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Varsity Hill Climb


On Sunday 4th October 2015 Leeds Triathlon Centre, Leeds Met Cycling Club and Leeds University Cycling Club will be holding a hill climb up Norwood Edge as trials for the BUCS Hill Climb and will be part of the selection process for the Leeds Triathlon Centre programmes. This will be held as part of a Sunday TRAINING RIDE:

If you can't make it then there is another option. You can use STRAVA to record a time up the climb.
Only Strava times submitted between 1st July 2015 and 4th October 2015 will be used for selection decisions.
The STRAVA Segment is listed on STRAVA as Otley CC Hill Climb: http://www.strava.com/segments/2521267
To be sure we don't miss your result then request to join the Leeds Triathlon Centre Club on STRAVA by searching under Triathlon Clubs.

Another option is the Otley CC 2-Stage Hill Climb on Saturday 3rd October 2015 which includes the Norwood climb: http://otleycycleclub.co.uk/open-events.html


RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS

You must wear a helmet and obey the highway code.

Be observant - Car drivers don't know or care you are doing a hill climb so remain observant to cars approaching from behind especially if you are about to overtake another cyclists.  A couple of seconds faster time isn't worth getting run over.

We recommend that all riders wear a watch or use a GPS to record their own ride time as a back up in case of issues with timing.

The start area is just a few metres north of the bridge over Lindley Wood Reservoir on the B6451 heading towards Norwood.

Leeds Uni Cycling Club Riders will go off between 9.00 and 9.30 at 1 minute intervals so should arrive at the start area at 08.45. If you don't know how to get there then meet in JAM Car Park (opposite Wilkinson's in Headingley) at 08.00 to ride out together.

Leeds Triathlon Centre Riders will go off between 9.30 and 10.00 at 1 minute intervals so should arrive at the start area at 9.15. If you don't know how to get there then meet outside Up and Running at West Park at 08.30 to ride out together.

To avoid congestion in the start area, once there are 15 riders waiting to start any additional riders will be asked to ride away from the start area over the bridge back towards Otley and to return 15 minutes later. Anyone waiting to start must also wait off the road.

There will be 3 helpers in the start area:
  • Helper #1 prepares the waiting riders by putting them in order and writing the riders number on their left hand and left leg. The riders number is the riders start time in minutes past the hour. So the first rider of will be #5 as they will go off at 9.05, The next rider will be #6 as they will go off at 9.06. The number will only be written on during the 60 seconds prior to the rider starting meaning that if people arrive late or change order then it won't affect the timing.
  • Helper #2 will holds people for the start.
  • Helper #3 will be the starter and will records the name/number of each rider on the start sheet.
There will be 2 helpers in the finish area:
  • Helper #4 writes down the time each person passes the finish.
  • Helper #5 spots the number and confirms the name of each rider as they finish and passes this information to Helper #4 so it can be written down on the finish sheet.

When you finish get off the road and make sure the Helpers recorded your name, number and finish time but then please don't hang around in the finish area too long. Get together with a small number of riders and go off for a cool down ride home. Again this is to avoid too much congestion in the Finish area and so as not to put off the Helpers.

Results will be published online via relevant Facebook groups and via our website later that day. Helpers will head back to Starbucks at The Village Hotel for a coffee and to work out the times as they have Free WiFi. So if you want to join for a coffee then come along. We will probably be there from 11.30

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR HELPERS

  • Bring a stop watch and a wrist watch if you have them.
  • We will synchronize our wrist watches when we arrive at the start area so they can be used as a backup if there is a problem with the stop watches.
  • At 9.00 we will all start our stopwatches.
  • Helper #4 and #5 will then ride to the finish
  • The first rider will be set off at 9.05 so you should have plenty of time to make the top of the hill before they arrive.
  • I will bring 4 stopwatches so we have spares, a few permanent markers to write peoples numbers on their hands/legs, paper copies of the start sheet and finish sheet, pens .
  • I think that is it for now but let me know if you can see any issues. We are organizing it this way so that we don't have to produce a start list and if people arrive late, etc then it should mean they can still take part.

Results - 2015

Varsity Hill Climb 4th October 2015

Overall Gender Name Race # Source Uni/Met Club Gender Times Times (Dec) VAM Gradient Factor W/Kg
1 1 Ed McParland 16  LTC HC Uni Cycling M 05:22.1 5.368 1855.32 2.93 6.33
2 2 Tautvydas Kopustas 49  LTC HC Beckett Tri M 05:37.7 5.628 1769.62 2.93 6.04
3 3 Elliot Smales 36  LTC HC Beckett Tri M 05:39.3 5.655 1761.27 2.93 6.01
4 4 Elliot Jones 15  LTC HC LCOA Cycling M 05:43.7 5.728 1738.73 2.93 5.93
5 5 Liam Lloyd 26  LTC HC Uni Tri M 05:47.4 5.790 1720.21 2.93 5.87
6 6 Ali Rogers 28  LTC HC Uni Tri M 05:54.1 5.902 1687.66 2.93 5.76
7 7 Adam Robinson 55  LTC HC Beckett Cycling M 06:00.9 6.015 1655.86 2.93 5.65
8 8 Chris Palfreman 10  LTC HC Uni Cycling M 06:01.2 6.020 1654.49 2.93 5.65
9 9 Jonny Dudley 46  LTC HC Uni Tri M 06:05.4 6.090 1635.47 2.93 5.58
10 10 Joshua Jones 35  LTC HC Beckett Tri M 06:06.4 6.107 1631.00 2.93 5.57
11 11 Calum Johnson 42  LTC HC Beckett Tri M 06:10.0 6.167 1615.14 2.93 5.51
12 12 Ali Weymouth 27  LTC HC Uni Tri M 06:11.8 6.197 1607.32 2.93 5.49
13 13 Harry Speers 54  LTC HC Beckett Tri M 06:17.0 6.283 1585.15 2.93 5.41
14 14 Gareth Jooste 23  LTC HC Uni Tri M 06:17.3 6.288 1583.89 2.93 5.41
15 15 James Scott Farrington 45  LTC HC Beckett Tri M 06:18.6 6.310 1578.45 2.93 5.39
16 16 Jonny Dudley 60  LTC HC Uni Tri M 06:21.0 6.350 1568.50 2.93 5.35
17 17 Pete Gaskell 38  LTC HC Beckett Tri M 06:21.4 6.357 1566.86 2.93 5.35
18 18 Richard Allen 57  LTC HC Uni Tri M 06:22.2 6.370 1563.58 2.93 5.34
19 19 Sean Watson 37  LTC HC Uni Tri M 06:25.0 6.417 1552.21 2.93 5.30
20 20 Joe Natale 9  LTC HC Uni Cycling M 06:26.1 6.435 1547.79 2.93 5.28
21 21 Greg Chambers 25  LTC HC Uni Tri M 06:29.1 6.485 1535.85 2.93 5.24
22 22 Steven Sims 51  LTC HC Beckett Tri M 06:29.6 6.493 1533.88 2.93 5.24
23 23 Matt Burt 47  LTC HC Uni Tri M 06:30.2 6.503 1531.52 2.93 5.23
24 24 Pavan Rooprai 34  LTC HC Uni Tri M 06:32.7 6.545 1521.77 2.93 5.19
25 25 Joe Woodman 12  LTC HC Uni Cycling M 06:35.8 6.597 1509.85 2.93 5.15
26 26 Chris Pickles 7  LTC HC Uni Cycling M 06:36.0 6.600 1509.09 2.93 5.15
27 27 Lois Leung 32  LTC HC Beckett Tri M 06:53.5 6.892 1445.22 2.93 4.93
28 28 Fred Edwards 14  LTC HC Uni Cycling M 06:57.1 6.952 1432.75 2.93 4.89
29 29 Jacob Shannon 50  LTC HC Uni Tri M 06:57.9 6.965 1430.01 2.93 4.88
30 30 James Robinson 30  LTC HC Beckett Tri M 06:58.8 6.980 1426.93 2.93 4.87
31 1 Jana Machacova 41  LTC HC Uni Tri F 07:15.8 7.263 1371.27 2.93 4.68
32 31 Will Keogh 56  LTC HC Uni Tri M 07:18.6 7.310 1362.52 2.93 4.65
33 32 Brett Bassett 31  LTC HC Beckett Tri M 07:19.7 7.328 1359.11 2.93 4.64
34 33 Tristan Gee 58  LTC HC Beckett Tri M 07:20.5 7.342 1356.64 2.93 4.63
35 34 Matt Boswell 6  LTC HC Uni Cycing M 07:21.2 7.353 1354.49 2.93 4.62
36 35 Richard Wall 8  LTC HC Uni Cycling M 07:31.2 7.520 1324.47 2.93 4.52
37 2 Linda Evans 24  LTC HC Uni Tri F 07:33.2 7.553 1318.62 2.93 4.50
38 36 Robbie Lightowler 53  LTC HC Uni Tri M 07:55.9 7.932 1255.73 2.93 4.29
39 37 Arran Rae 48  LTC HC Beckett Tri M 08:05.8 8.097 1230.14 2.93 4.20
40 38 Jed Rigby 5  LTC HC Uni Cycling M 08:10.6 8.177 1218.10 2.93 4.16
41 3 Grace Hobbs 40  LTC HC Uni Tri F 08:12.6 8.210 1213.15 2.93 4.14
42 39 Alastair Wyatt 11  LTC HC Uni Cycling M 08:12.9 8.215 1212.42 2.93 4.14
43 4 Chloe Scotchbrook 33  LTC HC Uni Tri F 08:22.9 8.382 1188.31 2.93 4.06
44 5 Annabel Mason 43  LTC HC Uni Tri F 08:41.1 8.685 1146.80 2.93 3.91
45 40 Michael Watson 52  LTC HC Uni Tri M 08:50.9 8.848 1125.64 2.93 3.84
46 41 Matt Whittle 13  LTC HC Uni Cycling M 09:09.9 9.165 1086.74 2.93 3.71
47 6 Charlotte Milligan 44  LTC HC Beckett Tri F 10:02.7 10.045 991.54 2.93 3.38

Results  - 2014

Varsity Hill Climb 28th September 2014

Overall Gender Name Race # Source Uni/Met Club Gender Times Times (Dec) VAM Gradient Factor W/Kg
1 1 Adam Robinson 23  LTC HC Met M 05:44.0 5.733 1737.21 2.93 5.93
2 2 Ali Rogers 33  LTC HC Uni M 05:52.0 5.867 1697.73 2.93 5.79
3 3 Oli Shannon 17  LTC HC Met M 05:56.0 5.933 1678.65 2.93 5.73
4 4 Pete Gaskell 22  LTC HC Met M 06:00.0 6.000 1660.00 2.93 5.67
5 5 Gareth Jooste 14  LTC HC Uni M 06:14.0 6.233 1597.86 2.93 5.45
6 6 Tom Eames 16  LTC HC Uni M 06:15.0 6.250 1593.60 2.93 5.44
7 7 Nathan Veall 45  LTC HC Met M 06:15.0 6.250 1593.60 2.93 5.44
8 8 Ali Weymouth 28  LTC HC Uni M 06:17.0 6.283 1585.15 2.93 5.41
9 9 Jonny Dudley 19  LTC HC Uni M 06:22.0 6.367 1564.40 2.93 5.34
10 10 Simon Parker 41  LTC HC Uni M 06:23.0 6.383 1560.31 2.93 5.33
11 11 William Keogh 24  LTC HC Uni M 06:33.0 6.550 1520.61 2.93 5.19
12 12 James Scott Farrington 38  LTC HC Met M 06:38.0 6.633 1501.51 2.93 5.12
13 13 Mathew Burt 26  LTC HC Uni M 07:00.0 7.000 1422.86 2.93 4.86
14 14 Lois Leung 54  LTC HC Met M 07:04.0 7.067 1409.43 2.93 4.81
15 15 Greg Chambers 18  LTC HC Uni M 07:11.0 7.183 1386.54 2.93 4.73
16 16 Joe Woodman 30  LTC HC Uni M 07:11.0 7.183 1386.54 2.93 4.73
17 17 Sean Watson 31  LTC HC Uni M 07:11.0 7.183 1386.54 2.93 4.73
18 18 Brett Bassett 21  LTC HC Met M 07:20.0 7.333 1358.18 2.93 4.64
19 19 John Proud 13  LTC HC M 07:30.0 7.500 1328.00 2.93 4.53
20 20 Mike Hawgood 36  LTC HC Uni M 07:38.0 7.633 1304.80 2.93 4.45
21 21 Richard Johnson 27  LTC HC Uni M 07:40.0 7.667 1299.13 2.93 4.43
22 1 Linda Evans 20  LTC HC Uni F 07:50.0 7.833 1271.49 2.93 4.34
23 22 Alex Teagle 37  LTC HC Met M 07:53.0 7.883 1263.42 2.93 4.31
24 2 Sarah Bennett 34  LTC HC Uni F 07:54.0 7.900 1260.76 2.93 4.30
25 23 Arran Rae 32  LTC HC Met M 07:56.0 7.933 1255.46 2.93 4.28
26 3 Grace Hobbs 40  LTC HC Uni F 08:03.0 8.050 1237.27 2.93 4.22
27 24 Josh Carter 29  LTC HC M 08:07.0 8.117 1227.10 2.93 4.19
28 25 Mark Raper 43  LTC HC Met M 08:10.0 8.167 1219.59 2.93 4.16
29 26 Ollie Bishop 42  LTC HC Met M 08:23.0 8.383 1188.07 2.93 4.05
30 4 Emma Sharkey 39  LTC HC Uni F 09:27.0 9.450 1053.97 2.93 3.60
31 27 Jordan Vaughan 25  LTC HC Met M 09:31.0 9.517 1046.58 2.93 3.57
32 5 Chloe Scotchbrook 44  LTC HC Uni F 09:37.0 9.617 1035.70 2.93 3.53
33 6 Bex Howells 15  LTC HC F 10:01.0 10.017 994.34 2.93 3.39
34 7 Emma Beckwith 35  LTC HC Uni M 10:07.0 10.117 984.51 2.93 3.36

Results - 2013

Varsity Hill Climb 29th September 2013

Overall Gender Name Race # Source Uni/Met Club Gender Times VAM Gradient Factor W/Kg
1 1 Ed McParland 15  LTC HC Uni Cycling M 06:01 1655.40 2.93 5.65
2 2 Chris Palfreeman 16  LTC HC Uni Cycling M 06:10 1615.14 2.93 5.51
3 3 Hugo Humphries 14  LTC HC Uni Cycling M 06:13 1602.14 2.93 5.47
4 4 Calum Johnson 36  LTC HC Met Tri M 06:20 1572.63 2.93 5.37
5 5 Tautvydas Kopustas  20  LTC HC / Cycling M 06:25 1552.21 2.93 5.30
6 6 Ali Rogers 32  LTC HC Uni Tri M 06:29 1536.25 2.93 5.24
7 7 Dovydas Cipkus 19  LTC HC Uni Cycling M 06:34 1516.75 2.93 5.18
8 8 Adam Robinson 35  LTC HC Met Tri M 06:37 1505.29 2.93 5.14
9 9 Ali Weymouth  24  LTC HC Uni Tri M 06:45 1475.56 2.93 5.04
10 10 Jimmy Laycock 17  LTC HC Uni Cycling M 06:46 1471.92 2.93 5.02
11 11 Simon Parker 31  LTC HC Uni Tri M 06:53 1446.97 2.93 4.94
12 12 Dan Frost 0  LTC HC Uni Tri M 07:16 1371.90 2.93 4.68
13 13 Chris Napleton 21  LTC HC Uni Cycling M 07:23 1348.98 2.93 4.60
14 14 Daniel Gilmour 12  LTC HC Uni Cycling M 07:37 1307.66 2.93 4.46
15 15 Louis Leyung 23  LTC HC Met Tri M 07:48 1276.92 2.93 4.36
16 16 James Scott-Farrington 27  LTC HC Met Tri M 07:57 1252.83 2.93 4.28
17 17 Richard Johnson 25  LTC HC Uni Tri M 08:03 1237.27 2.93 4.22
18 18 James Tipper 37  LTC HC Met Tri M 08:26 1181.03 2.93 4.03
19 1 Helen Roby 33  LTC HC Met Tri F 08:27 1178.70 2.93 4.02
20 2 Sarah Bennett 29  LTC HC Uni Tri F 08:43 1142.64 2.93 3.90
21 19 Michael Peplow 18  LTC HC Uni Cycling M 08:47 1133.97 2.93 3.87
22 20 Ryan Kahr 22  LTC HC Uni Tri M 08:47 1133.97 2.93 3.87
23 3 Grace Hobbs 28  LTC HC Uni Tri F 08:50 1127.55 2.93 3.85
24 4 Katharine Broadbent 10  LTC HC Uni Cycling F 08:57 1112.85 2.93 3.80
25 5 Jo Ryecroft 11  LTC HC Uni Cycling F 09:26 1055.83 2.93 3.60
26 6 Lucy Walker 13  LTC HC Uni Cycling F 09:32 1044.76 2.93 3.57
27 21 Harry Rogers  30  LTC HC Met Tri M 09:49 1014.60 2.93 3.46
28 7 Tanja Ikonen 34  LTC HC Met Tri F 10:28 951.59 2.93 3.25
29 8 Clara Lowther 26  LTC HC Met Tri F 10:33 944.08 2.93 3.22

Course Details

Course Code: V 897
Distance: 1 mile
Description: Start 3 miles north of Otley on the B6451 at a grate on west side of road just north of bridge over reservoir. Finish at top of hill approximately 50 yards before junction of road to TV booster aerial.
Map:
 
Norwood Edge Hill Climb



 
 
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