Firle Hill Climb Revival

Bo Peep Drivers Club

"Up the mountain quickly"

The Fifth Charitable Firle Hill Climb Revival

Sunday 22nd September

Registration for this year's event is now closed. Photograph courtesy of Nicholas



August meet, Sunday 18th, Six Bells, Chiddingly, midday onwards.
Change of meeting place due to Airbourne this weekend.
Meet at the free car park near the TIGER INN, EAST DEAN @ 10:45/11:00 for a drive about first if you wish. Don't leave me standing there all alone! Let's make our last meet before the hill climb a good one.

Fifth Firle hill climb revival, Sunday 22nd September, 09:00 to 17:00.
Our big day is back again, 80-ish classics take to the hill in anger!

The Southfield Trust

The Southfield Trust
The Bo Peep Drivers Club are pleased to announce our new charitable partnership with the Southfield Trust which is based in Eastbourne. The trust currently oversee three outstanding special schools with a fourth due to be up and running late in 2020. The Trust supports over 300 hundred learners with a range of disabilities.

We hope to build a close working relationship with the Trust and involve as many students, parents and families as possible.

The Southfield Trust​​​

The big cheque

The big cheque
On Saturday 3rd November at the Nutley sports and prestige centre, the Bo Peep Drivers Club handed over the proceeds from the 2018 Firle hill climb revival. Joan  and Sally-Anne were present to accept the cheque for £5357.48, on behalf of the Chailey Heritage Foundation.

Thank you to everyone that sponsored the event, took part, attended or assisted in any way. This was our most successful year to date and it is all down to your support. Thank to Matthew and Kelly from the Nutley sports and prestige centre for allowing us to host the presentation at their showroom and of course for their generous and loyal support.

Champion of the Hill 2018

HWM Stovebolt Special
Simon Taylor keeping a brave face upon receiving the "Bonnet & Goggles" Trophy.
Will he and the car be back next year?

Champion of the Hill 2018

The story so far

The story so far
The story starts back in 1949 when the Bentley Drivers Club went searching for a suitable site on which to race. At that point in time all the good places were still under the control of the military. But then they found a steep little lane in Sussex and started to blast their way up the hill. BARC assumed control of the racing and the event continued through to 1967. All was going so well, then a Lotus (Lots of Trouble Usually Serious) departed the lane and collided with a group of unfortunate ramblers who were rambling lower down the hill. That was that, no longer considered to be safe and manageable the event was halted.

Fast forward to 2014 when Bo Peep founder member Rob Bryant was on one of his usual walks along the hill top and decided to deviate from that usual route. The subsequent climb back up the very steep and twisting lane gave rise to the thought that "this would make a great place for a hill climb". Back at home and after a brief bit of on line research the history of the hill was revealed. The hill climb would return!

It took almost eighteen months to plan. Permission from the Firle Estate was gained, local residents and farmers came on side and then Wealden District Council consented to close the lane for just one day in September. That first event attached itself to a charitable cause, the Chailey Heritage Foundation.

The fourth hill climb took place on Sunday 16th September 2018. The total raised by our sponsors, drivers and the general public after the fourth running of the revival has provided our chosen charity with funds totaling a little under £16,000 to date. So join us in September 2019 and help us to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

Contact or join us!

Please use the form below to contact us or if you wish to join our number. Membership to the Bo Peep Drivers Club is cheap and simple. A new member will pay just £10.00, a renewal is only £5.00. You do not get a great deal in fact! A window sticker and a tasteful little membership badge. What you really get is to mix with some great people and their cars with like minds, in an inclusive and relaxed club.
                                        Please note that due to demand, membership does not guarantee a place in the hill climb.                                                         Complete your details below, leave a message and we will be in touch.