Somebody out there suggested that we don’t have any serious Hill Climbs in Northern Ireland so Dromara CC have worked to put together The Slieve Croob Hill Climb Challenge. The start is from Dree Hill which leads up to the Slieve Croob Car park finally heading up to the summit of Slieve Croob. We hope to attract the fastest Hill Climbers from across the country but also to anyone else who wants to challenge themselves to get to the top.

The first rider will set off at 2pm with the next riders going off in one minute intervals. The entry fee is £10 with a guaranteed T-Shirt going to the first 100 people and a free burger at the BBQ after. There will be £100 going to the fastest Lady to the top and £100 to the fastest man and if anyone sets a new record there will be a £50 cash prize as well. There will of course be a large range of spot prizes so no matter what time it takes to get you to the top you will still be in with a shout for a prize.

All riders must have at least a Limited Competition License and any Under 16 riders must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Prize Fund So far is £450 and may increase:

Prize Fund
£100 CashFastest Male to the Summit
£100 CashFastest Female to the Summit
£50 Cash If you break the current record to the top
£50 VoucherProvided by Mourne CyclesMourne Cycles
£25 VoucherProvided by Mourne CyclesMourne Cycles
£25 VoucherProvided by Mourne CyclesMourne Cycles
Bike Care Goodies (Value £30)Provided by Cafe Velo MagasinCafe Velo Magasin
ICON Rear Light RRP £64.99Provided by See SenseCafe Velo Magasin
£20 Dave Kane Cycles VoucherProvided by Dave Kane Cycles
Bike7 Cleaning Kit worth £39.95 RRPProvided by Bike7
HamperProvided by



Entry will be £10 taken on the day.

If you have a limited or full comp license then your entry fee will be sufficent however

If you have a Leisure licence you will need to pay £9 extra to upgrade(If you are a Dromara CC Member this will not be required).

If you have no licence you will need to pay an extra £17 for a one day licence.


Here is the full route of the course – and thanks to veloviewer you can see the gradient of the climb.