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Waller Pain 2018

  • The 8th annual Waller Pain hill climb returns to Caterham on Sunday 17th June 2018 at 10am!

    Waller Lane is a narrow road running from the centre of the Surrey town that pitches up at 20 per cent in places, and includes 210 feet of climbing over its 0.31-mile length. The all inclusive event attracts an unusual mix of Elite riders including National Hill Climb Champions, enthusiastic club amateurs, have-a-go Mum’s on shopping bikes all the way down to kids on balance bikes (supported by strong backed Mums and Dads).

    Categories Included:

    • 18+ Men & Women’s
    • (40+) Vets
    • Under 16’s
    • Under 12’s for fun
    • Fit Mums & Fat Dads (Novices)

     

    The emphasis is firmly on having some fun and the event is part of the annual Caterham Festival, so there’s always a sizeable crowd cheering on the riders.

    Proceeds from the event will go to the Caterham Round Table Charitable Trust, to support local charities.  

    This event is run by Caterham Round Table as part of the Caterham Festival.  With the following format:

    • Riders set off at 1 minute intervals – Time Trial format

    • Pusher on the line (to hold the bike)

    • Entry on the day is available (without the early-bird discount)

    • First rider sets off at 10am so please arrive for 9am-9:30am (latest) to allow time to get your number and register.

    New for 2017:

    Live-video feed on a screen at the Start-Point, so see the riders cross the finish.  Also available on Twitter-Periscope.

    An event photographer is being arranged, to capture and share your achievement.

     

    So.  are you tough enough?  Register now [Online registration now closed for 2017] 

    Previous YouTube footage:

     

    2016 Results –

  • June 2017 The “Waller Pain”

    The Round Table lads of Caterham offer to host a sports event for the Caterham Festival.

    As Caterham is blessed, or cursed with many steep hills, the Waller Lane has been in the cycling world in ages gone past. The Waller Lane is suitably nick named “Waller Pain”, so the event and the website carry that name.

    The reason we picked the cycle hill climb is lost in history, maybe it’s because we like to see people in pain. That seems right, so we’ll stop the research there.

    Setting up

    How do you run a hill climb? Well, it is easier than the Tour-de-France and takes up 1 morning. We have one or two organised individuals do all the prep, then the rest of us all turn up and take a role on the day. Be it a timekeeper, commentator, generator-kicker, brew-runner or registration desk. Most lads are not lively on a Sunday morning, so lazily task their kids with the mundane stuff and drink coffee instead. Larner’s cycles always help out with a with a toolkit and promote their July Caterham-to-Canterbury ride. The lead organiser took a liking to Larner’s demonstrator- Electric mountain bike and hammered half the remaining charge, gliding up the hill effortlessly.

    Hard core competitor

    So, 39 riders registered online and an extra 10 turned up on the day. So we cheered all the 49 riders each minute they ascended. Tallied the results and dished out prizes. The results are on the web page, with the course record was broken this year.

    It may not be a great event to recruit any new Round Table members, but hey, we’d look no better in lycra either.

    If you are a cyclist. See you in June 2018

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    Waller Pain 2016

    The 6th annual Waller Pain hill climb returned to Caterham on Sunday 19th June 2016 at 10am! Registration was from 9 a.m. on the day..

    Waller Lane is a narrow road running from the centre of the Surrey town that pitches up at 20 per cent in places, and includes 210 feet of climbing over its 0.31-mile length. The all inclusive event attracts an unusual mix of Elite riders including National Hill Climb Champions, enthusiastic club amateurs, have-a-go Mum’s on shopping bikes all the way down to kids on balance bikes (supported by strong backed Mums and Dads).

    Categories Included:
    Men & Women’s Super Vets(60+)
    Men & Women’s Vets(40-60)
    Men & Womens
    Fat Dads & Fit Mums (Novices)
    Boys & Girls Under 16’s
    Under 12’s
    Best Fancy Dress

    The emphasis is firmly on having some fun and the event is part of the annual Caterham summer festival, so there’s always a sizeable crowd cheering on the riders.
    Proceeds from the event will go to the Caterham Round Table to support local charities.

    This event is run by Caterham Round Table as part of the Caterham Festival.  With the following format:

    • Riders set off at 1 minute intervals – Time Trial format

    • Pusher on the line (to hold the bike)

    • Entry on the day available

    • First rider sets off at 10am so please arrive for 9am (latest) to allow time to get your number and register.

    Waller Pain 2015

    The 6th annual Waller Pain hill climb returns to Caterham on Sunday 14th June 2015, and if past years are anything to go by, its sure to be a doozy!

    The event is open to all comers, with categories covering all levels of ability, from Under 12’s all the way up to Men & Women’s Super Vets (60+). There’s even a fancy dress event!

    Further details, including online registration can be found here.

    The 2014 Waller Pain results are in..

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    …and the course record (1:14) still stands, but it went mighty close this time. The morning of 8th June saw 49 competitors from near and far gather at the bottom of Waller Lane in Caterham to tackle the infamous Waller Pain. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and there was a scent of fierce (but friendly)competition in the air! Despite the heat, we saw a hard fought competition, with not one, but 2 category records broken, so well done to all who took part, and we hope to see you all again next year…

    Full report here..

    Waller Pain gets it’s best attendance yet!

    More than 70 riders took to a very chilly hill this Sunday, many of whom had travelled quite a distance to attend. Including two of last years’ winners.

    It was also great to see so many tweets, blog and club website entries about the climb in the run up to the event. It’s obviously gaining a lot of support amongst keen cyclists.

    Proceeds from this years’ event will be donated to the ‘Save the Velodrome‘ appeal.

    Storms ‘storms’ Waller Pain

    Kingston Wheelers rider, John Storms, was the fastest man on Caterham Round Tables’ 0.31 mile long, 210 ft climb of  the Waller Lane hill in Caterham this year.

    Over 40 riders took to the hill on Sunday (10/06) to test themselves against this short but gruelling challenge.

     

     

    Narrowly missing Matthew Pilkingtons’ course record set last year (1:14), John posted a very impressive time of 1:17 to take the ‘King of the Hill’ title with an average speed of 14.494 mph.

     

    Local man, Mark Pettifor was the fastest of the fun riders with a very creditable 2:37 while in the youth category, Oliver Cliff from the Velo Club recorded a superb 1:39.