FAQs

Sportive Specific FAQs

Age

Riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (both riders need to enter the event).

Entry Numbers

Numbers are strictly limited to 500  (Billy and Nanny combined) and experience suggests that the event will be full before the closing date. We offer no refunds.

Marshalls & Support

As a sportive event roads will not be closed and normal rules of the road apply. Marshalls will be provided at the most difficult pointsIf you have any problems please contact a marshall. You must also comply with any requests that they make of you.  A mechanic team will be on standby for serious breakdowns. Minor problems are the responsibility of the rider. An emergency contact number will be issued at registration. Medical support will be provided.

Kit

All riders must wear helmets. All riders must carry waterproofs and have water bottles fitted to bikes (2 for 100k). All bikes must be roadworthy and carry puncture repair outfits. All riders will be issued with registration numbers which must be strapped to the front of their bikes (ties provided). The mobile phone number registered on application must be carried for emergencies.

Start Times

Riders (Billy & Nanny) will start on a rolling basis from 10am. We aim to have all riders started by 11am. It’ll be up to individual riders or groups of riders (if you plan to ride together) when they start. Essentially we recommend that if you want to get off at 10am or close to 10, then start queuing by 9.30ish, otherwise just roll up to the start and go as soon as there is a slot. Riders will be started in groups of 10 / 12 every couple of minutes.

Kid riders registration will start at 11am.

Race briefing at 9.45am.

Registration

Registration will take place at Grindleford Playing Fields from 8.30am. Parking arrangements will be clearly signed but why not come by train? The start is only a mile downhill from Grindleford station. Starts from the playing fields will be staggered from 10am. All registrants must check-in on completion at the same location.

Emergency Contact

At the start of the event you will be given an emergency contact number. Should you need to drop out or should you require emergency assistance during the event, you should ring this number to inform the nearest marshal.  It is absolutely essential that you inform an official/marshal if you retire from the event. The number will be 07966529219.

The Finish

The route finishes at Grindleford Pavilion.

It is essential that you come to the finish desk as soon as you arrive a) this will ensure you get an accurate time and b) we can keep track of who has not yet finished.

Results

A copy of the full results can be found on this website shortly after the event.

Parking

If the weather is kind to us there will be parking for most, if not all, cars on the day on the playing field at the start / finish. However if there is too much rain in the week or two leading up to the event we won’t be able to use the car park and you will have to park on the street in the village. Grindleford is over a mile long so there is ample legal parking on the roadside, but please park respectfully of residents, driveways and the highway code, and allow yourself enough time to get to and from your car with your bike/s.

Refunds

We don’t offer refunds. Sorry.

Hill Climb and Children’s ‘Track Star TT’ Specific FAQs

Please also see this news article in the ‘News’ section of the website for pre event information.

On night entry:
-Yes you can enter on the night, £10 fee, but entrance is not guaranteed as the number of riders is limited to 100. Also event T-shirts are discounted with online entry.
-For Children grass track TT the on night entry is £3, again T-shirts are discounted with online entry. Number of riders limited to 60.

Age:
-Hill Climb riders must be 16 or over on the night of the ride. 18 year olds must complete a parent/ guardian consent form on the night with a parent/ guardian! There is no upper age limit!
-For the children’s grass track TT, children must be under 13 on the day. With following categories: U6 /U8 /U10 /U12. Depending on entrants we might also have an U4 category. A child will be in U12, if age 12 or under on the date of the race e.g. not yet 13. We have tested the track with a 4 year old who is a strong cyclist, it was tough but he could get around with a little support. It was also enjoyed by a 2 year old as a run. All categories will complete a single lap, except U10 and U12 who will complete 2 laps. There will be no obstacles on the track. The track is not suitable for stabilisers.

Entry Numbers:
-Numbers are strictly limited to 100.
-For the children’s grass track TT numbers are limited to 60.

Marshalls & Support:
-The road will not be closed (not possible this year, but we shall enquire again next year). normal rules of the road apply. Marshalls will be present at road junctions.  If you have any problems please contact a marshal. You must also comply with any requests that they make of you.
-For the children’s grass track TT, there will be a couple of marshals on hand to help with any un-planned dismounts, but please consider your child’s abilities, little ones might need some support!

Kit:
-All riders must wear helmets. All bikes must be roadworthy. All riders will be issued with registration numbers which must be strapped to the front of their bikes (ties provided).
-For the children’s grass track TT, as above. Mountain style bikes or balance bikes. Stabilisers not suitable.

Start Times:
-Riders will start at 1 minute intervals from 1800-1940. Numbers will be allocated at registration (1700). Register early for an early ride.
-For the children’s grass track TT, riders will start individually such as to prevent any overtaking on the track and timed with a stop-watch. First rider setting off at 1530 last by 1700.

Registration:
-Registration will take place in the Sir William Pub from 1700-1900. All online entrants will be required to complete a disclaimer form and under 18s will also need to complete a disclaimer/ parental consent form with a parent/ guardian on the night!
-For the children’s grass track TT, registration will take place in the field opposite Mount Pleasant Garage on the Grindleford Main Road, where the event is taking place 1515-1650. All online entrants will be required to complete a disclaimer/ parental/ guardian consent form with a parent/ guardian.

The Finish:
-The route finishes at the top of the Sir William Hill. Drinks will be provided at the top. When you have recovered, please make your way steadily down the hill, taking care to keep clear of up-coming riders. Join in the festival and BBQ at the pub! Winner’s prizes and random spot rider prizes announced at 2000.
-For the children’s grass track TT, riders finish near the start! Drinks will be provided and biscuits/ cake will be available for nominal price. Winner’s prizes and random spot rider prizes announced at 1730 at the pub. Join in the festival and BBQ!

Photography:
There won’t be any ‘event photography’ at the children’s grass track TT. You may take photos for your own personal use. No photos of children will appear in media post event without parental consent.

Results:
A copy of the full results can be found on this website shortly after the event.

Parking:
Please see the news article in the ‘News’ section of the website for pre event information. Get the train if you can! Park on the street in the village. Grindleford is over a mile long so there is ample legal parking on the roadside, but please park respectfully of residents, driveways and the highway code, and allow yourself enough time to get to the event!

Refunds:
We don’t offer refunds. Sorry.