A still, clear, and quite chilly morning, with a few wisps of mist greeted the riders who turned out for the North Bucks Hill Climb Championship for 2008.  As usual, held on F5z/H (for the uninitiated, the climb from Bow Brickhill to the golf course on top of the hill).  There were loads of mountain bikers hanging around and starting their ride in the woods, but none could be persuaded to take part.

I have to say at this point that I hate hill climbs.  I like cycling up big long hills, but sprinting up short steep hills seems foolhardy to day the least.  Anyway, my effort in the 2008 championship came to a quick end, as I got stopped on the steepest part of the climb by some twerp in a 4X4 who decided to stop to hold a conversation with someone.  That kind of buggered up my ride, and I lost enthusiasm after that.  Oh well.  

Some very good rides this morning (youth and light weight are helpful, not to mention fitness!).  Michael Smith won by a comfortable margin over James Fox.  First NBRC rider was  Brian Primett.  Congratulations to all who rode the event, including those of us who spluttered rather than sprinted across the line.

Result of the NBRC Time Trial held on 28th of September 2008

Course:- F5z/H. Bow Brickhill Hill Climb (1km)

Pos. on

Pos

No

Name

Club

Time

Cat

Vets Std

.+ / –

Vets Std

1

1

Michael Smith

TeamMK

1-51.7

Esp.

2

9

James Fox

TeamMK

1-59.2

S

3

10

Jake Hales

Private

2-07.2

Jnr.

4

3

Ian Marshall

TeamMK

2-08.1

V40

5

12

Daniel Murphy

Team Keyne

2-19.9

Juv

6

6

Lindz Barral

TeamMK

2-20.3

S

7

8

Brian Primett

NBRC

2-22.2

V41

8

5

Gareth Richards

NBRC

2-33.7

S

9

7

Chris Selley

NBRC

2-36.2

S

10

13

John Buchanan

NBRC

2-47.5

S

11

2

Darren Haydon

NBRC

2-49.5

S

12

11

Fred Murphy

TeamMK

2-51.8

V42

13

4

Rob Saunders

NBRC

2-59.4

V48

14

14

Tony Brunton

NBRC

3-26.2

V43

Time Keepers:- Bryan Scarborough & Tony Farmborough NBRC