*Sunday April 7th 2013* – 9:00am
Rapha’s homage to Paris-Roubaix in hellish Hertfordshire is back once again. What with all the beautiful weather we’ve been having in the UK, the parcours for this year’s edition of Hell of the North is looking suitably shambolic. Starting from Pond Square in Highgate, there will be potholes, mud and some of Hertfordshire’s meanest gravé on offer. This year’s edition will see brand new sectors and all the trimmings needed for a great day of riding and watching the Queen of the Classics, Paris-Roubaix. Again we’ll have prizes for punctures, panache and power. And as is traditional, beer and frites will be served at the arrivée (public house) where the race will be showing on the big screen.
NB: There is a new finish (still located in Barnet) and more details will be shared a week before the day to all entrants.
• (an area of) farm track/road/footpath/bridleway etc. which consists of potholes, loose paving, stones, rubble and mud.
Photos credit to Jonathan Hines