Wiggle Hell of Hexham Sportive 2014

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EVENT DATE

Saturday 9th August 2014

LOCATION

Hexham, Northumberland

EVENT SUMMARY

First run in 2013 the event returns with a new August date in 2014, The Hell of Hexham promises a challenging sportive route tackling the climbs of the North Pennines.

ROUTE INFORMATION

3 route options are available –

  • Epic – 99 miles
  • Standard – 86 miles
  • Fun – 52 miles

“The route takes you through Allendale town and then climbs to Coalclengh, it passes disused mines and out of season ski lifts giving a sense of remoteness and escapism. At this point the route splits and the Epic route heads South and gets very hilly passing over ‘Chapel Fell’ which offers a long demanding climb. An awesome decent awaits before the challenge of ‘White Hill’, passing Bollinghope Common. From the top there are awe inspiring unrivalled views!

The final climb of ‘Long Hill’ (there is a clue to the type of climb in the name) has to be concurred before the route re-joins the standard route and heads North towards Derwent Resevoir. A few climbs and endless stunning views of Hexham Common and the Tyne Valley await before riders will arrive back at Hexham Racecourse where they will receive a well-deserved medal! Post event refreshments and massages will also be waiting.”

EVENT FACILITIES

  • Choice of fully waymarked routes
  • Free sports nutrition products
  • Electronic timing
  • Feed Stations
  • On route mechanical support
  • On site catering
  • Event photographer

START LOCATION

Hexham Racecourse
High Yarridge Road
Hexham
NE46 2JP

Map

ENTRY DETAILS

Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)

On the day entry – Yes, if not sold out

ENTRY PRICES

  • Epic and standard course – £30.00 per rider
  • Short course – £20.00 per rider
  • Children under 16 ride free when accompanied by a paying adult

ORGANISERS WEBSITE

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