Sir William Hill Climb

The Sir William Hill Climb is back by popular demand this year on Saturday 14th September @ 5pm. Registration from 4:30pm.

The climb is 1.77km (that’s 1.1 miles) and climbs a whopping 200m (650feet) in that short distance. That’s an average gradient of 11%. Pit yourself against the best, then kick back with the delights of the Hill Climb evening festival.

Click here to see the route on Strava.

The event is open to those age 16 and over on the 14th September 2019. 16-18 year olds’ will require a parental consent form available on the day. Helmets are required.

We are generously sponsored by Peakland Cycles, Bakewell and Whites Of Calver Spar

Many local business also donate some fabulous prizes. See updates on our Facebook page.

Prizes go to the three fastest men and women, fastest 50+ man and woman, fastest local man and woman, and a prize for the best effort (slowest rider!).

To unwind after the climb, the Hill Climb festival is back with live entertainment, food, real ale and a bike fair. Entry to the festival is free for riders and their families – so you can bring everyone down to enjoy the buzz.  The BBQ will be fired up from 16:30, entertainment starts at 18:00 and prize giving is at 19:00.

Entry to the Hill Climb is £10 online (+£1 admin fee) and £12 on the night. An online special is available this year to those doing the Goat sportive – for the first 25 riders, Hill Climb entry will be just £5. Can you do the double?

Riders set off at one minute intervals between 17:00 and 18:40. If you enter on the night you will be allocated a slot on arrival. Enter online and pick the time you want to ride!

All proceeds from the ticket sales will go to Grindleford and Eyam Playgroup (registered charity number 1036608).

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Grindleford and Eyam Playgroup is an outdoors-themed pre-school which fosters a love of all things active, natural and wild, and where children from the age of two get to experience regular balance bike sessions, daily walks, weekly allotment days and a magical Forest School. So you know that by entering the Hill Climb, you’re also helping to inspire the next generation of cyclists.

16:30  Registration opens in the Sir William Hotel at the foot of Sir William Hill. Bar open, festival and BBQ fired up.
17:00  First rider starts. Riders then set off at timed one-minute intervals. Don’t forget: no helmet, no ride!
18:00  Registration closes.
18:40  Last rider starts. Sir William Hill Climb finishes.

19:00  Hill Climb Prize Giving at the Sir William Hotel.

Sir William Track Stars

After the success of last year, we are again hosting Track Stars, a grass track time trial for those aged 2 to 12!

The track will again be in the Grindleford bonfire field (directly opposite Mount Pleasant Garage). Riders will be set off individually and timed.

The event will be open to children under 13. Categories:
2, 3 and 4 yrs
5, 6 and 7 yrs
8, 9 and 10 yrs


Entry to the trials is £3 on the day and includes a medal! Registration is from 14:00 with riders starting at about 14:20.

All entrants will need to complete a parental consent form. No helmet no ride.

Sir William Hill Climb profile


Sir William Hotel