This Sunday's Hill Climb Champs (6th October 2013) saw a very depleted field take to the start line, despite a good many riders meeting at the Stadium or riding over to the event.
However, we did have a Professional rider compete as a private ride - Liam Holohan, just returned after a well deserved break following an intensive year with Madison-Genisis. Liam who has ridden many International races including a fine showing in this years Tour of Britain was interested to see how he might compare against the times set by Former 5 times National Champion - Stuart Dangerfield....
As expected Liam was inside the magic 3 minute 30 mark but not quite as fast as Stuart's record of 3.05, which is still highly creditable given that Liam had just returned from a two week lay off and relinquished his race diet for a while.
The competition between Wheeler's members was very close in deed with just 2 seconds covering the top three:
in third place was former Club Champion and ex 1st category road man Matt Morris.
The ride of the day was surely that of young Joe Lister who was just a solitary second away from a remarkable win - Obviously following in his father Ian's footsteps - another 1st category and International road rider.
But the win went to Mark Primmer, who since packing smoking and taking up bike riding has gone from strength to strength - a great ride.
The Veteran's honors were fought out between In Horton the club Time Trial Secretary and Pete Escritt who ran out winner in that category.