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HISTORY: Buxton CC Mountain TT
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History of the Buxton Mountain Time Trial

The Mountain Time Trial has been around for many years but not always on the current circuit.

The original course started on Grin Low Road, headed up Axe Edge (A53), took the left after Royal Cottage and descended to Longnor. Once in Longnor riders took turned left along the B5053 past the School towards Glutton Bridge and Brierlow Bar, where the riders turned left just before the A515 and headed back to the start. This was a 2 lap course for the 32 miles - here is a .gpx map which can be opened in Google Earth or be used with satnav software (.gpx Course Map - open with Google Earth) .

Between 1974 and 1978 due to a R.T.T.C. policy banning the use of the existing course, the circuit was amended to a longer 28 mile loop starting at Burlow Road in Harpur Hill, proceeding along Grin Low Road before turning and climbing Axe Edge (A53). Riders then turned left after Royal Cottage but before Longnor a right turn was made to Fawfieldhead and on the B5053 towards Warslow. A left turn was made on to the B5054 and took the riders through Hulme End and Hartington to join the A515 near the Jug & Glass pub to return to Harpur Hill, turning in to Heathfield Nook road to finish (An approximate route can be found here - open with Google Earth). The ban was overturned and the time trial reverted back to its original circuit in 1979.

In 1990 the event moved from a desolate start and finish on Grin Low Road to Longnor where the Crewe and Harpur Arms was used as the first headquarters.

In 2002 the circuit was amended to what we know it as today, this was in part due to traffic lights being installed on the circuit following a landslip between Longnor and Glutton Bridge. (Current Course Description and .gpx file - open with Google Earth)

2017 Results

2016 Results

2015 Results

2014 Results

2013 Results

2012 Results

2011 Results

2003 Results

Past Winners

Below is a list of winners and their times. Between 1972 and 2001 the 16 mile lap circuit was used with the exception of 1974 through 1978 where a single 28 mile lap was used. From 2002 onwards the current 11 mile circuit has been used.

Current Circuit Records:

Men (33 miles): Stuart Dangerfield, 1:22:13, 2003

Women (22 miles): Katie Archibald, 1:00:02, 2014

Most MTT Victories: Geoff Platts – 7

Year
Winner
Time
Total Entry
Distance
1972
M.W.Potts
01:31:46
44
32
1973
A. Mellor
01:33:28
104
32
1974
A. Mellor
01:12:03
96
28
1975
F.T. Taylor
01:16:22
76
28
1976
F.T. Taylor
01:12:10
91
28
1977
O. Blower
01:20:06
76
28
1978
N. Martin
01:31:39
90
32
1979
A.A. Jackson
01:29:39
120
32
1980
N. Martin
01:24:28
120
32
1981
P.W. Griffiths
01:25:18
120
32
1982
R. Cook
01:29:33
100
32
1983
R. Cook
01:25:35
120
32
1984
C.J. Whorton
01:28:11
115
32
1985
W.P. Mansfield
01:26:47
112
32
1986
W. Randle
01:36:02
100
32
1987
J.M. Kettle
01:28:18
103
32
1988
S.J. Bray
01:32:08
111
32
1989
P. Wheddon
01:36:31
108
32
1990
I.R. Browning
01:28:18
108
32
1991
F. Salmon
01:23:33
32
1992
P. Wheddon
01:38:02
78
32
1993
J. Waddilove
01:27:36
120
32
1994
G. Platts
01:32:56
97
32
1995
G. Platts
01:24:21
 69
32
1996
G. Platts
01:23:28
  83
32
1997
G. Platts
01:30:39
75
32
1998
G. Platts
00:42:48
76
32
1999
G. Platts
01:26:06
72
32
2000
G. Platts
01:29:34
 73
32
2001
Cancelled
2002
M. Turnbull
01:28:04
 67
33
2003
S. Dangerfield
01:22:13
33
2004
G. Butler
01:28:08
 61
33
2005
G. Butler
01:25:17
47
33
2006
G. Butler
01:24:47
 79
33
2007
M. Bottrill
01:25:34
 90 33
2008
M. Bottrill
01:32:33
 69
33
2009
M. Bottrill
01:26:06
 89
33
2010
M. Bottrill
01:25:26
59
33
2011
M. Bottrill
01:22:29
103
33
2012
M. Bottrill
01:26:34
106
33
2013
T. Pettinger
01:23:20
135
33
2014
M. Clinton
01:23:23
138
33
2015
M. Bottrill
01:22:17 155 33
2016
P. Graves
01:23:26 181 33
2017
B. Harwood
01:25:49 172 33

2001, Cancelled due to Foot and Mouth

2003, 2011 and 2014 were held as part of the RTTC National Series
2015 event was held as part of the RTTC Classic Series

Many start and result sheets can be found in the Buxton CC results archive.