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All the support & guidance you need

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Cycling up hills is challenging and invigorating, but racing up hills takes the experience to a whole new level! Getting into hill climb racing can be difficult if you don't know who to talk to and it can seem daunting at first.

gateway2RACING is a Membership Subscription to introduce you to the world of cycle racing. You will be able to enter races with myHillCycling as your club for the first season, at the end of which I will help to put you in touch with a club appropriate to your needs.


Your Membership includes:

  • Guidance for how to register with CTT

  • Recommend races for you, and guidance on how to enter

  • Individual assistance for your first race

  • Ongoing advice and assistance to ensure that you get the most out of the races you enter

  • Recommend coaching and bike fit specialists if you wish to accelerate your progress even further

  • Introductory water bottle

  • 10% discount on myHill Cycling services and products (except for events run via CTT).

  • Ongoing support from someone with over 40 years experience of cycle racing

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If you wish to join just click on one of the membership links below.


The cost is £25 for 18 and over and £10 for under 18's. This will give you membership until the end of 2024. Once I have your payment I will contact you via email to gather your details and get you registered with CTT. You'll be up and running in no time!

Please note that race organisers charge fees to enter each race - this is typically £10 per event.

If you want to find out more details before joining; get in touch and we can have a chat via email or phone.



All the support & guidance you need

Where are the races? How do I get involved? Do I need to be in a club?

Most time trials in the UK are held under the rules of Cycling Time Trials (CTT) and to take part you need to be a member of a registered club. When you have joined a club you then need register with Cycling Time Trials, find a race and then enter, so now you will be asking yourself more questions!

Why hill climbs?

Hill climbs are a great introduction to racing. The races are quite short - usually about a mile - and many are held on fully closed roads so you don't have to worry about other road users. Most events have fantastic support from big crowds and the atmosphere and camaraderie at these events is second to none; which is why I have been riding them since 1985!

What events do you recommend?

The key to getting into the sport is to ride some events on a regular basis, so below are details of some brilliant race series which are being promoted this year. Remember, you do need to be a member of a registered CTT club, so click the membership link, sign up to myHill Cycling and then get involved with some races. You won't regret it!


All the support & guidance you need

The Hill Climb Project

A hill climb race every Friday from May to August. Events are based in the Macclesfield area. Entry fee is £6 per event. It's a brilliant way to get into racing as the events are relaxed and great fun. Make an evening of it and take a picnic - the perfect way to start the weekend!

NB: You need to enter by 7pm the day before.

Enter online.

TT Tuesdays

A 10 mile TT on the A61 between Cuckney and Worksop. Sign on from 6pm with racing starting at 7pm. The course is single carriageway, quiet with a good surface. It stats you on a hil that you don;t have to go back up. Bonus! Entry fee is £7.

For more information email Michael Clarkson.

Peak District Summer Hill Climb Festival

Four hill climbs in the Peak District in mid summer. What's not to like? After the final event there will be a celebration event with food and drink to announce the overall winners.

More information here.

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