The annual club hill climb took place on the usual hill between Charlton and Preston, with 19 riders taking to the start line. Defending champion Andy Saunders took the honours with a record equalling 8th victory. James Gomm took second place going old school on his fixie, with club chairman Nick Senechal edging out Mark Desborough by just 0.3 seconds to claim 3rd place.
After a years hiatus, Nick & Jane Hickman returned on the tandem and improved on their previous time of 3:09.1 to dip under the 3 minute mark for the first time. There were also several débutantes on the hill climb, setting benchmark times for next years event.
Frank Turner was once again the man in charge, with James Spence assisting and Andrew Stevenson pushing off. Post event refreshments were enjoyed by all in The Windmill pub. That’s it for this season, with the next TT in the calender the Boxing Day 10.
Photos thanks to Sue Clifford-Smith & Nick Hickman
A. Saunders 1:13.6, J Gomm 1:21.8, N Senechal 1:29.4, M Desborough 1:29.7, J McPherson 1:32.9, N Miles 1:36.8, R Thomson 1:40.6, N Tooke 1:45.2, D Rickels 1:46.4, S Freshney 1:47.2, A Ross 1:51.0, M Collins 1:53.9, N Wilson 1:35.0, J Beard 2:07.1, M Loosley 2:11.1, P Greenfield 2:11.5, S Oliver 2:33.3, Nick & Jane Hickman (Tandem) 2:56.4