(really) Frequently asked questions
Where is the event?
The hill climb event is at 84 McAuliffe Lane, Springrange NSW 2618.
What date is the event?
The hill climb event is a one day event on 1 October 2023. If you are a rider (including crew), volunteer or sponsor we can provide space to camp on site. Campers can arrive at the venue on 30 September 2023 after 4pm (but earlier arrival is recommended for riders who need help with registering). Spaces and facilities will be limited (note - the venue does not have shower facilities).
How do I buy a ticket?
Tickets for Riders, Crew and Spectators are available at the Gate. Rider entry fees are $100, Crew and Spectators are $30, Volunteers and under18s are free. Riders can also pay for entry through Motorcycling Australia's Ridernet online platform if preferred.
How do I register to ride / Do I need a competition licence?
We are aiming to cater for all riders – ranging from riders who compete regularly (or previously) and hold Motorcycling Australia competition licences through to riders who don’t have an existing Motorcycling Australia licence. Riders need three things to enter the event including 1. A Ridernet profile with Motorcycling Australia, 2. A licence from Motorcycling Australia and 3. Logon to Ridernet, sign up to the event, and pay the entry fee. If any of this is a problem/hassle, don’t worry – we have worked hard with Motorcycling Australia to set up a process where we can help riders complete the requirements above (including obtaining a one event recreational licence for riders who dont hold an existing MA licence). This is a simple form filling exercise. We are prepared to sit with riders and complete these requirements on Saturday. We will have a booth set up to do this registration process. It is fast and simple. Many riders already have an existing Ridernet profile and Motorcycling Australia licence and compete regularly in Motorcycling Australia events. For those of you who know what to do, you just need to log into Ridernet and sign up to the event (select the Novice Class as MA dont have a class for Hillclimb!) and pay the entry fee online.
What is the hill like?
The hill is the tallest hill between Canberra and Yass. We have been testing the hill using a 90 metre run, at a 17 degree incline. The run for the event is steeper and will have minor terrain modification to increase the difficulty.
What is it like to hill climb?
Hill climbing is incredibly physical. Expect fatique and soreness after a couple of runs. As you can imagine, the rush is amazing.
What kind of bike can I compete with?
We are looking for period correct bikes, pre 1985. Think racers, hill climbers, stripped downs, cutdowns and bobjobs. We are focusing on British and American, but we may welcome other types if they fit the vibe. YOU MUST CONTACT US BEFORE THE ENTRY CUT OFF DATE IF YOU WANT TO ENTER A BIKE AS YOU WILL NEED OUR APPROVAL. If you arrive with a bike we have not cleared, chances are we will not allow it to enter the event.
What kind of bike can I bring to the event?
You can come on any ol' bike. There will be a bike parking area for the public, but if you bring something cool and pre 85 you can park it in the display area (yes this includes Choppers ./.).
Can I compete with an EVO?
No. But hey, if its cool and pre 85 you can park it in the display area.
Can I run a two stroke?
Can an old bike make it up the Hill?
The hill wont be impossible, but successfully completing the hill will be up to the rider and the bike.
Can get a copy of the rules?
Yes. These are available on this website, but if you would like a paper or pdf copy please shoot us an email.
Can I sponsor KOTH 2023?
Hell Yes... well probably. As much as we love support, we are trying to stay true to the nature of the event. If you want to sponsor us, shoot us an email
Can I camp at the venue?
Only if you are a rider (including crew), volunteer or sponsor. Otherwise you will need to find accommodation in Murrumbateman or Canberra - both in close proximity to the event.