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Smith Lane is a very short climb of a couple of minutes or so which will really test your ability to dig extremely deep. It flattens off briefly in the last 20 seconds before kicking up again just before the finish line.

THE CLIMB

Smith Lane

Length:
0.806km
Elevation:
69m
Gradient:
8.56% Average
13.8% Maximum
CTT Course Code:
JC53
CTT Course Description:
Start
In Smith Lane approximately ½ mile North East of Rainow Village. Start in lane opposite Give Way sign just after junction with B5470 and proceed to :-
Finish 0.5 miles
Opposite sign post for "Common Barn Farm".
CTT Notes:

Course Records

No previous events

THE EVENT

Round:
6 of 15
Race Type:
Date:
Fri 11 June 2021 - 19:01:00
Lift-off from:
19:01 with 60s gaps
Meeting point:
At the top of the climb - 3-way junction of Smith Ln, Pike Road and Erwin Ln. There is a road sign for Erwin Lane, with a small layby.
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 03 June 2021 - 19:00:00
Thu 10 June 2021 - 19:00:00
Capacity:
150 Riders*
Sunset 21:35
First come, first served
*Entry may remain open after 150, 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: 0/150


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. Some courses have absolutely zero space for any vehicles and it is important to keep the area clear.
This is the first event where parking may be a big issue. Unless you can park in Bollington/Macclesfield and ride out, Pym Chair car park might be the best option. It allows you to look at round 9 on the way back.
No need to sign or bring anything.
New risks can emerge last minute - follow any additional safety information.
Step 3 - Warming Up
While you can descend the course and spectate, please do not go UP the climb at all while the event is in progress.
The main road at the bottom is perfect for warming up, but can be tricky to turn round on if going down to Rainow. The next road along (Pike Road) is also good.
Approach the start close to your time and wait in the small area opposite with the gate, off the road (see start line photo above).
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.
The hill is steep immediately at the start, so please take extra care clipping in. We will have a solution in place to prop you up, but this is optional.
Step 4 - During the Race
The road surface is good up until where it begins to flatten off. Potholes start to appear and there is one that is difficult to spot at the little dip before the sprint to the finish. It covers most of the left lane, so staying central or to the right is ideal, if safe to do so.
The surface is much worse on the descending side. Please take it slowly.
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.
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 M SEN Bhima Bowden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
2
19:02 M VET Brian Evans
  Manchester Wheelers
3
19:03 M VET Phil Wood
  Holmes Chapel Velo
4
19:04 M VET Khaled Balabil
  Holmes Chapel Velo
5
19:05 M VET Christian Smith
  Macclesfield Wheelers
6
19:06 M VET David Baxter
  
7
19:07 M VET Simon Robinson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
8
19:08 M VET James Russell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
9
19:09 M VET Dale Unwin
  eLOV
10
19:10 M VET Mark Booth
  Macclesfield Wheelers
11
19:11 M VET Rapid Rich Stoodley
  TrueSapien
12
19:12 M VET Rich Dearden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
13
19:13 M VET Mark Shepherd
  Northroad
14
19:14 M VET Paul Cockshott
  Macclesfield Wheelers
15
19:15 M VET Daniel O'Donnell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
16
19:16 M SEN Robert Booth
  
17
19:17 M SEN Iain Duffield
  PMRR
18
19:18 M SEN Ashley Steventon
  Royal Air Force Cycling Association
19
19:19 M SEN Matthew Scott
  
20
19:20 M VET Matt Blythe
  Newport (Shropshire) CC
21
19:21 M SEN Tom Turton
  Seamons CC
22
19:22 M SEN Christian Atkinson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
23
19:23 M SEN James Stockton
  High Peak Cycles RT
24
19:24 M SEN David Watkins
  Macclesfield Wheelers
25
19:25 M ESP Sean Jackson
  
26
19:26 M SEN Mark Eastman
  
27
19:27 M SEN Benjamin Brown
  Macclesfield Wheelers
28
19:28 M JUN Oliver Smyth
  Macclesfield Wheelers
29
19:29 M SEN William Adams
  Manchester Bicycle Club
30
19:30 M SEN Steven Morrow
  Chorlton Velo
31
19:31 M VET Simon Myatt
  Pro Vision Cycle Clothing
32
19:32 M SEN Adam Millington
  Team PB Performance
33
19:33 M VET Dominic Slinn
  Macclesfield Wheelers
34
19:34 M VET Christian Fox
  Team Lifting Gear Products/Cycles In Motion
35
19:35 M SEN Alastair Ribbands
  Manchester Wheelers
36
19:36 M VET Matt Lawton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
37
19:37 M SEN Ricki Ellison
  CC Giro
38
19:38 M JUV Oscar Shaw
  Zepnat RT
39
19:39 M JUV Tom Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
40
19:40 F VET Ruth Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
41
19:41 F VET Jill Wesley
  Macclesfield Wheelers
42
19:42 F VET Rebecca Mills
  Macclesfield Wheelers
43
19:43 F VET Lynda Cook
  Macclesfield Wheelers
44
19:44 F SEN Alexandra Kendall-Smith
  Manchester Bicycle Club
45
19:45 F SEN Chelsea Shoesmith
  
46
19:46 F VET Sophie Yarwood
  Macclesfield Wheelers
47
19:47 M SEN Thomas Green
  Macclesfield Wheelers
48
19:48 M SEN Chris Barlow
  Holmes Chapel Velo
49
19:49 F SEN Monica Greenwood
  Macclesfield Wheelers

RESULTS

OVERALL LEADERBOARD
TEAM COMPETITION
FILTER
Pos. Time Cat Name/Team Points (%)
00:01:46.872 M SEN Ricki Ellison
  CC Giro
100.000
00:01:57.268 M VET Matt Lawton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
91.135
00:01:59.285 M SEN Alastair Ribbands
  Manchester Wheelers
89.594
00:01:59.992 M JUN Oliver Smyth
  Macclesfield Wheelers
89.066
00:02:02.476 M SEN James Stockton
  High Peak Cycles RT
87.260
00:02:03.194 M SEN Iain Duffield
  PMRR
86.751
00:02:05.120 M SEN Steven Morrow
  Chorlton Velo
85.416
00:02:07.251 M VET Dominic Slinn
  Macclesfield Wheelers
83.985
00:02:09.576 M SEN Benjamin Brown
  Macclesfield Wheelers
82.478
00:02:10.593 M VET Simon Myatt
  Pro Vision Cycle Clothing
81.836
00:02:13.141 M SEN Christian Atkinson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
80.270
00:02:14.675 M SEN Adam Millington
  Team PB Performance
79.355
00:02:17.957 M VET Dale Unwin
  eLOV
77.468
00:02:21.251 M SEN Robert Booth
  
75.661
00:02:24.452 M VET Daniel O'Donnell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
73.984
00:02:26.483 M VET Khaled Balabil
  Holmes Chapel Velo
72.959
00:02:26.996 M ESP Sean Jackson
  
72.704
00:02:28.359 M VET Christian Fox
  Team Lifting Gear Products/Cycles In Motion
72.036
00:02:28.666 F SEN Monica Greenwood
  Macclesfield Wheelers
100.000
00:02:28.835 M VET Rich Dearden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
71.806
00:02:29.133 M VET Mark Shepherd
  Northroad
71.662
00:02:32.790 M SEN Bhima Bowden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
69.947
00:02:36.856 M SEN Mark Eastman
  
68.134
00:02:37.458 M VET Phil Wood
  Holmes Chapel Velo
67.873
00:02:38.959 M VET Brian Evans
  Manchester Wheelers
67.232
00:02:40.583 F VET Sophie Yarwood
  Macclesfield Wheelers
92.579
00:02:41.667 M VET Christian Smith
  Macclesfield Wheelers
66.106
00:02:42.225 M JUV Oscar Shaw
  Zepnat RT
65.879
00:02:46.826 F SEN Chelsea Shoesmith
  
89.114
00:02:48.459 M SEN Tom Turton
  Seamons CC
63.441
00:02:50.225 M VET James Russell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
62.783
00:02:51.458 M VET Rapid Rich Stoodley
  TrueSapien
62.331
00:02:58.967 F SEN Alexandra Kendall-Smith
  Manchester Bicycle Club
83.069
00:03:02.497 M VET David Baxter
  
58.561
00:03:03.556 M VET Simon Robinson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
58.223
00:03:05.104 M VET Mark Booth
  Macclesfield Wheelers
57.736
00:03:22.850 F VET Ruth Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
73.289
00:03:29.010 M SEN David Watkins
  Macclesfield Wheelers
51.110
00:03:30.303 M SEN Matthew Scott
  
50.818
00:03:34.037 F VET Lynda Cook
  Macclesfield Wheelers
69.350
00:03:52.862 M JUV Tom Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
45.895
00:04:03.316 F VET Rebecca Mills
  Macclesfield Wheelers
61.100
00:04:13.273 F VET Jill Wesley
  Macclesfield Wheelers
58.698
DNS M SEN Chris Barlow
  Holmes Chapel Velo
DNS M SEN Thomas Green
  Macclesfield Wheelers
DNS Apol M VET Matt Blythe
  Newport (Shropshire) CC
DNS Apol M SEN William Adams
  Manchester Bicycle Club
DNS Apol M VET Paul Cockshott
  Macclesfield Wheelers
DNS Apol M SEN Ashley Steventon
  Royal Air Force Cycling Association

RACE REPORT

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Meeting Point

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