31st Hell of the North Cotswolds

32nd HONC · Sunday 10th April 2016 · 100 or 50km

The original and Classic British Endurance Cycling event now in its 32nd year.

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

HONC 2016 - event report

Official photos from this years event are now available from Sussex Sport Photography 

CONGRATULATIONS to all riders who finished this year’s HONC - the very wet mud & wind conspired to produce conditions that were, by common consent pretty brutal. COMMISERATIONS to riders whose bikes gave up in the mud before they did!

Leading riders home were 50K - Benoit Davies (Winchcombe CC) 50 K in 2hr 30m & 100K - Chris Thompson (Dave’s Cycles) in 4hr 52m.

A HUGE thank you to over 110 volunteers from Winchcombe CC & Cheltenham & County CC who helped run the day so successfully - we couldn’t do it without you!

Thanks also to Gloucestershire Police for their invaluable help at the start, The Mayor of Tewkesbury Borough, Councillor Ron Allen for starting our event, Winchcombe School, St John, Guiting Village Hall & Playing Field & particularly our local landowners for their co-operation & allowing us permissive use for the day on their land. Thanks also to Leisure Lakes who did a really sterling job repairing very, very muddy bikes.

We’ll be in touch with one lucky Junior Riders soon to tell them they have won a Whyte Hardtail MTB in this year’s Junior Prize Draw.


Hope to welcome you back to the Cotswolds 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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