After the sell out success of the first edition of North London Dirt, the organisers have decided to return this year.
NLD II features a brand new seventy(ish) mile route running out of North East London and taking in as many back roads, dirt tracks and gravel paths as organisers, Philip and Andrew Diprose, have been able to fit in.
It is not a hand-holding sportive, there are no signs telling you which way to go, tables full of battered banana halves and an oversized t-shirt to collect at the end…
…but you will enjoy mighty fine coffee (courtesy of Rapha’s Spitalfields Clubhouse), a new and unique route and a quality locally brewed beer waiting for you at the end.
And it’s for a good cause
North London Dirt is again raising funds for the New St Mary’s Centre in Stoke Newington (that houses amongst other things, the Hackney Night Shelter, the Hackney Migrant Centre and the local foodbank). Since the last event, funding is almost there, and building has started: a real local success story!
All of the proceeds from the event will go to the charity.
The event is on 8 September 2019. You can enter here.
You’ll be riding a bike with tyres suitable for road and off-road – bearing in mind you’d be pushing it a bit with slick narrow tyres on some of the dirt tracks. (You’ll likely be happiest on over 32mm gravel or ‘cross tyres).
You will be totally self-supported, riding with everything you will need to finish a ride of this length. A gpx and tcx file will be sent out to ticket holders a few days before the event, so you’ll have time to load-up a gps (there will be no signage so some kind of GPS/phone for navigation is essential)
Good riding, good coffee, good beer… and you’re doing your bit for charity. WIN WIN WIN!