Confirmed Event Partners for Hilly Helmet 2021

With the date for this years’ Hilly Helmet set for 11th August, we’re delighted to announce our confirmed event partners for this year.

Please take a look below at who our backers are and if you’re a small business (or a big one) and would also like to be involved in offering support be it as an event partner, sponsor or to offer goody bag fillers, please do get in touch with us via email at

We’ve also been very lucky to have donations of items to raffle which helps raise that little extra on the night, so if you’d like to donate a raffle prize, please let us know via the same email.

Event partners are a crucial element to the financial success of Hilly Helmet as we strive to raise as much as possible for the charity Brain Tumour Support. Our event has numerous expenses to cover before we are able to donate anything to the charity and having people willing to cover these really is simply fantastic and we couldn’t do it without them. Additionally, we’ve had donations towards equipment like hi viz bibs our fantastic marshals wear and two feather banners to add to the image of the event which we also recognise are very generously donated and greatly appreciated.

We’re very lucky to have loyal event partners who have supported us year on year and this year once again we’d like to welcome back the following partners helping us meet our expenses so we can pass on as much of your entry fee as possible to the charity Brain Tumour Support for the 5th year.

Kyna Software provide software engineering solutions to the trade and have supported us right from the start with both finance and a results service on the night. Meanwhile they also developed and host our website so we can keep everyone updated with the latest news regarding our events.

Stampede Sports are a local running and cycling events company who are back for their fifth time providing us with event organisation advice as well as funding our ARC memberships to ensure we can obtain an event permit.

Stark Ecology are another of our valued partners backing us for our fifth year. They offer practical ecological advice and solutions to building projects both trade and residential.

The West Wilts Magazine is published by Wired Publishing and they’e back supporting us once again. They produce a local handbook promoting local business and peppered with interesting articles showcasing local events and attractions amongst other subjects.

Mike Sargeant Dry Stone Walling Services do exactly what the name suggests. New projects or refurbishment of historic walls needing rebuilding are amongst what is on offer and we’re very pleased to have them backing us once again this year.


This Years’ Best Helmet Award To Be Dedicated To Hilly Supporter

As our award winning event night gets closer, we’ve some news regarding theĀ  award for the best helmet worn to take part on the night for the event.

We’re fantastically lucky to have our event supported by generous people who cover theĀ  event expenses, those who donate prizes for our raffle and others who are generous with their time who help by volunteering on the night as marshals or by doing things along the way, all of which have helped to make the event as popular as it has been.

It’s never right to pick one person from those who collectively work so hard for our success but after we lost one of our biggest supporters last year we felt it right his name should be remembered at this years’ event.

David Griffiths left us in December and has left a big hole to fill. He was a prolific volunteer at the Southwick parkrun as well as for his running club and as he felt he still had time, also was a massive help with Hilly Helmet. He would print off flyers to put on cars or give out at local run events and parkruns so we could get the word out there and even got posters up in shops to further the publicity. On the night, he’d be the first there, getting stuck in putting up gazebos and generally ensuring nothing would be left to chance and generally supporting wherever he could. He’d marshal the cars into the event and once done would be off up the bridleway to marshal and encourage our Helmeteers on their journey up the hill then congratulate them on their way back down. He’ll be missed very much as he had become a big cog in the wheels of the event organisation since we first started in 2017.

After consultation with his family, we’re delighted to announce this years Best Helmet Award will be named in his memory with his family selecting the winner on the night. We hope you go to your usual trouble to come up with something amazing once again this year to have a chance of taking the prize yourself.

The event will take place on Wednesday 11th August at the Leighton Recreation Centre at Westbury as usual. Are you completing your hat trick this year? If so we’ll award you with your hat trick badge as you cross the finish line Have you been with us from the start? We’ll also be giving a little extra to each of our participants taking part in their 5th Hilly Helmet and of course, everyone gets their unique locally made memento anyway, so we look forward to seeing you there!

Entries are now open and available on Entry Central, so please head over and get signed up via the link