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Everyone's favourite long climb definitely needs a 3rd event! This course can be similar to a 10 mile TT, where it hurts a lot for 20-30 minutes, but you get strangely addicted to trying to beat your PB. 3 events across the summer should be enough to cater for that.

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:
15 of 16
Race Type:
Date:
Fri 12 August 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 04 August 2022 - 19:00:00
Thu 11 August 2022 - 19:00:00
Capacity:
70 Riders*
Sunset 20:39
First come, first served
*Entry may remain open after 70, 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



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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.

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You will be under the age of 18 on the day so you need to print out a permission form and ask your parent/guardian to sign it for you.

You need to bring this to the event in order to be allowed to race.

We will not have any available on the day.

It is also in the rules that you must wear a helmet.

You can get a copy of the form on the CTT website [HERE].
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Terms & Conditions

CTT Type-B Terms

I understand that the event will be held under the Rules and Regulations of Cycling Time Trials as shown in the current Handbook and I confirm that I am conversant with such Rules and Regulations and undertake to abide by them and to participate in the Drug Testing Programme whenever required to do so. I further declare that I am at present not under suspension by Cycling Time Trials or any organisation with which Cycling Time Trials has an agreement or (if so) such suspension will have expired by the date of the event. I agree to accept the decision of the promoter in all the matters concerning the event and my participation in it subject to such rights of appeal or review as may be provided for in the Rules and Regulations of Cycling Time Trials. I understand that the event is held wholly or in part on public or private property or the public highway and that I participate therein entirely at my own risk and that no liability whatever shall attach to the promoter, promoting club or any officials of the event, Cycling Time Trials or any club affiliated thereto or any member of such club for any injury loss or damage suffered by me in or by reason of the event however caused.
As an entrant to this event your information may be shared on the event or promoting club website, social media pages or in emails sent by or on behalf of the promoting club. This data will only be shared in relation to your participation in the event, e.g. the list of entrants, results or event reports. This data will be limited to your name, gender, age or age category, the name of the affiliated club or team of which you are a member and your finishing time and/or position.

I CONFIRM THAT I HAVE READ ALL THE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE START SHEET AND/OR DISPLAYED AT THE SIGNING-ON POINT. I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT CYCLING TIME TRIALS RECOMMENDS THAT I WEAR A HARD SHELL HELMET THAT MEETS AN INTERNATIONALLY ACCEPTED SAFETY STANDARD.

Macclesfield Wheelers Terms

  • The entry closing date is final. This event cannot be entered on the day. There is a rider limit and places are on a first-come-first-served basis. You can still enter, so long as you are happy being a reserve if someone cannot make it.
  • Payments are non-refundable, unless you contact us before the closing time of the event or if the event is cancelled due to safety concerns.
  • You agree to read all the information we have provided about the course and event, including any risk assessments. You agree that you will follow the guidance where possible and contact the organiser should anything be unclear.
    A 2nd risk assessment will be done at the time of the event to check the course for unforeseen hazards e.g. temporary road works, unreported potholes, broken grids, mud, hedge clippings, parked vehicles, etc.
    By signing this form, you agree to follow any safety advice given on the day - if any new hazards are present.
  • Shortly after the closing time, you will be allocated a start time and number in advance via text message and/or phone call. Please turn up close to your start time, pick up your number and only wait at the start area when your time approaches.
  • Results may be available at the event, but please wait until the timekeeper returns to the meeting point. Do not disturb them at the finish. We will strive to send them out via text message and update this website before the end of the day.
  • Don't forget - from 2020 a rear red light is now required for all events and a front white light + helmet are required from 2022.

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