Club Champs at Shipley Park, 23 September

At the Finish of our 2022 Championships at Brierley Forest Country Park

All DVO members are invited to take part in our 2023 Championships, followed by a picnic and presentation of Club Champs trophies and Annual Awards.

The Championships are handicapped so that everyone’s predicted finish time is 12 noon, making for some exciting head-to-head racing! Andrew Middleton has kindly agreed to organise the handicapping and take entries.

Courses are:

– Short 2km, 30m climb
– Medium 3.8km, 55m climb
– Long 6km, 90m climb

The Chris Yardley and Judy Buckley Trophies are awarded to the first man or woman to finish. Last year, this was Pauline and Rex. The fastest man and woman (on minutes per km) will receive the Peter Bourne and Judy Buckley trophies, and in 2022 these went to Marcus and Liz. The fastest junior will take home the Lithuanian Trophy (featuring local amber), donated by a group of Lithuanians who DVO members hosted in the 1980s!

Bring your own picnic and deckchair to chill after the race – or you can buy food from the café!

The event is free of charge but you need to pre enter so that Andrew can work out your handicap and start time! Please enter using this Google form by close of 16 September.

Any queries about entries, please email

For queries about the event, please contact Jane Burgess

Travel, parking and other details on the Event page.

Start times will be published 2 or 3 days before the event, and we will let you know by email!


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