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As the racing season heads towards the winter, Southend Wheelers held their annual Hill Climb Championships at the weekend. In glorious autumn weather, perfect for hill climbing 17 riders took on the 1.1km climb of North Hill, Little Baddow in what proved to be a very competitive event.

Simon Alexander riding for RichardsonsTrek (1:45:20) took the narrowest of wins from James Wicks, HPC (1:45:41) with Shane Jarvis, Colchester CC (2:10), beating Southend Wheeler, Ben Bowler, by one second (2:11).



Paula Scates won the Women’s event (3:23) beating second place Cheryl Perry (3:25) and third place Melanie Lamb (3:59).

Full results list:

Simon Alexander (RichardsonsTrek) – 1:45:20

James Wicks (HPC) – 1:45:41

Shane Jarvis (Colchester) – 2:10

Ben Bowler – 2:11

Paul Gribbon – 2:13

Antoine Rouyer Brown – 2:14

Dan Jenkins – 2:24

Paul White – 2:32

Martin Harris – 2:46

Andy Merchant – 2:57

Chris Smith – 3:04

Paul Scates – 3:23

Cheryl Perry – 3:25

Melanie Lamb – 3:59

Lorna Jones – 4:06

Linda Scates – 4:28

Elaine Cotton – 5:40


Left to right:

Fastest Junior: James Wicks – 1:45:41

Club Women’s Hill Climb Champion 2022: Paula Scates – 3:23

Club Hill Climb Champion 2022: Ben Bowler – 2:11 Overall winner: Simon Alexander - 1:45:21


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