Final Arrowsmith Bikes Hill Climb - Nanaimo Lakes Road - Results

Tuesday evening saw the final hill climb of this year’s series. We headed up Nanaimo Lakes Road. Unlike the rest of the series, the final race was run as a mass start. This made for some fun racing for the first two-thirds of the course, but ultimately the gradient proved to be the true adversary, not the other riders, and we all crossed the line with substantial gaps.

Jaymi Dumper was the fastest man with a time of 15:26.474 and Lorrie Baildham was the fastest woman, riding up the hill in 18:15.249. Jaymi and Lorrie both took home bottles of beer courtesy of White Sails Brewing, with Lorrie getting an extra bottle for also being the closest to her estimated time.

This means that James Sage wins the men’s hill climb series with a total of 62 points., while Lorrie Baildham wins the women’s series with a total of 66 points.

Peter Richards
Arrowsmith Bikes Hill Climbs Week 2 - Rounds 3 and 4 - Results

This week we had the third and forth rounds of the Arrowsmith Bikes Hill Climb Series; a shortened Norton on Tuesday and Doumont/Weigles on Thursday. The final round happens next Tuesday, with a mass start event heading up Nanaimo Lakes Road. Click here for details.

Round 3 - Norton

We almost got lucky with the weather for the third round of the hill climb series but the rain started a quarter of an hour out from the start. The riders tackled a shortened course due to a left turn across traffic that wasn’t safe without a volunteer to watch for vehicles. Despite the conditions there was still fun to be had and some strong performances.

Lorrie Baildham was the fastest woman with a time of 4:41.426, while the fastest man was Jaymi Dumper who got up the hill in 3:47.776.

Round 4 - Doumont/Weigles

Thursday saw the Arrowsmith Bikes hill climb series tackling the Doumont/Weigles climb. The course starts out fast with a little downhill but once it starts heading up, it just seems to get harder and harder.

The fastest man was who Jaymi Dumper who made it to the top in 13:06.523. The fastest woman was Janna Gillick in 14:30.094.

Thanks to Patrick for all his hard work this week.

Peter Richards
Arrowsmith Bikes Hill Climb Round 2 - Witchcraft Results

Round two of the hill climb series saw the racers riding up to Witchcraft Lake on the lower slopes of Mount Benson. Again the weather co-operated and it was cool and dry. Eleven riders turned out to test themselves against the hill.

Janna Gillick was the fastest woman with a time of 9:11.995. James sage was the fastest man with a time of 8:38.446.

The next round of the hill climb series is on Tuesday on Norton/Tania just off Hammond Bay Road. Details here.

If you’d like to compare your time to last year, those results can be found here. (I got slower.)

Coming up this weekend:

The Comox Valley Cycle Club is hosting the Tsolum Road Race 2019. The race is split into A (70km), B (50km) and C (30km) categories. It’d be great to see a few club members up there. For more info click here.

Peter Richards
Arrowsmith Bikes Hill Climb #1 - Oakridge - Results

Yesterday’s hill climb was great fun, the temperature was perfect, and a small and friendly group of riders turned out to test themselves against the hill. It was definitely a tough climb but everyone was still smiling (or maybe grimacing?) at the top.

The fastest man was Jaymi Dumper who made it to the top in 6:31.775 and the fastest woman was Janna Gillick who got up the hill in 7:30.258.

Thanks to Patrick for doing a great job with the timing as usual, including starting all the riders and then racing up the hill to see everyone arrive!

The next hill climb is coming up tomorrow at 7 pm. We’re racing up to Witchcraft Lake from the bottom of Jameson Road. Details Here.

Peter Richards
Final Rock City Cycles Time Trial - 20km Point to Point

Last night saw the final Rock City Cycles time trial of 2019. A one way trip starting at the far end of Nanaimo River Road. Despite a wet start to the day, by 7 pm conditions were just right for some fast times; most riders came in a couple of minutes under their predicted times.

James Sage was the fastest man with a time of 25:40.304. This means James is the runaway winner of the Rock City Cycles time trial series for 2019, winning every single round for a total of 132 points.

Janna Gillick was again the fastest woman with a time of 29:20.818. Tamara Zavarise was the women’s series winner with a total of 103 points.

Big thanks go out to Patrick Burnham for making the TT series run so smoothly this year, for his timing expertise and for his photography which has illustrated most of these news posts. Thanks also, of course, to Rock City Cycles for their sponsorship of the time trial series again this year.

Peter Richards