Sunday 29 September 2013, Porlock, Exmoor National Park.
What a challenge from the Minehead Cycling Club! Could you cycle up this steep, daunting hill that takes you from the coastline to the moors above? The gradient is around 1-in-17 (6%) and you have a 4 mile route with a 400 metre ascent to make! As the poster says, one of the most picturesque climbs in England.
The Open Porlock Hill Climb starts at 11am. Prize pot totalling £3,000. Entries via CTT or to Tony Needham, club Secretary. The prize pot has been donated by the organisers of the Exmoor Explorer, a mountain bike event held each August (www.exmoorexplorer.com).
The Porlock Peddle will run on the same day, starting at 2 pm. A chance for families and less competitive riders to have a timed ride over part of the route. Entries in advance via Tony Needham (contact via MCC links page) or enter on the day at the start.
The poster (click to see full size)