Hell of the North VI

Sunday 12th April 2015

Join us for another blistering tribute to the Paris-Roubaix – 100km of potholes, mud, and some of Hertfordshire’s meanest gravé*. Starting in Pond Square in Highgate, this year’s edition will yet again pitch riders against a testing parcours in the lanes above London before heading back to watch the race proper.

This event is free so move quickly to register your place at London’s most hellish road ride.


Registration opens at noon on March 20th. Follow @rapha_uk on Twitter and Instagram for details.

There will also be a commemorative cap available to buy online and on the day.

*gravé (noun)

  • (an area of) farm track/road/footpath/bridleway etc. which consists of potholes, loose paving, stones, rubble, and mud.



When and where does the ride start?
10am at Pond Square, Highgate. The ride finishes at a pub in Whetstone. Its location will be divulged closer to the day.

Can I download a GPX of the route?
No. The route is fully signed from start to finish and we believe the ride is more enjoyable when depending on your eyes and legs.

Will there be a feed stop? Is it supported?
Yes, there will be a feed stop at halfway on the course. All participants will be given a beer and bag of frites on arrival at the finish. We recommend taking at least two inner tubes on the ride, as well as food and water. We also recommend riding wide tyres, at least 25mm.

Can I park in Highgate?
There is a lot of residential parking in Highgate, most of which is without charge on Sunday. However, we cannot guarantee availability of parking on any particular road.

How much does the ride cost?
The Hell of the North is free for all entrants.

How do I register?
Registration will only be available through the @rapha_uk Twitter account. Follow @rapha_uk, where a link for registrations will be posted at noon (GMT) on Friday 20th March.

If you have any questions please email events@rapha.cc