Jack Clements Memorial Little Mountain Time Trial Course
Description - K22/39
Philip Graves (Clifton C.C. York)
Men's Winner 2016
Start on C class road outside Shelsley Walsh head North West
towards Stanford Bridge. At the junction with The B4203 turn
left, the road gradually rising for the next mile to the foot
of the first major climb, Stanford
Sapey crossroads marks the top of Stanford Bank and is followed
by another almost flat section of the course. The road does,
however, drop in and out of a couple of fairly steep sided
small valleys before a steady drag to the left fork onto Bromyard
Downs. The unfenced road across the Downs gently descends
for over a mile before decanting riders onto the A44 and the
flying descent through the bends of Bringsty Common. At the
foot of the descent the road briefly levels alongside the
River Teme before a sharp left turn over the river to Knightwick
and the foot of Ankerdine Hill.
From the top of Ankerdine you can enjoy a long, fast and
non-technical descent to Martley, where right onto the B4204.
The next 6 miles to Hallow are probably the flattest miles
of the event though with enough twists and turns to maintain
concentration and interest. On the 7.5 miles along the A443
through Holt Heath and Great Witley, pure testers will come
into their element with long drags and gently rolling roads
- this is a good single-carriageway A road for both cars and
Turning left after Great Witley onto the B4203 you'll find
the third real hill of the event, though this may not be as
severe Stanford Bank or Ankerdine at 32 miles into the event
it may have an effect on tired legs. Over the top and you're
immediately on a very long, very fast descent to the River
Teme where bike-handling and nerves will come to the fore.
You have now returned to Stanford Bridge, after crossing the
River take the first left onto the C class road to retrace
to Shelsley Walsh.
At Shelsley Walsh turn off the public highway entering onto
private road to immediately start the last climb of the day.
The final climb is approximately 1 Km with a maximum gradient
of 1 in 7.