HQ IS THE FIELD TO REAR OF CAR-PARK, BEHIND
NEW INN, ECCUP.
SIGNING-ON SHEET & BODY NUMBERS AT HQ
In the interest of your own safety, CYCLING TIMETRIALS, and the Event Promoters strongle advise you to wear a HARD SHELL HELMET that meets an internationally accepted safety standard.
NB. Junior & Juvenile riders MUST wear an approved Hard Shell Helmet.
Over the last couple of years, large vehicles entering/leaving the former quarry on Arthington Bank, which is now a waste treatment centre, have damaged the verges on the hill, leaving debris on the road..
For 2012 the Arthington climb has been replaced by an extended version of the Weardley climb, starting just south of the junction with the A659, passing through Weardley village, to finish as for V8911 – a distance of 1.4 miles.
V8911 Weardley Bank (shortened version)
Start on unclassified road (Eccup Lane) leading from Weardley village to Eccup village, 100 yds south Electricity Pole, on east side of road, at start of parking bay, approx. 1 mile south of Weardley village. Proceed south up Weardley Bank, to finish at Telegtaph Pole TP23 at summit of hill, 100 yds past entrance to Burden Head Farm, and 20 yds beyond Pete Gannon Memorial Seat (950 yds).
The climb is of varying gradient, with a section of 1-in-5 at the first bend. This levels off to a short downhill section, leading to a 1-in-8 climb to the line.
Geared bikes recommended, gears in range 55-100”
Course record is Jack Kirk (Team Zappis) winning ride from 2010 – 1 min 52.5 sec.
V8912 Weardley Lane (new climb for 2012)
Start on Weardley Lane, Harewood, 200 yards south of junction with A659, on east side of road, at 1st stone post after triangular warning sign “horses” & “bends” for 2.5 miles. Proceed south, through Weardley, continue up Weardley Bank, to finish at Telegraph Pole TP23 at summit of hill, 100 yards past entrance to Burden Head Farm, and 20 yards beyond Pete Gannon Memorial Seat (1.42 miles).
Climb is of varying gradient. Some downhill in the middle, followed by long drag, finishing (last 950 yds) as V8911.
Geared bikes recommended, gears in range 55-120”
Both climbs are on the hillside to the south of the A659 Otley-Pool-Harewood road.
1. Do not warm up on the course once the first rider has started. There are several climbs nearby.
2. when climbing the hills, keep to the lefthand side of the road – do not cut the corners. Marshalls will ensure that riders do not cross the white line.
3. No Parking on Eccup Lane.
4. Take care not to obstruct traffic on the climbs – THE ROADS ARE NOT CLOSED.
5. Hard-shell helmets that meet an internationally accepted safety standard are compulsory for riders aged 18 and under, or juniors
Approx. 600 yds south of finish of Weardley Climb
HQ is located to rear of the
Eccup Lane, Eccup.
Please go through car-park to field at rear.
The New Inn will be open throughout the events
Freshly prepared meals/snacks.