By Michael Bello
Published 01/28/2021; Updated 01/28/2021

For the second week of the NCC Zwift Winter Hill Climb/Time Trial Series, we rode a time trial in Yorkshire.

The challenge for the day was the 2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit. The course is 8.58 miles with an average gradient of 0%. That said, there is still 787 feet of climbing throughout the course.

To give a brief summary of the series rules, participants must use a time trial bike, which prevents drafting. Points are awarded based on the number of competitors and individuals’ overall placing. For example, if there are 19 riders, the person with the best time is awarded 19 points, second gets 18 points all the way down to the last rider, who gets 1 point. At the end of the Zwift series, the rider with the most points will be awarded the NCC Zwift Series title.

Participants may ride any time during the day or participate in the group ride version at 5:30 PM. In the group ride version, we typically warm up together before individually completing the time trial.

Of the thirteen riders today, we had nine participants in the group ride.

There were many PRs today: Andrew, Ashley, Charlie, Dusty, Jeremy, Melissa, Sean, and me.

Just like last week, times up and down the leaderboard were incredibly close.

Here are today’s results:

1. Weinman, Kevin; Time: 0:20:31; 25.1 mph; 13 points
2. King, Dusty; Time: 0:21:25*; 24.1 mph; 12 points
3. O’Keeffe, Jonathan; Time: 0:21:35; 23.9 mph; 11 points
4. Guo, Zinj; Time: 0:22:07; 23.3 mph; 10 points
5. van den Broek, Henry; Time: 0:22:21; 23 mph; 9 points
6. Bailey, Charlie; Time: 0:22:58*; 22.4 mph; 8 points
7. Pazmany, Andrew; Time: 0:23:04*; 22.3 mph; 7 points
8. Bello, Michael; Time: 0:23:27*; 22 mph; 6 points
9. Lellman, Joseph; Time: 0:23:31; 21.9 mph; 5 points
10. Warwick, Melissa; Time: 0:23:31*; 21.9 mph; 4 points
11. Condon, Sean; Time: 0:24:22*; 21.1 mph; 3 points
12. Coleman, Jeremy; Time: 0:25:20*; 20.3 mph; 2 points
13. Krause, Ashley; Time: 0:25:23*; 20.3 mph; 1 points

Note: Joe and Melissa had the exact same Strava time; however, on Zwift, Joe beat Melissa by 0.1 seconds!

*Strava PR

Here are the series standings:

1. Weinman, Kevin; Event(s) 2; Points: 23.5
2. King, Dusty; Event(s) 2; Points: 21
3. O’Keeffe, Jonathan; Event(s) 2; Points: 19
4. Guo, Zinj; Event(s) 2; Points: 17
5. Bailey, Charlie; Event(s) 2; Points: 14
6. van den Broek, Henry; Event(s) 2; Points: 13.5
7. Weis, Henry; Event(s) 1; Points: 10.5
8. Warwick, Melissa; Event(s) 2; Points: 8.5
9. Lellman, Joseph; Event(s) 2; Points: 8
9. Bello, Michael; Event(s) 2; Points: 8
11. Pazmany, Andrew; Event(s) 1; Points: 7
12. Condon, Sean; Event(s) 1; Points: 3
13. Coleman, Jeremy; Event(s) 2; Points: 3
14. Krause, Ashley; Event(s) 1; Points: 1

In a few days, details about next week’s hill climb will be posted on the discussion board.

Here is the NCC Zwift schedule:

– Mon afternoon – Road Race (times will vary between 5 PM and 7 PM EST)
– Tue 8:00 PM – Social Ride (invite required)
– Thu 5:30 PM – Time Trial / Hill Climb (solo effort, TT bike required) (invite required)
– Sat 9:00 AM – Social Ride (invite required)

Follow “Michael Bello – NCC” on Zwift for invites to the invite-only rides.

Check the NCC calendar for full details on all events. To learn more about the NCC and Zwift rides, please visit our Zwift page.