Information for 2019 will be updated soon, in the meantime, here is our 2018 spectator information to give you a flavour of what is in store this time around...

If you would like to watch all the action at the inaugural Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb near Newquay, Cornwall, this is page for you. Here you will find all the information on where, when and how you can witness history being made along the North Cornish coast in September.

Spectator information

How much?

Admission is £10 per adult and payable by CASH ONLY - we do not have means of taking card payment.

Interactive Map

Scroll further down the page to find an interactive map in which you can see the layout, car park and access to the hill

Spectator Access and where to watch

Spectators will be able to watch the Hillclimb from the dedicated spectator area and will also be allowed access into the Paddock. There is a dedicated crossing point towards the top of the hill. The spectator crossing will have a waiting area on either side of the track and will only open for a short period at the end of each batch of cars. You can walk to the bottom of the hill and cross behind the start at all times. The coast path will be open at all times.

What time?

Practice starts at 9.30 on both days. Further timetable to follow.

Spectator Car Parking

Parking is only accessible from the Newquay end of the hill. Road closures will be present on the Watergate Bay side, as well as just past the spectator car park during the weekend.

Public Transport

First Kernow are kindly running a public transport service to the Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb car park from stops in Newquay. Click here to see the outline timetable and route.

Things to see

The Trade Area will between the top car park and the spectator track crossing point. Currently we will have: Catering - Toilets - F1 driver experience simulator - Children’s ride - RoSPA - Cornwall Air Ambulance - Vospers - Hawkins - Ducati - Colourworx - Single seater racing cars - Cowling plant hire - Rallyprep - Toniq/Hatton Energy

Demonstration runs

A Single Seater display will consist of Mike Tregoning, Mike Lee, David Sims and Andrew Dinner. If time permits they will do demo runs up the hill during the weekend.

Diversion Route

The road will be closed during the weekend on EACH DAY FROM 6AM TO 6PM. Click here to see what diversion route will be in place around Watergate Bay.

Can I bring my dog?

Motorsport is dangerous and cars don't always mix well with animals. If you do bring your dog, please ensure it is on a lead at all times.

First Aid

First aid post near the spectator crossing on the inland side of the track. Any marshal post can call for first aid help if required.