Waller Pain hill-climb returns for 2014

Surrey hill-climb event takes place on Sunday June 8 in Surrey town of Caterham - Neither defending champion will be present, opening way for new winners

Finish banner, Waller Pain hillclimb 2010

The Waller Pain hill-climb returns on Sunday June 8 2014 for a fifth edition on the steep incline of Waller Lane in Caterham, Surrey.

Neither of last year's fastest male and female riders - John Storms and Maryka Sennema - will return this year, clearing the way for new faces to appear on the top step of the podium.

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. Matt Pilkington set an event record in 2011 of one minute and 14 seconds. You can view the climb on Strava.

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 decent crowd cheering on the riders.

Entry is on the day only, and costs £5, or £2.50 for those aged 16 and under. Registration opens at 9am, with first rider off at 10am.

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

Waller Pain: previous winners

2013 John Storms

2012 John Storms

2011 Matt Pilkington

2010 Hal Bransby

Maryka Sennema, women's winner, Waller Pain Hill-Climb 2013

Maryka Sennema, women's winner, Waller Pain Hill-Climb 2013
(Image credit: Nigel Wynn)

John Storms, winner, Waller Pain Hill-Climb 2012

John Storms, winner, Waller Pain Hill-Climb 2012 and 2013
(Image credit: Nigel Wynn)

Storms, Pink and Sennema win in Waller Pain Hill-Climb

Waller Pain Hill-Climb 2013: Joint winner in men's event as Maryka Sennema sets new women's record in Caterham, Surrey

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, 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, CyclingWeekly.com 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, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.