Michaelmas Retrospective – CUCC Hill Climb

04.11.17

The first CUCC Hill Climb in club memory was held on a wet day in early November, but the damp weather didn’t stop 34 entrants lining up to take on the mighty Gog Magog. A strenuous 900m at 4.2% reaching the heady heights of 67m, it’s about the best Cambridge has to offer. Of course, that was no reason to take it easy! However, the committee were disappointed by the lack of vomiting at the top – clearly the racers weren’t trying quite hard enough. Ffion James took the win (and the QOM! (from Laura Massey!)) for the women in 1:53.1 with President Jess close behind in 1:53.8. Alice Bittleston completed the women’s podium. John Hale stormed the win in the men’s competition in 1:32.6, with Espresso Library’s John William Gull 3 seconds down at 1:35.4 – was he weighed down by the Zipp disc? We will never know. Tom Simpson was first club member in 1:37.6.

Honourable mentions go to Felix Barker (6th) and Luke Fisher (18th) for riding fixed, Felix on his pursuit setup for BUCS track and Luke on his Simpson-built machine (shameless plug), and to Tom Wade for riding town-bike.

 

Women’s winner and Queen of the Mountain Ffion James

President Jess on the chase

John Hale putting the power down on the second ramp

#gensec Luke. Someone told him the font on the club email was the wrong size

Gurning like Irving

Correct use of tri-bars from Felix

The angriest George will ever look

Best hairdo goes to Nick

Rob Walker, 4th, feeling the burn

Websec Baf having far too much fun

Will Weatherill getting aero

Tom ‘zombie’ Simpson

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