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Up the hill to Walbury!

Annual Hill Climb open to young riders after permission given to close country road

Malcolm Howe

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Up the hill to Walbury!

Tejvan Pettinger on his way to victory on last year’s Walbury Hill Climb

NEWBURY Road Club will be staging its annual Walbury Hill climb on Sunday, September when riders tackle the road to the summit of the 974 foot tall hill.

The road will be closed for the event, when riders of all ages and abilities will be are encouraged to take part with prizes available in various categories, and not only for the fastest riders.

The club has had clearance to accept younger riders iof 12 and older to take part as the road is closed to traffic.

The record is held by Tejvan Pettinger, who raced up in 55.19 seconds in an event that is also regularly attended by well-known and national champion hill climb specialists, while all riders can tackle the 2,059 yards - 1883 metres - course which has an initial ramp and a simple ascending section before the route forks to the left and ramps up before opening a view of the scenery on the left.

The course then continues up to a final 1:10 ramp, which gives way to a brief level section before the finishing line.

Entries close on Tuesday, September 13 and the entry fee is £9. Entry details can be obtained from Chris Boulton via email at: cgboulton@aol.com

 

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