On Sunday morning of JIMF weekend the hill climb moves to Mount Bingham, where spectators can watch the action from a great vantage point near the swings and from the foot of the glacis field, overlooking the top bend. Starting just to the south of the multi- storey car park, there is a long flat right hand bend, followed by a short left and a straight, before the hairpin under the rock face. The hairpin is the tightest possible and is very challenging for both cars and bikes. Judging braking distance on the fast approach is critical, as it is very easy to lockup or overshoot!
A variety of techniques are used to get round the hairpin and a good trials bike is a definite advantage!
After the hairpin, it is a case of power on and climb up through a sharp right hander on to a steep incline, past the straw bales and a sharp left across the junction and up the to Fort Regent and the finish line.
The crossover at the junction is particularly challenging due to the abrupt changes in direction and gradient. The eligibility for competing cars is manufactured before 1995, and for bikes before 1994. OR you can enter under our modern car categories.
At the conclusion of the morning hill competitors will return to the Peoples' Park to participate in the show and active arena.