Storms wins Waller Pain hill-climb

John Storms, winner, Waller Pain Hill-Climb 2012
(Image credit: Nigel Wynn)

John Storms (Kingston Wheelers) won the 2012 edition of the Waller Pain hill-climb in Caterham, Surrey, on Sunday.

Storms missed out on matching the event record by just three seconds, completing the 0.31 mile course with 210 feet of ascent on Waller Lane in one minute and 17 seconds. Matthew Pilkington set the record last year with 1-14, but was absent from the event this time around.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.