Andy Cunningham (All Terrain Cycles) and the University of Manchester CC’s Alexandra Kendall-Smith were the fastest man and woman respectively at the Weavey Valley CC hill-climb on Sunday.
Cunningham, the 28-year-old from Ilkley in West Yorkshire, clocked 5:50.9 for the 1.69-mile Brickworks climb at Pott Shrigley near Bollington in Cheshire, giving him the win by less than two seconds from Leon Wright (Race Hub) while reigning National Champion Adam Kenway (Raleigh GAC) had to settle for third, around five seconds slower than Cunningham.
And in the women’s event, 23-year-old Kendall-Smith covered the course in 8.11 to give her the win by 13 seconds from Liverpool Century RC rival Kate Giddings, while Laura Smith (Univ of Birmingham CC) was third, another 13 seconds back.
In the veterans categories, Chris Edmondson (Velotik RT) was the fastest 40-49 rider with 6-54, 12 seconds ahead of Matlock CC’s Kevin White, while Kris Bowditch (Lyme RC) was just two seconds slower third.
The over-50s category was won by Chris Myhill (Peak RC) with 6-34, while second was Stewart Gregory (Nottingham Clarion) and third James Russell (Macclesfield Wheelers). And John Flynn (Frodsham Wheelers) was top over-60 rider with 8-36.
Darren Rider (Team PB Performance) was the fastest junior with 7-06, giving him the win by 37 seconds from James Storey (SportCity Velo) with James Bottrill (Salford CC) third.
Cunningham’s victory comes after he also won the previous week’s Border City Wheelers climb, as well as winning the Yorkshire CF climb back in June.
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Position Rider Club Cat Time
1 Andy Cunningham All Terrain Cycles Senior 5:50.9
2 Leon Wright Race Hub Senior 5:52.5
3 Adam Kenway Team Raleigh GAC Senior 5:55.3
4 Lee Baldwin VCUK Velochampion Racing Team Senior 6:10.1
5 Arne Beswick Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles Senior 6:26.0
6 Ben Norbury Congleton CC Senior 6:27.9
7 Sam Clark Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles Senior 6:28.7
8 William Adams University Of Manchester CC Senior 6:33.2
9 Thomas Potter All Terrain Cycles Senior 6:33.4
10 Chris Myhill Peak Road Club 50-59 6:33.6
11 Chris McNaughton Giant Store Rutland/Wattbike Senior 6:40.1
12 Daniel Stevens Liverpool Century RC Senior 6:45.5
13 Chris Edmondson Velotik Racing Team 40-49 6:54.1
14 Bhima Bowden Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles Senior 6:56.3
15 Rhys Roberts Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles Senior 6:59.3
16 Aaron Denver BodyTorq Racing Senior 7:00.0
17 Joseph Molyneaux Leek Cyclists' Club Senior 7:04.0
18 Darren Rider Team PB Performance Junior 7:06.0
19 Kevin White Matlock CC 40-49 7:06.3
20 Kris Bowditch Lyme Racing Club 40-49 7:07.9
21 Tim Jude Andover Wheelers Senior 7:18.3
22 Stewart Gregory Nottingham Clarion CC 50-59 7:19.8
23 John Hines Audlem Cycling Club 40-49 7:20.1
24 Andrew Wiley University Of Manchester CC Senior 7:20.9
25 Jim Duffy Weaver Valley CC 40-49 7:23.6
26 Nick Sexton Islington Cycling Club Senior 7:26.8
27 Dominic Slinn Macclesfield Wheelers 40-49 7:29.6
28 Thomas Green Macclesfield Wheelers Senior 7:33.8
29 Chris Reynolds Liverpool Century RC Senior 7:36.3
30 David Martin Holmfirth C C Senior 7:36.3
31 James Storey SportCity Velo Junior 7:43.1
32 James Russell Macclesfield Wheelers 50-59 7:44.9
33 Nathan Woods Frodsham Wheelers Senior 7:45.9
34 Paul Targett Pendle Forest CC 50-59 7:47.5
35 Chris Lea Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles 50-59 7:51.1
36 James Bottrill Salford Cycling Club Junior 8:05.4
37 Luke Beswick Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles Senior 8:05.8
38 Craig Sephton Weaver Valley CC 40-49 8:11.0
39 Harry Paveley Innovation Racing Junior 8:18.0
40 Benjamin Brown LJMU Cycling Team Senior 8:20.9
41 John Flynn Frodsham Wheelers 60+ 8:36.1
42 robert rhodes Pro Vision Cycle Clothing Senior 8:44.7
43 Dan Robson Weaver Valley CC 50-59 8:54.4
44 Richard Burt Solihull CC 60+ 9:00.8
45 David Fearon Weaver Valley CC 50-59 9:05.1
46 David Tinker Clayton Velo 50-59 12:47.4
1 Alexandra Kendall-Smith Univ Of Manchester CC Senior 8:10.8
2 Kate Giddings Liverpool Century RC Senior 8:24.4
3 Laura Smith University of Birmingham CC Senior 8:36.7
4 Emily Pantoja Army Cycling Union Senior 8:44.6
5 Holly Carter Manchester Wheelers Senior 8:44.9
6 Lynne Skellern Macclesfield Wheelers 50-59 11:06.9