Shelsley Walsh Open Hill Climb Time Trial 2016
This year there will be a cyclo-cross race on the same day at the same venue. Full race details including HQ information, race route map and start sheet can be found in the downloadable documents below.
You can either view or download the Word document or PDF file.
In 2014 for the first time ever, an open cycling hill climb competition was run on the world’s oldest motor racing venue, Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb in Worcestershire. Shelsley Walsh is the oldest motor sport venue in continuous use in the world. First used in 1905, it is older than Indianapolis, Le Mans or Monza. Brooklands has been and gone, but Shelsley Walsh is still here.
Wyre Forest Cycle Racing Club and Worcester St John’s Cycling Club teamed up with the Midland Automobile Club to promote this inaugural event, with the aim of it becoming an annual feature of the UK cycling calendar.
The 2014 cycling hill climb event took place on Sunday 5th October 2014, and ran over the full length of the motor hill climb course.
The 12ft wide (3.66m) wide smooth tarmac surface of the hill climb course runs for 1000 yards (914 metres) gaining an elevation of 328 feet (100 metres). This gives an average gradient of 1:9 (11%) with a maximum gradient of 1:6 (17%).
The event was run under Cycling Time Trial regulations with separate event categories for men and women, as well as prizes for other classifications. .
Spectators are welcome, the Strastone Cafe will be open all day for hot food and drinks. For the riders the Shelsley Walsh covered pit area will be available for preparation and warm up. The hill climb course will be open for practice before the main competition begins.
The Shelsley Walsh Motor Sport Venue is a private facility, there is no access for cycling at any other time of the year
Full Details at
Hillclimb – www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/12754
Cyclocross – www.wmccl.co.uk/events