- HIT THE NORTH – UNDER THREAT
- Edric 64Member
Serious question .I always wonder about the cost involved in putting an event like this on as the entry fee is often quite a lot and I am poor and my other half would moan.I assume timing chip kit is expensive and first aid cover.Is insurance really high as well with elf n safety being high on the agenda these days?Posted 7 years ago
Serious question .I always wonder about the cost involved in putting an event like this on as the entry fee is often quite a lot and I am poor and my other half would moan.I assume timing chip kit is expensive and first aid cover.Is insurance really high as well with elf n safety being high on the agenda these days?
This one costs about £8,000 (I’m on holiday so I haven’t got all the figures to hand).
That gets you/us:
First aid cover
Numerous other odds and sods
We don’t make any profit personally and any excess is given away.
However, we don't have anybody underwriting our debt, so if we can't afford to pay the bills 4 weeks before the event then it gets pulled.Posted 7 years agoterrahawkSubscriber
we're some way off our minimum entries in order to break even. We need a fairly significant number of entries IN THE NEXT WEEK to ensure the event goes ahead.
Obviously pulling the plug will be a nightmare, but we're not taking silly risks with the amounts of money involved.
If you want it to go ahead and you're not entered it yet, it needs to be in the next few days.
Cheers.Posted 7 years ago
project – Member
Tried to get to the one in February the post code for the sat nav was the centre of a very high motorway bridge, there where no signs and as far as i remeber on the web site no instructions on how to get there,even the locals didnt know where it was.
The other 170 made it.
We sent you a map. You said that you didn't look at it.
There were instructions on the site too.Posted 7 years ago
BTW the new course is entirely different from HtN 1. The 4 boggy sections are gone. If it really pisses down there may be 3 claggy bits but one of them is only 200m long.
The rest is all berms, jumps, cobbles, hard pack and gravel. We are using a lot of the new FC stuff which will cope with the worst weather that Manchester can throw at it.Posted 7 years agoplumslikerocksSubscriber
have bigged it up on facebook… hope it will get some traction….
which will be more than the entrants are likely to get………….. 🙂
seriously though, wonder if the Brownbacks events have cannibalised the NW racing scene a bit? TBH the riding conditions there are much more to my liking.Posted 7 years ago
not for me thanks but it sounds like a great little event, best of luck.
That’s the point… it isn’t a “little” event. We do one of those each winter and by comparison it is a piece of piss. £1000 budget, £12 entry fee, 15 marshals, short course, half a day to set up and 2 hours to tidy away afterwards.
This one has all the trimmings and some more trimmings that are over and above what you would expect.
I hope it doesn’t go tits up because me and Terrahawk and a few others have ploughed an awful lot of time and effort into this and the three previous HtNs and we’d like to finish on our own terms with some sort of big and stupid spectacular with fireworks and a Mariachi band (well I would), not just fizzle out.
We’ve done our bit. If it happens it happens.
Over and out.
Off to bed.
Posted 7 years ago
400 yards down the track from the big "A"Posted 7 years ago
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