Under near perfect conditions the hill climb champs for all age groups was held on Saturday 29 October.
Due to the closure of the Manawatu Gorge an alternative venue from previous years had to be used.
Although it was a short course it was a challenge for all of those who decided to test themselves.
Starting from the far bridge on Tiritea Rd riders were set off at 30 sec intervals and raced back along Tiritea and turned left onto Ngahere Park Rd.
The total distance was 4km but with a couple of very steep climbs on Ngahere Park Rd the course was a real challenge for some of the younger riders.