Important Safety Notice for Spectators
Motorsport can be dangerous and we therefore ask everyone to follow the directions of the marshalling team so that we can put on a safe event.
Please remain behind the safety ropes and barriers at all times and please ensure you keep young children safely by your side.
No dogs are permitted on the grass verges at the start of the hill climb.
Please follow the directions of the marshals at all times.
Important Safety notice for all Hill Climb entrants.
We would like to remind all participants of the hill climb that motorsport events can be dangerous and we ask that you take part in the spirit of the event which is one of fun and fellowship.
Our event is being run under a certificate of exemption from Motorsport UK(127343) and is strictly non-competitive, allowing for 'spirited demonstration runs' only.
We must caution entrants against the use of excessive speed and remind everyone that although the road is closed, national speed limits apply and it is not a timed event. Modern safety equipment is recommended - helmet and race suit ideally, but this is not a mandatory requirement for car drivers. Please make your own decision on this.
Riders of vintage motorcycles must wear a helmet and protective clothing, as if they were on the public highway. A vintage overall on top of leathers is acceptable. We recommend helmets are of a current and approved safety standard.
All vehicles will undergo a basic safety check by the scrutiniser before being permitted to access the hill, but we do ask that all vehicles are safe and legal to use on the road.
It is the responsibility of the owner/driver/rider to ensure they have adequate insurance in place and provide their own safety equipment.
Our organisation of the event does not extend to cover the insurance of your vehicles. Please follow the safety instructions of the marshals and clerk of the course. In particular, all participants must attend the safety briefing before the event.
If any driver or rider should fail to follow the directions of the event team, or demonstrate an unsafe approach to the event, they will not be permitted to take further part in the hill climb - this is to ensure the safety of everyone on the day.
How do I get there?
The event is set in a field in Scamblesby, Lincolnshire, off Chapel Lane. The nearest postcode is LN11 9XR Please approach the site from South Street, which leads into Mill Lane, then a left turn into Chapel Lane. Please follow the direction of the marshals once you arrive at the site. Spectators and VIP guests will use the first entrance and trade suppliers plus hill climb and static display entrants will use the second entrance off Chapel Lane.
Pedestrian drop off by car - this is possible but for safety, arriving by car is the better option. We recommend passengers are set down in Church Lane, which is a right turn off South Street. Drop off here should not interfere with the traffic flowing to the site. From Church Lane it is a short walk on level ground (0.3 miles) to the event field. These are narrow country lanes, so due to the volume of traffic expected around the start time, it will not be possible to easily return from the event field and Rowgate Road will be closed to general road users for the hill climb, hence the reason we suggest a drop off before you get to Chapel Lane itself. From Church Lane you can return to the main road via Watery Lane. Please take great care if approaching the site on foot as the road will be busy with cars arriving.
There is no specific access for pedestrian traffic, so we ask all road users to please take great care when approaching the site, to keep the speed down and to watch out for pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians should use also the first entrance to the field and follow the directions to the ticket office which will be located towards the middle of the field.
Who needs tickets?
Everyone attending needs to present a valid ticket or e-ticket at the gate. These will be exchanged for event wristbands. Children under 16 are free with a paying adult, but must have their own ticket, each vehicle in the hill climb or static display should also have a valid ticket (a car ticket has 2 general admission tickets included. Please buy more tickets if you intend to bring more guests.
Is there any special hospitality?
We have a limited number of VIP hospitality tickets, which give you a central spot in our VIP marquee for the day. This includes access to VIP parking close to the marquee, mid-morning tea/coffee and Danish pastries, a light lunch with a bottle of sparkling wine between 4, afternoon tea and cake. We also hope to be able to offer the chance for VIP guests to win a passenger ride in the hill climb event. Tickets are strictly limited - please see the ticketing page for details.
Where do I get my tickets?
Tickets should be purchased from this website using the link to Eventbrite. A small number of general admission tickets may be available on the day, but we have limited the overall gate for safety and insurance purposes, so we can only guarantee entry with a ticket bought ahead of the event.
What is the Hill Climb about?
The hill climb is exclusively for vehicles built before 1940. This is to provide specific interest to vintage vehicle enthusiasts but it also keeps the speed down to a reasonably safe level.
The hill climb is on a stretch of closed public highway - Rowgate Road in Scamblesby. At the top of the hill vehicles will be held and turned around before being returned back down the hill in groups.
We expect entrants will get at least 2 runs up the hill, but more if time allows. All road users must have a car which is safe and legal to run on the public highway and it should be adequately insured for the purpose. The organisers can accept no liability for damage to any vehicles taking part in the hill climb. Although this is a closed road, national speed limits apply.
This is not a timed event, purely a spirited display run which makes the event possible due to Motorsport UK regulations.
Numbers are limited to 50 vehicles - this is to ensure there is time enough in the day for 2 runs and to ensure the event is run safely.
How does the Static Display work?
We invite owners of any interesting and classic vehicles to put their pride and joy on static display. There is no limit to the number of vehicles that attend as the field we have is absolutely huge!
What can I see as a spectator?
The entire field will be accessible to spectators - this includes the static display, hill climb paddock, food and drink area and the start of the hill climb. VIP Hospitality will be at the heart of the site, close to the static display, the hill climb paddock and the food and drink area.
We regret the access to view the hill climb is limited to the grass verges near the start line. Rowgate Road quickly narrows on the hill and we cannot provide safe viewing areas along the length. Spectators will be able to see the first 100 metres or so of the run and will see all of the cars as they return to the paddock in groups after their run. Dogs will not be permitted on the verges near the start line and must be kept on a lead in the main field.
Can I get a refund?
Partial refunds will be possible should the event be cancelled ahead of the date due to prolonged wet weather which would make access to the field a problem. Please see the main ticketing page on Eventbrite for more details of our refund policy. We regret no refunds will be possible for personal reasons, but you may pass valid tickets on to friends or family.
Is there parking?
There is ample free parking in the event field.
Will there be public toilets?
Temporary event toilets will be available on site, along with disabled access toilets.
Is there access for wheelchair users?
There will be disabled parking close to the heart of the event but the entire event is set around and in a paddock, so please be aware of this. Please display a disabled parking permit to assist our marshals.Please make your own decision as to whether you can safely access the field.There will be a limited number of accessible temporary toilets.
Is there food and drink?
There will be a range of food and drink stalls, as well as a beer tent provided by the Green Man Public House. Please do feel free to bring a picnic if you prefer. Please put all food and drink waste in the bins provided, or take it home with you.
Will there be any other entertainment?
We will have live music during the day, in the food and drink area.
What time does it start?
The event site is open from 07:30am for trade stand setup and arrival of vehicles taking part in the hill climb and static display.
Hill climb vehicles must be onsite by 08:30am.
Static display arrivals must be completed by 09:30am.
The site is open to spectators from 09:30am.
The hill climb commences at 10:00am and will run until around 6pm, subject to numbers participating.
Can I bring my dog?
Well behaved dogs are welcome on site but must be kept on a lead at all times. No dogs will be permitted on the roadside verges where the hill climb start can be observed, but you will have full access to the main event field, paddock area and static displays.
Who is the organiser?
This event is being organised by the Rotary Club of Louth. The Motorsport UK certificate of exemption has been provided through the Mablethorpe & District Motor Club. The British Motorsport Marshal Club will provide fully trained motorsport marshals for the hill climb.
What happens to the money raised?
The profits from this event will be distributed by the Rotary Club of Louth, charity number 1049799. 50% of the profits will go to Cancer Research UK with the other 50% being distributed locally to good causes identified by the club. In the past we have supported the Neighbourhood Kitchen, Louth Food Bank, Dementia Awareness, Louth Hospice, LIVES, Lincolnshire Blood Bikers, Lincolnshire Air Ambulance, Womens Refuge, to name just a few.
Can I make a donation to the charities?
What about Covid?
We regret if we are forced to cancel the event due to new covid restrictions, we will not be able to make full refunds - please see the tickets page for our refund policy. We suggest everyone follows the well understood good practice for limiting exposure to the virus.