Good fun! Huge turnout, a full field of 40 and more turned up. Was a great atmosphere, almost like Catford at the top.
Chapeau to the guy who raced on his cargo with a mini keg on the front: beers all round at the top.
Made onto the ELV Instagram but didn’t bother the podium, as expected. Nice to ride out and actually eat the cake afterward for once!
That’s some strong psychological tactics right there! I reckon it’s 50/50 Feather or Bell.
I heard a rumour yesterday that 2022 will be Horseshoe Pass in north Wales. 4km, ~6% and about 10 mins. Well into that!
Yeah proper baller move uploading to Strava when doesn’t normally put everything up normally. I follow Laverack on YouTube etc and he’s gone all in training despite this not being a course that suits him that well, but is stuck on a bike for contractual/logistical bike supply reasons that’s about 7KG, really feel for him.
Mott St on 7th Nov just flashed up on my FB
Spin data predictions for Hillclimb nationals, obv doesn’t reflect the nature/length of the climb, just the recent form on entrants
FWIW, my dad held the Nomads club record at one point, I still have the bike he used. Me and my little bro had a go in 1987 when the Mitre held their club championship on it, and I still have the bike I used too.
Class act with the sunnies.
Defo going to re-read A Corinthian Endeavour next year, full of gems like this.
Just checked results, I did exactly the same time in 1987 as my dad did in 1949
Feeling a few of you will love this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdGEbwxsauE
Brilliant! Some beautiful shots of Haytor. Bummed my pain face didn't make the cut!
Good luck to everyone racing what looks to be a very soggy national. Takes the edge off missing it a bit ☔️
A howling tail wind on the second half should be nice. Could see a course record, or two.
Horrible morning for it. Shame as there can’t me many people wanting to ride out and watch in this
Sat in my car dreading it! Off at 9.06 😀
Good luck!!! Remember the cold and rain will rinse the lactic off your legs (not scientifically proven)
And hide the tears
Just been watching a very boring fixed camera feed on Facebook and there’s a decent crowd making plenty of noise. Truly grim in this part of the world today so hats off to them all.
What’s with the Marshall’s staring into the camera? Presume they are trying to fix something?
Amazing the crowds, they must be frozen
Who’s got it then!? The live feed isn’t much good.
Bell, 3:01.6 for the CR
Boom. Well done Tom. Even if your training ruined my season 😂
Did Bithja defend her title?
I think the women are still riding. Quite good live results page here... https://my.raceresult.com/183676/results?fbclid=IwAR0tc2WDf_gS5AqP4SKUWOsY5VlL3nwIbIE5gAtZ4whW3k5cvler_0o_G7k#4_4BFD50
Yes then, by a second!
How was ELV yesterday?