Rider Interview: You may have seen the recent GCN video: ‘How Fast Do Pros Cycle Uphill? – Beginner VS Amateur VS Pro: Hill Climb Edition’ where three different riders are pitted against each other. The climbing specialist is Andrew Feather, British Hill Climb champion, Ed Hood spoke to him after his championship win.The GNC showIts short, sharp, specialised and SORE. The English hill climb season; September, October and into November in this crazy year sees skinny men lining up to do battle with the watch and Sir Isaac Newtons discovery. It was two years ago when I first interviewed Bath solicitor, Andrew Feather as CTT National Hill Climb Champion. In 2018, his Championship win was his 12th hill climb success off 15 starts, impressive. But not as impressive as this year with his Championship win the now 35 year-olds victory was his 15th hill climb win off 15 starts a feat we cannot think of ever having been equalled?We caught up with Andrew a day or two after his win.PEZ: Congratulations, Andrew tell us about the Championship beast, Streatley Hill in West Berkshire.Andrew Feather: The grade varied between 13% and 26% over what is a long continuous curve, its short at 800 metres; I prefer longer climbs so I was happy to get the win. I did a few recce rides to establish the best lines through the corners and was undecided about tyre choice, I considered riding a heavier training tyre to give me more grip with the surface…
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