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Bithja Jones and Gregg Booker – winners of the 2023 HMT St Hugh’s Hospital Monsal Hill Climb

© Andy Jones.

Monsal Hill Climb Films

The most popular hillclimb event on the UK calendar

The picturesque setting of Monsal Dale attracts a huge crowd for what is, the traditional event to end to the cycling season.

The event, first run in 1930 attracts riders from local club level to seasoned professionals. Past winners include Tom Simpson, Malcolm Elliott and more recently Russell Downing, Dean Downing, Graham Briggs and Adam Blythe. Monsal Head is a famous beauty spot with magnificent views down Monsal Dale and up the Wye Valley.

Proudly promoted by Sheffrec Cycling Club.

What’s needed to race the HMT Monsal Hill Climb?

A quick guide for new riders so that everyone arrives on race day prepared and ready to race. Here’s what you should do:

  • Park in the car park where instructed
  • Sign on before you ride
  • Collect your race number
  • Pin to the reverse of your jersey
  • Don’t warm up on the diversion route
  • Ride slowly down the hill to the start
  • No U turns near the start
  • Arrive at your allotted time slot
  • Give it everything you have
  • Enjoy the huge crowds & atmosphere
  • Be caught by the catchers
  • Wait for the results & presentation


First run in 1930, Monsal Hill Climb has been on the hill climb calendar for an amazing 89 years. This event was started by a few mates riding out to Monsal Head at the end of the track season and timing each other up the hill, at this time it was an unmade road.

The event now attracts local riders from club level to seasoned professionals. 2009 was the first running of the event on a closed road. 2021 saw a record entry of 238 riders!!!


Over the past few years the Monsal Hill Climb has proved to be very popular with nearly 240 riders entered in 2019.

All entries will be considered based on your previous times at Monsal or your times in Cycling Time Trials events this year. If you don't have any qualifying times please include your road or circuit race results. Please note that you have to be a member of a CTT registered cycling club to enter online.


All riders will be placed into categories based on their age. These categories will be: School Boy, School Girl which are under 16 years of age. Junior Men and Junior Women, these are under 18 years of age. Senior Men and Women, aged from 19-39. Veteran Men and Women, aged 40 plus and finally 50+ Veteran Men. Under 12's can ride due to the road being closed. Please contact the organiser direct to enter under 12's.