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Club Hill Climb Championships
This years event took place on 28th October 2012 on the Bridge Road climb out of Ironbridge.
Sunday dawned a little warmer but a little wetter making the assent of Bridge Road out of Ironbridge that little more difficult. The Ironbridge Gorge was looking very picturesque in the varying shades of autumn as the riders signed on adjacent to the famous bridge itself.
First man off was Jeremy Guy who set the bar high for those following and in fact only three others went faster. Third place was taken by one of the Club's time trial specialists, Paul Rogers but all eyes were upon last years winner Mark Caley who was hoping to improve on last years time of 3 minutes 38 seconds.
However it was not to be and his form was not quite as good as he slipped to 4 min 8 seconds. The outright winner was this years Midland Divisional Road Race Champion Adam Lewis, the only man to get inside 4 minutes with a creditable 3 minutes 47.73 seconds and this was on his 'training bike' complete with mudguards!
There were two 'private rides' by Colin & Keith Eagleston, who were down this way from Ayrshire in Scotland as Colin is currently studying at the University of Wolverhampton. Which is was probably not what they were planning on doing at the start of the day! But well done for taking part.
Check the calendar for the dates of next years Hill Climb events.