UK Hillclimbs Weekend 12th 13th May 2012

The first really busy hillclimb weekend of 2012, with events going on in the North, the South West, Scotland AND Northern Ireland!

  • British National Championship at Barbon on Saturday and Harewood on Sunday
  • Fintray hosting the Scottish Hillclimb Championship
  • Drumhorc in Northern Ireland
  • Wiscombe events on both Saturday and Sunday
  • Harewood event on Saturday (as well as the national on Sunday)

So the British Championship circus is winding it’s way towards the North this weekend, with a fast dash across the Yorkshire Dales on Saturday night. This is  the busiest hillclimbing weekend of the year for the national competitors – with 4 rounds being decided – 2 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. And everyone will be hoping for better weather than at Prescott for the opening round – not least because neither venue has anywhere in doors for us all to thaw out.

It’s a rare chance to experience the Barbon hill (and the lovely Barbon Arms for dinner on Friday night) which only hosts 2 one day events a year. There’s not much there – just a chuck van and a lot of grass and rocks – but if you’ve never been it’s well worth the trip. And with Adult entry just £8 (and kids free) it’s a cheap day out too. Cars will be on the hill from 9am, and timed runs start after lunch.

On Sunday the British Championship runs at Harewood. Always an interesting event that can throw up a few surprises as there are always a few competitors who skip Barbon to get their eye in at the Open Harewood event on Saturday. Entry to each day is £10 including a programme. And kids under 14 are free.

Wiscombe Park hosts the most eclectic cars this weekend – with a 500 club event on Saturday (motorbikes and bike-engined cars), and a VSCC meeting on Sunday – so lots of vintage beauties. We really hope they have a good weekend after the terrible weather there for the last meeting.


  1. Vicky Park says:

    Sadly Fintray Hillclimb in Scotland had to be cancelled. Due to the weather during the week in the run up to the event, the field with is used as the paddock was flooded & like a mud bath. It just would have been a nightmare & the risk of a car dragging mud onto the track & causing an accident was too high. A real shame.

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