Report/Result: Lyme Racing Club Hillclimb – Mow Cop, Cheshire


This year’s Lyme Racing Club Hillclimb on the ‘Killer Mile’ at Mow Cop, won by Tejvan Pettinger , saw an event record 69 riders on the startsheet

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This year’s Lyme Racing Club Hillclimb on the ‘Killer Mile’ at Mow Cop saw an event record 69 riders on the startsheet, including 13 under-18s. Last year’s winner Matt Clinton (Mike Vaughan Cycles) and runner-up Lee Baldwin (Buxton CC) returned to the event, whilst Tejvan Pettinger (SRI Chimnoy Cycling Team) was expected to give 2012’s top two strong competition for the win. Unfortunately we were not blessed with the fine weather from 2012, with light rain throughout the event leading to some riders reporting some wheelspin on the steep 25% section just before the finish.

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Tejvan Pettinger  and Matt Clinton

Early starters included Joe Swinnerton (Lyme Racing Club) who claimed the fastest juvenile prize with an impressive 5:31.2, which saw him take 12th overall. Swinnerton’s teammates Dan Minor and James Brayford took 2nd and 3rd juvenile prizes.

Helen Eborall (Born to Bike – Bridgtown Cycles) was the fastest of the four ladies entrants in a time of 6:11.4, ahead of Jayne Dickens (Stone Wheelers) and Claire Green (Lyme Racing Club). The fastest junior prize went to Jack O’Neill (Mike Vaughan Cycles) who also took 6th overall with a fine ride of 5:02.6. Lyme Racing Club’s Alex Copp and Joe Pattinson took 2nd and 3rd junior respectively.

Nick Decker (Congleton CC) led the event for over an hour and eventually claimed 5th overall with 4:54.5 – Nick had requested an early start so he could dash off to ride the Rake HC at Ramsbottom where he took 14th place. Nick’s time was finally beaten by Chris Baines (Buxton CC) who took the lead by just 0.1s, good enough for a final 4th place and a place in the winning team. Lee Baldwin (Buxton CC) improved upon his time from 2012 with 4:35.9, following victory at the Rutland CC promotion at Mam Nick the previous day.


Mow Cop long view and fastest lady, Helen Eborall

Tejvan Pettinger is a man in serious form though as he added another win and course record to his impressive results this Autumn, which must make him a serious contender for the National Championships in two weeks time. Tejvan’s time of 4:22.9 took 1.9s off Matt Clinton’s CR from 2012, with Clinton doing 4:30.6 today to pip Baldwin into 3rd. Baldwin was backed up by Chris Baines and Bhima Bowden (8th place) to help Buxton CC claim the team prize.

I would like to extend my thanks to all helpers, marshals and officials who helped to make the event a success. Many thanks to all riders for supporting the event and I hope to see you all back at the 2014 edition. Lastly I’d like to wish the very best of luck to those competing in the National Hillclimb Championships in two weeks time.


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1 Tejvan Pettinger Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team M 04:22.9
2 Matt Clinton Mike Vaughan Cycles M 04:30.6
3 Lee Baldwin Buxton CC M 04:35.9
4 Chris Baines Buxton CC M 04:54.4
5 Nick Decker Congleton CC M 04:54.5
6 Jack O’Neill Mike Vaughan Cycles Jun 05:02.6
7 Martin Ford Herbalife-Leisure Lakes Bikes M 05:05.9
8 Bhima Bowden Buxton CC M 05:13.7
9 Chris Dyke Manchester Wheelers Club M 05:16.9
10 Tony Cope Leek Cyclists Club V 05:25.9
11 Paul Robinson Lyme Racing Club V 05:27.3
12 Joe Swinnerton Lyme Racing Club Juv 05:31.3
13 Ben Norbury Congleton CC M 05:39.4
14 Bernard Swinnerton Lyme Racing Club V 05:42.0
15 Giles Bett Dave Hinde RT M 05:43.2
16 Chris Wilcox Lyme Racing Club V 05:44.0
17 Daniel Minor Lyme Racing Club Juv 05:44.4
18 Alex Copp Lyme Racing Club Jun 05:47.3
19 Keith Minor Lyme Racing Club V 05:54.8
20 Matthew Cartlidge Stone Wheelers CC M 05:55.0
21 Joseph Corden Stone Wheelers CC M 06:00.2
22 Jim Stringer Crewe Clarion Whs V 06:03.3
23 Eliot Powell Lyme Racing Club M 06:06.7
24 Robert Rhodes Newcastle RC 2001 M 06:08.2
25 Pete Tatton Congleton CC M 06:09.9
26 Will Pegg Stone Wheelers CC M 06:10.4
27 Helen Eborall Born to Bike – Bridgtown Cycles L 06:11.4
28 Joe Pattinson Lyme Racing Club Jun 06:11.9
29 Mike Jones Congleton CC V 06:12.4
30 Karl Southern Chester RC M 06:22.4
31 George Edwards Lyme Racing Club Jun 06:28.1
32 James Brayford Lyme Racing Club Juv 06:31.0
33 Joseph Earley Liverpool Century RC M 06:45.4
34 Barrie Whittaker Lyme Racing Club V 06:49.9
35 James Duncalf Lyme Racing Club Juv 06:51.3
36 Michael Baskerville Lyme Racing Club M 06:56.0
37 Jayne Dickens Stone Wheelers CC L 06:56.9
38 Matthew Oxby Lyme Racing Club M 06:58.2
39 Philip Hutson Lyme Racing Club V 07:05.2
40 Stephen Hall Lyme Racing Club V 07:15.8
41 George Hancock Lyme Racing Club Juv 07:16.6
42 Richard Hunt Lyme Racing Club V 07:23.6
43 David Prince Crewe Clarion Whs V 07:34.4
44 David Williams Newcastle RC 2001 V 07:34.4
45 Neil O’Brien In-Gear Quickvit RT M 07:44.1
46 Andrew Conroy Kidsgrove Wheelers M 07:47.6
47 Liam Zwetschnikow Lyme Racing Club Juv 07:50.0
48 David Elborn Kidsgrove Wheelers V 08:05.1
49 Glyn Edwards Lyme Racing Club V 08:16.3
50 Alex Powell Lyme Racing Club M 08:17.2
51 Simon Beardmore Lyme Racing Club M 08:28.1
52 Claire Green Lyme Racing Club L, V 08:36.4
53 Brian Powell Lyme Racing Club V 09:41.2
54 Ethan Dakin Lyme Racing Club Juv 11:19.5


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