Bolsover and District CC (Carr Lane)

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  • Date: 11-Oct-20
  • Time: 14:00
  • Distance: 0
  • Course: ohc12
  • Closing Date: 29-Sep-20 23:59
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Bell and Wilkinson break course records in Bolsover and District climb

  • Published: 13 Oct 20
  • Written By: Frazer Snowdon
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Tom Bell

Tom Bell (High North Performance) and Mary Wilkinson (Yorkshire Road Club) set new course records on their way to charging to victories in the Bolsover & District CC hill climb on Carr Lane.

Bell, aged 30, recorded a weekend double also winning the Holme Valley Wheelers event on Saturday.

His winning time of two minutes and 56 seconds dead was two tenths of a second faster than Adam Kenway’s course record.

Meanwhile Wilkinson had also won on the Tickhill Velo Club event earlier on the same day.

She flew up the Carr Lane climb in three minutes and 44 seconds dead knocking 32 seconds of the course record previously held by Alex Deck (4-16.7).

The Carr Lane climb is 1.5 kilometres in length with an average of 6.6% and a maximum gradient of 12.1%.

After the start riders are treated to a small downhill before hitting the climb which has two ramps before kicking up to the finish in Palterton.

Mary Wilkinson

Good conditions greeted riders with the sun shining and a slight tailwind up the climb.

Bell finished 11 seconds quicker than under-23 rider Cameron Biddle (Vredestein Basso) in second (3-07).

Winner of the morning’s event Bib Lane, Andy Nichols (Team Lifting Gear Products/Cycles in Motion) had to settle for third on the longer climb a further second back in 3-08.

A tight battle in the junior category saw Ewan Mackie (HMT Hospitals Giant Cycling Team) win in 3-27 which was just two seconds quicker than Kieran Smith (Team Lifting Gear Products/Cycles in Motion).

Quickest veteran was Darrell Clarke (Ilkeston Cycle Club) who finished a place behind the junior pairing in 3-31.

Despite having a standing start due to Covid-19 restrictions Wilkinson still took a huge chunk off the previous course record.

Leading the remaining women riders home was under-23 Hannah Bayes (Liv AWOL) in 4-12 while Nicola Soden (Datalynx-Parenesis Cycling) in third 4-40.

Meanwhile, quickest junior girl was Lilja Raine ( who finished in 5-55.

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