by Dave Anderson
March 27, 2014
Word just in from our source at Charge Bikes, fancy a bit of hill climb action?
“Hundreds of cyclists will descend on Edinburgh next month (Saturday 12 April) for Scotland’s first ever Red Bull Hill Chasers 2014 – the UK’s only multi-discipline uphill cycling race, transforming the historical Old Town into a gruelling race track for one night only.
Riders can register to take part in the event, sponsored by Charge Bikes, by visiting www.redbull.co.uk/hillchasers.
Now in its fourth year, Hill Chasers once again returns to Edinburgh. This unique urban event will give 500 bike enthusiasts from BMX, mountain bike, road cycling and fixed-gear disciplines a chance to race against their heroes, including Olympic BMX rider, Shanaze Reade and 4x-turned-Enduro powerhouse Michael Prokop.
Battling head-to-head to settle the long-standing dispute between disciplines, amateur racers will be invited to partake in a series of five punishing, mass-start knockout rounds, before being whittled down to just 40.
Following the qualifying heats, the fastest riders will then battle it out against 10 of the UK’s most elite cycling stars in a bid to steal the winning crown to become the Red Bull Hill Chasers 2014 ‘King of the Hill’.
This international competition will take place on The Mound – a punishing 200m uphill sprint beneath the dramatic Edinburgh skyline.
The qualifying rounds will be held on The Mound between 10:00 and 14:00 on Saturday 12 April. For your chance to compete against the elite as one of the 40 amateur riders please visit www.redbull.co.uk/hillchasers and register for your place in the qualifiers.