Sir William Hill Climb


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News Flash: *Kids Grass Track Time Trials* before the Adult race. Please Scroll to bottom for details.

The Sir William Hill Climb is back by popular demand this year on Friday 8th September. It’s a great way to kick start your Grindleford Goat weekend or take on as a challenge in its own right.

We’re delighted to announce that the event is being sponsored by our most local cycle shop High Peak Cycles (Calver and Glossop). Check out their fab gear here. Thank you High Peak Cycles!

They have generously provided race prizes of £50, £20 and £10 vouchers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd women and men.

And not only that, they have also laid on some fab event T-shirts. There will be children’s sizes available too, see below! Adult sizes on sale for £10 on the night or for pre-order at £8 with on-line entry. Children’s sizes on sale for £8 on the night or for pre-order at £6 with on-line entry.

SirWilliamill HillClimb Tshirt 2017

You can meet High Peak Cycles at their stall at the event festival where they will be showcasing their kid’s bikes and other goodies.

Other local bike shops and businesses are also supporting us with some fantastic random spot rider prizes. Check out our Facebook page for more details as we get them.

Prizes so far:

-      A boozy hamper with homemade treats, from the Derwentwater Arms, Calver.

-      Afternoon tea for two voucher, from the Blue Berry Food Café, Castleton Visitor Centre.

-      A Patagonia T-shirt, from Outside, Hathersage.

-      Cream Tea for two voucher, Cafe Adventure, Hope.

-      Pizza and soft drink for two voucher,  Grasshopper Café, Hope.

-      Silver bike service and fix it starter pack wash/ tool kit,  Evans Cycles, Sheffield.

-      A Free MOT for the first local rider, from Mount Pleasant Garage, Grindleford.

Our exhibitors:

High Peak Cycles: They will bring some spare helmets, tubes, lube and energy food, and can also help with basic repairs if you have a bike crisis! (Cash and cheques only though)
Activ Physiotherapy: Have a chat about bike fitting and get your aches and pains sorted for free!
Wosskow Brown: Not doing the race? Have a competition on the static Watt Bikes at the pub!


We have seen some incredible performances from club cyclists and total newcomers alike, and a tandem! The Friday night Hill Climb festival is also back, with live entertainment, food, real ale and a bike fair. Entry to the festival is free both for riders and their families – so you can bring everyone down to enjoy the buzz of the Friday evening before the Goat. Don’t get too carried away though as we’d like you to ride the sportive the following day!

The Hill Climb this year is raising money for our local pre-school – Grindleford and Eyam Playgroup. 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!

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

Hill Climb Entry: Entry is £10, which includes a medal and entry to the festival for you and your family (you’ll have to buy your food and beer as we can’t include that in the price!). 

Click here to see the route on Strava.

The event is open to those age 16 and over on the 8th September 2017. However, 16-18 year olds’ will require a parental consent form available on the day. Helmets are required.


17:00  Registration opens in the Sir William Hotel at the foot of Sir William Hill. Bar open, festival and BBQ fired up. Free access.

18:00  First rider starts. Riders then set off at timed one-minute intervals. Don’t forget: no helmet, no ride!

19:00  Registration closes

19:40  Sir William Hill Climb finishes

20:00  Hill Climb Prize Giving at the Sir William Hotel. Bike fair and BBQ close.

Please note that all proceeds from the ticket sales will go to Grindleford and Eyam Playgroup (registered charity number 1036608).

Sir William Hill Climb profile


Sir William Hotel


Sponsored Logo Sir William Hill Climb


Sir William Track Stars

We really wanted to put something on for the children so they can get fully immersed in the race atmosphere… after considering many options, here it is…. Grass Track Time Trials!

We have mown a short twisty single track circuit in the Grindleford bonfire field (directly opposite Mount Pleasant Garage). Go practice! Riders will be set off individually and timed. The event will be open to children under 13. With following categories: U6 /U8 /U10 /U12. Depending on entrants we might also have an U4 category. A child will be in U12, if age 12 or under on the date of the race e.g. not yet 13.

And more great news: High Peak Cycles are also going to award £5 voucher prizes to the first girl and boy in each category. Thank you High Peak Cycles!

Children’s T-Shirts will also be on sale, £8 on the night and £6 with on line-entry:


Entry will be £3 on the night. Or online £2 plus a £1 transaction fee. All entrants will require a parental consent form available on the day. Helmets are required.


15:15 Track registration opens. 15:30 First rider starts. Don’t forget: no helmet, no ride!

16:50 Track registration closes.

17:00 Last rider starts.

17:30 Track Stars Prize Giving at the Sir William Hotel. Join in with the festival and BBQ.

Refreshments and T-shirts will be on sale at the registration.


Please note that all proceeds from the ticket sales will go to Grindleford and Eyam Playgroup (registered charity number 1036608).