The King of the Hills series was introduced in the year 2000 and
is dedicated to the memory of Mike O'Rourke, who held several positions
on the committee and was a founder member of Reading CC.
King of the Hills victor for 2005, as last year, is Stephen
Bale, with consitent performances in each climb of the series.
However, Dani Fortunov claimed victory in the Open Hill
Climb promoted by Stewart House on Sunday 2nd October, which
features the prize for the Reading CC Hill Climb Championship.
Here's Dani in action on Streatley with a winning 2 minutes
46.7 seconds. Steve Bale clocked 3 minutes 1.2 seconds.
Reading CC's Brian Bingham won the prize for first Veteran
with 3 minutes 14.9 seconds.
The overall event went to Rob English with a course record
of 2 minutes 21.6 seconds.
The Hill Climb Championship event has been run for
many years and has occasionally been run over two hills on the same
day. In recent years it has been held in conjunction with the Timetrial.co.uk
RT Open event. The highest placed RCC rider in this event wins the
RCC Hill Climb Championship.
For each event, 20 points are awarded to the winner;
19 to second, 18 to third and so on. At the end of the season, the
rider with the most points wins. Simple! And all you have to do
is ride up a hill as fast as you can. No turns, no junctions, no