This year’s Sotonia hill climb was brought forward a month from its normal October slot to avoid a clash with the cyclo-cross season which begins next week. This resulted in 27 starters, including several of the club’s talented young riders, tackling the half mile climb of Dean Hill.

Sotonia’s Amy Robinson was the fastest of the seven women riders, whilst guest rider Matthew Revier of DHRacing was a clear winner of the men’s category, in warm pleasant conditions which was a bonus on the day.

Pos. Name, Club, Time

1 Amy Robinson, Sotonia CC 3.03
2 Vivienne Tomlin, Avid Sport 3.12
3 Gemma Wilks, Sotonia CC 3.29
4 Isabella Hall, Sotonia CC 3.33
5 Skye Martingale, Sotonia CC 3.51
6 Linda Oram, Come and Try it 4.04
7 Emma Harrison, Sotonia CC 4.30

1 Matthew Revier, DHRacing 2.18
2 Digby Llewellyn, Poole Wheelers 2.28
3 Joey Wynne, Sotonia CC 2.29
4 Jon Hall, Sotonia CC 2.39
5 Miles Horner, Sotonia CC 2.44
6 Alastair Cooper, Sotonia CC 2.59
7 Jez Hart, Sotonia CC 3.00
8 Jon Legg, Sotonia CC 3.03
9 Jason Harrison, Sotonia CC 3.05
10 Jon Chapman, Sotonia CC 3.10
11 Stuart Martingale, Sotonia CC 3.15
12 Lee Shirley, Sotonia CC 3.18
12 Ben Gregson, Sotonia CC 3.18
14 Corbin Gregson, Sotonia CC 3.19
15 Marc Roberts, Sotonia CC 3.25
16 John Phillips, Sotonia CC 3.29
17 Greg Vint, Sotonia CC 3.41
18 Wout Davidse, Sotonia CC 3.55
18 Stephen Exell, Come and Try it 3.55
20 Nigel Aiken, Sotonia CC 4.03

Craig Smith, Sotonia CC DNS
Chris Lynch, Come and Try it DNS

Thanks to Nige Aiken for the pics.