The 50 riders for the Worcester St Johns CC open hill climb on Sunday 2nd October include last years national 10 and hill climb champion Richard Bussell, previous national hill climb champion and prolific national hill climb podium Matt Clinton, sub 20 minute 10 man Craig McKee. Competing against them will be our Dave Preece on his 5.5kg hill climb special along with Phil Whiteley, Simon Adcock and others. In the Junior category we have Brandon Drinkwater and Ollie Morgan representing the club.
The start list can be downloaded or viewed below
The concurrent cyclocross event is likely to attract 400+ competitors. Event timing:
10.15 am U8’s
11.45 Junior women, senior & veteran women, veteran men 50+
14.15 Junior men, Veteran men 40-49, senior men
Sunday 2nd October see’s the third edition of the open hill climb up the historic Shelsley Walsh hill. Organised by Rick Allen with help from Wyre Forest CRC it is one of our highest profile events of the year. The club is bidding for it to be the national championship in 2018. Please come along and watch the best local riders speed up the hill competing against some of our own riders. Will Dave Preece be riding his ultra-light hill climb special? Will our juniors claim top spot?
On the same day at the same venue you can also watch 400 cyclocross riders battle it out across sloping fields of Shelsley Walsh. Round 5 of the West Midlands Cyclocross League is being organised by Dave Jennings and there will be races for all age groups from toddlers to veterans.
The Shelsley Walsh cafe/restaurant will be open for snacks, breakfasts, lunches and drinks throughout the day – bring the family and enjoy the fun!
If anyone would like to help on the day, volunteers are welcome. Call David Jennings 01905 820587 or Rick Allen 01905 427940