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What is the Buxton Mountain Time Trial?

The Buxton Mountain Time Trial is organised by Buxton Cycling Club on behalf of Cycling Time Trials and is held annually on Good Friday each year, 14th April 2017 next time. It is a Knight Composites Classic Series event.

The course is a circuit of 11 miles starting and finishing in Longnor which is completed three times by the Men and twice by the Veterans, Women and Juniors. There are 390 metres of climbing per lap which, along with the variable weather, makes this one of the hardest time trial events in the country. It's set in the heart of the Peak District National Park and so takes place amidst beautiful scenery and so it's a great day out if you come to watch by bike or by car. Many family members, supporters and fans congregate in Longnor, where the race starts and finishes, to watch the riders pass through each lap and, if they fancy a break, there are plenty of pubs and restaurants as well as the event HQ to keep them occupied.

Some photos of the 2014 event, specifically faster riders and Buxton CC members, are available in a gallery. This includes the photos at the top of the page if you want more details about them.

Steve I'Anson is the organiser of the Buxton Mountain Time Trial starting in 2015.  Steve has ridden the event 19 times (he reckons) starting in 1984 and is an enthusiast for what appears to him to be the best time trial on the calendar; you can see a photo of him waiting to be pushed off for the first time by the famous J. J. McDonald in the club's gallery

Thanks

There are a few people in addition to our sponsors who should be thanked: 

Nick and Hilary Sharpe, Nick organised the event for 18 years before stepping down after the 2010 event. Hilary has been doing the refreshments for 24 years.

Richard Towse for orgaising the event from 2011 to 2014 and taking the publicity and information about the event into the age of social media.

Tony Millington and Judith Soden, our timekeepers again in 2016.

To the marshals and others from Buxton Cycling Club and elsewhere who offer their help.