Hit The North Returns – Entries Open Now

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February 9, 2017

Our very own northern man of grit, Jason Miles – known to many as Terrahawk, and to Guy Martin fans as ‘that other bloke’ – is back to his old tricks and has teamed up with his friends again to bring us the hugely popular Hit The North.

Hit The North
2 hours of flat-out racing or 2 hours of plodding around and occasionally stopping for a fag.

The original Hit The North, back in 2006, was a 12 hour race on a 10 mile course and attracted 500 people. Since then it evolved into an 8 hour race then finally settled on the 2 hour / 4 mile format. The aim was to stage an event that would appeal to everyone from Nick Craig to Tony The Electrician. All you needed was a bike, a helmet and a desire to get stuck in.

On the website, the organisers say:
Along the way we’ve met some fantastic people (and a few arseholes), many of whom have become friends. We’ve also raised over £20,000 for local causes.

The writing's in the mud
Conditions might be northern

Announcing Hit The North 5, Jason says:

It’s not big (not as big as the last one anyway) and it’s probably not clever but after a load of buggering about it looks like we’re allowed to make a small corner of North Manchester ours once again.

2 hours of flat-out racing or 2 hours of plodding around and occasionally stopping for a fag. The choice is yours. Ride whatever you want as long as it’s not got an engine.

Enter here on our fab new website (The price has gone up. Sorry.)

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Before anyone asks, it’s a no e-bikes event. No, they’re not engines, but it’s a race, and there’s no e-bike category.

25th March 2017. 10am. Philips Park, Whitefield, Manchester. Who’s in?

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