Three fantastic hills

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Three fantastic hills in three weeks……

The three top hilclimb venues in the west of France St Goueno in Brittany, Hebecrevon in Normandy and La Pommeraye in the Pays de Loire have joined forces to welcome drivers from the UK and Ireland to take part in their events this May.

All three are national status events and are held on closed public roads and are part of the Championat de France de la Montagne which is considered to be the one of the best in Europe.

La Pommeraye is situated between Nantes and Angers and at 250km from St Malo is the furthest away. The 2.5km course run up through a vin yard which produces the well-known Anjou wines. The middle section of this course is famous throughout France for it’s long flowing esses which are taken at well over 200 kph…. if you are brave enough.

Hebecrevon’s course has a length of 2.2 km, it is narrow at the beginning but then joins the route nationale, which is very wide and flowing, cornering speeds have to be seen to be believed. The paddock is literally the village with the most sought after pitches being adjacent to the bar.

St Goueno’s 3.2 km course winds its way up through a wooded valley, a bit like Wiscombe park in Devon only much longer and much faster. St Goueno is also famous for it’s evening soirees and it’s 350 volunteers.

Any MSA licence will enable drivers to take part in the GB Masters demonstration runs which are fully timed. Cars are subject to a few safety requirements.

All three events are run by not for profit associations who are keen to make new friends and to show the French spectators how it is done a l’anglais.

Trailer storage is available for those wishing to return home between events.

La Pommeraye 9/10 May.
Hebecrevon 16/17 May.
St Goueno 23/24 May.