The club’s annual open hill climb is held on the slopes of Leith Hill. This is now a well established event and enables the club to put something back in to the local racing scene and at the same time remember John Bornhoft who was a President of the Kingston Wheelers CC until his death in 2003 and a regular on both club runs and races well into his retirement. The race is held in his memory and is a tribute to his work for the club and is a well supported event, both with vocal Kingston Wheelers CC support on the course and a large field of riders.
The course uses the southern road up from Forest Green. You can see it on Strava.
There are three ways to take part:
- Help out: For those new to cycling, the UK road and TT racing side is a collaborative effort in that all the races are staged by clubs volunteering – there are no events put on by federations or companies such as in triathlons or sportives, so without clubs such as us staging the events there will be no races. To this end this is the first call for marshals and helpers on the day. There are a whole host of important jobs to be done on the day and these include Finish Assistant, marshals on the course, sorting out the results and their smooth transfer to the HQ, bap assistance etc, etc. If you’ve raced this season, in open or club TT’s, taken part in road races, planning to ride the club championship or indeed just been enjoying the club runs, this is your chance to help the club. Please leave your name on the forum if you can help. We should only need 10 or 11 people on the day so add your name to this thread.
- Cheer: There will be a special club run out to the hill climb to cheer on the racers and then tackle the cake supply back at the race HQ in Forest Green.
- Race: Racers are obligated to help out first but if you’ve helped already or the list of helpers is already full, we want to see a big field of club riders.
You can enter via Cycling Time Trials website.