11th October 2016: Best ever’ Ramsbottom Rake hill climb one for the history books – Bury Times
THIS year’s Ramsbottom Rake hill climb turned out to be one for the history books as organisers hailed it the best ever. Hundreds of people turned up for the annual event, organised by Bolton-based Lancashire Road Club, which sees riders tackle the testing 875m steep course….
Talented young cyclist Francis Woodcock, aged 13, from The Bury Clarion Cycling Club was the fastest in the juvenile category with a time of 3min and 7sec.
Peter Roscoe, secretary for The Bury Clarion Cycling Club, commented: “It really is a fantastic event, in some ways it’s like the Tour de France because people can get so close and see the riders in their agony.
“It’s a really good community event with people coming out to support the riders.”