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Fixedwheelnut

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Hell of the Ashdown 2018 18/02/18
« on: October 22, 2017, 01:02:49 pm »
The Gates to Hell are opening soon :)  :demon: :demon:

Entries go live midnight October 31st. 1500 places for next years HOTA to be held on Sunday 18th of February 2018

New website here http://www.hellgb.co.uk/

"Don't stop pedalling"

Re: Hell of the Ashdown 2018 18/02/18
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 01:06:51 pm »
107km of the B7078? Christ.

Fixedwheelnut

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Re: Hell of the Ashdown 2018 18/02/18
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 01:25:48 pm »
107km of the B7078? Christ.

 ;D ;D no but it does stray on to the B2027 a few times :D
"Don't stop pedalling"

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: Hell of the Ashdown 2018 18/02/18
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 10:01:28 pm »
I still bear the psychological scars from doing this in 2010, on ice-covered roads.  I believe I may have been the slowest rider on the day, partly due to wiping out spectacularly on one icy descent, ripping a chunk out of my winter jacket and colouring in large parts of my back and shoulder.  I walked every downhill after that.

I had a job interview at 7.30 the next morning and muddled through it dosed up to the eyeball with painkillers. I don't recall a thing from it but I must have been more coherent than I felt as I got the job!

It's a cracking, challenging route, but I think I'll save it for the summer (especially as it now has a mandatory helmet requirement).
Why should anybody steal a watch when they can steal a bicycle?

gibbo

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Re: Hell of the Ashdown 2018 18/02/18
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 10:31:05 am »
I'm allowing myself to be being bullied into taking part this year! I run a 53/39 front and notice there are some real steep climbs so I take it most(?) riders run a compact setup?

Re: Hell of the Ashdown 2018 18/02/18
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 11:01:06 am »
And riders must have their own personal accident and third party liability insurance as the organiser accepts no responsibility whatsoever.

Entry fee?