Richard Cartland (Trainsharp) and Jennifer Andrews (CC Ashwell) powered to victory in the Blazing Saddles hill-climb on Knights Hill at Goodwood in Sussex on Sunday.
Challenging conditions saw a damp road surface and headwind on Knights Hill and course records weren’t in any danger, but there were still some impressive performances all things considered.
Cartland, 39 and from Lewes in East Sussex, clocked 3.48 to take the win by nine seconds from Joshua Monk (The Cycleroom), with Adam Littlechild (Racing Club Ravenna) took third, another second back.
Meanwhile Andrews clocked 4.55 to win the women’s prize by six seconds from Elise Sherwell (Blazing Saddles), while Nicola Mengham (Bognor Regis CC) was third fastest female with 7.05.
It was Cartland’s first open hill-climb victory of the season, and he will next be in action at the Bec CC climb on White Lane, Titsey, next Sunday.
Jennifer Andrews placed second in the previous days Kingston Wheelers hill-climb on Leith Hill with National 12-hour champion Alice Lethbridge taking the win there.
Andrews is due to be in action again in a fortnight, as she rides the Essex Roads CC and Watford Velo Sport hill-climbs on Oct 14 and 15.
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Pos Name Club Time
1 Richard Cartland Trainsharp 03:48
2 Joshua Monk The Cycleroom 03:57
3 Adam Littlechild Racing Club Ravenna 03:58
4 Luke Campbell Chichester Westgate Triathlon Club 04:09
5 Howard Bayley Blazing Saddles 04:13
6 Tony Boness Blazing Saddles 04:14
7 Duncan Foster Blazing Saddles 04:17
8 James Mapley Blazing Saddles 04:19
9 James Ovens Southdown Velo 04:20
10 Jonathan Deutsch Blazing Saddles 04:22
11 Aaron Smith Bognor Regis CC 04:25
12 Alex Byrne-Smith LFGSS CC 04:26
13 Matt Cleaver Blazing Saddles 04:27
14 Andy Langdown Blazing Saddles 04:27
15 David Wells CC Ashwell 04:30
16 David Dalton Fareham Wheelers CC 04:34
17 Hamish Walker Blazing Saddles 04:47
18 Tim Cordall Big Maggys Race Team 05:08
19 Barry Harvey Blazing Saddles 05:20
20 John Isard Hampshire RC 05:57
Sam Bacon Blazing Saddles DNS
Neil Crowther Worthing Excelsior CC DNS
Danny Tonkin Racing Club Ravenna DNF
Perry Lee Southdown Velo DNS
Rob Devo Blazing Saddles DNS
Paul Hiscock Blazing Saddles DNS
Steve Jackson Blazing Saddles DNS
Paul Maling Blazing Saddles DNS
Chris Johnson Blazing Saddles DNS
Ross Fawcett Pedal Power Cycles Ipswich DNS
Pos Name Club Time
1 Jennifer Andrews CC Ashwell 04:55
2 Elise Sherwell Blazing Saddles 05:01
3 Nicola Mengham Bognor Regis CC 07:05