Huddersfield Star Wheelers Women’s Hill Climb event was a huge success with 37 women taking part. 

The ride took place on June 15 from Marsden Golf Club on a beautiful summer’s night. 

Riders came from far and wide, the youngest 13 and the oldest 73. They took part on a wide range of bikes. 

Club chairman Graham Piccavey set riders off at one-minute intervals from the start and there was a real buzz among the competitors on the start line.

There were plenty of supporters lining the course too as a lot of club members and others turned up to support the riders.

Monica Greenwood (Macclesfield Wheelers) took first prize £40, with a time of 4m:12.3sec, closely followed by Martha Tibbot (Saddleworth Clarion CC) at 4m:17.8sec. She picked up £35. Amy Loftus (East Bradford Race Team) took third place (and first Junior) at 4m:51.7sec, and received £30.

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Mr Piccavey said of the event: “It was a great success and we thoroughly enjoyed it. 

“I’d like to say a massive thank you to Alison Whiteley’s family, Wood Auto, Albion Cycles, OTE Sports, Crate Escape, Czerwicks of Brighouse, Karen Helliwell (Pennine Physiotherapy) and Velfondista for their generous donations of some amazing prizes.”