The annual club hillclimb marks the start of “proper” winter. Up until this point people have enjoyed their break from the racing season, getting to grips with cyclo cross or Sunday club runs. Those who have been putting off attaching their mudguards, in an effort to pretend that “the weather’s still ok out there”, were reminded this Sunday that winter was here, and for many of us it was also a reminder that we better get fit, because riding up steep hills hurt!
Reigning champion Jules did a great job of organising both the hillclimb and the Christmas dinner. Once again, due to popular demand we were racing up White Lane(“popular” meaning that people couldn’t face riding up Chalk Pit Lane). Rachel was the fastest girl, Freddy the fastest boy, James was the fastest with a hangover and Euan fastest overall.
Then onto the Beaver Cafe, our regular clubrun cake stop who had laid on a special Christmas lunch for us. We stuffed our faces while Jules and James worked out the results. All the category winners won a VCL-inspired Prendas hat.
Well done to everyone who rode, and a massive thanks to Jules for sorting out the entire day. Click here to see Johnny’s photos on the VCLs Flickr page.