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2023 SCCA Hill Climb Series Dates

Event Calendar

DateRoundClubCourse No.Dist (miles)TimeCourse description
21/08/2023R1Paramount CRT D3HC/80.6319:00Asterton Bank, The Portway
23/08/2023R2Wrekinsport CCD0/140.9918:30Willomoor Bank, The Wrekin
29/08/2023R3Mid Shropshire WheelersD0/171.0219:00The Stiperstones
30/08/2023R4Bridgnorth CCD0/200.8018:30Five Chimneys, Hughley
02/09/2023R5Oswestry Paragon CCD0/151.6514:30Mount Road, Oswestry
05/09/2023R6Ludlow CCKH141.9518:30Wigmore Road, Ludlow
06/09/2023R7SCCAD3HC/50.5018:30Homer Bank
09/09/2023R8Propel CCD3HC/4 0.5215:00Coalport – Swayney cliff
12/09/2023R9Ludlow CCKH491.2718:30Bedlam Hill
08/10/2023R10Newport Shropshire CCD0/180.7511:00Station Road, Ironbridge
15/10/2023R11Mule CCD3HC/21.2610:00Bwlch y Ddar, Llangedwyn

Two new courses – D3HC/8 in use Monday; and the KH49 second Ludlow event:

D3HC/8 Asterton – The Portway https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/5684553370

KH49: https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/5678071396

SCCA Hill Climb Series – how to win

The Hill Climb Series is particularly suitable for mountain goats and is particularly suitable for Junior riders, whose light weight is a distinct advantage. Short, sharp and with as many different characteristics as you could shake a stick at, some climbs will be constant efforts, others you’ll be changing gear almost continually. Traditionally taking place as the racing season winds down between the end of August and early October, several events take place on consecutive days which is an additional challenge.

In this format you will not receive a ‘push’ start, the pusher-off will merely let go. Riders stopping on the climb and putting their foot down are technically DNF – Did Not Finish. Because of the small distances involved and potential for ties finish timekeepers are recommended to time hill climbs to at least tenths of a second, although this is not universally followed.

All riders from SCCA member clubs automatically qualify for points, whilst Shropshire-based riders of non-affiliated clubs can also join in by taking out private SCCA membership. For 2020 there are 9 rounds. Points from a rider’s highest scoring 5 rounds count towards cumulative positions in each category, with separate points awarded over four categories:

  • Overall
  • Veterans on Actual Time – for over-40 riders
  • Women’s
  • Juniors – 12-18 year olds (18 year olds are classed as Juniors for the calendar year their 18th birthday falls in)

Points are awarded in each category as follows:

  • 20 points for a win, 18 points for second down to 2 points for finishing

It is thus possible for a rider to meet the criteria to be ranked for different points in as many as three categories. Gold, Silver and Bronze County medals are awarded in each category, with the winners also holding an annual trophy each.

A tie results in both (or all) tied riders being awarded the higher points, so for instance two riders tying for runner-up spot: both receive 18 points.

Non-affiliated riders are welcome to compete, although they will not qualify for points.

Note that from 2022 a fixed or flashing front and red rear light are COMPULSORY when starting as is the wearing of a helmet. No helmet or lights, no ride due to need to comply with insurance conditions.

Time Trial Course can be downloaded from our website click here