Cestria CC Open Hill Climb, Saturday 10 October 2015, 10am at Lanchester

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Cestria CC Lanchester HC Start Sheet v2

WE are absolutely delighted to announce we have a superb 55 entries – many thanks to those who have supported us already by entering, marshalling and officiating.

Cestria CC are delighted to relaunch their Lanchester Peth Hill Climb on Saturday 10 October at 2015, with the first rider off at 10.01. There will be a diverse prize fund, including a 3-person team, newbies, as well as a fun “weight” category.  Please share this event with potential riders. Enter here (standard entry is £8.50):


– Great selection of prizes, including team prizes, newbie category and a fun “weight” category (prize fund supported by our sponsors John Morefield Ltd., Filtration and Purification experts and Cestria Cycles, Chester-le-Street)

  • Just in: Cestria Cycles have donated three fantastic Junior prizes, making the list as follows:
  • Fastest Junior/Juvenile: £10 and full cycle service, courtesy Cestria Cycles (worth more than £50)
  • Second-fastest Junior/Juvenile: £9 and socks and gels, courtesy Cestria Cycle
  • Third-fastest Junior/Juvenile: Selection of gels, courtesy Cestria Cycles

– Post-race scran back at HQ following which provisional results will be released

– Race HQ at Lanchester Community Centre has toilets and limited changing facilities (although no showers)

– part of the N&DCA Hill Climb Race League

– race the legendary “Peth” being one of the UK’s 100 Best Hill Climbs and a chance to challenge Dominic Munnelly’s modern-era record time of 4:18.

The start is from the lamppost visible in the top picture, ie., just northeast of the junction of Peth Bank with Deneside. The finish (pictured below) is directly opposite a path that is 200 years from the crossroads in the second picture, immediately to the left of the ‘photographer’. Here is the course on Strava (and remember that it is very difficult to be 100% accurate):

Strava segment for club hill climb

You will note that Michael Openshaw’s KOM of 4:22 was most likely performed from a flying, not standing, start (but is still hugely impressive). The modern-era official CTT course record (as far as we can tell) is held by Dominic Munnelly with 4:18.


Peter Scott