This Saturday – Hitter Road Race


The last hurrah in 2015 for the British pros in the NFTO Hitter Road Race with big money to race for in Herefordshire

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This Saturday – Hitter Road Race

WHEN: Saturday; 19th September 2015
WHERE: King George V, Playing Fields, Hereford, HR2 7RQ

HitterRRThe last hurrah in 2015 for the British pros in the NFTO Hitter Road Race with big money to race for in Herefordshire.

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

Since then, year on year it has grown to what we now know as NFTO -­‐ a very successful cycling team in the UK Domestic race scene which has a UCI HC category win to it’s name.

The NFTO Race Club still thrives and now it’s time for them to give something back to the cycling world in the form of a road race. They are bringing a National cycling event back to Hereford for the first time in 30 years and their aim is to make the race route Not For The Ordinary.

This is the last big road race of the 2015 season and 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.

The entry features 20 riders from the host club and team along with other riders from local clubs and other pro teams such as JLT Condor, Giordana, Catford CC Equipe, Madison Genesis, Raleigh GAC whilst teams such as Sportgrub Kuota, One Pro Cycling and Pedal Heaven are also represented in the National B race.

As part of the Herefordshire Festival of Sport, they 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% avg over 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.

The race will leave the HQ and be neutralised for 9km enforced by the Chief Comm. There are 2 Fully Closed Roads – B4399 Rotherwas Relief Road (Finish Line) and Pentre Lane (Dorstone Hill Climb), the remainder of the race route is covered by a Rolling Road Closure – This does not mean the roads are completely closed, there is a risk of traffic entering the circuit.

First prize is £4000 with £2000 for second and £1000 for third, the richest prizes in domestic racing.
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!

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