Yesterday (Sunday 25th September) the annual community event that provides the chance for the more adventurous cyclist to tackle one of the most famous hill climbs in England. And all the participants of the Porlock Hill Climb very generously donate part of their entry fee to CareMoor.
This annual event – which attracts many of the top amateur cyclists in the country – provides the challenge of cycling up the 4.2 miles of the Porlock Toll Road – admittedly not as steep as Porlock Hill (the steepest A road in England!) but it is more scenic!
The toll road is closed to all traffic for the duration of the events, giving spectators a chance to cheer on their favourites. What’s more there’s more than just one cycle race to watch: there’s also the Merlins Go-Ride Race (for younger riders to show off the cycle stars of the future) and Porlock Pedal Family Fun Ride (non competitive up a shorter route).
Exmoor National Park is delighted to also be able to support these events through our Partnership Fund (which helps towards funding for the road management equipment). In exchange, the organisers encourage riders and spectators alike to donate every year to CareMoor.
To find out more (and get ready for 2017’s event on 24th September), go to the Porlock Hill Climb website.