West pennine Hill climb on Blackstonedge, 1st October 2017
ABC Centreville had a good day at the office on Blackstonedge today at the West Pennine hill climb, with Louis Szymanski taking the win with a storming 7.41 and leading the club to the first team prize, backed up by new member Andy McLaughlin with 9.05 (including a 20 second penalty for a late start!) and Ben Whitehead with 9.12 which also gave him the first V40 prize. Also present in green blue and white were Neil Swithenbank (9.47), Gary Fleet (9.57), and Dave Grogan (10.28) all digging in well in the windy conditions which made the middle straight section harder, then helped on the main upper climb to the White House.
First woman was Charlotte Gorman riding for Team Lusso in 10.28, with local rider Cat Jessop riding for East Lancs only 10 seconds off the win with 10.38 . First Junior was a fast James Noonan in 8.16, and first juvenile was Francis Woodcock with an impressive 8.25 which put him 5th overall!
Neil and Ben will be representing the club on the Rake Hill Climb at Ramsbottom next week, a shorter, steeper effort which should suit them well.
Thanks to John, Nick and Geoff for photos
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