Back in 2006 four blokes got together and, without any idea what it would involve, decided to stage a bike race. Hit the North was born.

The original HTN was a 12 hour race on a 10 mile course and attracted 500 people. Since then it evolved into an 8 hour race then finally settled on the 2 hour / 4 mile format. The aim was to stage an event that would appeal to everyone from Nick Craig to Tony The Electrician. All you needed was a bike, a helmet and a desire to get stuck in.

Along the way we’ve met some fantastic people (and a few arseholes), many of whom have become friends. We’ve also raised over £20,000 for local causes.

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that for the time being it has come to an end. We haven’t been able to secure access to a small but unfortunately vital section of the course and as a result have run out of time to stage the February 2014 event. We do however plan to hold the traditional post-race party in the pub and perhaps we’ll sort out some sort of mass ride.

We’re already thinking about something in 2015 😉

Watch this space…