News – Hill Climb Series


First of its type in the UK, a Hill Climb Series in the West of the country starts on September 13 with a 3 stage event

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News – Hill Climb Series

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From the organiser … This series has been developed to showcase the talent and popularity of riders and hills in the West Region. It’s the first series of this type in the UK and 2014 will be its inaugural running. Hopefully it will expand and become even more popular with years to come and showcase the area to the rest of the UK that this region is the epicentre of hill climbing.


Each competitor will be set off at minute intervals and be timed against the clock to see how fast they can do the Hill Climb, the fastest time wins.
We have a Trophy for the series winner who will be Crowned

– King of the Hills
– First Vet (40 and over)
– First teams of 3 (all of whom must have completed 7 hill climbs)
– First lady (Queen of the Hills)
– First under 18 male
– First under 18 female

At last years events, the riders who won will hopefully be back again, Tejvan Pettinger(National Champion pictured above), Richard Cartland, Rob Gough, James Coleman, Ben Davis.

We also had twice National Champion James Dobbin competing as well as other prolific riders. As you can see the list of top class male athletes is very striking but I would like to try and promote the event to all.

We have nine organising clubs with 11 hill climbs in total. We had over 500 entries last year to the events but hope to top 700 this year.

The series home page can be seen here –  click

A Facebook page has also been created – click here

Some of the hill climbs last year had a full field of 120 riders but others a lot fewer. I am hoping this series will bolster the smaller events fields and make it a great competition for all. The aim of the series is to get more people involved i.e. male, female, young and old giving their all in a race as short as 700 metres and as long as 4 miles in a true test against gravity.

Series Events
13/09/14 13:00 Cotswold Veldrijden (3 stage hill climb)
21/09/14 10:00 Minehead Cycling Club
04/10/14 10:15 Chippenham & District Wheelers
04/10/14 15:30 Severn RC
05/10/14 14:15 VC Walcot
05/10/14 09:15 Bath CC
11/10/14 09:00 The University of Bristol CC
18/10/14 14:00 Team Tor 2000
19/10/14 10:00 Bristol South CC

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