The King of The Hill
A nice short one for Christmas – short-ish but don’t be miss led , there’s some nasty little 10% kickers in it and when you go over the top – watch out for geese!
Hill #1 November
“A nice easy start, but that wont stop you from tasting blood and cursing that gear shift that doesn’t quite go in, take care at the junction”
It’s a grand tour style race, but with the convenience of being able to ride whenever you like. Each month a “Hill” will be announced as that months challenge. Riders can ride it as often as they like, but at the end of the month only their fastest time will count.
As a stand alone achievement we will then have the King of that stage for that month.
All riders that ride in the first month will also enter the “General Classification” – just like Le Tour de France. The riders best times will be added together and the person who completes the “Tour” in the least time wins.
There will be 4 months of racing, 4 sections and 4 hills. Riders need to do all 4 for a GC spot – but anyone can have a crack at any of the hills in the corresponding month.
The 4 different stages have been selected from a conversation on Facebook – taking into account: Safety, length, hillyness and difference – some are steep, some are drags and some are a bit of both. None are short power bursts, hence why they are mostly outside of Sunderland!
How to Join in
I’m using Strava segments to record the data – it’s easy to use, just set up a free account and search for the Named Segment – use your GPS phone, garmin etc – cover the segment on your ride and upload your data. Strava will automatically rank your segment time – I will do the rest. Make sure you do the section and upload it a day before the last day of the month – just to give me time to collate.
Join our strava group here that way I can see your time
This activity is a Strava segment and does not differ in any way. It is not a Sun City event. Always watch out for traffic, follow the highway code, you are at your own risk. Neither the club (suncitytri) or Mark Christie accept any liability for anyone’s safety with regard to the “King of the Hill”.