Balsall Common cyclist claims 3rd in National Hill Climb

Balsall Common’s Matt Clinton claimed a brilliant 3rd placed finish behind 2 professional riders when he took part in the National Hill Climb Championships at Whaley Bridge north of Buxton on Sunday 31st October 2011. This extended Matt’s remarkable run in the competition to 5 consecutive podium finishes, including the winners title in 2008. The […]

Cycling: Matt Clinton heads into National Champs in fine form

One outright victory, one joint first and a third placed finish saw Balsall Common’s Matt Clinton complete a tremendous final round of racing last weekend ahead of this weekend’s National Champs on Sunday. Matt’s final preparations for this weekends big event saw him take in the Yorkshire Road Club 2 stage race on Saturday, just […]

Cycling: Clinton racks up impressive wins in build up to National Champs

With the National Championships fast approaching, Balsall Common’s former National Hill Climb Champion, Matt Clinton, ramped up preparations riding for Mike Vaughan Cycles in three events across Yorkshire and Derbyshire last weekend. Saturday morning kicked off with damp, drizzling conditions on the 1.3mile, 10% average ascent of Holme Moss hosted by Holme Valley Wheelers on […]

Clinton claims 6th at British Time Trial Championships

[Picture courtesy of Larry Hickmott/] Balsall Common’s Matt Clinton had another impressive outing recently in claiming 6th place at the annual British Time Trial Championships, improving on his 9th placed finish in 2010. A strong field assembled to tackle an extremely wet course traversing the border between Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire, with Mike Vaughan Cycles rider […]