Andrew Feather wrapped up an incredible 11th consecutive win and Bexy Dew was the women’s winner at the University of
Bristol CC hill climb on Saturday.
Feather continued his fantastic hill climb form with the national championships quickly approaching. The 2018 national hill climb champion has been in scintillating form this year, achieving great results on a regular basis including winning two hill climbs in a single day on September 27th, recording the fastest times in both the Stockton Wheelers and the Cleveland Wheelers events.
However, the HuntBikeWheels.com rider had to be at his best here with Cameron Biddle and Thomas Arkell both pushing him close on the 1.4km course.
Under-23 riders Biddle (Vredestein Basso) and Arkell (East London Velo) are also in great form with Biddle just seconds away from Feathers’ time and beating Arkell by just over a second.
Feather completed the 0.86-mile climb in 2:55.7, with Biddle just off his pace in 2:59.6 and Arkell in 3:00.9.
After coming second in the Chippenham & Dist Wh hill climb last week, Bexy Dew of Army Cycling went one better here with victory in the women's category in a time of 3:46.5.
Less than four seconds down on Dew was Natalie Grinczer of CAMS Tifosi in 3:50.6 and completing the women's podium was Kate MacTear of Bristol South CC in 3:53.8. The women's veteran prize went to Bristol Road Club’s Ali Cameron who completed the climb in 4:18.4.
Finishing just out of the top 10 in 11th place, Phil Stonelake of Bristol RC was the quickest veteran in 3:16.1. Second was Glyndwr Griffiths of 73 Degrees Bicycles Westside Coaching RT in 3:21.4 and just behind in third was Tom Lowe (Born to Bike Bridgtown Cycles) in 3:22.1.
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