Many thanks to everyone that helped make the 2019 Hillclimb a success.
As it was my first year as co-ordinator, I did not know how much effort and paperwork was required. In the end it was all worth it seeing the smiles on peopleís faces and I enjoyed the challenge and met a lot of club members who I did not know.
The club lifted to help to make it happen. With a few phone calls to Garry Blake, Bob Rees, Chester, Kim, Colin (who did the sponsors), a great deal of help was available.
On the day we started at 5.30am with a lot of club members and other riders turning up to help. I went with Bruce to put a bit of temporary fencing at the lookout and by the time we got back to the start line it was all done. A great effort by all.
I would like to thank Chester, Phillip and Ron for putting up all the road signs. It is a big job to get this right, and all the marshals, especially the ones that did the Forts turn-off. They probably could only smell a bit of 2-stroke oil. The time-keepers and the ladies doing the timing entries both had very busy jobs.
Many people made it work: Brendon the starter, Steve the track marshal, Andy the comms base operator, and all the club members who helped at the start line, and the Albany volunteer fire brigade who helped with marshaling duties.
Well done to Tim Hesford, the overall winner, and to the other winners. It is Timís tenth year coming to the Hillclimb. He is based in Hong Kong, where he is a passenger jet pilot but makes time for this Albany event.
Letís keep this unique event running as long as we can. It is all about having a good and safe time on motorcycles. What more could anyone want?
Overall Winner - Tim Hesford. Nominated time was 43 seconds- results of the 3 runs Ė 43, 43 and 42.9, giving a final score of only 0.1 second lost.
Best performance by a male other than the winner was David Lind
Best performance by a female - Rhona Finnigan
Best performance by a female other than the winner - Tanya Chrystall
Best Sidecar - G.Britza & R Jeffrey
Best Pre-1931 - Peter Lawson
Best Presented Bike - Alan Auburn with his 1927 Harley Davidson Peashooter