Cameron Biddle (Vredestein Basso) started his weekend of hill climb action by chalking up another victory for the season in the Team Tor 2000 hill climb on West Close Hill, while Nicole Coates (Torelli) was fastest woman.
Biddle, aged 22, continued his preparation for next weekend’s National Hill Climb Championships by powering to victory by 19 seconds in Somerset.
West Close Hill is 1.2 miles in length which gets steeper towards the top with the steepest section at around 16% before flattening out for a sprint to the line.
Conditions were cool and overcast for the event with a north easterly breeze blowing, making it feel cool at the exposed finish on top of the climb.
A headwind over the last section also impacted on the finishing times and made it hard to pace for riders.
Biddle had already won the Solihull CC and Mid-Devon CC events and was again in fine form clocking a winning time of five minutes and 34.4 seconds.
The battle for second saw students Carl Jolly (University of Bristol CC) and Oliver Hurdle (University of Southampton RC) battle it out.
Jolly, who won the Sodbury Cycle Sport HC, took second in 5-53.9 six seconds quicker than Hurdle (5-59.1)
Favourite and last man off Joe Norledge (Bristol South CC) was distinctly out of sorts, finishing more than a minute behind winner eventually finishing 18th.
Quickest veteran was Glyndwr Griffiths (73 Degrees Bicycles, WestSide Coaching RT) finishing sixth overall in 6-12.6.
Fastest junior was Tom Williams (Webbs 1902 CC) taking ninth overall in 6-15.8 while Harvey Thomas (Bristol Road Club) was quickest juvenile in 6-35.8.
In the women’s event Coates also continued her preparations for next weekend’s national championships by chalking up a second win from three rides.
Coates also won the Minehead CC hill climb last month and was again triumphant clocking a winning time of 7-03.2.
She was pushed all the way by senior Natalie Grinczer (CAMS -Tifosi) who finished 10 seconds back in 7-13.9 while Clare Good (PDQ Cycle Coaching) in third clocking 7-50.4.
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1 Cameron Biddle Vredestein Basso 05:34.4
2 Carl Jolly University of Bristol Cycling Club (UOBCC) 05:53.9
3 Oliver Hurdle University of Southampton RC 05:59.1
4 Jacques Coates Team PB Performance 06:04.9
5 Nicholas Candy North Road CC 06:09.9
6 Glyndwr Griffiths "73 Degrees Bicycles, WestSide Coaching rt" 06:12.6
7 Oscar Hutchings Team Tor 2000 | KALAS 06:13.2
8 Ben Millar Team Tor 2000 | KALAS 06:14.0
9 Tom Williams Webbs 1902 CC 06:15.8
10 Charlie Lacaille University of Bristol Cycling Club (UOBCC) 06:17.9
11 Connah Towers Army Cycling 06:20.7
12 Daniel Eastment 1st Chard Wheelers 06:25.8
13 Andrew Metherell Salt and Sham Cycle Club 06:34.8
14 Harvey Thomas Bristol Road Club 06:35.8
15 Carl Dyson Leicester Forest CC 06:38.5
16 Karl Norris 360VRT 06:40.6
17 Matthew Skeats University of Bristol Cycling Club (UOBCC) 06:44.4
18 Joe Norledge Bristol South Cycling Club 06:48.6
19 Liam Cahill Reflex Racing 06:59.7
20 Nicole Coates Torelli 07:03.2
21 Natalie Grinczer CAMS -Tifosi 07:13.9
22 Richard Bennett Bristol South Cycling Club 07:20.8
23 Robin Delve Mid Devon CC 07:31.0
24 David English Chippenham & District Wheelers 07:36.5
25 Nick Pashley Bristol CX 07:43.2
26 Clare Good PDQ Cycle Coaching 07:50.4
27 Richard Emery Severn Road Club 09:06.2
28 Isabelle Hobday University of Bristol Cycling Club (UOBCC) 09:49.4