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Copshaw Cracker TT Results 2014

07/04/14 - The Bagdad Bell rang out through the mist on Friday evening as the riders emerged just yards away. It was like a scene from 'An American Werewolf in London', stick to the road... No records broken, but some great times in awful conditions.

Results are as follows:

Bagdad Bell

Results: 12-16yrs
Pos.NameTeam/SponsorTime
1stNeil RobertsonHawick CC22:17
2ndBen PickettKielder24:06
Results: 17yrs+
Pos.NameTeam/SponsorTime
1stRoss LaidlawLangholm Cycling Club17:34
2ndLiam BeatyNewcastleton18:13
3rdStewart PoolLangholm CC20:03
4thPaul PickettAllen Valley Velo20:59
5thNige FawkesLangholm CC21:29
6thGordon YoungLangholm CC21:45
7thMark PalfreyRock UK21:46
8thJames GossanRock UK25:15
9thSimon Banks-26:02

Thanks to everyone that took part. Plenty of time to get some practice in for next year!

2014 Event entry open

03/10/13 - Time to start planning your event calendar and get your entry in for the increasingly popular double sportive weekend on the Scottish Border. The format will remain the same as previous years with the Copshaw Cracker Hill Climb TT taking place on Friday night, two routes in England available on Saturday and two more routes available on Sunday - including the infamous Lime Kiln Edge road used in the 2013 Tour of Britain race.

Copshaw Cracker TT Results 2013

08/04/12 - It was a bumper turn out for this year's 'Race to Bagdad' to ring the antique bell on top of Holm Hill. Both of last year's times were smashed with youngster Neil Robertson taking a massive 10 minutes off his PB and Ross Laidlaw knocking off another 5 minutes, commenting that he could still go quicker given the right conditions. Apparently the cold air is thicker and adds a minute or so!

Results are as follows:

Bagdad Bell

Results: 12-16yrs
Pos.NameTeam/SponsorTime
1stNeil RobertsonNewcastleton20:42
2ndSam DowneyNewcastleton29:27
Results: 17yrs+
Pos.NameTeam/SponsorTime
1stRoss LaidlawLangholm Cycling Club15:14
2ndMark Graham-15:50
3rdWilliam CalderEdinburgh RC16:46
4thJason SmithGlasgow Green CC16:51
5thSam MasonDerby Mercury17:41
6thKevin McCartneyLangholm CC17:48
7thStewart PoolLangholm CC17:50
8thJoshua SmithRock UK19:08
9thPaul Ryan-19:24
10thLisa CrossLangholm Flyers19:31
11thGordon YoungLangholm CC19:33
12thLee MussonRock UK20:35
13thNigel FoxLangholm CC20:53
14thDavid McEwanNotSoYoung Bucks21:02
15thNathan SavoryRock UK22:37
16thAdrian Downey-22:49

Thanks to all the riders that braved the cold temperatures and gave it their all. We'll see you same time next year.

Copshaw Cracker TT Results 2012

06/04/12 - Having postponed the event due to snow on Tuesday we finally managed to get a break in the weather and the first annual Copshaw Cracker Hill Climb TT went ahead on Thursday night. Many admitted they had underestimated the climb at the start and suffered part way up but found an extra something as they came in to view of the waiting crowd at the finish line, cheering them on all the way to the Bagdad Bell.

Bagdad Bell

Results: 12-16yrs
Pos.NameTeam/SponsorTime
1stNeil RobertsonNewcastleton30:30
2ndEwan KennedyNewcastleton32:51
3rdSam DowneyNewcastleton39:30
4thCallon HerdNewcastleton40:09
Results: 17yrs+
Pos.NameTeam/SponsorTime
1stRoss LaidlawLangholm Cycling Club20:54
2ndPaul PickettKielder21:12
3rdMatt WilliamsRun and Ride21:34
4thWayne CarruthersBikeSeven22:30
5thLevi Van BelzenBikeSeven23:36
6thLee MussonRock UK23:54
7thSimon BanksKielder25:20
8thTony FletcherOther side of the world28:18