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2 do Nationals up Pea Royd...stripped down with the best in the UK!!

on Mon, 27/10/2014 - 16:11

Yesterday (27.10.14) 2 of HMCC's club members and now official HMCC Grimpeurs (read that as mountain goats....nutters....skinny whippets) took to the slope of Pea Royd Lane in Sheffield for the 2014 National Hill Climb Championships......yes thats right NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS..........

The best the UK has to offer when it comes to going up hill on 2 wheels!!!

Tom (100) and Rick (78) both gave monumental efforts up what i would call a 'shit kicker' of a hill (and one that still hurts my quads from just walking up and down) .....

Pea Royd Lane

11% average

approx 1 mile

fastest time - 3:24 (Dan Evans

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Its all about them there hills...National Champs

on Tue, 14/10/2014 - 12:58

I have to say, this year the club has felt like its gone from strength to strength and is developing a reputation as a friendly, inviting and warm club to join and ride with....on the other end of the cycling spectrum the club is starting to gain some momentum in the racing ranks....more riders are officially now catergorised racers and HMCC is appearing more and more on the top of race results lists!!!!

The latest incarnation of this falls into realm of the Mountain appears to be the season of the Hill Climb and there are a few club riders removing bottle cages, doning skin suits

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Tenzing Norgay, Mallory, Garmin, Taylor.....8848mtrs....WOW

on Sun, 31/08/2014 - 22:14

Well after a discussion over a beer (how often does that happen! smiley) its was decided a week ago that 'yeah....why not'!!!!..........for any of us normal people we would have put it down to the booze, munched our sausage sarnies and moved on!.....Chris and Rick thought better!!!

Yesterday (Saturday 30th August 2014) at around 5:00am 2 HMCC members Chris Garmin and Rick Taylor set of from the roundabout at the bottom of Beacon :ane for the first of 98, 1.1mile laps upto the Prince William pub...............................................


22hrs...........29,890ft.............220miles later they

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and its Bronze in the LVRC National Road Race for HMCC!!!!

on Tue, 12/08/2014 - 10:41

A huge congrats to Brian Gore for his impressive 3rd place at Sunday LVRC National Road Race....even the bad weather couldnt keep Brian from a podium place!!!

More here -

Well done Brian!!!!


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HMCC takes on the hardest climb in UK....The Holy Grail!!

on Wed, 06/08/2014 - 15:11

If you're even remotely interested in Hill climbing or just like to know what to avoid then you've probably got UK Hill climbing bible somewhere on your bookshelf -

The 100 greatest climbs outlines the best of what the UK has to've done about 6 of them and struggled.........Darren Pout on the otherhand is a mountain Goat, i'm not sure how many other climb he's done but that doesnt matter as this week he's climbed the Holy Grail of all the UK's climbs................


The toughest and wildest

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HMCC takes 1st place!!!

on Sun, 27/07/2014 - 22:39

Well done Brian who took 1st place at the Rod Ellis, Dave Jones and Gerry Balshaw Memorial Road Race on Sunday...i know Brian's been riding hard this season and has done the club proud!!

read Brian's post here -


Now for that speech Brian!!!




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Well Done Neil and Craig!!! Fred Whitton...Check!

on Mon, 12/05/2014 - 10:42

2 of the HMCC members took part in what has been named the UK's toughest sportive - The Fred Whitton Challenege on Sunday.


For those that dont know the Fred Whitton is a 112mile sportive in the Lake District....lovely i hear you say, great views, beautiful scenery....yes, BUT....

The challenge takes on just short of 4000mtrs (13,000ft)... surprise

30% maximum gradient

includes the climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott & Wrynose passes

Hardknott (1 of the 100 hardest climbs in UK) = average 13%!!!!!!!!! surprise

It rained!


check out neils strava here  -

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HMCC does Grizedale Grizzly XC and wins!!!

on Fri, 02/05/2014 - 09:09

Big congrats to Dave Sims for not only completing the Grizedale Grizzly (come on we all knew he would) but take home the fastest time of the event (200m competitors!!).......47 miles in the Lakes in 3hrs 7mins!!

Dave was 42 mins ahead of the chap who came in 2nd....i call that smashing it!!!


Chapeau Dave!!!!


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HMCC Club Kit - Now Available

on Wed, 16/04/2014 - 11:46

The HMCC Club Kit will be available to collect @ The Bicycle Lounge.

Prices below - 

Short Sleeve Jerseys £40

Bib Shorts £45

Long Sleeve Jerseys £55

Gilets £60

Please note - the kit will be sold on a first come first served basis.

The kit will only be only to club members to start with, then the remaining stock will be sold in store.