HELL OF THE NORTH COTSWOLDS
Format:HELL OF THE NORTH COTSWOLDS Held on the day of the classic French cycle race of Paris-Roubaix, the true inspiration for the HONC
WHEN @ 13 April the organisers site Numplumz.com
LOCATION Winchcombe
START TIME 9am
ENTRY COSTS Roughly £7.00 for adults and £3.00 for under 18 year olds.
CLASSES None its not a race NUMPLUMZ.COM
ENTRY INCLUDES Route card, and now map,free cakes and teas at stop
EVENT TIPS
Entries in advance are preferred, so that they may make adequate catering arrangements. (ummm cakes )
Any biker can compete, on any type of bike.
This "reliability trial" starts and finishes in Winchcombe and uses a combination of tarmac, "white" roads and bridleways. 100 km and 50 km route options are available for participants and a food stop at 40km is provided by the PHAB charity (great cakes ..). The event regularly attracts an entry in excess of 500 riders, on everything from vintage bikes to brand new full suspension MTBs, with tourers, cyclo-cross bikes and less exotic MTBs in between. The route is changed every year, to test the participants' navigational skills by reading off of a route card.
Mass start behind a police motorbike before it lets rip in the open countryside
Can't recommend it enough for a good spring starter event, as fun or as serious as you like. Great cakes
Numplumz have entered and even lead at one point as the fast boys charged off into the distance up the wrong route lead by National Champ Barry Clarke, those boys were like Headless Chickens. Watching the cross bikes on some of the best Bridleway descents in the South was a great laugh.
LENGTH 100 km and 50 km
CLIMBING Plenty to warm you up
TERRAIN Combination of tarmac, "white" roads and bridleways.
WEB SITE HONC
ENTRY FORM Direct from their site here
Closing date Entries may be accepted on the day, but are subject to a surcharge of £1.00.
POSTAl ENTRY
FACILITYS
Plenty of parking, on grass.
Showers available after event
Some catering at the finish.
Winchcombe Town is close by
Route completed certificate on completion
PHONE/FAX Phn
Fax
Reports
2001 report
2002 report from singletrack
Jon Whytes view of HONC 03 on BIkemagic Photos of previous events from Brian Donnan Photography,
USEFULL LINKS HONC.
Getting there: head to winchcombe and follow signs