HHC034: Firgrove Hill Climb
By: A. Milner
Start at ‘No Through Road/Give Way’ sign at junction of Abbey Street and Bridge Square. Proceed in a southward direction on A287 Firgrove Hill to bear very slightly left into Old Farnham Lane where Firgrove Hill bears right. Finish in line with bar on ‘Give Way’ symbol painted on the road at the entrance to Old Farnham Lane. Distance 775 yards. START grid reference: SU 84040 46600. FINISH grid reference: SU 84247 45956. RACE HQ: Farnham Maltings (site of 'Bike: a festival of cycling') is providing the Race HQ including male and female changing facilities, secure bicycle parking and a private room for signing on, results and prize-giving.
Marshals referred to in this course description (M1, M2) etc may be provided solely to indicate the course direction. They have no role whatsoever in the risk assessment itself.
Traffic Flows: Traffic counted on two Sunday evenings in the direction of the course varied between 360 and 114 units/hr. All counts were below the CTT acceptable rate of 488 units/hr. During the times that the event will take place the counts were 114, 148, 168, 234, 264, 288, 288 and 312 units/hr. Five counts of 15 minutes each were undertaken at various locations on A287 between 16:55 and 18:44 on 10 April. Six counts of 10 minutes each were taken between 18:07 and 19:09 on 17 April. Detail of counts is available.
Course Restrictions: None
Course History: The proposed new Hill Climb is part of Farnham Maltings’ ‘Bike – a festival of cycling' being held on 10 July 2016. The Festival is designed to encourage more people to take up cycling and/or competitive cycling via local cycling clubs whilst providing extra custom for local cycle shops (East St Cycles, Hoops Velo, Pedal Heaven, Cycleworks and E-Bikeshop), cafes, restaurants, public houses and Farnham Maltings. The Festival and a competitive cycling event have been supported by Farnham Town Council and Waverley Borough Council during the planning stages. The Festival hill climb will commence at 1800 and finish at 1930 (latest) on 10 July 2016. The start time is 30 minutes after the Festival has closed to allow car parks to clear.
Side road junctions, the small junctions or entrances to facilities (garages, cafés etc) that are not mentioned in this risk assessment have been considered, they are not considered significant to pose a risk and therefore have not been noted.