The Butt’s Lane Hill Climb
Our own local climb is not only a hideous beast of a climb, it’s also a road to nowhere; well it is if you’re on a road bike. After gurning and humping your way up it, you’re deposited into a car park, with a rutted flint track the only exit. So no reason to go up there, other than to say you’ve been up there, or have a particularly evil coach! Beachy Head Cycling club decided it would be ‘fun’ to run a hill climb up there. A nice little end of season event to bring their year of organising to an end.
This is The Butts Lane – stop sniggering at the back – and it’s vital statistics are as follows; it’s 1.18 kilometres in length, it climbs 116 metres at an average of 10.3%, with a maximum 14.2% grade. As it is a road to nowhere, Butts Lane affords plenty of spectating opportunities and with the HQ in the local pub, there’s no shortage of pre or post ride refreshment. All of which is vital to a hill climb. There’s nothing like being able to look into the eyes of a fellow human being, suffering the agony of lactate build up and oxygen debt, to really make you appreciate your pint.
The Butt’s Lane Run
A few years ago we decided to hold a hill sprint run just before the cycling time trial, it was very popular and in 2021 we decided to bring it back. We have split the race into wide age categories so everyone has a chance of placing but this race is strictly for fun! we have a charity fancy dress category too and all entry fees for this category all go towards You Raise Me Up supporting life after the loss of a young adult.
The Main aim of the run is to attract more people to the spectacle of the cycling hill climb, there are many hill climbs across the country, but Beachy Head CC want theirs to stand out, so come along and make some noise!
Registration for the run opens at 11am and the gun time is 1pm. There will be no on the day entries permitted.Enter the Butts run here