Sportive Specific FAQs
Riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (both riders need to enter the event).
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.
Marshals & Support
As a sportive event roads will not be closed and normal rules of the road apply. Marshals will be provided at the most difficult points. If you have any problems please contact a marshal. You must also comply with any requests that they make of you. Mechanical problems are the responsibility of the rider. An emergency contact number will be issued at registration. First Aid support will be provided.
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 07761764568.
All riders must wear helmets. All riders must carry suitable wet weather gear and have water bottles fitted to bikes (suggest 2 for 108km). 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.
If you pre-ordered breakfast (bacon roll or Derbyshire oatcake) then you will need to collect these BEFORE riding. If you ordered a pasta meal this can be collected AFTER riding (last collections at 5pm).
Riders (Billy & Nanny) will start on a rolling basis from 10am. The Gruff Gravel riders will go off from 10.30. 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 from 10 am. All Kid riders will be set off AFTER all other Sportive riders have gone.
Sportive briefing from the Pavilion at 9.45am on the day.
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.
We don’t offer refunds. Sorry.
Sir William Hill Climb Specific FAQs
On night entry:
Yes you can enter on the night, £12 fee, but entrance is not guaranteed as the
number of riders is limited to 100.
-Hill Climb riders must be 16 or over on the night of the ride. Under 18 year olds must
complete a parent/ guardian consent form on the night with a parent/ guardian!
There is no upper age limit!
-Registration will take place in the Sir William Pub 16:30 -1800. 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 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! Prizes at 19:00.
Children’s ‘Track Star TT’ FAQs
-For Track Stars entry is £3.
-Children must be under 13 to enter Track Stars. The track is not suitable for stabilisers.
-Track Stars registration will take place in the field opposite Mount Pleasant
Garage on the Grindleford Main Road, where the event is taking place 1400-1600.