With the National Championships drawing much attention over the weekend, there was still one other hill climb with Sussex Nomads hosting the 1,576-yard Ditchling Beacon event.
It was University of Manchester rider Robin Dickie who won, storming up the hill in 4.36.6. Although nowhere near the 1995 record of Stuart Dangerfield who completed in an incredible 3.42.2, he was quicker than last year’s winner Pete Tadros who completed in 4.22.
Home club rider Jason Blenkarn came second in 4.43.5. and David Ross of London Fixed Gear CC completed the podium with a time of 4.44.9.
There was a new course and event record in the women’s category with Tamar Vanderhaas of Lewes Wanderers stopping the clock at 6.01.6. Frances Bromley of Buxton CC was second in 6.10.3 and in third, it was Debbie Percival of 34th Nomads in 6.11.7.
Preston Park Youth CC took a one-two three in the youth category with Adam Churchill getting the better of team mates Finn Anderson and Joseph Bishop. Churchill completed in 5.14.2 with Anderson taking a 5.32.2 and Bishop finishing in 5.42.3.
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1. Robin Dickie (University of Manchester) 4.36.6
2. Jason Blenkarn (Sussex Nomads CC) 4.43.5
3. David Ross (London Fixed Gear CC) 4.44.9
1. Tamar Vanderhaas (Lewes Wanderers) 6.01.6
2. Frances Bromley (Buxton CC) 6.10.3
3. Debbie Percival (34th Nomads) 6.11.7
1. Adam Churchill (Preston Park Youth CC) 5.14.2
2. Finn Anderson (Preston Park Youth CC) 5.32.2
3. Joseph Bishop (Preston Park Youth CC) 5.42.3