Hi, I am There a great series.. really well organised and good fun. I wouldn't really call it a hill as such as it only last a hundred metres or so. It goes up then levels off for a couple of metres before going up to the top.
There are spectators all the way up the incline which gives you an extra buzz of energy! Its when you turn right at the top that the legs hurt, as the surface isnt amazing and you have to try and reform the pack after people have attacked on the climb.
You are able to carry quite a lot of the speed into the climb as there is a flat smooth run in, although with a tight-ish chicane, to the bottom. Its definitely a big ring climb and the pack spreads out going up so it is fairly easy to stay on