September 2020 was not the same without the Kop Hill Climb which, like many other outside events, fell victim to Covid-19. However, the Organising Committee did put together a Virtual Event on its Facebook page, which is still available to enjoy if you missed it. It launched the KHC “Every Pound is Precious” appeal (#everypoundisprecious), for all the charities which depend annually on funds raised by the event.
Another way you can help the appeal is to buy a copy of the Kop Hill climb commemorative magazine, published last year to mark the Tenth Anniversary of the climb’s revival. It would make a thoughtful Christmas gift for anyone with a love of classic cars or bikes and the proceeds from its sale go directly to the appeal fund.
It is an A4 format, full colour publication printed on laminated heavy art paper. Its 68 pages contain nearly 100 superb images of the event from the beginning in 1910 up to the present. It covers the story of how it all began, together with how it all came to an end in 1925, followed by an appreciation of the revival years which have attracted over 100,000 spectators and raised over £750,000 for local charities and good causes.
Priced at only £5 plus p&p, it is sent in a stiff cardboard envelope. Simply go to the Kop Hill Climb website (www.kophillclimb.org.uk), select “shop” at the extreme right of the toolbar and follow the instructions.