The J8/4 “The Tour of Kinder” is back!
The 2019 event takes place on Sunday 21 April
Online entry is now available. Entries close 9 April 2019 at 23:59.
This legendary hilly mile Time Trial is an ‘Open’ event – this means you need to be a member of a cycling club affiliated to Cycling Time Trials (CTT) – if you want to enter the event but are not a member of a cycling club you could always join us! You could also give our ‘Come & Try It’ Summer Time Trial Series a go! If you just want to spectate and give vocal support you are more than welcome – please just turn up on the day. If you want to take photos for our club website or help marshal please contact our club event promoter.
What is a Time Trial?
It is a timed event over a measured course. Time Trials are usually held on flat courses over standard distances (10, 25, 50 miles). However the J8/4 is a Sporting Course or Spoco for short. These Time Trials are not flat and are tough early seasons test over varying distance. Riders are held at the start and set off at one-minute intervals – the aim is to give it your maximum lung-busting effort! The winner is the rider who records the shortest time – even if you finish many minutes behind the winner you’ll still have the satisfaction of recording a personal best time!
As well as the overall prize there is a non aero category for those on standard road bikes (no tri bars or clip on aero bars), with standard road helmets and wearing shorts and jerseys will compete.
There is equal prize money for men and women.
And the event is proud to be part of the North West SpoCo league
The course starts at Glossop Fire Station and goes out of Glossop over Chunal, it then goes through Hayfield and towards Buxton before turning towards Sparrowpit and taking you through stunning scenery to the top of Edale before a fast descent towards Chapel-en-le-Frith and then back into Glossop the way you came, the event finishes just after the summit of Chunal. At 25.6 miles and with 3000ft of elevation it’s not for the faint hearted!
Where is it?
The course starts and finishes in Glossop with an easy descent back into town after you have finished the event. As with the High Peak Hog Sportive, Glossop cricket club on North Road will serve as the HQ – please study the course map for directions to the start.
What do I need?
Your can use any type of bike but most riders use specific time trial bikes or standard/aero road bikes with or without tri-bars. You will need to wear a helmet and we recommend you use a rear light.
Bear in mind that the event may be subject to bad weather and has some very steep descents therefore you must ensure your brakes are fully functioning and that you use wheels and equipment appropriate to the conditions.
You don’t need to worry about your fitness level – just give it your best effort and you’ll have a personal best time to aim for next time!
How do I enter?
Check the front page of our club website nearer the time for details or visit the CTT website for information about other ‘Open’ and ‘Come & Try It’ events. You can also purchase the CTT handbook on-line – please visit http://cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/Shop/tabid/367/Default.aspx
Our event is designated J8/4 – this is an event code and a legacy from the time when Time Trials on public roads were done in secrecy. You will need to enter 2 weeks before the event date so don’t leave it too late to avoid disappointment – entries are not allowed on the day.
The cost in 2016 will be £9.00. You will be informed of your start-time before the event day – come along 60 minutes before to give yourself plenty of time to sign in, attach your number to the back of your jersey and left shirt sleeve, and cycle to the start-line. You need to be 12 or over to enter and if you are under 18 one of your parents will need to sign a consent form.
Everyone congregates at the event venue to recover, have a chat and some refreshments. You will be told the official results by the time-keepers on the day – these will also be posted on our Yahoo Group, club website, CTT website and published in Cycling Weekly. There may also be photos available to download free of charge after the event! There will be prizes for the fastest senior, veteran and junior riders.
There will also be awards for the fastest club riders presented at our annual dinner!
There will be warning signs for motorists and marshals stationed at the start-line, road junctions, roundabouts and finish-line. Riders must exercise care at all times. All riders are responsible for their own safety and you must obey the Highway Code. You must be prepared to stop at road junctions and the entry to roundabouts if it is not safe to proceed. Do not cross the white line.
A helmet and rear light is recommended. You must look ahead and don’t ride with your head down. You must not take pace or shelter from any other vehicle or competitor – more to the point, be prepared for lots of riders to pass you en route – it’s a tough course and will attract tough riders!
The 2016 Event was a great success with Lee Baldwinof Champion Systems VCUK won the event in a time of 1hr 11m 32s with Craig Battersby of Team Chronomaster 8seconds back and the podium completed by Matthew Moorhouse of Preston CC a further 17 seconds behind. Vanessa Whitfield of The Racing Chance Foundation won the women’s category in a time of 01:30.36 and Christian Smith of Manchester Bicycle Club was the best rider in the non-aero category with a time of 01:15.53. Huge thanks to High Peak Cycles and Dave Shirley Bike Fits for the prizes and to all marshals, volunteers and riders.
Overall1st Lee Baldwin Champion System/VCUK 01:11.32 Bike Fit2nd Craig Battersby Team Chronomaster 01:11.40 £203rd Matthew Moorhouse Preston CC 01:11.57 £10Women1st Vanessa Whitfield The Racing Chance Foundation 01:30.36 £202nd Kate Giddings Liverpool Century RC 01:36.22 Bike Fit3rd Sarah Roberts Glossop Kinder Velo 01:49.15 £10Non-Aero1st Christian Smith Manchester Bicycle Club 01:15.53 £100@HPC2nd Andrew Nulty Holmfirth CC 01:17.42 £203rd William Neill Leek Cyclists Club 01:18.56 £10VeteransV40 Simon Bridge Manchester Bicycle Club 01:12.13 £10V50 Paul Robinson Lyme Racing Club 01:15.47 £10V60 David Neill Leek Cyclists Club 01:28.38 £10V70 Rod Brooks Warrington Road Club 01:35.18 £10Timed Climb1st Craig Battersby Team Chronomaster 00:04:20 £10Fastest Team1st Manchester BC Simon Bridge, Christian Smith & Joseph Dobson £10 each
Full ResultsPosition Title First Name Surname Club Cat Time Aero/Non1 Mr Lee Baldwin Champion System/VCUK S 01:11.32 A2 Mr Craig Battersby Team Chronomaster V40 01:11.40 A3 Mr Matthew Moorhouse Preston CC V40 01:11.57 A4 Mr Simon Bridge Manchester Bicycle Club V40 01:12.13 A5 Mr Ben Norbury Congleton CC S 01:14.07 A6 Mr Joe Le Sage Rutland CC V40 01:15.09 A7 Mr Sam Clark Buxton CC S 01:15.12 A8 Mr Andrew Newby Langsett Cycles RT S 01:15.24 A9 Mr Paul Robinson Lyme Racing Club V50 01:15.47 A10 Mr Christian Smith Manchester Bicycle Club S 01:15.53 N11 Mr Joseph Dobson Manchester Bicycle Club S 01:16.44 A12 Mr Andrew Nulty Holmfirth CC S 01:17.42 N13 Mr William Neill Leek Cyclists Club S 01:18.56 N14 Mr Mark Brearton The Endurance Store V40 01:19.07 A15 Mr Chris Edmundson Fibrax-Wrexham RC S 01:19.10 A16 Mr Stephen Hall Wrexham Road Club S 01:19.27 A17 Mr Tony Grassby Peak Road Club V40 01:20.28 A18 Mr Peter Haigh Glossop Kinder Velo S 01:21.20 N19 Mr Arne Beswick Buxton CC S 01:21.33 N20 Mr Graham Yardley Central Lancs Road Club S 01:22.02 A21 Mr Peter Laud Common Lane Occasionals V40 01:22.05 N22 Mr Trevor Mayne Birdwell Wheelers V50 01:23.03 N23 Mr Simon Holmes Rutland CC V40 01:23.42 N24 Mr James Gough Barnsley RC V40 01:24.19 N25 Mr Chris Wilcox Lyme Racing Club V50 01:24.47 A26 Mr David Cookson Preston CC S 01:24.48 A27 Mr James Roberts Chester RC V50 01:24.53 A28 Mr Philip Knupfer Manchester Bicycle Club S 01:25.04 N29 Mr Chris Reynolds Liverpool Century RC S 01:25.39 N30 Mr Jason McDonald Bury Clarion CC V40 01:25.58 A31 Mr Chris Lunt Chorlton Velo S 01:26.16 N32 Mr Garreth Bruff Barnsley RC V40 01:26.29 A33 Mr James Russell Macclesfield Wheelers V50 01:27.46 N34 Mr Mike Jones Congleton CC V40 01:28.27 N35 Mr David Neill Leek Cyclists Club V60 01:28.38 N36 Mr David Shirley Glossop Kinder Velo V40 01:28.54 N37 Mr Wayne Gregory Barnsley RC V40 01:29.55 N38 Mr Martin Harney Manchester Bicycle Club V50 01:30.08 N39 Miss Vanessa Whitfield Racing Chance F’dation W 01:30.36 A40 Mr Jason Dobson Manchester Wheelers V40 01:30.36 N41 Mr Andrew Grace Crewe Clarion Wheelers V60 01:31.25 N42 Mr John Bennett Barnsley RC V40 01:32.03 N43 Mr Lukas Hodgson Manchester Wheelers S 01:33.02 N44 Mr Joe Whiteley Glossop Kinder Velo V40 01:34.03 N45 Mr Dan Robinson Manchester Wheelers S 01:34.17 N46 Mr Nigel Harrop Seamons CC V60 01:34.51 N47 Mr Rod Brooks Warrington Road Club V70 01:35.18 N48 Mr Robert Barnard Team Cystic Fibrosis V40 01:36.03 A49 Miss Kate Giddings Liverpool Century RC W 01:36.22 N50 Mr Mike Cleary Manchester Bicycle Club V40 01:37.32 N51 Mr Matthew Riddiough Boylan Glossop Kinder Velo S 01:39.34 A
52 Mr Chris Hanson-Jones Frodsham Wheelers V40 01:41.16 N53 Mr Franck Turmel Josek Manchester Tri Club V40 01:41.44 N54 Mr Stephen Brundrett Glossop Kinder Velo V40 01:44.16 N55 Mr Charlie Shepley Glossop Kinder Velo S 01:46.27 N56 Mr Anthony Doyle Glossop Kinder Velo V40 01:49.02 N57 Mr Carl Moriarty Glossop Kinder Velo V50 01:49.07 N58 Miss Sarah Roberts Glossop Kinder Velo W 01:49.15 N59 Miss Holly Carter Manchester Wheelers W 01:49.20 N60 Mr Steven Lacey Barnsley RC V40 02:02.37 A61 Mr Rob Waghorn Congleton CC V70 02:32.39 NMiss Faith Roberts Racing Chance F’dation W DNFMr John Catley Barnsley RC V40 DNFMr Richard Bassett Manchester Wheelers S DNSMr James Murphy Frodsham Wheelers V40 DNSMr Tom Whalley CC London S DNSMr David Hole Seamons CC V50 DNS(A)Mr Darren O’Toole High Peak Cycles RT V40 DNS(A)Mr Rupert Pearson Rutland CC V40 DNS(A)Mr Steffan North Wills Wheels CC S DNS(A)Mr David Crawley Velotik Racing Team V40 DNS(A