News – GS Metro 2 Stage Hill Climb


Sunday 21st September sees the weight weenies begin the short British oddity that is the Hill Climb season in the North East

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News – GS Metro 2 Stage Hill Climb

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A two stage hill climb in Northumberland has attracted a record field of 54 riders willing to test themselves on two short, sharp climbs. Stage one will be the established Hedley on the Hill Climb up to the picturesque village pub The Feathers Inn, a key supporter of the event. Stage 2 will see the riders tackle the new climb of Eastgate Bank from Stocksfield to High Mickley. The field is high on quality.

The ladies race sees Bronze medal winner from the National’s 2013 Angela Hibbs (Tyneside Vagabonds CC) a firm favourite. The men’s event is packed with quality in seniors/juniors and vets.

Names to watch out for include defending champion and Course Record holder Luke Mullen( Hetton Hawks CC) who will have an hour to gather his thoughts starting as scratchman. The host clubs hopes may well rest on the scrawny shoulders of Carl Donaldson a winner some 20 times this season already. Also keen to make an impression will be Mick Jones of Derwentside CC who won the prestigous Hartside HC in 2013 and was unable to defend his title last weekend when his lift let him down.

A generous prize list supported by Red Marine and Prudhoe based Cycle Art will see the riders well rewarded for exceptional performance.

Proceedings get underway at 11:01 at Hedley on the Hill, 13:02 at Eastgate Bank.

Course MH11 (STAGE ONE) First Rider 11:01
Start near the foot of the hill on the minor road leading to Hedley on the Hill. Opposite the electric pylon approx. 100 metres from the T-Junction of the minor New Ridley to Painshawfield road. Proceed up the hill for 1.1 miles to finish at the crest of the hill approx. 85 metres before the Hedley on the hill boundary signs.

Course MH14 (STAGE TWO) First Rider 13:02
Eastgate Bank – Stocksfield. 0.8 miles. Start on Minor Road Eastgate Bank alongside telegraph pole no 59. Proceed south up the bank to finish telegraph pole no 10.

Event HQ
The Feathers Inn at Hedley on the Hill have kindly agreed use of the PUB. The restaurant/bar should also be open to purchase refreshments. A kitty has been placed behind the bar to allow all riders a coffee after the event.

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