By David Goodwin
Published 08/03/2021; Updated 08/03/2021

Sorry for the late post here – I had a few other priorities this evening.

So perhaps the secret to a good hillclimb is to squeeze out of work a few minutes early, ride like a possessed demon to the start line, grab a quick drink from your sister’s water bottle and then go like an even more possessed demon to the top. Yes, that’s what Gus did tonight. Impressive!

There was something else going on tonight. PR’s were shattered by insane amounts. Henry W by 4:14, Tim P by 3:12, Andy M by 3:02, Ben W by 2:44, Melissa W by 2:20, Henry vdB by 1:18 and Gus L by 1:10. Holy yikes! With a close second place tonight, Ben takes over the lead in the hillclimb series.

Here is a link to the series so far:

Time Trial/Hill Climb Series

And finally, today’s results:

1. Gus Lellman; Time: 20:56; 16.91 mph; 15 points
2. Ben Winter; Time: 20:59; 16.87 mph; 14 points
3. Andy MacDonald; Time: 21:24; 16.54 mph; 13 points
4. Zinj Guo; Time: 21:44; 16.29 mph; 12 points
5. Patrick Rondeau; Time: 21:52; 16.19 mph; 11 points
6. Jonathan O’Keeffe; Time: 23:02; 15.37 mph; 10 points
7. David Goodwin; Time: 23:16; 15.21 mph; 9 points
8. Charlotte Lellman; Time: 23:25; 15.12 mph; 8 points
9. Melissa Warwick; Time: 23:43; 14.93 mph; 7 points
10. Henry van den Broek; Time: 25:00; 14.16 mph; 6 points
11. Madeline Nagy; Time: 25:39; 13.8 mph; 5 points
12. Tim Cary; Time: 26:29; 13.37 mph; 4 points
13. Tim Pitkin; Time: 26:34; 13.32 mph; 3 points
14. Henry Wheaton; Time: 27:11; 13.02 mph; 2 points
15. Roger Stawasz; Time: 28:39; 12.36 mph; 1 points

Next Tuesday is the short time trial, which starts in Whately and ends in Hatfield.