We were asked by St Austell Wheelers if we could support their 2016 hill climb event. Naturally we jumped at the chance.
St Austell Wheelers never fail to put on a great event, known for their TT efforts both hosting and racing, this one turned out to be another well run event by James and his team.
We were able to supply all the prizes, from the likes of Chapeau, Juice lubes and Crankburner, along with tons of free SIS bars and gels for every entrant. The envy of everyone however were the T-Shirts that we had designed and printed!
James, the event organiser, wanted to ensure this was a really fun event with an opportunity for all, so along with the top 3 women, top 3 men and junior category’s, we added the ‘Heaviest Bike’ and ‘NobblyTyre’. We also set up a ‘Motivation Station’ halfway up the hill with a few goodies on the table and plenty of cheer for all the riders.
Heaviest Bike was won by an appropriately dressed Si Potter riding for St Austell Wheelers aboard our shop sign bike!
The Nobbly Tyre was won by Denzil Williams riding for Kernow Riders on his 29er mountain bike.
Scott Tomkinson from Kernow Physio had a guest ride for us and came in a very credible second place overall, Just ahead of Lanhydrock Wheelers Christian Dransfield and behind One and All’s Tom Nancarrow, who was absolutely flying!
Top Female was Francesca Parker for St Austell Wheelers, in 2nd position Martina Gerharty ahead of Rose Willis in 3rd, again riding for St Austell Wheelers.
Sam Berry took a day off from his jump bike activities and flew up the hill taking 1st Junior ahead of our very own Callum Harris who took part in his first hill climb, in fact it was the first time he’d rode a road bike!
Presentations were held back at the Wheel Martyn who were fantastic, allowing the use of the car park for signing on and the Café for post event drinks and some great socialising.
A great day with a fantastic bunch of cyclists, huge efforts by the organisers and racers alike make being involved in these local events a real honour and we hope they continue for years to come.