The Hill

One hundred years ago the route up Sydenham Hill was known as Horse Kill Road and was 'a climb that taxed the strength of oxen but was beyond the strength of horses '.

More recently Sydenham has been made famous by decorated Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes and been ridden over 23,000 times on Strava

Now is your chance to make your own mark on Sydenham Hill!

This year's race will have an individual time trial, the King and Queen of the Mountain contest and for the first time, be a stage in the inaugural Youth Cup Franklin Templeton Investments Youth Mini Tour event.

Thanks to SPOKZ Cycling and The Brian Karschti Realty Group we will have $600 of prize money on offer this year! We'll have $200 each for any man or woman who sets a new record on the hill plus $100 each for the King and Queen of the Mountain champions. In addition we'll have 6 packs of Shawn & Ed Beer for the fastest men + women in the 30-39 and 40+ categories and a brewery tour + tasting for our Lantern Rouge.

The Individual Time Trial - the 'Race of Truth'

Riders will race the hill individually against the clock. Each rider will be given two chances to race the hill against the clock. All riders will be professionally timed and ranked according to their gender and age groups. The fastest rider in each category will be recognized and awarded a race ribbon. Any man or woman who sets a new record on the hill will win $200 in prize money. Register here.

Age Categories

10 - 11
12 - 13
14 - 15
16 - 19
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59

The King and Queen of the Mountain

The fastest eight men and women overall from the Individual Time Trial will be seeded for the head-to-head Knockout Stages. In the Knockout Stages, winners will advance and race twice more to determine a 'King' and 'Queen of the Mountain'. Winners will get a trophy and $100 in prize money. Register here. 

Preliminary Event Day Schedule 

(More detailed timing will be available closer to race day)

  • July 21 06:00 AM - Check in at Grupetto opens and course opens for practice session

  • July 21 07:00 AM - Individual Time Trails to begin - followed by Youth Cup stage + King + Queen of the Mountain contest


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