SEE YOU IN NOVEMBER 2022 FOR THE 3rd EDITION OF BHCC
The Challenge runs through the winter months and allows you to show the effect of your awesome training by setting personal best times up ten selected hills. Who knows, you might even be strong enough to make it on the leaderboard for a given hill or your incredible consistency might hoist you up the overall points classification!
Ride strong, ride safe, ride uphill
REGISTER NOW FOR NEXT EDITION WITH STRAVA
Register with Strava for the General Classification.
Pictures (c) Nicolas Brookes
Check-out general classification 2021-2022
- Hill #1, Mazier // Winner: Bjorn Gielen
- Hill #2, Charly des Bois // Winner: Nicolas Brookes
- Hill #3, Bekestraat // Winner: Virgile Loiseau
- Hill #4, Kesterberg // Winner: Bjorn Gielen
- Hill #5, Smeysberg // Winner: Dominique Rongvaux
- Hill #6, Hunselenberg // Winner: Antoine Maisonhaute
- Hill #7, Bruyère du Wez // Winner: Dominique Rongvaux
- Hill #8, Bercuit // Winner: Virgile Loiseau
- Hill #9, Berchembos // Winner: Antoine Maisonhaute
- Hill #,10 Beukenberg // Winner: Goéric Daeninck
Check-out general classification 2020-2021
- Hill #1, Bruine Put // Winner: Miguel Vdb
- Hill #2, Kleinwaverstraat // Winner: Matthias Piens
- Hill #3, Neerpoortstraat // Winner: Anders Aarkrog Jepsen
- Hill #4, Asquemont // Winner: Dominique Rongvaux
- Hill #5, Langestraat // Winner: Jeff Rutten
- Hill #6, Mur de Wavre // Winner: Virgile Loiseau
- Hill #7, Rue du Massy // Winner: Virgile Loiseau
- Hill #8, Smeysberg // Winner: Goéric Daeninck
- Hill #9, Holsteide // Winner: Victor Cossement
RULES OF THE CHALLENGE
The Challenge will run through the winter months and will allow you to show the effect of your awesome training by setting personal best times up a dozen selected hills. Who knows, you might even be strong enough to make it on the leaderboard for a given hill or your incredible consistency might hoist you up the overall points classification!
Each week a hill is open for competition. The challenge is advertised the week before on Strava and Facebook. Anyone is invited to have a go at setting the fastest time up the selected hill.
- Each hill corresponds to a Strava segment. Be sure to check the segment in advance to make sure you know the landmark that indicates the start and finish line.
- The start and stop line are taken from Strava.
- This is a solo effort that you do on any day that suits you that week.
- Participants must ride alone and cannot benefit from the draft of other riders or vehicles.
- Starting at speed is permitted.
- Timing is only accounted for between the start and stop segment.
- Timing is managed by a GPS recording uploaded to Strava.
- Participants must post their ride publicly on Strava and be members of the BHCC Strava Club for results to be registered.
- Rides of the week must be sent before Sunday 20h00.
- You are free to ride up the hill as many times as you feel like it.
A leaderboard is established each week.
A point based leaderboard is established over all hills with a grand winner announced at the end of the season. Points for the general classification are awarded with the following rules:
- Participation to a hill automatically awards you 200 points.
- Your ranking on a hill gives you : 201 – #RankOnHill
If you participate on a hill, you can thus cumulate a maximum of 400 points per hill for first place and a minimum of 200 for placings 201 and beyond.
The final is coming up ever so soon!
The final race of Hill Climb Challenge is the moment to celebrate, parade and reward the participants of the BHCC.
It’s an Individual Time Trial open to everybody, licenced or not, skilled or experienced or not.
The final race counts for the general classification and should allow you to maybe increase your GC tally just enough to jump one spot up (or down). It’s impact will however be less big on GC than the other stages.
Here is the points system for the final:
- 1st : +10 points
- 2nd: +9 points
- 3rd: +8 points
- 9th: +2 points
- 10th: +2 points
- 130th: +2 points
To score points on the final race you must be registered through the link provided above.
COLLECTION OF BHCC ROUTES
The routes’ makers and reviewers of Brussels Big Brackets have prepared routes that include hills selected for BHCC all over the years. One route will take you for a scenic ~50km ride, the other for a ~90km ride.
You’ll find here those suggested rides that include the hills of BHCC.