For the Horseshoe Pass hillclimb i’ve been given number 89.
this makes me the second to last rider. which either means i’m a 9 (unlikely) or on paper the second fastest rider in the field behind the omnipresent/omnipotent James Dobbin.
in practice, it’s going to be an almighty scrap for the top 10 between me, Dan Evans, Richard Handley (Raleigh UCI, tour of britain rider), Ian Stott, Mark Lovatt (former national champion) and a few others. i’ll give it everything and hope for the best. it’s certainly long, which theoretically suits me, as well as a number of others.