Dorking and Redhill CC's are trying out a new race format on Sunday 3rd November: sort of a cross between a hill climb and a track sprint.
First of all there will be an individual hill climb, and the fastest 16 will go through to the second phase. In that phase, riders will be head-to-head, racing up the hill at the same time with the winner going through to the next round.
The course is:
but the finish will actually be a little further up from where that segment ends - at the triangular turning point you can see if you look at the satellite view.
The event will take place on a private road at the back of Denbies Vineyard, just north of Dorking. The road has a smooth surface, will be swept before the event courtesy of Johnston Sweepers, and there will be no traffic other than (possibly) walkers and MTBers on the part that is a bridleway - and marshals will be on the lookout for them!
It is open to all riders and all types of bike but there are no special prizes for fixies, etc. I am told there are "big cash prizes" (but not sure what scale that is on!) as well as "other prizes".
Will it work? Nobody knows but it should be fun finding out, and it has the benefit of being held in a vineyard...
Entry forms here: