Kop Hill Climb 2017

Date: 16 September, 2017

Location: Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, England

A steep hill climb event located just outside of Princes Risborough, in the heart of Buckinghamshire. Kop Hill Climb has been a speed hill climb since 1910 - this year they are planning to celebrate and display an array of exotic cars, including post-war Ferraris and Lamborghinis for spectators to enjoy.

Soapbox Challenge
The Soapbox Challenge is a racing competition open to drivers ages 10-17 with an entry fee of £25 per team. Teams of racers will compete to have travelled the furthest distance through chicanes, obstacles and even a purpose built ramp to claim the Beaumont Cup.

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Best Soapbox
  • Spirit of the Event
  • Furthest Distance
  • Fastest Driver

The Paddock
Over the weekend over 800 vintage, veteran, classic, historic and sporting vehicles will enter the paddock. The Paddock will also hold the sponsors and exhibitor displays with a special clubs and classics area with static displays, or you can stroll around the ‘cherished vehicles’ parking area at the edge of the hill climb.

Wall of Death
A must-see for both the old and young alike! A traditional carnival sideshow in the form of a barrel-shaped wooden cylinder in which motorcyclists travel along the vertical walls performing stunts. Prepare to be amazed.

Food & Children’s Zone
The Food Zone will be filled with a mix of cuisines from Cornish pasties to South African Bunny Chow. After you’ve had your fill, there is also the Children’s Zone which will house a number of historic funfair rides from a 1930s Dodgems to a traditional Carousel.

Tickets and further information
You can purchase advanced tickets online which cost £10 for an adult (1 day). Under 16s can attend for £5 per ticket. If you chose to buy your ticket on the day, it will cost £15.

Parking is free.

You can purchase tickets and find out further information here on the Kop Hill Climb website.