Westclose hill is located in the Mendips, Somerset. Quite an interesting climb. Over a mile long, the gradient gets steeper as you near the top. The bottom is fairly shallow with a small section of downhill. Towards the top there are a couple of sections at 16%. Before a final flattish ‘sprint’ for the top. It was used as national hill climb championship in 2000.
- Length 1.2 miles
- average gradient 9%
- Height gain- 554ft / 168m
Westclose hill climb 2011 – Yes, I did forget to take my water bottle out.
1 Tejvan Pettinger Sri Chinmoy CT 05:28.3
2 James Dobbin Adeo Cadence RT 05:54.7
3 Paul Jones Bristol South CC 06:00.7
4 Neil Blessitt Severn Road Club 06:08.7
5 Thomas Baylis Mid-Devon CC 06:29.5
6 Marc Allen Swindon RC 07:01.3
7 Kye Martin Mid-Devon CC 07:09.2
In 2014, Team Tor 2000 promoted an event on Westclose hill. It was won by Joe Norledge Procycling Magazine RT S 5:48.6
2000 National hill climb Championship
– 1st place Jim Henderson