This years Ashcroft Hellclimb held on June 23 was a record breaking year. With 22 cyclists from Ashcroft, Kamloops and 100 Mile House, all came to tackle the 18 km climb of 3000 feet from Ashcroft towards Logan Lake.
Great weather with a bit of a tailwind allowed the winner Martin Bojesen from Kamloops to blaze to the top in an unbelievable 47 minutes. Melissa Lowenberg used the event as a training tool for Ironman to be the first female to the top in 1 hour and 4 minutes.
This event only gets bigger every year, and while sitting around at the post ride BBQ, I saw them all smiling and laughing with a huge sense of accomplishment. This event is not for the feint of heart, but with a few riders I personally know that have ridden very few times this year, it can be done. See you all next year, bring a friend!