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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

M SEN:
00:01:46.872
Ricki Ellison (2021-06-11)
F SEN:
00:02:28.666
Monica Greenwood (2021-06-11)
M VET:
00:01:57.268
Matt Lawton (2021-06-11)
F VET:
00:02:40.583
Sophie Yarwood (2021-06-11)
M ESP:
00:02:26.996
Sean Jackson (2021-06-11)
F ESP:
None
M JUN:
00:01:59.992
Oliver Smyth (2021-06-11)
F JUN:
None
M JUV:
00:02:42.225
Oscar Shaw (2021-06-11)
F JUV:
None

THE EVENT

Round:
6 of 16
Race Type:
Date:
Fri 10 June 2022 - 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 02 June 2022 - 19:00:00
Thu 09 June 2022 - 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 PB
1
19:01 M VET Dave Aspinall
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:05:51.000
2
19:02 M VET C1 Keith Hulme
  
3
19:03 M SEN Adam Hindmarch
  Withington Wheelers
4
19:04 M SEN Matthew Larkins
  Withington Wheelers
00:03:15.000
5
19:05 M VET Alex Taylor
  Holmes Chapel Velo
6
19:06 M VET Gary Wilcox
  Congleton CC
7
19:07 M VET Graham Brown
  
8
19:08 M VET David Baxter
  
00:03:02.497
9
19:09 M SEN Tom Turton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:02:48.459
10
19:10 M VET Mike Gaskell
  Team Sidebelly
00:05:00.000
11
19:11 M VET James Russell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:02:50.225
12
19:12 M VET Christian Fox
  Team Lifting Gear Products/Cycles In Motion
00:02:28.359
13
19:13 M VET Phran Ryder
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
14
19:14 M SEN Richard Marsden
  High Peak Cycles RT
15
19:15 M VET Alan Malkie
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
16
19:16 M VET James Pritchett
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
17
19:17 M VET Duncan Thorman
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
18
19:18 M VET Brian Evans
  Manchester Wheelers
00:02:38.959
19
19:19 M VET Jimmy Froggatt
  SKCC
20
19:20 M VET Greg Vallance
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
21
19:21 M JUV Tom Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:03:52.862
22
19:22 M VET Tim Hines
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
00:07:30.000
23
19:23 M JUV Tom Harper
  
24
19:24 M JUV Seb Hines
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
25
19:25 M JUV Jacob Bradbury
  Manchester Wheelers
26
19:26 M SEN Jack Johnson
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
27
19:27 M VET Thijs Geurts
  Macclesfield Wheelers
28
19:28 M SEN Christian Atkinson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:02:13.141
29
19:29 M VET Steven Prince
  Ludlow Brewery Race Team
30
19:30 M ESP Joe Thorp
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:04:30.000
31
19:31 M SEN Ashley Wilcox
  Congleton CC
32
19:32 M VET Matt Lawton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:01:57.268
33
19:33 F VET Caroline Gisby
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:04:35.000
34
19:34 F JUV Anwen Brierley
  Sportcity Velo
00:04:30.000
35
19:35 F SEN Kate Robinson
  Inflite Dynamic Rides RT
36
19:36 F VET Ruth Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:03:22.850
37
19:37 F SEN Alison Dockney
  Macclesfield Wheelers
38
19:38 F SEN Monica Greenwood
  Team Boompods
00:02:28.666
39
19:39 M VET Simon Robinson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:03:03.556
40
19:40 M VET Michael Robinson
  
43
19:43 M VET Snowdon Brierley
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:02:58.000
?
TBC M SEN Bhima Bowden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:02:32.790

RESULTS

FILTERS
OVERALL LEADERBOARD
TEAM COMPETITION
FILTERS




OK
Pos. Time Cat Name/Team Points (%) vs PB vs 1st km/h VAM
00:01:56.855 M VET Matt Lawton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
100.000 -0.413 24.83 2125.71
00:01:59.941 M VET Steven Prince
  Ludlow Brewery Race Team
97.427 +3.086 24.19 2071.02
00:02:04.017 M ESP Joe Thorp
  Macclesfield Wheelers
94.109 -145.830 +7.315 23.37 2000.48
00:02:04.217 M SEN Ashley Wilcox
  Congleton CC
94.073 +7.362 23.36 1999.73
00:02:05.074 M SEN Christian Atkinson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
92.934 -7.401 +8.885 23.08 1975.51
00:02:08.356 M JUV Jacob Bradbury
  Manchester Wheelers
91.040 +11.501 22.61 1935.24
00:02:14.922 M SEN Adam Hindmarch
  Withington Wheelers
86.609 +18.067 21.51 1841.06
00:02:16.850 M SEN Jack Johnson
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
85.389 +19.995 21.20 1815.13
00:02:20.012 F SEN Monica Greenwood
  Team Boompods
100.000 -8.546 20.71 1772.77
00:02:24.978 M SEN Matthew Larkins
  Withington Wheelers
80.602 -50.022 +28.123 20.01 1713.36
00:02:29.703 M SEN Richard Marsden
  High Peak Cycles RT
78.058 +32.848 19.38 1659.29
00:02:34.932 F SEN Alison Dockney
  Macclesfield Wheelers
90.440 +14.812 18.73 1603.28
00:02:38.643 M VET Thijs Geurts
  Macclesfield Wheelers
73.659 +41.788 18.29 1565.78
00:02:42.561 M VET Brian Evans
  Manchester Wheelers
71.884 +3.602 +45.706 17.85 1528.04
00:02:48.362 M VET Snowdon Brierley
  Macclesfield Wheelers
69.407 -9.638 +51.507 17.23 1475.39
00:02:49.155 M VET Michael Robinson
  
69.082 +52.300 17.15 1468.48
00:02:51.565 M VET James Russell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
68.111 +1.340 +54.710 16.91 1447.85
00:02:53.397 M VET Jimmy Froggatt
  SKCC
67.392 +56.542 16.73 1432.55
00:02:54.387 M VET Alan Malkie
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
67.009 +57.532 16.64 1424.42
00:02:55.309 M VET James Pritchett
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
66.657 +58.454 16.55 1416.93
00:02:59.376 F SEN Kate Robinson
  Inflite Dynamic Rides RT
78.115 +39.256 16.18 1384.80
00:02:59.648 M VET Simon Robinson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
65.047 -3.908 +62.793 16.15 1382.70
00:03:01.894 M VET David Baxter
  
64.243 -0.603 +65.039 15.95 1365.63
00:03:03.897 M JUV Seb Hines
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
63.544 +67.042 15.78 1350.76
00:03:04.927 M SEN Tom Turton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
63.190 +16.468 +68.072 15.69 1343.23
00:03:06.007 M VET Phran Ryder
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
62.590 +69.845 15.54 1330.48
00:03:06.855 M VET Duncan Thorman
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
62.538 +70.000 15.53 1329.37
00:03:09.690 M VET Dave Aspinall
  Macclesfield Wheelers
61.603 -161.310 +72.835 15.30 1309.50
00:03:14.245 M VET Greg Vallance
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
60.159 +77.390 14.94 1278.80
00:03:18.891 M VET Mike Gaskell
  Team Sidebelly
58.753 -101.109 +82.036 14.59 1248.93
00:03:23.171 M JUV Tom Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
57.516 -29.691 +86.316 14.28 1222.62
00:03:23.410 F VET Ruth Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
68.886 +0.560 +63.290 14.26 1221.18
00:03:24.887 M VET Gary Wilcox
  Congleton CC
57.034 +88.032 14.16 1212.38
00:03:47.796 F VET Caroline Gisby
  Macclesfield Wheelers
61.511 -47.204 +87.676 12.74 1090.45
00:03:55.472 F JUV Anwen Brierley
  Sportcity Velo
59.506 -34.528 +95.352 12.32 1054.90
00:06:34.269 M VET C1 Keith Hulme
  
29.638 +277.414 7.36 630.03
DNS M JUV Tom Harper
  
DNS M VET Graham Brown
  
DNS M VET Tim Hines
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
DNS (Apol) M VET Christian Fox
  Team Lifting Gear Products/Cycles In Motion
DNS (Apol) M SEN Bhima Bowden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
DNS (Apol) M VET Alex Taylor
  Holmes Chapel Velo

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