Screen Shot 2015-07-08 at 12.44.08BRITAIN’S elite pole climbers will be in a race to the top at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show.

The Great British Pole Climbing Championship will take place in the Forestry Area at the show in Harrogate between 14th and 16th July.

Leading biomass business re:heat is sponsoring the event which will see climbers tackling 80ft high poles in pursuit of the Great Yorkshire Show record of 9.57 seconds which has stood since 2009.

Ben Tansey, director of re:heat, said:  “The pole climbing championship is great fun for spectators, however for the climbers it’s a serious competition and they will be going all out to re-write the history books.”

Many of the UK’s leading climbers will be joining the 130,000 visitors expected at the show.  George Tipping, who at 81 years of age is thought to be the country’s most experienced climber, will once again be taking part along with his grandson Daniel Whelan.

Visitors to the re:heat stand, adjacent to the Forestry Arena, can choose to keep their feet on the ground and learn about the cost savings and environmental benefits of switching to a wood fuelled heating system.

Specialist staff from re:heat will be manning an exhibition trailer fully equipped with a working HACK wood chip demonstration boiler.  “With a functioning boiler on display visitors can see for themselves how a switch to a biomass system can result in savings on heating bills as well as significant environmental benefits over fossil fuel alternatives,” said Ben.

“Our experts will be on hand to explain everything including how we can design a system, install and maintain it.  We’ll also be outlining how we provide on-going support to ensure users make the most efficient use of their biomass heating system.”

re:heat’s stand will be number 461, located next to the Forestry Arena next to the unmissable 80ft climbing poles.