Scorey rides to Wheelers’ Hill Climb title

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This year’s Hill-Climb champs were held on the 20% gradient of Burnmouth Brae, with a great turn-out of 15 riders all ready to tackle the test against the watch on a sunny evening in Berwickshire.

The seeding for starting places seemed just about right as rider after rider managed to better the previous time up the hill.

Third last to go George Johnston put in an excellent effort of 2 mins 20 secs, next man Graham Simpson only just missed top spot with a 2.22, then it was all down to last man off Andrew Scorey. He stormed up the hill, just missing the course record by three seconds in an excellent 2.05. Alison Kerr took the ladies prize with a 3.24

The night got off to a less than successful start for one club member, Michelle Highfield, who crashed on the decent to the harbour, falling awkwardly at the side of the road. An ambulance was needed but she managed to return home later that evening having been discharged from Borders General with cuts and bruises but no broken bones. The Wheelers wish her a speedy recovery.

Chris Isats set a new club vets record for 25 miles at the weekend, riding in the Seacroft Wheelers event in North Yorkshire. In a field busting with speedy riders, Chris posted 52.06 to take fifth place at the event.

Hill Climb results: A Scorey 2.05, G Johnston 2.20, G Simpson 2.22, P Trotter 2.31, A Fletcher 2.34, A Beeke 2.34, N Wilson 2.43, D Blythe 2.54, S Rowley 2.58, N Cruikshanks 3.03, P Blythe 3.20, A Kerr L 3.24, J Blythe 3.37, M Highfield L DNS.