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A New endurance race July 2008

RammyRammy Posts: 3
edited June 2007 in Pro race
Hit The North - 12 Hour Enduro Race near Manchester, England

What started out as a bit of a moan between 3 Manchester based Mountain Bikers has morphed into a race! Hit The North will take place on July 19th 2008 (subject to getting all the paperwork tidied up - but we are progressing nicely with everyone involved).

We have.
An 8.4 mile loop with woodland single track, the biggest bomb hole in Christendom, very fast bits, a tunnel, some tarmac (you will be grateful after a few hours), a water splash, bridges, some cobbles to test your fillings and over 1000 ft of climbing to test your legs. Basically a bit of everything, all of which can be ridden in bad weather.
We also have.
A campsite.
Proper loos that flush.
Showers that aren't minging.
Excellent catering.
Chip timing.
Live pictures of the bomb hole beamed back to screens in the campsite (technology permitting)
A DJ to play tunes at the after race party.
All of the obvious stuff such as marshals, first aid, insurance etc...
And all only 10 minutes from junction 17 of the M60 in North Manchester.
Categories will be teams of 4, pairs and solo. Race time will be 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. All proceeds will be donated to the Leeds Children's Heart Fund. We are letting as many people know now to see what interest there is before we each stump up hard cash to put the race on!
Any one fancy it?

Also if you want to get involved in any sort of capacity or even become a sponsor please get in touch.


  • How's about a 3-hour XC race as well? Don't see many of them any more- especially not in the north west. Otherwise yeah I wouldn't mind a go. More details please.

    the floggings will cease when morale improves
  • I'd be up for that..
  • RammyRammy Posts: 3
    Err.... no more details at present but the main sponsor is on-one bike company. We have to work out the budget including how much the council will charge us, and the cost of everything. The start/finish/camping will be at Giants Seat (for those who know the area)between Radcliffe and the M60, cost will include campsite and there will be the ability to buy a dinner ticket to supply all the food for the duration. ... N_ITEMS=12
    is the discussion so far and ... ts&op=user
    this link is for a mailing list to keep you in the know!
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