Photograph by Nick White

Photograph by Nick White

Photograph by Nick White

Photograph by Nick White

Photograph by Nick White

Photograph by Nick White

Photograph by Nick White

Photograph by Nick White

On a very cold Sunday morning we headed out to Epping forest for a hill climb double header. First was East London Velo, followed very closely by the Eagle RC hill climb. The ELV race takes place on Mott Street, a local favourite and the site of David's hill climb win last year. 

There was a good turnout of 30+ riders although the cold, damp conditions meant that the times were not blistering, although I did manage a PB. In the end, the top three were separated  by just 2 seconds with VCM's David Ross taking 3rd. I managed a reasonable 11th place, full results

1st - Will Beresford (London Phoenix)
2nd - Ned Jackson (Islington CC)
3rd - David Ross (Velo Club Motel)

Next up was the Eagle RC hill climb on Lippitts Hill which is shorter, with a more consistent gradient. This is where David came into his own, winning the race by 6 seconds. I managed a 5th place, however the field was smaller.

Thank you to everyone involved in organising both events and well done to everyone who entered. A special thanks to Nick White for the photos above, more can be found here.

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