Once again South Pennine R.C. excelled themselves in organising a fantastic hill climb…
…That was a fitting tribute to the memory of Chris Storer and helped raise money for the upkeep of Crich Stand.
Ashfield R.C. turned out in force; entering 8 riders to show the short; but tactically challenging climb who’s boss.
The course start just around the corner from Crich Stand at the Cliff Inn, there riders must climb up; past the Tramway Museum, onto the short flat approach to the private road that leads to Crich Stand, once they leave the public road they w start the true test of power and weight as the road soon ramps skywards to climb up to Crich’s famous monument.
To celebrate the event; Crich Stand’s Tea Rooms were well stocked with plenty of Tea and Coffee and delicious cake, which provided much needed fuel to many of Ashfield’s riders.
The hill climb was eventually won by Team Zenith’s Adam Kenway with a blistering time of 1-19-18. Ashfield’s riders all put in solid times and thoroughly enjoyed the fun atmosphere and the challenging parcours. The club’s times and positions are as follows:
- 10th – Richard Bellamy 1-44-33
- 13th – Fred Maier 1-45-24
- 15th – Sam Wainwright 1-46-55
- 16th – Daniel Gee 1-47-35
- 22nd – Pete Fletcher 1-57-55
- 24th – Ian Fairy 2-02-82
- 25th – Gary Little 2-10-82
- 30th William Hall 2-28-55