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Barbon Speed Hillclimb for Motorcycles

9:30am to 5:00pm Saturday, 11 May 2019

Barbon Manor, Barbon LA6 2LJ

Westmorland Motor Club presents a hillclimb at Barbon Manor, for motobikes! Racing starts at 12pm, practice opens at 9.30am.

Entry is £10 for adults. Children free entry.

What is it?

Barbon Hillclimb is a relatively short but very quick speed hill climb course just outside the village of Barbon, near Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria.

Barbon is the fastest Hillclimb course in the UK. Opened in 1950 the spectacular venue with views out over the surrounding countryside may be home to the shortest hillclimb in the UK, but its 675m course is incredibly popular with drivers and riders who enjoy the challenge and great atmosphere that the venue provides. It’s great for spectators too, the whole of the course is accessible for viewing and you also have full access to the paddock area where the cars (and drivers) “rest” between runs.

What’s it all about? It’s simply an opportunity for registered competitors to ride their motorbike as quickly as possible up the winding estate road of Barbon Manor, the aim quite simply being to get from the bottom to the top in the shortest possible time.

Barbon Manor

The Barbon Hillclimb course is situated in the grounds of Barbon Manor, with spectacular views out over the surrounding countryside. The spectator gates open at 8am, and the first practice is due to start by around 9.30am. You’ll be hard pressed to tell the difference between practice and the competition runs – they’re just as exciting and only a stopwatch will show if the cars are slightly slower! Apart from a break for lunch, the action should continue right through until late afternoon, generally finishing between 4.30 & 5pm. Hot & cold refreshments are available on site throughout the day for competitors and spectators.


From the M6, take the A65 East to Kirkby Lonsdale, turn left onto the A683 for exactly 3 miles, then right to Barbon Village. Then follow the local signs to the venue.

From South Yorkshire, take the A65 past Settle to Kirkby Lonsdale, turn right onto the A683 for 3 miles & then turn right again to Barbon village and follow the signs to the venue.

Using a sat nav? The nearest postcode is LA6 2LJ which will bring you right into the heart of Barbon Village. For a Google map of the area, Click here

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