred Wardle
  Macclesfield Wheelers
59.032
00:05:43.036 F VET Lynda Cook
  Macclesfield Wheelers
62.262
00:05:49.137 M JUV Tom Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
50.474
00:06:20.211 M VET Andrew Rowe
  Macclesfield Wheelers
46.349
00:06:33.962 F VET Rachel Gilliland
  Macclesfield Wheelers
54.265
DNS Apol M VET Simon Holden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
DNS Apol M SEN Ricki Ellison
  CC Giro
DNS Apol M SEN Tom Turton
  Seamons CC

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