Richardsons Cycle Club Winter Hills Competition 2019. The Hills.
Troutsdale – From Junction of Broxa Lane to the car park at the top of Troutsdale.
Annemiek – VV. Springhill Lane from the junction of Park Avenue to the junction with Evelyn Drive.
Bartindale TT – Bartindale hill from the bottom to the top.
Ravenscar Mast – from just past junction of Rudda Road to just past the mast.
Blands Cliff – Scarborough Hellingen !
Ravenscar Golf Course Climb. RCCGCC The Full Monty.
In Reasty, go down the steep down hill where the jumps are then up the other side. The climb starts at the bottom of the jumps downhill, so will include negotiating the downed tree (but this is rideable without stopping). It finishes at the top.
Moor Road Climb 2
Off the troutsdale road near before the turn to Bakers Warren climb, but on the right. There is a gate entrance into the field and its from the gate up a farm track and then a steeper track to the gate at the top.
Blue Man Beck climb
In Dalby just off the green run. You can go down down the old black then turn left up the valley bottom for several 100 metres and then it’s on the right.
3 Steps to heaven
The bridleway next to Broxa road hill climb. It’s from the old weed covered tractor to the gate at the top.
Richardsons Winter Hill Competition – The Rules !
Start your (bodily) engines: the off-season Strava hill climbs comp is go. It runs from Monday 7th October to midnight 9 February 2020. (That gives us time to get trophies engraved before the club dinner in March.) You can ride the climbs as many times as you want. There are competitions for men and women, both on and off-road. There will be a big-boned class again. If you’re 80kg or over (male) or 70kg or over (female) let us know on here and we’ll put a B after your name so we remember. Weight is your weight now - if you lose several kilos by February and slip down a class, don’t worry about it.
The rider with the lowest cumulative time (in each category) on the five hills, road or off-road, will win a trophy. If you win multiple trophies, you might just get one bigger trophy with a plaque listing all your victories.
1. You must be a paid-up member of Richardsons CC when any ride is done for it to count.
2. Before any counting ride, you must join Richardsons Cycling Club on Strava so that other club members can see your rides.
3. Only rides within the time period will count.
4. All rides must be uploaded and made public no later than the day after the climbs were ridden in order to count.
5. You can use any bicycle you like, so long as it doesn’t have an engine or a motor.
6. You must not get a tow off a vehicle or other cyclist.
7. At the end of each calendar month (approx), we’ll publish a league table of times. If your times are not visible on Strava (because you’ve gone faster on one of the climbs at an earlier date), you must inform the organiser (Lorraine Naylor), either by email, text, or by posting it on the RCC forum.
8. This is meant to be self-policing but any disputes will be decided by a majority vote of RCC Committee members. (So, for example, if your phone says you did a climb at 30mph, they can just toss it out as a phone error.)
That’s it. We know Strava isn’t 100% accurate. Sometimes you’ll get the breaks, sometimes you won’t even get a recording. It’s just meant to be a bit of fun really, and something to do over the autumn and winter.
Even if you don’t think you’ll be in with a shout of a trophy, it’s worth having a go at to see how much you can improve on the various hills. It’s great training! You’ll want to get some of the off-road climbs done before winter bites, as they’re much harder when it’s wet and muddy.
Any queries, post on the forum on our web site. https://richardsonscc.co.uk/ or on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/Richardsons-Cycle-Club-538603906201132/