Hit The North Returns – Entries Open Now

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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.)

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?

Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

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