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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

M SEN:
00:09:14.121
James Pearce (2021-06-02)
F SEN:
00:10:21.440
Rebecca Richardson (2021-06-02)
M VET:
00:09:10.438
Simon Myatt (2021-06-02)
F VET:
00:11:42.068
Sophie Yarwood (2021-06-02)
M ESP:
None
F ESP:
None
M JUN:
00:10:20.035
Oliver Smyth (2021-06-02)
F JUN:
None
M JUV:
00:11:49.997
Jacob Bradbury (2021-06-02)
F JUV:
None

THE EVENT

Round:
9 of 16
Race Type:
Date:
Fri 01 July 2022 - 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 23 June 2022 - 19:00:00
Thu 30 June 2022 - 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 PB
1
19:01 M VET Tim Mills
  Macclesfield Wheelers
2
19:02 F VET Jill Wesley
  Macclesfield Wheelers
3
19:03 M VET Gary Wilcox
  Congleton CC
4
19:04 M VET Alex Taylor
  Holmes Chapel Velo
5
19:05 M VET Nicholas 'Noozy' Whittle
  Holmes Chapel Velo
6
19:06 M VET Tim Hines
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
7
19:07 F JUV Anwen Brierley
  Sportcity Velo
8
19:08 M JUV Tom Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:17:05.337
9
19:09 M VET David Baxter
  
00:12:47.673
10
19:10 F VET Ruth Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:14:03.921
11
19:11 M VET Warren Jackson
  Congleton CC
12
19:12 M JUV Seb Hines
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
13
19:13 M SEN Robert Booth
  Backpedal
14
19:14 M VET Greg Vallance
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
00:12:54.439
15
19:15 F SEN Alison Dockney
  Macclesfield Wheelers
16
19:16 M JUN Joe Tate
  Macclesfield Wheelers
17
19:17 M JUV Jacob Bradbury
  Manchester Wheelers
00:11:49.997
18
19:18 M VET Anthony Allan
  Macclesfield Wheelers
19
19:19 M VET James Russell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:12:14.600
20
19:20 M VET Mark Shepherd
  Northroad
21
19:21 M VET Paul Whittaker
  Stockport Clarion CC
00:10:18.223
22
19:22 M VET Thijs Geurts
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:10:16.587
23
19:23 M SEN Christian Atkinson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
24
19:24 M SEN Laurence Fryer-Taylor
  OVB
25
19:25 M SEN Mike Vennard
  Apus Peak RT
26
19:26 M SEN Ashley Wilcox
  Congleton CC
27
19:27 M VET Matt Lawton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:09:35.820
28
19:28 M VET Alex Mansfield
  
31
19:31 M VET Snowdon Brierley
  Macclesfield Wheelers
?
TBC M SEN Bhima Bowden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:10:42.000

RESULTS

FILTERS
OVERALL LEADERBOARD
TEAM COMPETITION
FILTERS




OK
Pos. Time Cat Name/Team Points (%) vs PB vs 1st km/h VAM
00:09:18.741 M SEN Ashley Wilcox
  Congleton CC
100.000 22.47 1423.92
00:09:41.000 M SEN Bhima Bowden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
96.169 -61.000 +22.259 21.61 1369.36
00:10:07.353 M SEN Mike Vennard
  Apus Peak RT
91.996 +48.612 20.67 1309.95
00:10:08.104 M VET Matt Lawton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
91.882 +32.284 +49.363 20.65 1308.33
00:10:16.638 M SEN Christian Atkinson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
90.611 +57.897 20.36 1290.22
00:10:18.594 M JUV Jacob Bradbury
  Manchester Wheelers
90.324 -91.403 +59.853 20.30 1286.14
00:10:19.046 M VET Thijs Geurts
  Macclesfield Wheelers
90.198 +2.873 +60.719 20.27 1284.34
00:10:33.625 M VET Paul Whittaker
  Stockport Clarion CC
88.182 +15.402 +74.884 19.82 1255.63
00:10:44.096 M SEN Laurence Fryer-Taylor
  OVB
86.632 +86.219 19.47 1233.56
00:10:55.856 M SEN Robert Booth
  Backpedal
85.193 +97.115 19.15 1213.07
00:11:17.152 M VET Anthony Allan
  Macclesfield Wheelers
82.513 +118.411 18.54 1174.92
00:11:18.203 M JUN Joe Tate
  Macclesfield Wheelers
82.386 +119.462 18.51 1173.10
00:11:35.763 F SEN Alison Dockney
  Macclesfield Wheelers
100.000 18.05 1143.49
00:11:42.528 M VET Mark Shepherd
  Northroad
79.533 +143.787 17.87 1132.48
00:12:06.531 M VET James Russell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
76.905 -8.069 +167.790 17.28 1095.07
00:12:21.882 M VET Greg Vallance
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
75.314 -32.557 +183.141 16.93 1072.41
00:12:57.678 M VET Nicholas 'Noozy' Whittle
  Holmes Chapel Velo
71.847 +218.937 16.15 1023.05
00:13:34.598 M VET David Baxter
  
68.591 +46.925 +255.857 15.41 976.68
00:13:35.520 M JUV Seb Hines
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
68.513 +256.779 15.40 975.57
00:13:40.540 F VET Ruth Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
84.793 -23.381 +124.777 15.30 969.61
00:13:51.640 M VET Alex Mansfield
  
67.185 +272.899 15.10 956.66
00:14:02.505 M VET Snowdon Brierley
  Macclesfield Wheelers
66.319 +283.764 14.90 944.33
00:14:32.614 M VET Warren Jackson
  Congleton CC
64.031 +313.873 14.39 911.74
00:15:10.699 M VET Tim Mills
  Macclesfield Wheelers
61.353 +351.958 13.79 873.61
00:15:10.760 M JUV Tom Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
61.349 -114.577 +352.019 13.79 873.56
00:15:46.034 M VET Tim Hines
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
59.042 +387.599 13.27 840.71
00:16:15.682 M VET Gary Wilcox
  Congleton CC
57.267 +416.941 12.87 815.43
00:17:25.541 M VET Alex Taylor
  Holmes Chapel Velo
53.440 +486.800 12.01 760.95
00:17:27.014 F JUV Anwen Brierley
  Sportcity Velo
66.444 +351.377 11.99 759.78
00:19:15.452 F VET Jill Wesley
  Macclesfield Wheelers
60.216 +459.689 10.87 688.56

RACE REPORT

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