The Waller Pain hill-climb returns on Sunday June 9 2013 for a fourth edition on the steep incline of Waller Lane in Caterham, Surrey.

Waller Lane is a narrow road running from the centre of the Surrey town that pitches up at 20 per cent in places, and includes 210 feet of climbing over its 0.31-mile length.

Last year’s event was won by John Storms who came close to the current event record set by Matt Pilkington in 2011 of one minute and 14 seconds.

In addition to hardened hill-climbers, the event is open to novice riders, men and women, with categories for under-16s. The emphasis is firmly on having some fun and the event is part of the annual Caterham summer festival, so there’s always a sizeable crowd cheering on the riders.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Save The Velodrome charity that raises money for the preservation of the Herne Hill Velodrome.

This year the hill-climb coincides with a food festival in Caterham – which seems like the perfect match.

Entry costs £5, or £2.50 for those aged 16 and under.

More event details and online entry can be found on the Caterham Round Table website.

Waller Pain: previous winners

2012 John Storms

2011 Matt Pilkington

2010 Hal Bransby



2012 Waller Pain hill-climb winner John Storms

Related links



2012 report: Storms wins Waller Pain hill-climb