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  • iDave
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    I buggered off as soon as I finished as my car is shit in snow, but cracking event, lovely course etc.

    Well done chaps.

    Enjoy the beer and curry.

    iDave
    Member

    PS – great to see so many clown bikes out, with their skinny tyres and road race handlebars πŸ˜‰

    Aye it was a good race, speed if the top lads was inspiring

    jamiew84
    Member

    Was good fun! Great course and smiling marshals always makes it for me. Cheers guys!!

    Think i might start with the masses of elites next year!

    sambob
    Member

    Superb event, cheers all. Now home and it’s snowing, had to get away sharpish. Any idea when results will be up?

    Premier Icon Clover
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    It was fab. Even on a comedy bike πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon ton
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    idave, which one were you?
    and why did you not say hello?

    DrP
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    Myself and EVA are in the church inn if anyone fancies joining us!
    Binners just left us as his cave gets blocked in by snow or something x

    DrP

    Junkyard
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    ton which one were you and why did you not say hello πŸ˜‰

    Hope your feet have warmed up

    Premier Icon Clover
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    Wanted to stop and say hi too but we had to try and get home before the snow stopped play… In the event it was fine once we’d shoved the blue camper up the hill in front of us so we could leave the park. Hope it made it the rest of the way (and everyone else made it off the site ok).

    iDave
    Member

    ton – I said hello at the bottom of the hill you were stood at but then I cleared off before snowmageddon hit hard. Next time.

    On a black Charge Duster, blue and white ZIpvit Sport top.

    Premier Icon Pook
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    Dr p, on my way!

    Premier Icon ton
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    idave, i remember mate, quite a few zipfit riders weren’t they?

    2hottie
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    Loved it! Great track enjoyed the downs not to much bottle necking. Might have seen a few. People off here I was on a black kona with a blue gilet on. Big thanks to all involved last event in the uk for me also cheers for pushing our blue BMW up the hill! Top top day out!

    Premier Icon JohnClimber
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    Another fantastic event, top marks to ALL involved, the cheering marshals and the banter out on course.
    Sorry I couldn’t hang around to collect my 2nd place goody bag what with the organisers trying to get everyone up the steep snowy road.
    Glad I parked in the Rugby Club now after seeing the carnage.
    Thanks for saying you will post it out or I can collect. Your call.

    Thanks again for the best event of the year

    Premier Icon sefton
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    just got out of a hot bath πŸ˜€

    firstly – big up to the organisers & marshals (super smooth event) top work guys!.

    great course (crewel at times but how much fun where those switchbacks)!!!

    crackin sausage/blackpud – hotdogs too

    10mins over for 4 laps πŸ™

    Craig.

    lipseal
    Member

    That was bloody brilliant, I’m defo doing it next year. I might even get 4 laps in next year. πŸ˜€

    lipseal
    Member

    BTW Who suggested mud tyres? 😐

    Finally got up the snowy road from the car park.

    Must say that I am seriously impresssed at the event you have put on with THAT amount of riders.

    The course was excellent – the carnage with the cross bikes at the front on the first icy/rutted descent was amazing.

    The marshalls were excellent and encouraging. The muddy run up at the end of the lap was the only weak point.

    The amount of riders at the end in the bushes was staggering.

    Well done chaps !!!! you did yourself proud.

    (you may have created a monster) πŸ™‚

    Daisy_Duke
    Member

    I to made a sharp exit back to North Wales. Well it’s not like I was getting a prize! Great event with a wonderful atmosphere. Big respect for anyone competing on a cx bike. Will be back next year. Great to meet TJ as well…

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    Great fun.
    Great to see everyone, & I too made a quick getaway.- glad I parked at the Rugby Club.
    Sorry TeeJ for not catching up with you after- would have been good to see you again.

    Bloody cold.
    But awesome.
    Nice and snowy..

    Cracking event, big thanks to all involved, especially the marshals whose encouragement was greatly appreciated. The course was great with bits that suited MTB’s and CX pretty equally but tut, tut, tut to whoever broke the tape in order to avoid the rocky slabs section. The bands were great too, cheers again to all who made this event possible.

    Premier Icon postierich
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    Top event would have loved a beer afterwards but my daughter and partner were freezing so headed back oop north. Some strange choice of bikes out there today, skinny wheels no thanks gears well maybe.
    Shame on you lurkers @ the end and was it really only 3.5 miles?

    Rich

    MrSparkle
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    Fantastic event as always. Massive Kudos to Terrahawk and Harry the Spider. It was great to see so many familiar faces there too. Despite freezing my nads off it was even great marshalling! Bloody well done to everyone who organised/marshalled/took part. Happy days.

    PS Event pics now up on the Sport sunday website: http://www.sportsunday.co.uk/hit-the-north-2012

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    Superb event lads again.

    Thought the snow would have been here (in Chorley), but it’s just rained on top of the Ice and froze again. The roads and footpaths round here are lethal.

    Same again next year Terra and HTS please. πŸ˜‰

    nbt
    Member

    To those who made a sharp exit, good choice – it was about an hour before the road was clear enough for us to move, it was going on for 2pm before we got to the rugby club. It was great to see everyone chipping in though and pushing stuck vehicles.

    I have over 1000 pics from the youth race and the main race to go through (I was on the stretch between the main field down to the point where the main start was), however unlike sportsunday I’m not a professional so it might be a while before I weed out the crap (and there’s a lot of crap, believe me) and get them uploaded. As a non-racer I thought it was an excellent event – hard and fast on the ground seemed to be great conditions for racing, and I could see that the top lads seemed to be passing the slower riders without much problem. Summer’s nicer for taking pics though.

    right, eng v scotland is abut to kick off and I have a new phone to play with courtesy of a very nice man, so the pics will have to wait sorry

    Great event,was watching on the bike, some photos.

    Top four on first lap

    Some random riders


    Premier Icon Jocko
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    Great event, lovely atmosphere, 2nd year and looking forward to 3rd.

    Handsomedog
    Member

    A great event, fantastic mornings entertainment.


    HitTheNorth2012_Sen_008 by britishcycling.org.uk photos, on Flickr

    I was there photographing for British Cycling. Pictures will shortly be available to view HERE.

    The pictures will also be available for purchase through my website in the next hour or so.

    Premier Icon postierich
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    Not to sure why I,m smiling

    Hit the North Picture by Richard Munro, on Flickr

    Handsomedog
    Member

    I’ve just found this one…


    HitTheNorth2012_Sen_139 by britishcycling.org.uk photos, on Flickr

    Who’s this then?!

    MrSparkle
    Member

    Postierich – Automatic response to seeing a photographer… Plus you were enjoying it!

    lipseal
    Member

    That would be me, first time on a single speed! πŸ˜†
    Could you email it pretty please?

    Premier Icon D Faff Master
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    Great fun today. Especially weaving round the cyclo cross riders on the descents. They weren’t half quick up those hills though!

    Handsomedog
    Member

    Sorry lipseal, I can’t do freebies these days πŸ™

    You can get it through here once they’ve finished uploading. Pays for my kit, transport etc etc.

    lipseal
    Member

    No probs, worth an ask though πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Blimey. What a day!

    Thanks to everyone who supported us. Riders, sponsors, marshalls, caterers, BC, the bands and everybody who got involved in digging the cars out and clearing the course.

    Too knackered to say much else.

    Here are some photos.

    Guy Martin

    Rusty Spanner

    Binners

    John Climber

    TJ

    Brant’s blow up doll

    miner29er
    Member

    Mega thanks to all marshals and organisers for a great day. And a big thank you especially to the young marshal pointing us thro the tunnel -she gave me tons of encouragement on every lap πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon rangerbill
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    Great day out, no hideous cramp this year. Think I managed an extra lap as well. Anyone know when were results are out? Thanks to all the car pushers, once the gritter came it was a piece of the proverbial to get out. Just off out for a dinner party, hopefully won’t leap up and yell in pain when the cramp sets in.
    See you next year

    Jamie
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