PULLAR ON MONSAL
Another busy weekend of hill climbs as the RTTC National Championship approaches on the horizon. National hill-climb champion Jack Pullar (Madison Genesis) heads for the Sheffrec CC event at Monsal Head on closed roads looking to add to his successes last weekend in the Scarborough Paragon and Bridlington CC events. Ladies champion Lynn Hamel (Herbalife) is also present as is Graham Briggs (Rapha Condor CC) and veteran Chris Walker (RST RT).
PETTINGER CHASES TWO
Tejvan Pettinger (Sri Chinmoy RT) also notched up two wins last week, the Minehead and Kingston Wheelers hill climbs, and he goes for two this week, the Otley CC two-stage event at Guise Cliff and Norwood plus the Fibrax Wrexham RC event on the Horseshow Pass. Former hill-climb champions James Dobbin (Arctic SRAM RT) and Matt Clinton (Mike Vaughan Cycles), Rik Waddon (PARA T) and Richard Handley (Rapha Condor RT) are also listed.
SO DOES GOUGH
Robert Gough (Arctic SRAM RT) looks to repeat his 2012 success in the Severn RC event and better his event record 1-47.8 done in 2011. Gough also goes for the VC Walcot event on Clavendon Hill where rivals include James Coleman of the promoting club.
The Chippenham & District Wheelers on the 1.27-mile hill includes Tavis Walker (VC Walcot) who is also down for the Bath CC event which also includes Glyndwr Griffiths (Bristol South). Joss Teasdale (In Gear Quickvit Trainsharp) rides the Cleveland Wheelers hill-climb looking to improve on his second place last year.
GOLDEN OLDIES IN ACTION
The Warrington RC `Johnny Helms` 2-up GP des Gentlemen has attracted its usual mass of `golden oldies`. Les West, Tony Hewson,Ernie Lightfoot, Alan Mellor, Trevor Horton, Tony Woodcock, Gary Dighton, Andy Wilkinson and John Woodburn are some of the stars to be seen in action.