National hill-climb champion Adam Kenway retained his Monsal hill-climb title as Rebecca Goodson topped the women's results
- Photos by Andy Jones

Adam Kenway (Raleigh-GAC) successfully defended his men’s Monsal Hill-climb title, with Rebecca Goodson (Velo Schils Interbike) taking the women’s title in the Derbyshire Peak District on Sunday.

Current national hill-climb champion Kenway posted a time of one minute and 19.4 seconds on the course to beat second-placed Joey Walker (Team Wiggins) by just under two seconds.

Andy Nichols (Team B38/Underpin Racing) placed third with 1-21.3.

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Malcolm Elliott’s 1981 event record of 1-14.2 on the 675-yard (617 metres) climb of Monsal Head remains intact for another year.

Goodson claimed the 2017 women’s title with the second-fastest women’s time in the history of the event – 1-47.8.

Emilie Verroken (Maxx RT) came home in second place with 1-54.5, and Elizabeth Banks (Storey Racing) in third, clocking 1-58.

The event had attracted its biggest number of entrants, with 190 riders signing up.

Adam Kenway and Rebecca Goodson, winners

Rebecca Goodson

Joey Walker

Andy Nichols

Emilie Verroken

Elizabeth Banks

Sheffrec rider Paul Armstrong gets encouragement from Marc Etches, race organiser and Sheffrec secretary.

Adam Kenway gets some congratulations from Raleigh-GAC’s Cherie Pridham, Monsal Hill-Climb 2017

Andy Hibberd after his ride

Joey Walker

Adam Kenway celebrates