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The Cat & Fiddle is one of the longest climbs in the UK and is incredibly popular. The wind direction can easily equate to minutes lost or gained and there can be a huge contrast in weather conditions as it goes on. From 2010 onwards, several clubs organised events up it and so multiple attempts per year were available to try and get a fast time. For various reasons, these events gradually disappeared, but we think it's about time they returned.

THE CLIMB

Cat & Fiddle from Macclesfield

Length:
10.291km
Elevation:
333m
Gradient:
3.24% Average
9.1% Maximum
CTT Course Code:
J9/7
CTT Course Description:
Start
On the A537 (Buxton Road) at lamppost No 30 approx 50 yards after Cottage Lane.
Proceed East towards Buxton to :-
Finish 7 miles
On the A537 100 yds before the Cat & Fiddle Public House.
CTT Notes:

Course Records

Pre-2012 results not available to fully check. Weaver Valley CC & Macclesfield Wheelers results included. Other clubs have not used the official course.
M SEN:
00:17:46.840
Matthew Holmes (2019-09-04)
00:18:16.800
Tejvan Pettinger (2013-09-22)
00:18:30.500
Mark Lovatt (2004-09-??)
F SEN:
00:20:47.085
Joanna Blackburn (2021-08-13)
00:21:26.867
Rebecca Richardson (2021-08-13)
00:21:50.000
Dame Sarah Storey (2015-09-??)
00:22:33.800
Joanne Blakely (2014-09-??)
00:22:35.800
Joanne Blakely (2013-09-22)
00:24:13:000
Anne Plant (2008)
M VET:
00:18:37.900
Dan Evans (2021-09-07)
00:18:50.547
Simon Myatt (2021-08-13)
00:19:50.000
Chris Myhill (2008-??-??)
F VET:
00:23:23.200
TBC - Julia Matheson (2013-09-22)
M ESP:
00:19:21.795
Alexander Raynard (2022-05-13)
00:20:23.766
Oscar Nilsson-Julien (2021-06-18)
00:20:29.400
TBC - Ashley Proctor (2013-09-22)
F ESP:
00:24:32.500
TBC - Josephine Gilbet (2016-09-18)
M JUN:
00:19:50.400
Adam Kenway (2004-09-??)
F JUN:
00:26:41.676
Lilja Raine (2022-05-13)
00:29:49.983
Lilja Raine (2021-06-18)
00:31:09.360
Lilja Raine (2021-05-14)
00:35:28.900
Sallie Birchall (2013-09-22)
M JUV:
00:22:25.700
TBC - Alex Coates (2016-09-18)
F JUV:
00:33:07.208
Anwen Brierley (2022-05-13)
00:40:29.200
TBC - Aleshia Mellor (2013-09-22)
Team of 3:
00:57:54.120
Team B38 / Cycles in Motion (2020-09-04)
00:18:37.75 - Andy Nichols
00:18:57.60 - Rick Bailey
00:20:18.77 - Calum Brown

00:59:39.200
Buxton CC / Sett Valley Cycles (2013-09-22)
00:18:59.6 - Lee Baldwin
00:20:06.3 - Bhima Bowden
00:20:33.3 - Sam Clark

01:03:54.300
Blackburn & District CTC (2002)

THE EVENT

Round:
2 of 16
Race Type:
Date:
Fri 13 May 2022 - 19:01:00
Lift-off from:
19:01 with 60s gaps
Meeting point:
Victoria Park, 30 seconds up from the very bottom and 90 seconds before the start line.
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 05 May 2022 - 19:00:00
Thu 12 May 2022 - 19:00:00
Capacity:
90 Riders*
Sunset 21:00
First come, first served
*Entry may remain open after 90, 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.

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ENTRY CLOSED
Confirmed Entries: 0/90


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.
No need to sign or bring anything.
New risks can emerge last minute - follow any additional safety information.
Step 3 - Warming Up
You can use the course to warm up, as long as you stay out of the way of anyone racing. Buxton Old Road is a steeper alternative.
Approach the start close to your time. If space is limited, please wait on the pavement further down.
Step 4 - Finish
No u-turns at the finish as it is a blind bend/summit. Please stop somewhere beyond the pub building and safely turn round
Step 5
Return your number, by leaving it in a box where you originally received it or with the timekeeper at the top.
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 SEN James Harness
  Macclesfield Wheelers
2
19:02 M VET Alex Taylor
  Holmes Chapel Velo
00:31:03.000
3
19:03 M VET Mark Holland
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:31:21.000
4
19:04 M VET Gary Wilcox
  Congleton CC
5
19:05 M VET Tim Mills
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:33:21.000
6
19:06 M ESP Izaak Birchall
  
7
19:07 M VET Richard Thomas
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:32:37.670
8
19:08 M SEN Matthew Wales
  
9
19:09 M VET Gavin Brookes
  Congleton CC
10
19:10 M VET David Booth
  
00:28:48.000
11
19:11 M VET Brian Renshaw
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:28:31.000
12
19:12 M VET Michael Mulroy
  Here come the Belgians
00:26:42.000
13
19:13 M VET Kevin Raine
  myhillcycling.co.uk
00:29:35.716
14
19:14 F VET Michelle Scott
  Macclesfield Wheelers
15
19:15 F VET Alison Fenwick
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:37:36.645
16
19:16 F JUV Anwen Brierley
  Sportcity Velo
00:34:07.000
17
19:17 M JUV Tom Harper
  
18
19:18 F VET Melanie Robinson
  
19
19:19 F VET Caroline Gisby
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:34:17.000
20
19:20 F VET Rebecca Mills
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:33:14.107
21
19:21 F VET Alice Larkin
  Glossop Kinder Velo Cycling Club
00:28:18.999
22
19:22 F JUN Lilja Raine
  JRC Interflon Race Team
00:29:49.983
23
19:23 F SEN Kate Robinson
  Inflite Dynamic Rides RT
24
19:24 F SEN Adele Reynolds
  Macclesfield Wheelers
25
19:25 F VET Ruth Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:26:08.771
26
19:26 M VET Kieron Salt
  myhillcycling.co.uk
00:34:00.000
27
19:27 M VET Dave Aspinall
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:30:22.608
28
19:28 M SEN Charlie Murray
  
29
19:29 M VET Adrian Fox
  Congleton CC
00:31:15.000
30
19:30 M VET Simon Robinson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:29:27.580
31
19:31 M VET David Baxter
  
00:29:22.155
32
19:32 M SEN Ashley Steventon
  Royal Air Force Cycling Association
33
19:33 M SEN Owen Harrison
  
00:23:33.000
34
19:34 M VET Greg Vallance
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
00:27:55.868
35
19:35 M VET Fred Wardle
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:26:22.109
36
19:36 M VET Bartosz Lukasik
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:25:12.393
37
19:37 M JUV Seb Hines
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
38
19:38 M JUV Jacob Bradbury
  Manchester Wheelers
00:22:58.725
39
19:39 M SEN Franky Oakes
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:30:00.000
40
19:40 M VET Tim Hines
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
41
19:41 M SEN Lior Saad
  University Of Manchester CC
00:25:46.281
42
19:42 M VET Fraser Johnson
  Hemel Hempstead CC
43
19:43 M VET Dale Unwin
  eLOV
00:23:30.805
44
19:44 M VET Khaled Balabil
  Holmes Chapel Velo
00:24:06.720
45
19:45 M VET Phil Wood
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:24:05.000
46
19:46 M SEN Christian Atkinson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:22:17.000
47
19:47 M SEN Chris Barlow
  Holmes Chapel Velo
00:22:10.510
48
19:48 M SEN James Foggensteiner
  University Of Manchester CC
00:22:01.381
49
19:49 M VET David Thorp
  Macclesfield Wheelers
50
19:50 M VET James Russell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:22:06.190
51
19:51 M SEN Tom Parsons
  Team Jewson - MI Racing ~Poly Pipe~McCann
00:24:09.000
52
19:52 M VET Paul Whittaker
  Stockport Clarion CC
00:20:45.906
53
19:53 M SEN Chris Spencer
  Congleton CC
00:25:31.000
54
19:54 M ESP Joe Thorp
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:21:36.000
55
19:55 M VET Thijs Geurts
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:20:32.723
56
19:56 M SEN Ruari Grant
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:18:00.000
57
19:57 M SEN Ashley Wilcox
  Congleton CC
00:19:32.895
58
19:58 M ESP Alexander Raynard
  Velo Bavarian Race Team
00:20:51.936
59
19:59 M SEN Kieran Wynne-Cattanach
  Team Lifting Gear Products/Cycles In Motion
00:19:49.100
60
20:00 M SEN Adam Kenway
  Team Brother UK
00:18:37.200
61
20:01 M VET Matt Lawton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:20:13.879
62
20:02 M VET Snowdon Brierley
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:26:57.010
?
TBC M SEN Bhima Bowden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:19:42.000

RESULTS

FILTERS
OVERALL LEADERBOARD
TEAM COMPETITION
FILTERS




OK
Pos. Time Cat Name/Team Points (%) vs PB vs 1st km/h VAM
00:18:50.800 M SEN Adam Kenway
  Team Brother UK
100.000 +13.600 32.76 1060.13
00:19:11.199 M SEN Ruari Grant
  Macclesfield Wheelers
98.228 +71.199 +20.399 32.18 1041.35
00:19:21.795 M ESP Alexander Raynard
  Velo Bavarian Race Team
97.332 -90.141 +30.995 31.89 1031.85
00:19:54.507 M SEN James Foggensteiner
  University Of Manchester CC
94.667 -126.874 +63.707 31.01 1003.59
00:19:55.000 M SEN Bhima Bowden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
94.628 +13.000 +64.200 31.00 1003.18
00:20:02.452 M ESP Joe Thorp
  Macclesfield Wheelers
94.041 -93.548 +71.652 30.81 996.96
00:20:11.657 M SEN Kieran Wynne-Cattanach
  Team Lifting Gear Products/Cycles In Motion
93.327 +22.557 +80.857 30.58 989.39
00:20:16.916 M SEN Ashley Wilcox
  Congleton CC
92.923 +44.021 +86.116 30.44 985.11
00:20:23.676 M SEN Matthew Wales
  
92.410 +92.876 30.28 979.67
00:20:28.648 M SEN Tom Parsons
  Team Jewson - MI Racing ~Poly Pipe~McCann
92.036 -220.352 +97.848 30.15 975.71
00:21:21.249 M VET Thijs Geurts
  Macclesfield Wheelers
88.258 +48.526 +150.449 28.92 935.65
00:21:32.567 M VET Matt Lawton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
87.485 +78.688 +161.767 28.66 927.46
00:21:41.453 M VET Paul Whittaker
  Stockport Clarion CC
86.888 +55.547 +170.653 28.47 921.12
00:21:52.314 M SEN Christian Atkinson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
86.168 -24.686 +181.514 28.23 913.50
00:22:58.023 M SEN Charlie Murray
  
82.047 +247.430 26.88 869.81
00:23:02.477 M SEN Owen Harrison
  
81.795 -30.523 +251.677 26.80 867.14
00:23:12.692 M SEN Chris Spencer
  Congleton CC
81.195 -138.308 +261.892 26.60 860.78
00:23:14.295 M SEN Lior Saad
  University Of Manchester CC
81.102 -151.986 +263.495 26.57 859.79
00:23:33.821 M JUV Jacob Bradbury
  Manchester Wheelers
79.982 +35.096 +283.021 26.20 847.91
00:24:05.831 M SEN Chris Barlow
  Holmes Chapel Velo
78.211 +115.321 +315.031 25.62 829.14
00:24:06.793 M VET Dale Unwin
  eLOV
78.159 +35.988 +315.993 25.61 828.59
00:24:14.849 M VET James Russell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
77.726 +128.659 +324.049 25.46 824.00
00:24:23.465 M VET Gavin Brookes
  Congleton CC
77.269 +332.665 25.31 819.15
00:24:39.047 M VET Fraser Johnson
  Hemel Hempstead CC
76.433 +348.670 25.04 810.29
00:24:46.559 M ESP Izaak Birchall
  
76.068 +355.759 24.92 806.43
00:25:29.730 M VET Michael Mulroy
  Here come the Belgians
73.922 -72.270 +398.930 24.22 783.67
00:25:35.189 M VET Phil Wood
  Macclesfield Wheelers
73.659 +90.189 +404.389 24.13 780.88
00:25:41.667 M VET Greg Vallance
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
73.349 -134.201 +410.867 24.03 777.60
00:25:52.457 F SEN Kate Robinson
  Inflite Dynamic Rides RT
100.000 23.86 772.20
00:25:59.086 M VET Khaled Balabil
  Holmes Chapel Velo
72.494 +113.140 +429.060 23.75 768.53
00:26:01.680 F VET Alice Larkin
  Glossop Kinder Velo Cycling Club
99.409 -137.319 +9.223 23.72 767.63
00:26:17.068 M VET David Booth
  
71.675 -150.320 +446.880 23.48 759.85
00:26:29.970 F VET Ruth Gamwell
  Macclesfield Wheelers
97.641 +21.199 +37.513 23.30 753.98
00:26:38.288 M VET Bartosz Lukasik
  Macclesfield Wheelers
70.751 +85.895 +467.488 23.18 750.05
00:26:41.676 F JUN Lilja Raine
  JRC Interflon Race Team
96.927 -188.307 +49.219 23.13 748.47
00:27:00.120 M VET Fred Wardle
  Macclesfield Wheelers
69.797 +38.011 +489.320 22.87 739.95
00:27:05.377 F SEN Adele Reynolds
  Macclesfield Wheelers
95.514 +72.920 22.79 737.55
00:27:32.712 M SEN Franky Oakes
  Macclesfield Wheelers
68.421 -147.288 +521.912 22.42 725.35
00:27:59.842 M VET Snowdon Brierley
  Macclesfield Wheelers
67.316 +62.832 +549.042 22.05 713.64
00:28:00.823 M VET David Baxter
  
67.277 -81.332 +550.023 22.04 713.22
00:28:06.587 M VET Simon Robinson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
67.047 -80.993 +555.787 21.97 710.78
00:28:26.852 M VET Kieron Salt
  myhillcycling.co.uk
66.251 -333.148 +576.052 21.71 702.35
00:28:34.069 M VET David Thorp
  Macclesfield Wheelers
65.948 +583.890 21.61 699.14
00:28:41.941 M JUV Seb Hines
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
65.670 +591.141 21.52 696.19
00:29:08.790 M VET Kevin Raine
  myhillcycling.co.uk
64.662 -26.926 +617.990 21.18 685.50
00:29:37.824 M VET Dave Aspinall
  Macclesfield Wheelers
63.606 -44.784 +647.024 20.84 674.31
00:29:51.130 M VET Adrian Fox
  Congleton CC
63.133 -83.870 +660.330 20.68 669.30
00:30:08.250 M VET Richard Thomas
  Macclesfield Wheelers
62.536 -149.420 +677.450 20.49 662.96
00:30:17.047 M VET Gary Wilcox
  Congleton CC
62.218 +686.670 20.38 659.60
00:30:37.439 M VET Tim Mills
  Macclesfield Wheelers
61.542 -163.561 +706.639 20.16 652.43
00:31:09.771 M VET Mark Holland
  Macclesfield Wheelers
60.478 -11.229 +738.971 19.81 641.15
00:31:53.420 F VET Rebecca Mills
  Macclesfield Wheelers
81.135 -80.687 +360.963 19.36 626.52
00:32:04.500 M VET Alex Taylor
  Holmes Chapel Velo
58.758 +61.500 +793.700 19.25 622.92
00:32:11.362 F VET Alison Fenwick
  Macclesfield Wheelers
80.381 -325.283 +378.905 19.18 620.70
00:32:21.522 M VET Tim Hines
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
58.243 +810.722 19.08 617.45
00:32:42.986 M JUV Tom Harper
  
57.606 +832.186 18.87 610.70
00:33:01.732 F VET Melanie Robinson
  
78.338 +429.275 18.69 604.93
00:33:07.208 F JUV Anwen Brierley
  Sportcity Velo
78.123 -59.792 +434.751 18.64 603.26
00:34:01.204 F VET Caroline Gisby
  Macclesfield Wheelers
76.056 -15.796 +488.747 18.15 587.30
00:34:58.768 F VET Michelle Scott
  Macclesfield Wheelers
73.970 +546.311 17.65 571.19
00:39:26.710 M VET Brian Renshaw
  Macclesfield Wheelers
47.779 +655.710 +1235.910 15.65 506.53
DNS M SEN James Harness
  Macclesfield Wheelers
DNS M SEN Ashley Steventon
  Royal Air Force Cycling Association

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