33rd Hell of the North Cotswolds

33rd HONC · Sunday 9th April 2017 · 100 or 50km

The original and Classic British Endurance Cycling event now in its 33rd year.

Promoted jointly by Winchcombe Cycling Club and Cheltenham & County Cycling Club


HONC 33 event report

The sun really shone on HONC this year!

Approaching 1200 riders set out at 09.00 on the traditional mass start through Winchcombe. The fantastic weather & dry trails resulted in some good times.

Leading riders home were Mark Chamberlain 100K (4hr 1m) Simon Amies 50K Male (2hr 22m) Sarah Wight 50K Female (3hr 8M) Fraser Wight 50K (Junior). Congratulations to them & also to our Junior Prize Draw winner Scott Matthews from Redditch RPCC who will soon be the proud owner of a new Whyte MTB hardtail.

Official Event photographs are also now available to purchase from long time HONC supporter Suffolk Sport photography on this link.

WCC club member David Thomas took some stunning images around the route - the view the gallery click here

HUGE thanks to over 100 volunteers from Winchcombe CC & Cheltenham & County CC who helped run the day so successfully & to the many others who contributed in the days & weeks leading up to HONC.

HUGE thanks also to Gloucestershire Police for their invaluable help at the start, Winchcombe School, St John, Guiting Power Village Hall & Playing Field & particularly our many landowners for their co-operation.

Thanks also to Leisure Lakes who did a great job all day keeping bikes rideable & last but by no means least the Rangers at Cleeve Common who did such a great job signing & routing us over Cleeve Common.

The bucket collection at Guiting & donations for last year’s t’s raised £317 for County Air Ambulance.

What a great weekend all round - thank you for the very positive feedback & for supporting HONC

We hope to see you again next year.


Start and Finish - Winchcombe Community School, Greet Rd, Winchcombe, Glos. GL54 5LB.

Car parking, changing facilities , showers and toilets will be available

Mass Start 09.00 hr.




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