Returning after a gap in 2019 and rising to the challenges of the pandemic, the seventh edition of the Minehead Cycling Club Porlock Hill Climb will take place on Sunday, September 20.

The Porlock event takes place on the beautiful Porlock Toll Road. Rising from the historic village of Porlock, the Toll Road climbs from the sea for to finish 400 metres higher on open moorland overlooking the Bristol Channel.

Event secretary, Louise Crossman said: "The Porlock Hill Climb is a brilliant and friendly event that attracts elite athletes and amateurs alike.

"We’re really grateful that Porlock Village are supporting the event where the Toll Road provides a traffic free environment for the riders and lots of space allowing us to meet Covid-19 requirements.

"Inevitably, events have been hard to come by this year and we would love to see riders taking advantage of this opportunity."

The event also attracts Britain’s best hill climbers and the competition for the top male and female spots will be intense.

In 2018 English champion Dan Evans and Welsh champion Ed Lavarack were denied victory by Charlie Meredith from Devon and fellow Devonian Lauren Dolan took the woman’s win.

Riders of all abilities are welcome, riders set off at one minute intervals and are timed up the 4.2 mile hill.

Entries for the event need to be made by midnight on Tuesday, September 8.

How to enter and more details on the event can be found at: