Posts Tagged ‘hell of the north’

Spinwell for Rapha’s HOTN.

April 12, 2011

Rapha’s 2nd running of the North London ride event celebrating the famous Paris–Roubaix road race held on the same day in Northern France. 100km through darkest Hertfordshire including 20 gravé sectors. All finishers were treated to free beer and frites and big screen Eurosport to watch Johan van Summeren become king of the cobbles.

The full flickr set is now up!
Go peep.

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HOTN Part deux.

March 9, 2011

The route is up on the Rapha blog and I am pleased to say that this year I’ll be going along, but not to ride it, oh no I’m way to chub for that. No I’ll be snapping pictures of muddy faces and punctured tyres.

If you fancy entering this free event in North London go here to the registration page and put your name down and remember… “Belgian style hospitality at the finish” Which means you get to watch Paris-Roubaix live while eating frites ( chips ) and drinking beer. Lovely.

Hell.

February 18, 2011

This April sees the return of last year’s smashing success of Rapha’s HOTN ride. Looking forward to this as I missed last year’s event due to a ruined car… said car is now wishing it hadn’t tangled with me, while it sits atop another hunk of metal in the local scrapyard.

Find more details over at Rapha.

Snaps from K Dilla.

April 13, 2010

Thanks Kieran!

Ronde van Oost Lancashire.

March 15, 2010

The week previous to Rapha’s Hell of the North ride comes this, the Northern UK equivalent to the monster that is the Tour of Flanders.

Come and join us for the real deal in East Lancashire on Sat 3rd April – cafe at the car park for post ride dissection, weather guaranteed (not saying what sort…) and of course more cobbles than you can shake a 24mm Pave tire at.

More details here.

Yes.

February 24, 2010

Our homage to one of the great Monuments of the sport, Paris-Roubaix, will be an adventure along the lanes, bridleways and dirt-roads of Hertfordshire. Although it won’t have as much pavé as northern France it will be tough and potentially filthy. Muddy terrain and bumpy ‘rough stuff’ will be encountered as we celebrate the Queen of the Classics over 100km.

I am doing it ( all things crossed ) and if you are in the area and up for muck you should too. Do so here.

I fancy this.

February 1, 2010


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