This year’s Clough Climb initially saw only three entries, but later numbers grew as more riders turned up and signed on to take on the challenge of Bamford Clough, a rough track half a kilometre long and 130 metres of height gain.
Last year one man had made it to the top on a bike designed specifically for the challenge. This a new contender took the crown, on a regular bike, impressive!
There were about 10-15 riders in the end, with some people having a couple of go’s. I put in a poor effort losing grip and having to restart due to bad line choice before the corner, and then misplacing my front wheel and stalling higher up, I think I was probably about 5m short of last year. I did carry the ‘Road Closed’ closed sign all the way up to the top in quite a good time though. I like to think it’s not the winning that counts, it’s how knacker you get! 😆
There are some average pictures in the gallery, it was quite dark and I was limited in what I could get as I was marshalling too.