THE R.T.T.C. 2012 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HILL CLIMB
Promoted for and on behalf of
CYCLING TIME TRIALS
Under their Rules, Regulations and National Championship Conditions by
LANCASHIRE ROAD CLUB
ON BEHALF OF NORTH DISTRICT COUNCIL
COURSE L 812 'THE RAKE' RAMSBOTTOM, LANCASHIRE
Welcome to the 69th National Hill Climb Championship promoted for the third time here on The Rake at Ramsbottom by the Lancashire Road Club for and on behalf of Cycling Time Trials.
The Rake has always been a challenge for cyclists. As far back as 1929 when Bury C.T.C. was formed and The Rake was just a rough track, a competition was held to see which rider could climb the furthest before falling off.
Hopefully this sort of mishap should not occur to any of the competitors in the championship, especially as Bury Council has resurfaced the steepest part.
With the new super surface there is a chance that records could be broken. These stand at 2min l4sec for the men and 3min l2sec for the ladies.
Again we are pleased to welcome the Mayor of Bury, Councillor Joan Grimshaw and her consort Mr Paul Grimshaw to present the awards after the event, either at the Shoulder of Mutton car park or indoors at the Holcombe Emmanuel School if the weather is inclement.
In promoting the Championship the Lancashire Road Club would like to thank all our sponsors, mentioned in the programme, for their support in the past.
We would also like to thank the residents living on the course for their cooperation and tolerance. This includes the Reverend Paul Sumpsion and the parishioners of Holcombe Emmanuel Church.
Bury Council has been very supportive by providing the barriers and finally, last but not least, a big thank you to the police at Ramsbottom who always provide invaluable help and advice.
I hope everybody has a good day.
Peter Graham, Event Secretary
The Lancashire Road Club offers its grateful thanks to Bury Council, Greater Manchester Police and Clock Creative Communications. To Viridor for providing the podium, Lusso Clothing for providing the winners' jerseys, Geoff Smith Cycles, MK Cycles, The Shoulder of Mutton, Grants Arms, Bob Duckworth Electrical for the PA system, Andy Regan for the computer system, DJ Cycles, Elephant & Castle, Leisure Lakes Cycles, Green Machine Bike Shop, Supreme Windows, Red Hall Hotel, Old Mill Hotel, Ramsbottom Kitchens and Star Autos for their contributions and last, but by no means least, to the late, great Johnny Helms for his original cartoons.
Toilet facilities are available near the Start at the Grant Arms, side entrance, and at Ramsbottom Civic Hall.
1 Body and arm numbers will be used, numbers to be fastened to both arms. Numbers and signing on sheet will be available at the Grant Arms near the start. Allow time for fitting and please return them to the steward at the finish.
2 Riders must not stand in the road at the start or finish.
3 Please note the contents of C.T.T. Regulation 31 relating to hill climbs and their conduct.
4 The countdown procedure for the start will be: HALF A MINUTE, 15 SECONDS, 10, 5, GO
5 Parking of motor vehicles will not be permitted on any part of the course, the approaches to the start in Carr Street or beyond the finish in Chapel Lane. The Rake and Chapel Lane will be closed to all traffic other than competitors and pedestrians for the duration of the event.
6 Riders will not be permitted to warm-up on any part of the course, or ride down the course after the roads have been closed to traffic. Lumb Carr Road, which is to the left at the 'Shoulder of Mutton' beyond the finish, provides a good warm-up facility.
7 Please keep your head up and keep a sharp look-out at all times. Head-down riding could result in disqualification.
8 Numbers can be exchanged for souvenir tee shirts at the finish.
NOTE: The wearing of helmets is compulsory for all Juvenile and Junior riders.
NOTE: NO PARKING ON THE SHOULDER OF MUTTON CAR PARK
Spectators are requested to keep the roads clear for competitors and not to overcrowd the finish area. The success and future of the event depend on the good conduct of all concerned.
Carr Street is in a north westerly direction from the traffic signals in Ramsbottom centre.
Awards for Men, Women and Juniors
(subject to Championship Condition 2 (h))
Champion: RTTC Championship Trophy, RTTC Gilt Medallion
Second: RTTC Championship Medallion
Third: RTTC Championship Medallion
Fastest Team of 3 Riders RTTC Championship Shield
AGE CATEGORY AWARDS (MEDALLIONS)
First in the following Age Bands: 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-74 75+
First Girl and Boy 12 Year Old 13 Year Old 14 Year Old 15 Year Old 16 Year Old 17 Year Old 18 Year Old
Lancashire Road Club Awards
Fastest rider breaking Course Record (2min14sec) £400
Fastest Lady breaking Course Record (3min12sec) £200
Fastest Unsponsored Team of 3 Riders £50 each