Catford Courier Hill Climb for 2008?
26.09.07 by Buffalo Bill
The Catford Hill Climb is Britain’s oldest hill climb event. Held 111 times since 1887, it can justifiably claim to be the blue riband of hill climbs. It is taking place on 21st October, on Yorks Hill, which is near Ide Hill, Sevenoaks.
This year the organisers, Catford C.C., are introducing a ‘have-a-go’ entry. Priced at £6, this will allow any and all wanna-be kings and queens of the hill to ride this prestigious event. Catford C.C. intend to promote a ‘London courier hill-climb championship’ in 2008. If there is sufficient interest from couriers in the ‘have-a-go’ section, this will go ahead. The prize-list for this year’s event totals £1450, so there could be a rich reward for getting out of bed on a Sunday morning. Fixies are welcome, of course, and, with the correct gear, would be perfect for tackling the hill.
There is a ride to the hill climb, organised by Rapha, leaving from Honduras Street, EC1. The event can also be accessed by train from Sevenoaks.