Compare these super-lightweight hill-climbers' bikes

We take a look at a selection of bikes used during the British hill-climb season - all built for one thing - Photos by Andy Jones

Adam Kenway's Raleigh Militis hill-climb bike

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

The British hill-climb race season is unique. Within just a handful of weeks in October, riders congregate on some of the country's most challenging hills to see who can ride up them the quickest.

Some of the events have been going for a century or more, and in that time the machines used by riders have evolved into the super-lightweight bikes that we see today.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.