James wins again!
Event number 16 in the Beech House Dental Practice Time Trial League was the Darley Head Hill Climb, starting outside the now closed Darley Mill Centre and finishing at the summit, just before Prospect Farm. The climb involves 112 metres of ascent over the 1-mile distance.
The weather was ideal at 20 degrees Celsius with a light breeze from the east. 7 riders signed on from Harrogate Nova.
Once again, it was the night when the young riders triumphed. James Beagley took 1st place in an impressive time of 4:23, beating last years’ time by 21 seconds, setting a schoolboy record and securing the hill climb trophy, too. Magnus Denwood took 2nd place in a time of 4:45 with Tom Rowlay in 3rd place just 1 second behind in 4:46. Ben Crowther put in a sterling effort to break the junior record in 5:26.
Thanks go to Margaret and Vaughan Carswell for organising the event and Mark Turnock for number taking.
Next week’s event is the last event, a 4-mile hill climb up to Scarhouse Dam near Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge, followed by lunch at How Stean Gorge Café. We hope to see you all there.