By Michael Bello
Published 10/11/2022; Updated 10/18/2022

For the second week of the NCC Zwift Fall 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.

It was a small crowd today. Many of our usual riders were out of town or took advantage of the beautiful day to spend time outdoors.

We can only assume that Patrick is the most stoic victor since he intimidates us by not joining the conversation on Discord. We could not see if he was working or in any discomfort as he cruised to his second victory in as many weeks.

I was hoping that Tim’s big day at the Red Leaf Rambler on Saturday would catch up with him during the time trial. I had momentary hope when midway through the course I got within 5 seconds. Alas, it was not meant to be and I earned the lanterne rouge position.

Here are today’s results:

1. Ryan, Patrick; Time: 0:21:58; 23.5 mph; 6 points
2. Guo, Zinj; Time: 0:22:29; 22.9 mph; 5 points
3. O’Keeffe, Jonathan; Time: 0:22:51; 22.5 mph; 4 points
4. Warwick, Melissa; Time: 0:23:07; 22.3 mph; 3 points
5. Cote, Tim; Time: 0:24:08*; 21.3 mph; 2 points
6. Bello, Michael; Time: 0:24:57; 20.6 mph; 1 points

*Strava PR

Here are the series standings:

1. Ryan, Patrick; Event(s) 2; Points: 18
2. O’Keeffe, Jonathan; Event(s) 2; Points: 15
3. Guo, Zinj; Event(s) 2; Points: 14
4. Warwick, Melissa; Event(s) 2; Points: 13
5. Downey, Tim; Event(s) 1; Points: 8
5. Cote, Tim; Event(s) 2; Points: 8
7. Wheaton, Henry; Event(s) 1; Points: 7
8. MacDonald, Andy; Event(s) 1; Points: 5
8. Bello, Michael; Event(s) 2; Points: 5
10. Wilson, Donna; Event(s) 1; Points: 3
11. Tur, Peter; Event(s) 1; Points: 2
12. Peters, Kenneth; Event(s) 1; Points: 1

Next week, we will do a hill climb up the Innsbruck KOM.

Participants in the Hill Climb/TT series may ride any time during the day or participate in the group ride version at 6:00 PM. Please visit the NCC Zwift page for the series rules.

Here is the NCC Zwift schedule:

  • Tuesday 6:00 PM – Time Trial / Hill Climb
  • Wednesday 8:00 PM – Social Ride
  • Thursday Evenings – Road Race (times will vary between 5 PM and 7 PM EST)
  • Sat 9:00 AM – Social Ride

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