Our Annual Hill Climb is run every year around September.
Have a look further down for some detail on how this all works.
Roberts Cove Hill Climb - Sept 02 2018
Another great day at Roberts Cove .....weather was great, shaping up to see quick times. The weather took a bit of a nose dive in the afternoon making for greasy slippy conditions. Safe option for all was to call it a day after 4 successful runs.
Many thanks to all who helped and volunteered, the residents of Roberts Cove, officials, travelling marshals, all medical personnel and the riders.Onboard 2018 Thanks to 'Pawel_7'
Roberts Cove Hillclimb
Riders are staged at the bottom of the hill with a red light. When ready, the lights go green and a single rider breaks the start beam to race against the clock just under a mile of a tarmac twisty hill. (Which happens to be a closed road for us for the day). When they break the beam at the finish line, the time in 0.000 seconds is registered against their run.
The 'Cove' hillclimb is generally set up to cater for ~ 50 entrants with 6 classes. 50 is a good number as it enables all the riders to get multiple runs.
We split the runs in two, 25 Up ... one at a time, then we bring them back down again where the enthusiasts roll on the tyre warmers and tinker while others just relax and enjoy the buzz as the other 25 race the clock. When the second wave are done, we are into round 2 where the first 25 are off again. This race is geared for both race enthusiasts and standard road bikes for people to have the opportunity to race on a closed road on their standard bike.
The Truth, The whole truth & Nothing but the truth .. its still 40.076
2002 B.Desmond 41.17
2003 B. Desmond 42.82
2004 D.Swanton 41.212
2005 D.Swanton 40.406
2006 D.Swanton 40.076
2007 D.Sheils 40.637
2008 D.Sheils 41.206
2009 D.Sheils 40.171
2011 D.Sheils 47.692
2014 R. Casey 41.157
2015 D. Sheils 40.820
2016 M. Browne 41.488
2017 J. Hurley 41.643
2018 K. Ryan 42.763