British National Hill Climb Championships

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Supporters gather to watch the National Hill Climb.

The British National Hill Climb Championship is a hill climbing competition held annually by Cycling Time Trials with the location varying year on year. The first edition was in 1944 and it has been won by some of the best all-round British cyclists, such as Brian Robinson, Paul Curran, Malcolm Elliot, Chris Boardman and Jeff Williams.[1]

2017 Championship[edit]

The 2017 British National Hill Climb Championships will be held at Hedley Hill, Hedley on the Hill.


Year Hill Gold Silver Bronze
2016 Bank Road, Matlock, Derbyshire Adam Kenway Isaac Mundy James Lowden
2015 Jacksons Bridge, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire Richard Bussell Dan Evans Joe Clark
2014 Pea Royd Lane, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, South Yorkshire Dan Evans Matt Clinton Adam Kenway
2013 The Stang, Yorkshire Tejvan Pettinger James Gullen Matt Clinton
2012 The Rake, Ramsbottom Jack Pullar Gunnar Gronlund Matt Clinton
2011 Long Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire Gunnar Gronlund Richard Handley Matt Clinton
2010 Dover's Hill, Gloucestershire Dan Fleeman Matt Clinton Michael Smith
2009 Pea Royd Lane, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, South Yorkshire Dan Fleeman Matt Clinton Jim Henderson
2008 Bank Road, Matlock Matt Clinton Bill Bell Jim Henderson
2007 Cheddar Gorge, Somerset James Dobbin David Clarke Matt Clinton
2006 Peak Hill, Sidmouth, Devon James Dobbin David Clarke Jon Dayus
2005 The Rake, Ramsbottom Ben Greenwood Jim Henderson David Clarke
2004 Winter's Gibbet, Elsdon, Northumberland Jon Dayus James Dobbin Alex Coutts
2003 Halifax Lane, Luddenden Jim Henderson Mark Lovatt David Clarke
2002 Cat and Fiddle, Cheshire Mark Lovatt Michael Hutchinson Ian Stott
2001 Y Bwlch, Ruthin Jim Henderson Tom Anderson Chris Myhill
2000 West Close Hill, Rodney Stoke, Somerset Jim Henderson Tom Anderson Ian Stott
1999 The Rake, Ramsbottom Jim Henderson Jeff Wright Richard Taylor
1998 Dover's Hill, Weston sub Edge, Gloucestershire Jim Henderson Jeff Wright Gary Baker
1997 Rowsley Bar, Derbyshire Stuart Dangerfield Jim Henderson Jeff Wright
1996 Carlton Bank, Cleveland Stuart Dangerfield Steve Hulme Jim Henderson
1995 Ditchling Beacon, East Sussex Stuart Dangerfield Jeff Wright Chris Newton
1994 Jackson Bridge, West Yorkshire Jeff Wright Stuart Dangerfield Rob Harris
1993 Newlands Pass, Buttermere, Cumbria Stuart Dangerfield Jeff Wright Rob Reynolds-Jones
1992 St John's Chapel, County Durham Stuart Dangerfield Jeff Wright Pete Longbottom
1991 Park Rash, Kettlewell, Yorkshire Chris Boardman Jeff Wright Stuart Dangerfield
1990 Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon Chris Boardman Steve Marchant Stuart Dangerfield
1989 The Burway, Church Stretton, Shropshire Chris Boardman Scott O'Brien Steve Marchant
1988 Nick O' Pendle, Sabden, Lancashire Chris Boardman Phil Sheard Paul Curran
1987 Rosedale Chimney, North Yorkshire Tom Ward Chris Boardman Steve Marchant
1986 Riber Hill, Matlock, Derbyshire Darryl Webster Steve Marchant C. Walker
1985 Challacombe Hill, Woolacombe, Devon Darryl Webster Steve Marchant Tom Ward
1984 Crawleyside, Stanhope, County Durham Darryl Webster Steve Marchant Karl Smith
1983 Weston Hill, Bath Darryl Webster Steve Marchant Tom Ward
1982 Dover's Hill, Weston sub Edge, Gloucestershire Jeff Williams Keith Reynolds Dave Jarvis
1981 Bwlch yr Oernant (Horseshoe Pass), Llangollen Jeff Williams Malcolm Elliott Callum Gough/Darryl Webster tied
1980 Nick O' Pendle, Lancashire Malcolm Elliott Jeff Williams Gareth Armitage
1979 Haytor Vale, Devon Jeff Williams Dave Pitman Gareth Armitage
1978 Dover's Hill, Gloucestershire Gareth Armitage
1977 Winnats Pass, Derbyshire John Parker
1976 Horseshoe Pass Joe Waugh Dave Pitman
1975 Gareth Armitage
1974 Holme Moss, West Yorkshire Joe Waugh
1973 Dover's Hill, Gloucestershire Granville Sydney
1972 Winnats Pass, Derbyshire Granville Sydney
1971 Bwlch yr Oernant, Llangollen John Clewarth
1970 Granville Sydney
1969 Llywel, Brecknockshire Granville Sydney
1968 Dover's Hill, Gloucestershire Pete Gannon
1967 Paul Wildsmith
1966 PD Greenhalgh
1965 Granville Sydney
1964 Eric Wilson
1963 Peaslows, Derbyshire Granville Sydney
1962 Nick O' Pendle, Lancashire Peter Graham
1961 Yorkshire Hill, Caint Peter Graham
1960 Saintbury, Gloucestershire Eric Wilson
1959 Winnats Pass, Derbyshire Gordon Rhodes
1958 Monk's Lane, Bathford Peter Graham Eric Wilson Bill Holmes
1957 Winnats Pass, Derbyshire Eric Wilson Arthur Pursey Bill Holmes
1956 Saintbury, Gloucestershire Les Ingman Eric Wilson W Bradley
1955 Holly Lane, Derbyshire Eric Wilson Roy Keighley Arthur Pursey
1954 Holme Moss Les Ingman Eric Wilson W Bradley
1953 Winnats Pass, Derbyshire Roy Keighley Ronnie Stringwell PS Boyd
1952 Mow Cop, Staffordshire Brian Robinson Jim Pentecost Roy Keighley
1951 Saintbury, Gloucestershire Ronnie Stringwell Brian Robinson R Procter
1950 Barber's Hill, Llangollen Ronnie Stringwell Bob Maitland Brian Robinson
1949 Winnats Pass, Derbyshire Bob Maitland WE Penvose Vic Clark
1948 Landsdowne Lane at Weston near Bath Vic Clark Dick Woore Bernard King
1947 Winnats Pass, Derbyshire Vic Clark Bob Maitland Harold Worthen
1946 Holly Lane,Ambergate Vic Clark Bob Maitland Laurie Dodd
1945 Peaslows Hill, Chapel en le Frith Bob Maitland Vin Taylor JD Spink
1944 Brasted, Kent Frank Worthen Vic Clark Vin Taylor

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "National Hill Climb Champs Preview". Cycling Info. 25 October 2011.