Hilly 21

Hilly 21 Cancelled Weather conditions are too dangerous to run the event
Promoted for and on behalf of the Cycling Time Trials under their rules and regulations.

Online Entry: https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/17205

Important Course information

Due to the poor road surfaces on the M21 around Bolam and Middleton Bank, we have had to change the course to the new M231. It’s a little longer, and a little less hilly, but with road surfaces that aren't as risky as the M21.

Due to the late course change and lack of availability of potential HQs nearer the course start, HQ will remain at Whalton Village Hall.

It is approx. 6 miles from Whalton village hall to the start. This works out as approx. 24 Minutes @15mph. It is your responsibility to get to the start in time - reccy the route and give yourself plenty of time.

We strongly recommend that you access the start via the B6524 (past the Gubeon, turn left towards Mitford via Mitford Steads). Do not go or return via the Dyke Nuek as this will involve riding on the course and will interfere with riders in both directions


Due to the late change of course, we were unfortunately unable to arrange an HQ nearer to the start so the start remains at Whalton Village Hall, Whalton, Morpeth NE61 3XA

Access to the Start

It is approx 6 miles from HQ to the start. This works out at approx. 24 minutes @15mph.

The main way to access the start will be to head east out of Whalton village along the B6524, past the Gubeon, turn left and head past Mitford Steads, the Castle and Church to Mitford, and then turn left on the B6343. Riders should return using this route too.

Unless you are the 1st rider, DO NOT access the start via the Dyke Nuek as you will interfere with riders already on the course. This also applies to riders returning from the event./


Parking is limited, and there is no parking at the start/finish - DO NOT PARK IN THE LAYBY - this will be needed for officials. There is on street parking at Whalton Village, but please respect residential spaces and access and do not park on the grass verges. Please use the litter bin provided for drinks and gels etc. No rubbish to be left on the course. All vehicles to be parked safely and without hindrance to other road users. CTT advise no parking on verges.

Signing on and off

Each rider must sign the sign-on sheet before collecting the designated number. Each rider must sign for themselves and nobody else. Once the course has been completed, please hand the numbers back in at the sign on. Any juniors, who have not completed a parental consent form, must do so before signing on. Sign on will be open from 11am.

New CTT regulations state that all competitors MUST SIGN OFF. Failure to do this will result in a DNF.


The results will be put on the board as they come in. Full results will be posted on the Barnesbury website after the event: http://barnesbury-cc.co.uk/events/2018/detail/1722/Hilly-21


Refreshments will be available at the HQ after the event.

Course and Rider Information

  • Start at lay-by opposite the farm gate just west of Mitford Cricket Club.
  • Proceed west on the B6343 through Dyke Neuk and Hartburn.
  • At 8 miles turn right  on minor road to Rothley Crossroads.
  • Turn left on the B6342 to Cambo where left on the B6343 through Scots Gap and proceed east back along the B6343 to Finish at farm gate opposite lay-by approx. ½ mile before (west of) Mitford village


Safety Notes

This course is set in beautiful countryside, however it is challenging to even the most experienced riders with high speed descents, some poor road surfaces and early season weather conditions.

Riders should obey the highway code at all times and in particular not cut corners or takes risks with control of their bike on steep/long descents and into corners.

In addition to their personal safety riders also have a responsibility to the sport to ride in both a fair and safe manner.

Safety information and on the day risk assessment will be available when you sign in for the race and an experienced club member will be available for younger riders and novices to discuss any concerns about the course and conditions.

You are advised that:

  • No U-Turns are to be made in the vicinity of the timekeeper and no dismounting in the finishing area.
  • Sections of the course may be in poor repair. Be aware of this and ride accordingly. We strongly recomend riding the course before racing on it.
  • Take extra care at road junctions and particularly when passing through villages, the descent at Hartburn and the right turn for Rothley Cross Roads.
  • Be aware when riding through villages of cars exiting drives.
  • No cutting corners or crossing white lines – if witnessed by an official you WILL BE disqualified.
  • Head up and watch out for potholes and oncoming traffic.
  • You are responsible for both navigating the course and getting to the start on time – familiarise yourself with the course – a map is available on the Barnesbury website

In the interests of your safety, we recommend that all competitors wear a hard shell helmet and start the race with a working red flashing rear light. Junior riders MUST wear a hard shell helmet.



To assist the timekeepers at the finish line can you please ensure that your number is correctly placed and visible from the rear in line with CTT regulations noted below. If your number is too high, the Time Keepers will not be able to see it. “The number shall be centrally positioned below the waist so as to be clearly visible from the rear when in his normal riding position. Position number as shown:” If the timekeepers cannot see your number clearly by being too high or obscured by outer garment such as a gillet, your time may not be recorded resulting in a DNF.

Start Sheet

Bib Start Time Rider Club
1 12:01    
2 12:02    
3 12:03    
4 12:04    
5 12:05 Gareth Davies Barnesbury CC
6 12:06 Jay Pitt Derwentside CC
7 12:07 Sheena Harrison Allen Valley Velo
8 12:08 Mark Herbert Derwentside CC
9 12:09 Marcus Cram
Blaydon CC
10 12:10 Nick Badcock Allen Valley Velo
11 12:11 Lee Statham Houghton CC
12 12:12 Lee McCarron Barnesbury CC
13 12:13 Tom Katory Tyneside Vagabonds CC
14 12:14 Mike Cole Cleveland Wheelers CC
15 12:15 martin heardman Gosforth RC
16 12:16 Mal Gray Reifen Racing
17 12:17 Neil Harrison Allen Valley Velo
18 12:18 Thomas Hutchinson Tyneside Vagabonds CC
19 12:19 Bob Parker Allen Valley Velo
20 12:20 Ian Taylor Blumilk.com
21 12:21 darryl manning Allen Valley Velo
22 12:22 Mark Katory Tyneside Vagabonds CC
23 12:23 Neil Baxter Blumilk.com
24 12:24 alan davison Tri Northumberland (Tri North)
25 12:25 Philip KENNELL Gosforth RC
26 12:26 phil Watson Hadrian R.T
27 12:27 Maddy Hall Breeze Bikes RT
28 12:28 James Hadfield Blaydon CC
29 12:29 Helen Parkin Muckle Cycle Club
30 12:30 Ross Gray Allen Valley Velo
31 12:31 James Corfield GS Metro
32 12:32 Adam Harrison Barnesbury CC
33 12:33 Craig Haslam Muckle Cycle Club
34 12:34 Gemma Hutchins Blaydon CC
35 12:35 Dan Meggison GS Metro
36 12:36 Craig Bell Allen Valley Velo
37 12:37 Stephen Walton Muckle Cycle Club
38 12:38 Jason Robson Derwentside CC
39 12:39 Daniel O'Callaghan South Shields Velo Cycling Club
40 12:40 Ian Norris Blumilk.com
41 12:41 Christopher Beaty Allen Valley Velo
42 12:42 Stuart Cook Cestria C.C.
43 12:43 Eddie Addis RT 23
44 12:44 Craig Deacon South Shields Velo Cycling Club
45 12:45 Chris Wood TS Racing Team - OTR
46 12:46 Ben Summers North Tyneside Riders CC
47 12:47 Samantha Fletcher Tri Northumberland (Tri North)
48 12:48 Mark Elliott Allen Valley Velo
49 12:49 Denise Drummond Alnwick Cycling Club
50 12:50 chris mather Derwentside CC
51 12:51 Andrew Dickson Berwick Wheelers Cycling Club
52 12:52 Michael Brunskill Muckle Cycle Club
53 12:53 Daniel Nieto Wigmore CC
54 12:54 David Nearney South Shields Velo Cycling Club
55 12:55 Colin Atkinson Muckle Cycle Club
56 12:56 Tom Guy Sunderland Clarion
57 12:57 John Forster Allen Valley Velo
58 12:58 Graeme Kirton South Shields Velo Cycling Club
59 12:59 Ian Atherton Alnwick Cycling Club
60 13:00 Ben Lane GS Metro
61 13:01 Tim Nichol Blaydon CC
62 13:02 Ian Horsley Alnwick & District Triathlon Club
63 13:03 Graham Crammond Physiohaus Health and Performance
64 13:04 Neil Parkin Derwentside CC
65 13:05 Thomas Prentice GS Metro
66 13:06 lee ridden Reifen Racing
67 13:07 Lucy Siddle Allen Valley Velo
68 13:08 Carl Latimer Tricademy
69 13:09 Lisa Williams Alnwick Cycling Club
70 13:10 Hedley Fletcher Blaydon CC
71 13:11 Ronnie Batey Cycleways - Ando Customs
72 13:12 Clive Allan Allen Valley Velo
73 13:13 Mark Robertson Army Cycling Union
74 13:14 David Swainson Derwentside CC
75 13:15 Kristian Forster Muckle Cycle Club
76 13:16 Gary Hall Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA
77 13:17 Jane Massey Cramlington CC
78 13:18 Zeb Kyffin GS Metro
79 13:19 Peter Stokoe Sunderland Clarion
80 13:20 Shaun Tyson Adept Cycling
81 13:21 keith davison Hadrian R.T
82 13:22 Scott Robertson Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service CC
83 13:23 Peter Herdman Blaydon CC
84 13:24 Peter Mcewan Breeze Bikes RT
85 13:25 John Routledge Barnesbury CC
86 13:26 Claire Cook Muckle Cycle Club
87 13:27 Raymond Bell Derwentside CC
88 13:28 Sean Kennedy North Tyneside Riders CC
89 13:29 Graeme Wardale South Shields Velo Cycling Club
90 13:30 Carl Donaldson GS Metro

Full Results