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THE CLIMB

Macclesfield Forest Standing Stone

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 02 June 2023 - 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 25 May 2023 - 19:00:00
Thu 01 June 2023 - 19:00:00
Capacity:
140 Riders*
Sunset 21:26
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.

Since Jan 2022, front/rear lights & helmets are required. Full regulations here

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. 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
?
TBC M SEN Bhima Bowden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:04:17.667
1
19:01 M SEN Christian Atkinson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:04:32.000
2
19:02 M VET Alex Taylor
  Holmes Chapel Velo
00:07:00.000
3
19:03 M VET Marcus Abbotts
  Audlem Cycling Club
4
19:04 M SEN David Watkins
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:07:34.000
5
19:05 M VET Fred Wardle
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:05:46.000
6
19:06 M VET Michael Mulroy
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:07:34.000
7
19:07 M VET Brian Evans
  Manchester Wheelers
00:05:02.529
8
19:08 M VET Stephen Taylor
  Manchester Triathlon Club
9
19:09 M SEN Tom Turton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:04:52.000
10
19:10 M SEN Tom Fricker
  Farnham RC
11
19:11 M SEN Toby Cryne
  Withington Wheelers
00:05:52.000
12
19:12 M VET Ronan O'Cualain
  Seamons CC
13
19:13 M VET Paul Whittaker
  Stockport Clarion CC
00:04:21.727
14
19:14 M ESP Robert Rowson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:05:20.000
15
19:15 M SEN Luke Mullen
  
00:05:53.000
16
19:16 M VET Thijs Geurts
  Macclesfield Wheelers
17
19:17 M SEN Adam Hindmarch
  Withington Wheelers
18
19:18 M JUN Jacob Bradbury
  Manchester Wheelers
00:04:20.916
19
19:19 M SEN James Scrivener
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:04:26.000
20
19:20 M SEN David Price
  Tactic Sport UK Race Team
00:04:55.000
21
19:21 M VET Matt Lawton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:03:53.000
22
19:22 M SEN Kieran Wynne-Cattanach
  Team Lifting Gear Products/Cycles In Motion
00:03:42.000
23
19:23 F VET Jane Weir
  
24
19:24 F VET Lorna Begg
  Chorlton Velo
00:06:03.000
25
19:25 F SEN Egg Cameron
  Macclesfield Wheelers
26
19:26 F SEN Alison Dockney
  Macclesfield Wheelers
00:05:53.000
27
19:27 F SEN Kate Robinson
  Total Tri Training
28
19:28 F SEN Faye Sharpley
  Holmes Chapel Velo
00:05:20.619

RESULTS

FILTERS
OVERALL LEADERBOARD
TEAM COMPETITION
FILTERS




OK
Pos. Time Cat Name/Team Points (%) vs PB vs 1st km/h VAM
00:03:34.409 M SEN Kieran Wynne-Cattanach
  Team Lifting Gear Products/Cycles In Motion
100.000 -7.591 22.67 1863.73
00:03:59.461 M SEN David Price
  Tactic Sport UK Race Team
89.538 -55.539 +25.052 20.30 1668.75
00:04:02.748 M VET Matt Lawton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
88.326 +9.748 +28.339 20.02 1646.15
00:04:04.828 M SEN Christian Atkinson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
87.575 -27.172 +30.419 19.85 1632.17
00:04:11.000 M SEN Bhima Bowden
  Macclesfield Wheelers
85.422 -6.667 +36.591 19.36 1592.03
00:04:11.841 M SEN James Scrivener
  Macclesfield Wheelers
85.137 -14.159 +37.432 19.30 1586.72
00:04:14.746 M SEN Luke Mullen
  
84.166 -98.254 +40.337 19.08 1568.62
00:04:23.633 M JUN Jacob Bradbury
  Manchester Wheelers
81.329 +2.717 +49.224 18.43 1515.74
00:04:24.956 M SEN Adam Hindmarch
  Withington Wheelers
80.922 +50.547 18.34 1508.17
00:04:25.766 M SEN Toby Cryne
  Withington Wheelers
80.676 -86.234 +51.357 18.29 1503.58
00:04:31.206 M VET Thijs Geurts
  Macclesfield Wheelers
79.058 +56.797 17.92 1473.42
00:04:33.230 M ESP Robert Rowson
  Macclesfield Wheelers
78.472 -46.770 +58.821 17.79 1462.50
00:04:36.136 M SEN Tom Fricker
  Farnham RC
77.646 +61.727 17.60 1447.11
00:04:37.746 M VET Paul Whittaker
  Stockport Clarion CC
77.196 +16.019 +63.337 17.50 1438.72
00:04:59.342 M VET Ronan O'Cualain
  Seamons CC
71.627 +84.933 16.24 1334.93
00:05:03.984 F SEN Faye Sharpley
  Holmes Chapel Velo
100.000 -16.635 15.99 1314.54
00:05:08.571 M VET Stephen Taylor
  Manchester Triathlon Club
69.484 +94.162 15.75 1295.00
00:05:09.632 F SEN Alison Dockney
  Macclesfield Wheelers
98.176 -43.368 +5.648 15.70 1290.56
00:05:13.418 M VET Brian Evans
  Manchester Wheelers
68.410 +10.889 +99.009 15.51 1274.97
00:05:21.571 F SEN Kate Robinson
  Total Tri Training
94.531 +17.587 15.11 1242.65
00:05:35.476 F VET Lorna Begg
  Chorlton Velo
90.613 -27.524 +31.492 14.49 1191.14
00:05:36.510 F SEN Egg Cameron
  Macclesfield Wheelers
90.334 +32.526 14.44 1187.48
00:05:41.894 M VET Michael Mulroy
  Macclesfield Wheelers
62.712 -112.106 +127.485 14.21 1168.78
00:05:43.058 M SEN Tom Turton
  Macclesfield Wheelers
62.404 +51.580 +129.171 14.15 1163.05
00:05:50.264 M SEN David Watkins
  Macclesfield Wheelers
61.214 -103.736 +135.855 13.88 1140.85
00:05:55.344 M VET Fred Wardle
  Macclesfield Wheelers
60.338 +9.344 +140.935 13.68 1124.54
00:06:24.078 M VET Marcus Abbotts
  Audlem Cycling Club
55.722 +170.371 12.63 1038.52
00:08:00.175 M VET Alex Taylor
  Holmes Chapel Velo
44.652 +60.175 +265.766 10.12 832.20
00:08:04.741 F VET Jane Weir
  
62.711 +180.757 10.03 824.36

RACE REPORT

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