The inaugural Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb is all set to bring racing fans and competitors from across the UK to Cornwall in September as the ground-breaking motorsport event becomes the first closed public-road Hillclimb to take place in mainland UK.
Organisers Truro and District Motor Club, Newquay Auto Club and Plymouth Motor Club, will ensure local charities benefit from the weekend. One such charity to benefit, is the Cornwall Air Ambulance.
The pioneering service was the very first in the UK over 30 years ago and are currently hard at work raising funds for a “new generation” helicopter in the fleet.
“Cornwall Air Ambulance were delighted to have been chosen as the charity partner for this milestone event ‘the first public road hill climb in the UK”, said Cornwall Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager Debbie Henshaw.
“This is such an amazing launch event and we wish you every success for your inaugural hill climb. Being the first in the UK is something to be incredibly proud of, a history we share, we were the first Air Ambulance in 1987 leading the way for the service in the UK. We now fly more than 800 lifesaving missions each year throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. As a charity, we rely on donations from events such as this, to fund our vital work, we have also launched our first appeal to bring the next generation helicopter to Cornwall by April 2020. If you are now inspired to join the mission and support Cornwall Air Ambulance, please contact our fundraising team on 01637 889926.”
Located at the seaside resort of Watergate Bay near Newquay, Cornwall,Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb will see around 100 cars and competitors compete against the clock along the B3276 coast road. Starting just yards from the Atlantic shoreline, the course winds its way up the 720-metre climb in this innovative motorsport weekend.