Despite the evident popularity of the Kop Hill Climb amongst some of the greatest racing car drivers of the pre-war era, it wasn’t car racers that started the Kop Hill Climb. That accolade belongs to an enthusiastic group of motorcyclists who, in 1910, keen on proving their machines, raced up the winding Chiltern hill. 110 years later, we’re going to make sure that 2020 will be the year to celebrate those pioneers. So, expect a lot of bikes come September celebrating the amazing feat of going fast and free with your feet up, balanced only on two wheels.
This September, Kop Hill will once again come alive to the sounds of cursing and kick starting, thrashing twins and megaphone pipes. Two hundred or more bikes are expected, ranging across a hundred plus years of mechanical chain, belt and shaft driven complexity all ridden, of course, with great brio by riders both young and old, once again turning our paddock into a veritable cacophony of two-wheel history.