Sell-out Urban Hill Climb on Thursday

Simon Warren, Rollapuluza Urban Hill Climb 2010

The third Rollapaluza Urban Hill Climb takes place this Thursday evening (July 19), when 230 riders will take on a timed ascent of Swains Lane, Highgate, London.

Although the event sold out just 10 minutes after entries were made available online, there's still a chance to watch riders blast - or pootle - up one of London's toughest climbs as it's completely free to watch.

The first rider - Adi Gaskell - starts at 6.30pm, with the last rider expected to finish at around 9.15pm.

Neither 2011 winner Michael Smith nor runner-up Germain Burton take part this year. Waller Pain hill-climb 2012 winner John Storms is one of those taking part - he was tenth overall last year, and first-placed veteran.

The full list of riders and start times can be found on the event website.

Watch the video below to get a flavour of the Urban Hill Climb.

Urban Hill Climb from rollapaluza on Vimeo.

Event details

Urban Hill Climb 2012

Presented by Rollapaluza

Thu 19th July, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Swains Lane, London N6

Free to enter and spectate

External link

Urban Hill Climb website

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