We’ve just got word that the 17th ‘Hell of the North Cotswolds’ is now confirmed for Sunday, 16th September.
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. 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.
This year’s event was postponed from it’s originally planned April date, due to the outbreak of Foot & Mouth Disease around the U.K. However, the majority of off-road rights of way in the North Cotswolds have recently been re-opened. With that good news, we can now confirm that the event is now on for this Autumn.
Entries in advance are preferred, so that we may make adequate catering arrangements. Fees are £6.00 for adults and £3.00 for under 18 year olds. Entries may be accepted on the day, but are subject to a surcharge of £1.00. To obtain entry forms, send a stamped addressed envelope to:-
Brian Hayward, Event Secretary, Highwheeler House, Neata Farm, Greet, Glos. GL54 5BL