Sponsored by BBR Opticians

Check with the promoting club for their entry requirements before the event. Many clubs are not accepting on the day cash payments.

The SCCA BBR Opticians series consists of a number of Type B Hill Climb Time Trials which are organised and promoted by association member clubs.

Each club organisers their TT in line with CTT rules and regulations.

Members of SCCA Association Clubs and Private members of the SCCA* will be allocated points for each ride based on their finishing position. These points are aggregated through the season to provide a league place for each rider. The SCCA only organises events where is it specifically noted as the promoting club.

SCCA is not the race organiser for the other events and the creation of the league based on club events does not imply the SCCA is the event organiser. Queries regarding Race Organisation should be addressed to the promoting club.

* SCCA is an association  of Cycling Clubs. Private membership is only available in special circumstances. The aim of the SCCA is to support the Association member clubs and enhance their Time Trial offering to their own membership.

2024 SCCA Hill Climb Series Dates

Event Calendar

RoundDateDayCourseDistanceStart TimePromoting Club
115/08/24ThursdayD3HC/80.6319:00Paramount CRT 
221/08/24WednesdayD0/140.9918:30Wrekinsport CC
327/08/24TuesdayD0/171.0219:00Mid Shropshire Wheelers
429/08/24ThursdayD0/200.8018:30Bridgnorth CC
503/09/24TuesdayKH141.9518:30Ludlow CC
707/09/24SaturdayD0/151.6514:30Oswestry Paragon CC
807/09/24SaturdayD3HC/4 0.5215:00Propel CC
910/09/24TuesdayKH491.2718:30Ludlow CC
1022/09/24SundayD0/180.7511:00Newport Shropshire CC
1113/10/24SundayD3HC/21.2610:00Mule CC

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