News – The Hitter Road Race


£4000 top prize on offer for the Hitter Road Race on Saturday 19th September sees top teams for Britain enter a race that is Not For The Ordinary

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News – The Hitter Road Race

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It all started in the winter of 2011, a Yorkshire man in Hereford started an amateur cycling club, NFTO Race Club.


NFTO flat stick on Herefordshire roads at the start of the season

Since then, year on year it has grown to what we now know as NFTO -­‐ the most successful cycling team on the UK Domestic Pro level. The NFTO Race Club still thrives, and now it’s time to give something back to the cycling world in the form of a closed road race.

We are going to bring a professional cycling event back to Hereford for the first time in 30 years and our aim is to make the race route Not For The Ordinary. This is the last big Road Race of the 2015 season; being held the weekend after the Tour of Britain concludes will ensure only the strongest riders will be competing for the win from the UK’s top professional domestic teams.

As part of the Herefordshire Festival of Sport, under British Cycling Rules and Regulations, we are proud to promote The Hitter Road Race; a 148km/91 mile road race on local roads in the Golden Valley of Herefordshire. The race will leave the HQ in Hereford to then pass through the villages of Clehonger, Madley, Bredwardine, Dorstone and Peterchurch twice for 2 large loops.

A 3rd, shorter loop, that encompasses the iconic Dorstone Hill, (11% 1.6km) at 25% in places and a mile long, will be the main climb and the biggest test on the undulating route before heading back towards Hereford for the finish. With the finish line set out for a bunch sprint, the teams will need to work together to keep the break at arms length throughout – if they are brave enough to let one go!

Prize Purse
1st £4000
2nd £2000
3rd £1000
4th £75
5th £50
6th £40
7th £30
8th £20
9th £20
10th £20

KOM Riders bodyweight in Wye Valley beer

1st Junior £20

The King of the Mountain prize, 1st rider across the summit of Dorstone Hill will receive their weight in Dorothy Goodbody’s Pedal Pusher Ale courtesy of Wye Valley Brewery

Confirmed Teams NFTO, JLT Condor, Raleigh, Madison Genesis, Pedal Heaven, Sportgrub Kuota, Catford CC Equipe/Banks, NFTO Race Club… Riders will be confirmed closer to the time.

1 The Race HQ, King George V Playing Fields, HR2 7RQ
2) Dorstone Village, HR3 6BE
3) Peterchruch Village, HR2 0RT
4) The finish area on Rotherwas Relief Road. (Directions given from HQ area)

There are many activities planned for Dorstone and Peterchurch villages and plenty of parking at each. The HQ will be part of the festival village with two full days of activities.

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The Cotswold Hereford BMW
A huge thank you to all of the event sponsors – NFTO, Cotswold BMW Hereford and Wye Valley Brewery.

It’s Not For The Ordinary!

For entry – Online at British Cycling – click here to go there now!

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