Hill climbs in Cheshire / north wales

Hill climbs in Cheshire / north wales

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Roboticarm

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921 posts

25 months

Friday 1st May 2020
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Hi all
I fancy having a go at hill climbing just for a bit of fun, anyone know of anywhere within a reasonable distance or Chester please ?
Done track days and fancying something different (one the lockdown is over of course)

Google isn't much help and alot of results of hill climbing suggest I purchase a push bike and some lycra

sociopath

1,274 posts

30 months

Friday 1st May 2020
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Closest official hill is Loton Park, Shrewsbury

Drumroll

2,607 posts

84 months

Friday 1st May 2020
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Nothing what you could say is really close. Some clubs run meetings at Scammonden Dam. (Just off the M62 between Manchester and Leeds) Then there is Harewood as a dedicated venue. To spectate before having a go there is Barbon ( North of Kirby Longsdale, they run 2 meetings a year) Going south a bit there is Loton Park near Shrewsbury.

The big thing is to speak to people before you do anything to your car. There are few threads about getting started on here.

sociopath

1,274 posts

30 months

Friday 1st May 2020
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Loton Park is only 40 miles from Chester

droopsnoot

8,606 posts

206 months

Friday 1st May 2020
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Loton is a very nice venue, very accessible.

quigonjay

633 posts

185 months

Saturday 2nd May 2020
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Or if you fancy doing a sprint instead for something a bit closer there is Three Sisters and Aintree

Roboticarm

Original Poster:

921 posts

25 months

Saturday 2nd May 2020
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Thanks all, sounds like the requirements for hill climb and sprint are the same.
Sprints in aintree and sisters are close and loton park easily doable too.

I've been reading up on the regs and if I run the abarth I'd just need some race numbers and a homemade timing strut which can be attached to the front number plate mount.

I'm also now an RS clubman license holder, sounds fancy but a free online process.
Just need to sign up to a local club which is about £10 a year

Thanks for all you help, much appreciated

TJC46

2,052 posts

170 months

Tuesday 12th May 2020
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Sprinting at Curborough is good. Location is just off the A38 North of Lichfield.

https://www.curborough.co.uk/curborough-course-lay...

john7

258 posts

180 months

Tuesday 12th May 2020
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Barbon Hillclimb


nobby c

71 posts

170 months

Monday 7th September 2020
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Drumroll said:
Nothing what you could say is really close. Some clubs run meetings at Scammonden Dam. (Just off the M62 between Manchester and Leeds) Then there is Harewood as a dedicated venue. To spectate before having a go there is Barbon ( North of Kirby Longsdale, they run 2 meetings a year) Going south a bit there is Loton Park near Shrewsbury.

The big thing is to speak to people before you do anything to your car. There are few threads about getting started on here.
Do they still hold them at Baitings Dam?

Drumroll

2,607 posts

84 months

Monday 7th September 2020
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nobby c said:
Drumroll said:
Nothing what you could say is really close. Some clubs run meetings at Scammonden Dam. (Just off the M62 between Manchester and Leeds) Then there is Harewood as a dedicated venue. To spectate before having a go there is Barbon ( North of Kirby Longsdale, they run 2 meetings a year) Going south a bit there is Loton Park near Shrewsbury.

The big thing is to speak to people before you do anything to your car. There are few threads about getting started on here.
Do they still hold them at Baitings Dam?
I think it must be about 10 years since they held a hillclimb at Baitings Dam.