Saturday 29th June 2019 Yorkshire Regional Hill Climb

Yorkshire Regional Hill Climb Championships

HC 2019 results

29th June, 2019

Promoter: Liz Barrett

Event Report:

British Schools Hill Climb Yorkshire Regional Hill Climb – 29th June, 2019

The sun shone brightly on the Yorkshire Regional Hill Climb Championship at Bolton Abbey.   This is a short but steep course with 3 different lengths for the under 7’s, under 9’s and all children U11 and U13 riding to the top.  The full length is approximately 0.3 mile with a couple of steep but short ramps of 13% gradient.   The shorter two courses are designed to tax but be achievable, the longer one is a “tester”.

Fifty- five children registered to start with 49 competing on the day, with families from across Yorkshire making the drive.  There was a variety of experience and skill sets and interestingly some children who struggle on the circuit in local competitions shone today with their climbing prowess.  It was a real good natured event, well behaved children and enthusiastic parent, and people left with a smile on their faces, all with a certificate to show at school next week.    Each category has a boy and girl champion, and in line with our previous hill climbs there was the ICC prize for King of the Mountains Isaac Whychard St Aidan’s, Harrogate (2.08.1) and Queen of the Mountains Emily Middlebrooke of Prince Henry’s, Otley (3.14.4).

Thank you to all Ilkley volunteers, the behind the scenes BSCA team, the Carr Family for the use of their farm road and land and the Chatsworth Estate for permission to hold the event.

So our Yorkshire Champions are

U 7 –      Toby Garrido                      Burley Oaks, Burley in Wharfedale

Elodie Geall                        Greetland Academy, Greetland

U9 –       Zachery Hutchinson        Huntington School, York

Grace Green                      Kirkburton First School, Kirkburton

U11        Archie Gill                            Long Lee School, Keighley

Amy Hodgkins                   All Saints School, Otley

U13        Isaac Whychard                St Aidan’s RC School, Harrogate

Emily Middlebrook          Prince Henry’s School, Otley


Promoters Address:

29 East Lane Embsay Skipton BD236QX

By Kind Permission of the Chatsworth Estate and Mr Roland Carr

 Hawpike Farm,  Bolton Road, Addingham,  LS29 0RH

Promoted by:             Ilkley Cycling Club

Location:                     Drive to Bolton Abbey Roundabout turn left (west) on the A59 after 200 meters take the farm entrance on the left – site should be visible, please see back page.  

Parking:                       Park on the lower field, please observe marshals instructions

Categories:                  U7/U9/U11/U13/U15/O15

Entry:                          Sign on the line, entry open at 9.30 a.m. closing at 10.30, first rider off at 10.35 starting with the U7’s

Entry Fee:                   £6 + £1.50 if you are not a member of BSCA or able to produce a membership card

Course                        The course forms the access road to the farm and the road surface is commiserate with the surface on local back roads. The odd pothole will be highlighted.  The length is a 3rd of a mile (will be shortened for the under 7’s), in very pleasant surroundings on the Bolton Abbey Estate. Each rider will ride the course once.

Prizes                          Medal and certificates

BSCA Rules:               All events are entered in the name of your school and you should either wear your school or club colours.  All bikes must be ride worthy, have relevant gears and helmets must be worn. No gear checking.

Photography:              Photographs may be taken to promote the event please tell the promoters if you did not wish you child to be photographed.

Special Info:              No dogs please due to the nature of the working farm

The Chatsworth Estate or Hawpike Farm whilst happy for this event to take place do not have any liability for any accident or incident which should occur through taking part in this event.

For further information Liz Barrett 01756798705 /07532238485

Entry is in advance only with the starting order being uploaded to the BSCA media pages on the Thursday prior to the event. Entries close strictly on the 25th June, either by post or email

BSCA Yorkshire Regional Hill Climb Competition Entry Form 2019

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