Bec Hill Climb in jeopardy after council starts charging for road closure

Surrey County Council has started charging up to £3000 for cycling event road closures, which could spell the end of hill climbs on closed roads

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One of the Britain's longest-running cycling events, the Bec CC Hill Climb, is in danger after Surrey County Council has started to impose a charge of up to £3000 for cycling event road closures.

The Bec Cycling Club first organised the event in 1956, but are now appealing to the public to help fund the hill climb to meet road closure charges. A page has been started by event organiser Garry Beckett on crowd-funding website IndieGoGo to raise £5000 in funds.

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