was it a mass start hill climb? sounds amazing
There were ‘waves’ for certain categories, but for my class, we started with two different age groups too. Must’ve been about 200 or so in that group.
Pretty mad start, to be honest (already on a 6% hill from the off).
That’s like my dream HC! I sometimes wonder what would happen if my wife and I move to another country. We’ve got the volume and history of HCs here in the UK, but the one-offs in Taiwan and stuff where they’re proper mountains are very appealing.
It’s funny moving from south east England to a country that’s over 75% mountains, as you kind of need to learn to embrace climbing. Plenty of events here, but really spread about the country.
After Mount Fuji in June and another event TBC, I think I’ll jump over to Taiwan to do the KOM with some friends (not racing, just finishing!).
@xDOMx know anyone who's doing/done the Happougahara hillclimb?
I may register for this year's event in either the B category or the 'Heavyweight' :o Tho' if I train there's a good chance I'd be just under that 80kg mark.
I'd be aiming to not come last.
I don’t know anyone doing it or that has done it, but it may work for me...
I’d be in the same class if you did the B category.
I'm signed up, cat B :D
That means I’ll have to finally get off my arse and sign up. Cheers for the motivation!
My local club, the Macclesfield Wheelers is organising a closed road hill climb on the May 27th Bank Holiday Monday in Bollington, Cheshire. The road is Beeston Brow, a cobbled climb 0.8 miles long ave gradient 6%.
The event isn't CTT affiliated but there will apparently be cakes and prizes on the line. Some years ago it was won by Stuart Dangerfield so you could potentially see your name recorded up in history along with his...
Would be great to see some of you down here. There's loads of good climbing around here so could easily make a good day of it if you're based in the northwest region.
Looks like a good-un!
.... ouch .... !
Ooh a race for my plus tyre mtb!
Rode down that last week. Horrible surface. I’ll be there to watch.
The 6% ave is somewhat misleading.
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