David Millar to close career at Bec CC Hill Climb

Garmin-Sharp pro David Millar will make the Bec CC Hill Climb in Surrey his last race before retirement

David Millar will end his eventful professional riding career not at a top-level WorldTour race, but at the more humble Bec CC Hill Climb in October.

Scotsman Millar, 37, can count stage wins in all three Grand Tours among the highlights of an 18-year career as a professional rider, but will face one last challenge on White Lane, Surrey, on Sunday, October 12.

At only 700 yards, the length of the course is hardly likely to trouble Millar, but he has said that he wants to go out with a bang and set a new course record on the 1-in-4 road. However, he admits that it will be his first ever attempt at a hill climb.

"I’m not just going to ride uphill and wave goodbye," said Millar. "I’m going to have a crack at setting a new White Lane record in what will be my first ever hill climb TT, as well as my last race. It’ll be like going full circle on my cycling career."

"Maybe I’ll enjoy it and not retire after all, and just ride hill climbs," Millar joked.

Jack Pullar holds the current course record of one minute and 42.9 seconds, set during the 2012 event.

The event is organised by Garmin-Sharp soigneur Garry Beckett, who talks through the climb in this video...


More more information visit the Bec CC website.

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