UK National Hill-Climb Championship won on disc brakes for the first time

Andrew Feather's fourth title was disc-brake powered and deeply personal, he tells Cycling Weekly

Andrew Feather wins the 2023 National Hill-Climb Championship on the Struggle
(Image credit: Andy Jones / Future)

Andrew Feather became the first rider to win the elite National Hill-Climb Championship (UK) on disc brakes at the weekend, when he took a fourth title on the Lake District's Struggle climb.

The 38-year-old Bath-based solicitor covered the 2.6-mile climb out of Ambleside in 11.48, riding a Cannondale Lab71 disc frame, Hunt wheels and Shimano Dura-Ace 12-speed with XTR discs – a change from the same company's SuperSix with rim brakes that he has ridden in previous seasons.

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