Matlock CC (Bank Road)

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  • Date: 22-Oct-23
  • Time: 14:00
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  • Course: AHC/6
  • Closing Date: 10-Oct-23 23:59
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Brown and Owen charge to victories in Matlock’s Bank Road climb

  • Published: 23 Oct 23
  • Written By: Snowdon Sports
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Calum Brown

Calum Brown (Wold Top The Edge Pactimo) snatched victory on a borrowed bike in the Matlock CC organised event on Bank Road, while Frances Owen (Wahoo Le Col) recorded her second win of the day in the women’s event and beat her own course record.

Brown, aged 32, recorded a winning time of one minute and 47.5 seconds on the 700-yard course which has a maximum gradient of 25%.

Bank Road starts outside the Town Hall in Matlock before starting off at a shallower gradient before getting gradually steeper as the course continues onto Rutland Street before finishing shortly before the junction with Wellington Street.

Brown took his third open hill climb victory of the season finishing just a second quicker than Andy Nichols (Team Lifting Gear Products).

Nichols is targeting victory at next weekend’s National Hill Climb Championship and won the morning event on Riber.

Josh Coyne (Bpm Coaching) completed the men’s podium stopping the clock in a time of 1-55.

“I only went to Bank to hang out and catch up with friends,” said Brown. “I got a lift with a friend who was driving from Sheffield but only had room for his bike. I signed on for the event and then went looking for a bike to borrow.

Frances Owen

“My good mate Charlie Openshaw was kind enough to agree to lend me his bike. So, after he was done and rolled back down the hill I managed to jump on a turbo for eight minutes and get to the start line.

“I was extremely surprised I won.”

The quickest juvenile rider was Alfie Nott (Sheffield Youth Cycling Club) who stopped the clock in 2-24, while Charlie Openshaw (Team Lifting Gear Products) was fastest veteran in 2-12.

In the women’s event Frances Owen (Wahoo Le Col) added another victory to her collection stopping the clock in a time of 2-21.

The 31-year-old also won the morning’s event on Riber and completed back-to-back victories in Matlock.

Meanwhile, Frances Owen said: “I really look forward to Bank as it brings an awesome crowd - this year did not disappoint!

“I went out too hard (doesn’t everyone?!) and suffered after the main crowd zone, but when I realised I was on to break my own course record it pushed me over the line!”

Becky Hair (Laka x Pedal Mafia Race Team) finished second in the women’s category in 2-46 after also finishing runner-up on Riber, while para-cyclist Morgan Newberry (Loughborough Lightning /TRG) completed the women’s podium positions (3-13).

Quickest woman veteran was Alice Larkin (Glossop Kinder Velo Cycling Club) who stopped the clock in 3-17.

“I really look forward to Bank as it brings an awesome crowd - this year did not disappoint,” said Owen.

“I went out too hard and suffered after the main crowd zone, but when I realised I was on to break my own course record it pushed me over the line!”

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* A gallery of images from this event is available here



1             Calum   Brown   Wold Top The Edge Pactimo         01:47.5

2             Andy     Nichols Team Lifting Gear Products          01:48.4

3             Josh       Coyne   Bpm Coaching   01:55.4

4             Ryan      Oldam   Elevate RT            01:57.6

5             Tobi        Ng          Team PB Performance     01:58.9

6             James    King       OVB       01:59.1

7             Niko       Raine          02:06.6

8             Oliver    Tandy    Solihull CC           02:08.8

9             Sam       Witter    Congleton CC - MyWindsock       02:09.9

10           Ashley   Wilcox   Congleton CC - MyWindsock       02:11.5

11           Charlie  Openshaw          Team Lifting Gear Products          02:12.2

12           Ryan      Hornsby               Lindsey Roads Cycling Club           02:12.5

13           Christopher        Baines   Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles        02:12.7

14           Jake        Wade    Lindsey Roads Cycling Club           02:14.4

15           Tom       Andrews              Team Lifting Gear Products          02:15.6

16           James    Stockton              Buxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles        02:15.6

17           Leo         Guilfoyle               FTP ( Fulfil The Potential ) Race Team       02:15.8

18           Paul        Shardlow             Rapha Cycling Club          02:20.2

19           Frances Owen    Wahoo Le Col     02:21.4

20           Darren  Miller     Fusion Cycling Club Dronfield      02:24.3

21           Alfie       Nott       Sheffield Youth Cycling Club         02:24.5

22           Mark     Proctor Matlock CC         02:24.5

23           Nick       Brownbill             Backpedal            02:25.4

24           Chris      Spencer                Congleton CC - MyWindsock       02:26.1

25           Christopher        Peach    Ilkeston Cycle Club           02:27.7

26           Patrick   Heron    Matlock CC         02:29.6

27           Harry     Lea         Geared Up & CN Cycles RT            02:31.4

28           Chris      Green    Matlock CC         02:32.3

29           William Neill       MagCAD Designs              02:34.6

30           Simon   Warren Norwood Paragon CC      02:35.3

31           Brodie   Johnson               Beeston Road Club           02:36.2

32           Laurie    Stobbs  Trek Bicycles Bakewell     02:36.6

33           Roch      Morgan Derby Mercury  R C          02:38.8

34           Lawrence             Gillam    Belper BC             02:42.0

35           Daniel    Farrand TrueSapien          02:43.1

36           Jamie     Haines   Melton Olympic CC          02:43.1

37           Joseph  Bullock  University of Nottingham C C       02:43.3

38           Andrew Magnier               MagCAD Designs              02:43.4

39           Grant     Womack              Ludlow Brewery Race Team          02:45.9

40           Dan        Swain    Velo Bavarian     02:46.3

41           Becky    Hair        Laka x Pedal Mafia Race Team     02:46.4

42           Ben        Lloyd     Fibrax Wrexham RC         02:47.0

43           Jamie     Brough Matlock CC         02:56.4

44           Colin      Nadin    Belper Ten Twenty Triathlon Club               03:00.9

45           Shaun   Dalton   Derby Mercury  R C          03:02.0

46           James    Adams  Matlock CC         03:02.1

47           Nick       Burton  Newark Castle C C            03:06.4

48           James    Vanieris Racing Club Ravenna       03:09.7

49           Alec        Dovinson             Mansfield Road Club       03:10.2

50           Christopher        Hall         BPC Race Team  03:11.3

51           John      Holmes Ilkeston Cycle Club           03:13.2

52           Morgan Newberry            Loughborough Lightning / TRG    03:13.3

53           Alice       Larkin    Glossop Kinder Velo Cycling Club               03:17.3

54           Joss        Winter  Matlock CC         03:18.3

55           Callum  Marshall               Matlock CC         03:31.9

56           Derek    Bean      Matlock CC         03:34.5

57           Matthew             Calvert  Matlock CC         03:41.7

58           Max       Atkinson              Matlock CC         03:41.9