Jim Henderson to retire from hill-climbs for second time

Hill-climbing legend Jim Henderson will retire from the discipline for a second time, while defending champion Dan Evans was left rueing pacing problems

Jim Henderson, Hill-Climb National Championships 2015

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Five-time National Hill-Climb winner Jim Henderson is to retire for a second time from hill-climbing.

The Southport CC rider came 15th at Jackson Bridge, near Holmfirth in Yorkshire, on Sunday, his first Nationals since he came third in 2009. His time of 4-37.2 was almost 22 seconds off the winning time of Richard Bussell (RST Sport - Aero-Coach) but he did top the veteran’s category.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.