The third Rollapaluza Urban Hill Climb takes place this Thursday evening (July 19), when 230 riders will take on a timed ascent of Swains Lane, Highgate, London.

Although the event sold out just 10 minutes after entries were made available online, there’s still a chance to watch riders blast – or pootle – up one of London’s toughest climbs as it’s completely free to watch.

The first rider – Adi Gaskell – starts at 6.30pm, with the last rider expected to finish at around 9.15pm.

Neither 2011 winner Michael Smith nor runner-up Germain Burton take part this year. Waller Pain hill-climb 2012 winner John Storms is one of those taking part – he was tenth overall last year, and first-placed veteran.

The full list of riders and start times can be found on the event website.

Watch the video below to get a flavour of the Urban Hill Climb.

Urban Hill Climb from rollapaluza on Vimeo.

Event details

Urban Hill Climb 2012

Presented by Rollapaluza

Thu 19th July, 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Swains Lane, London N6

Free to enter and spectate

External link



Urban Hill Climb website