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THE CLIMB

Croker Hill

Length:
3.488km
Elevation:
221m
Gradient:
6.34% Average
14.0% Maximum
CTT Course Code:
JC47
CTT Course Description:
Start
At in Brooks Lane at T-Junction with A54 approximately 0.4 miles from Bosley Traffic Lights on A523. Proceed with care East along A54 to left turn into :-
Private Road 1.7 miles
Follow road via 2 cattle grids (caution) to :-
Finish 2.2 miles
At first gate post of entrance gate to the BT beacon.
CTT Notes:

Course Records

M SEN:
00:09:14.121
James Pearce (2021-06-02)
F SEN:
00:10:21.440
Rebecca Richardson (2021-06-02)
M VET:
00:09:10.438
Simon Myatt (2021-06-02)
F VET:
00:11:42.068
Sophie Yarwood (2021-06-02)
M ESP:
None
F ESP:
None
M JUN:
00:10:20.035
Oliver Smyth (2021-06-02)
F JUN:
None
M JUV:
00:11:49.997
Jacob Bradbury (2021-06-02)
F JUV:
None

THE EVENT

Round:
10 of 17
Race Type:
Date:
Fri 28 June 2024 - 19:01:00
Lift-off from:
19:01 with 60s gaps
Meeting point:
At the A54/Fold Lane junction.
IMPORTANT: No vehicle access. Please park elsewhere and ride here. No driving, parking or spectating on the private road near the finish.
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 20 June 2024 - 19:00:00
Thu 27 June 2024 - 19:00:00
Capacity:
140 Riders*
Sunset 21:39
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. This course has absolutely zero space for any vehicles and it is important to keep the area clear.
The private road section is NOT open to vehicles or spectators. Anyone caught breaking these rules will be disqualified and uninsured if something goes wrong.
No need to sign or bring anything.
New risks can emerge last minute - follow any additional safety information.
Step 3 - Warming Up
You can warm up on the course, but do not get in the way of those racing.
Approach the start close to your time, but do not block Brooks Lane as local residents need access.
Step 4 - Racing
Go up the hill as fast as possible and look out for a marshal at a hidden junction, who will signal a sharp left turn onto the final road up to the tower.
The final road contains free range sheep, so please take care.
The surface in very uneven here and contains stones/gravel, although we have done our best to clean it up. Most gravel has been cleared off the 'racing line', so please cut the corners and take the shortest route to get the smoothest surface.
There are 3 cattle grids from this junction onwards and they get progressively rougher.
Step 4 - Finish
At the finish, please do a U-turn and descend as soon as possible. Do not stop and spectate on the private road section under any circumstances. No shouting or cheering unfortunately. For various reasons, this area needs to be kept clear at all times and disruption kept to a minimum.
Bear in mind that people might be cutting the corners on the way up, so please take the descent slowly and give climbers the priority.
Step 5
Return your number, by leaving it in a box where you originally received it or at the top if it's more convenient.
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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RESULTS

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RACE REPORT

PHOTO / VIDEO

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