Up The Buttress

Published on: Aug 29 2012 by Jon Swift

UpButtressThe annual ‘Up the Buttress’ hill climb in Hebden bridge is set for the beginning of September. Up the Buttress, which is being sponsored by Singletrack magazine, Orange bikes and Blazing saddles amongst others, sounds like a road event as it is technically on a road. It’s just a very steep road (it has hand rails) and is cobbled, four hundred yards of cobbles. It’s this that makes mountain bikes the steed of choice although any and all bikes are acceptable if you think you can get to the top. The event is open to beginner as well as those with a more massochistic bent who do these things regularly. All entrants receive a goodie bag / sick bag and the right to be heckled by the crowd when they get off and push.

Unlike last year the course will start in the centre of Hebden Bridge, right on the bridge, to give people a run up to the steep section (which starts almost immediately) the event should be a good laugh and can be taken as seriously (or not) as you like.

The event is being held between 1pm and 5pm on Saturday the 8th of September. Entry is now open and you can apply online via the Singletrack website. If you don’t fancy the climb come along and cheer / heckle those taking part. Don’t forget your cowbell.


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