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Standing Stone Road is one of the most beautiful climbs in the picturesque Macclesfield Forest, but looks can be deceiving. This is a climb that gradually gets steeper and steeper, so you better save yourself for the final 30 seconds!

THE CLIMB

Macclesfield Forest Standing Stone (Short course)

Length:
1.35km
Elevation:
111m
Gradient:
8.60% Average
21.4% Maximum
CTT Course Code:
J9/2
CTT Course Description:
Start
Approx. 400m beyond Trentabank car park. As the road turns left and the gradient ramps up, adjacent to a large tree on the left,
Proceed up the hill to:-
Finish 1477 yds
As the road levels off, approx. 30m before the junction.
CTT Notes:

Course Records

National Champions Darryl Webster and Jim Henderson both did 3:25 (course record) and 3:30 respectively, but the exact details of that course were not revealed until after our 2021 revival of the venue on a slightly longer course. Results here.
Using Strava, we can estimate that the winner Martyn Stewart covered the shorter course in 3:32, although it would have been a rolling start. Not many results are known for this old relic, so please get in touch with me if you know how I can get the historical data.

THE EVENT

Round:
5 of 16
Race Type:
Date:
Fri 03 June 2022 - 19:01:00
Lift-off from:
19:01 with 60s gaps
Meeting point:
Trentabank car park at the bottom. Either next to the cabin or on the opposite side of the road if it's busy.
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 26 May 2022 - 19:00:00
Thu 02 June 2022 - 19:00:00
Capacity:
140 Riders*
Sunset 21:29
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.

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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. 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
Please stay off the course during the event, unless it's your turn.
Approach the start close to your time, while trying to aid traffic flow by staying close to the edge of the lane.
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.
Step 4 - During the race
Just after the first right bend, there is a sharp right with a bit of downhill for a couple of seconds. Please take care and stay left as this is a sharp corner with no visibility.
Immediately after this point, there is a pothole on the next left.
The final 3rd of the course has gravel and larger potholes which cover the entire road, but are avoidable if you look ahead.
Step 5 - Finish
When descending, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you do not exceed 20km/hr for the final steep section and the sharp corners. You will thank us later. It is essential that you go slowly and take it easy, due to blind bends, potholes and gravel. Ideally, take the next 4 left turns and go back to the start via Trentabank Lane, down towards the Leather's Smithy pub. In order to prevent traffic flow issues, please stop and let vehicles pass if necessary.
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. Do not attempt to leave it at the finish as it won't be possible without causing an obstruction.
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 Phil Wood
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:07:38.000
2
19:02 M VET C1 Keith Hulme
  
3
19:03 M VET Gary Wilcox
  Congleton CC
4
19:04 M VET Jimmy Froggatt
  SKCC
5
19:05 M VET Khaled Balabil
  Holmes Chapel Velo
00:07:29.000
6
19:06 M VET Dave Aspinall
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:06:51.000
7
19:07 M VET Tim Hines
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
8
19:08 M JUV Seb Hines
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
9
19:09 M VET Warren Jackson
  Congleton CC
00:06:16.000
10
19:10 M VET Mike Gaskell
  Team Sidebelly
00:06:49.000
11
19:11 M VET Fred Wardle
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:05:42.000
12
19:12 M VET Bartosz Lukasik
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:06:50.000
13
19:13 M SEN Tom Turton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:04:48.000
14
19:14 M VET David Baxter
  
00:05:49.653
15
19:15 M SEN Matthew Larkins
  Withington Wheelers
00:06:40.000
16
19:16 M JUV Jacob Bradbury
  Manchester Wheelers
17
19:17 M VET Paul Whittaker
  Stockport Clarion CC
00:04:14.000
18
19:18 M ESP Joe Thorp
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:04:39.000
19
19:19 M SEN Ashley Wilcox
  Congleton CC
20
19:20 M VET Matt Lawton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:03:49.000
21
19:21 M SEN Adam Kenway
  Team Brother UK
22
19:22 F SEN Rachel Lawley
  Eat Plants Not Pigs CC
23
19:23 F JUV Anwen Brierley
  Sportcity Velo
00:07:50.000
24
19:24 F SEN Faye Sharpley
  Holmes Chapel Velo
27
19:27 M VET Snowdon Brierley
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:05:45.000
?
TBC M SEN Bhima Bowden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:04:30.000

RESULTS

FILTERS
OVERALL LEADERBOARD
TEAM COMPETITION
FILTERS




OK
Pos. Time Cat Name/Team Points (%) vs PB vs 1st km/h VAM
00:03:40.533 M SEN Ashley Wilcox
  Congleton CC
100.000 22.04 1811.97
00:03:41.819 M SEN Adam Kenway
  Team Brother UK
99.420 +1.286 21.91 1801.47
00:03:49.347 M VET Matt Lawton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
96.157 +0.347 +8.814 21.19 1742.34
00:03:59.445 M ESP Joe Thorp
  Macclesfield Wheelers
92.102 -39.555 +18.912 20.30 1668.86
00:04:13.667 M SEN Bhima Bowden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
86.938 -16.333 +33.134 19.16 1575.29
00:04:16.916 M JUV Jacob Bradbury
  Manchester Wheelers
85.839 +36.383 18.92 1555.37
00:04:43.737 M SEN Matthew Larkins
  Withington Wheelers
77.724 -116.263 +63.204 17.13 1408.35
00:04:58.085 M VET Khaled Balabil
  Holmes Chapel Velo
73.794 -150.150 +78.317 16.26 1337.13
00:04:59.590 M VET Jimmy Froggatt
  SKCC
73.612 +79.057 16.22 1333.82
00:05:14.617 M VET Phil Wood
  Macclesfield Wheelers
70.096 -143.383 +94.084 15.45 1270.12
00:05:16.619 F SEN Faye Sharpley
  Holmes Chapel Velo
100.000 15.35 1262.08
00:05:29.865 M SEN Tom Turton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
66.856 +41.865 +109.332 14.73 1211.40
00:05:36.055 M JUV Seb Hines
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
65.528 +116.017 14.44 1187.34
00:05:40.984 M VET Bartosz Lukasik
  Macclesfield Wheelers
64.675 -69.016 +120.451 14.25 1171.90
00:05:41.357 M VET Snowdon Brierley
  Macclesfield Wheelers
64.605 -3.643 +120.824 14.24 1170.62
00:05:46.134 M VET David Baxter
  
63.713 -3.519 +125.601 14.04 1154.47
00:05:48.496 M VET Fred Wardle
  Macclesfield Wheelers
63.281 +6.496 +127.963 13.95 1146.64
00:05:53.369 M VET Warren Jackson
  Congleton CC
62.409 -22.631 +132.836 13.75 1130.83
00:06:03.317 M VET Dave Aspinall
  Macclesfield Wheelers
60.700 -47.683 +142.784 13.38 1099.87
00:06:24.379 M VET Mike Gaskell
  Team Sidebelly
57.374 -24.621 +163.846 12.64 1039.60
00:06:29.096 M VET Gary Wilcox
  Congleton CC
56.553 +169.427 12.46 1024.72
00:06:48.623 M VET Tim Hines
  Cheshire Maverick Cycle Club
53.970 +188.090 11.89 977.92
00:06:58.565 F SEN Rachel Lawley
  Eat Plants Not Pigs CC
75.644 +101.946 11.61 954.69
00:07:20.629 F JUV Anwen Brierley
  Sportcity Velo
71.856 -29.371 +124.010 11.03 906.89
DNS Apol M VET Paul Whittaker
  Stockport Clarion CC
DNS Apol M VET C1 Keith Hulme
  

RACE REPORT

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