2017 HILL CLIMB #3 – HILLWAY

Yup, we did it. We beat the Barb. Secret hill climb achieved. 

First up the road was Alex 'Floyd' Donkin, who stormed the Highgate course, setting an impressive benchmark of 1'49". His 'route' to Regents post-hill was significantly less impressive and involved a tour of Belsize Park, Chalk Farm, Gospel Oak and Peterborough. 

Park vibes hashtag summer hashtag goodtimes

Park vibes hashtag summer hashtag goodtimes

Bookies favourite, Miguel Pereira, once-again blew away the competition, with a time of 1'40" that still makes me fee a bit ill and wheezy just to think about. He's flying the Kingston Wheelers flag high this series and it won't be long before we stop inviting him altogether.  

Grit bin substitute for Deliveroo box

Grit bin substitute for Deliveroo box

Kit 'n' cake. The two elements.

Kit 'n' cake. The two elements.

Fastest BBBC went, again, to Thunderthighs Solomon. Sol-dog is in the driving seat in the overall competition now, but his notoriously demanding social calendar could rear its head at any time and knock him from the top spot.

Guilemette 'Have I mentioned I did an Ironman' de Calbiac was fastest Babe. Again. Somebody stop her!

Feeling a bit sicky

Feeling a bit sicky

It was incredibly congested mid-table, with three seconds separating Smith, Owen and Woodall in 3,4 & 5 respectively. New-to-the-series rider, Joel Millard, took sixth with a strong showing, while Fordy scraped in under two minutes – just – to take last place in the men's classement.

Up Fordy's nose

Up Fordy's nose

White chocolate blondie – which is an incredibly technical bake I don't mind telling you – won the Great Big Boy Bake Off, rampantly out-selling Lemon Drizzle two-to-one. OTHER PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO BAKE AS WELL, YOU KNOW.

We must extend a special thank you to Jasper Randall for coming down to help time the event, putting his one functioning arm to good use with a stopwatch and bic biro. Nice one, bro! Heal fast. Thanks also to Road Cycling UK and Cyclist Magazine for their kind donations of prizes which were won by Millard and Solomon.  

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