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R11 Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Optician...

The finale of The Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Opticians Hill Climb Series saw a return to Station Road, Ironbridge for Round 11, Newport Shropshire CC’s promotion. With seven of the 12 Series medals still undecided there was still much to play for on the 0.75 mile climb, which enjoyed fine weather and an unexpected winner. Ludlow […]

R10 Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Optician...

A first ever event under the Bridgnorth CC banner saw riders take on the sapping climb of Five Chimneys, Hughley in the 10th and penultimate round of The Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Opticians Hill Climb Series. This 0.9 mile climb averages 7.8% and gets almost imperceptivity steeper the nearer the top you get, making that final […]

R9 Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Opticians...

The final Championship of The Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Hill Climb Series was settled as David Scott took a commanding win in Round 9, Hafren CC’s Pentre’r Beirdd Hill Climb. This climb based on the A490 averages 7.2%, but that maks a couple of sharper pulls, especially around the hairpin bend which makes the legs quake. […]

R8 Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Opticians...

The destinations of three of the four Championships within The Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Opticians Hill Climb Series were resolved in Round 8, Propel CC’s half mile climb of Swayney Cliff, Coalport – with the small matter of another course record smashed the entrée. The climb can catch out the unwary, ramping to 17% in the […]

R6 Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Opticians...

Kirk Vickers nearly blew his chance of retaking the Course Record in Round 6 of the Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Optician Hill Climb Series, Ludlow CC’s Wigmore Road climb but recovered enough after a nightmare start to slice 2.7 seconds off Will Truelove’s 2020 benchmark, finishing in 7 minutes 1 second. Vickers had been the record […]

R7 Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Opticians...

For once a Course Record didn’t go on one of the most testing hills in The Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Opticians Hill Climb Series, as Shropshire Cycling Clubs Association promoted their climb of Homer Bank – although Jonny Morris got close. At just half a mile it’s about all out effort on a sinuous climb that […]

R5 Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Opticians...

An iconic climb saw the largest turnout in 2021 in The Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Opticians Hill Climb Series with Round 5 a fearsome 1.6 mile climb of The Burway, Church Stretton in a well-received Paramount CRT promotion. A rare closed road event attracted a 43 rider entry from some quality riders – with five riders […]

R4 Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Opticians...

The fearsome Mount Road in Oswestry saw the Women’s Course Record broken and a narrow win for Mule CC’s David Scott in Round 4 of the Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Opticians Hill Climb Series promoted by Oswestry Paragon. The 1.65 mile course is one of the longest in the Series – but it’s the approach to […]

R3 Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Opticians...

Series leader Kirk Vickers broke the course record in Round 3 in a determined push for supremacy in the Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Opticians Hill Climb Series – but boy, was it close. With Jonny Morris’ 2018 record in his sights the Holohan Coaching rider was rewarded for his efforts, shaving 0.7 seconds off the benchmark […]

R2 Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Opticians...

A course change due to road works gave many riders a first sight of the Station Road, Ironbridge hill climb course in Round 2 of The Little Sweetpea Gardens/BBR Opticians Hill Climb Series. The second event in 24 hours following Wrekinsport’s opener, the Nova Raiders’ promotion features a vicious acute turn just as riders enter […]