Thanks everybody who came to ride this weekend. What a weekend it was. With storms forecast it turned out to be a perfect Autumn weekend, great for cycling. The times for both the Sir William Hill Climb and the Grindleford Goat are bow published on the website. As always, if you thin your time is wrong, please let us know and we’ll fix it. There are also a batch of photos now on the Goat Facebook Page. Please feel free to tag yourself in them. And last, but not least Sports Sunday were on hand yesterday taking everybody’s photo as they passed. You can see your photos, and buy if you like, here.
Entry on the day will be accepted. £30 cash only (£15 for under 16s, though the Kid is free). Parking – we’re asking people to park on the roads rather than the field due to the rain that fell this week. If you need assistance there will be marshals at the Pavilion entrance who can advise. Thanks
Morning. Sorry for the number of emails, but the weather forecast has swung nicely in our favour and we are now looking at a relatively nice day tomorrow. If you have friends who would like to ride we will be accepting entries on the day. We will also now be signing the Kid route, but there will be no feedstation at the top of the hill.
The forecast for Sunday’s ride is looking pretty grim unfortunately. A few people have contacted us to ask whether we will reschedule the event. We met last night to revise our risk assessment and discuss this possibility. Though the forecast is not good we don’t feel that it warrants canceling the event. However, there is no denying it will be wet and windy, so we would encourage you to dress and ride accordingly. If you’re signed up to ride the Billy route (108km) then you are more than welcome to change to the Nanny (which is 54km). Both rides start at the same time, from the same place, and use the same feed station at Monyash, it will simply mean that you are out on the road for less time. We will have hot tea and soup at the snack stop at Mam Nick if you do ride the Billy – all being well you’ll arrive there having been pushed up Mam Nick by a tail wind! We hope that you come out on Sunday and enjoy a tough ride in more challenging conditions than usual. As we are a charitable event we state in our FAQ that we can’t offer refunds. We really appreciate your support; the event raises money for the community shop and is run entirely by volunteers. If you know anybody who was planning to ride the Kid route, the 8.5km family ride, then please advise them that it has been cancelled. Given the forecast, we have agreed that it’s not appropriate to send families with young kids up Sir William Hill, which is actually the most challenging hill of […]
Entry is now open for the 2018 Grindleford Goat and Sir William Hill Climb. You can enter here. Note the change of day for both events. This year the Hill Climb will take place on Sat 22nd Sep, with the Goat (Billy, Nanny & Kid) on Sun 23rd Sep.
We’ve just published the times for the Grindleford Goat (Kid, Nanny & Billy), Sir William Hill Climb, and Track Stars. Apologies for the delay. Had to shoot off to a wedding on Saturday afternoon. Thanks everybody who came and took part. These events are a lot of fun, but also raise vital funds for our community. It is much appreciated.
Showers are forecast for both Friday’s and Saturday’s rides so please bring sensible clothing and ride with due care and attention. Sport Sunday will be on route on Saturday taking photos. Make sure you smile (or grimace, whatever is your preference) as you are going by. You will be able to purchase a photo of yourself on the ride from their website afterwards. We have a new event happening this Friday. Starting at 15.30 there will be some fun grass track races in the Bonfire field (S32 2JN) for kids under the age of 13. You can enter in advance or on the day. Details at the bottom of this page. Entries are still open for the Sir William Hill Climb which will happen this Friday. Details. Online entry for the Kid, Nanny and Billy will close at 16.00 on Thursday 7th Sep. However you can enter them on the day (£30 cash for the Nanny and Billy, the Kid is free or a donation). See you at the weekend.
This post is intended for riders taking part on Friday 8th Sep in either the Sir William Hill Climb or the Kids Track Star event. Dear riders, We hope the event is one everyone can enjoy; serious riders, casual cyclists, and children (track races)! Please check out our Facebook page for details for updates J. Parking instructions: Parking is extremely limited; please do try to come by train if you can. Grindleford station is only a 10 minute ride from the start of the Hill Climb, and this way you can enjoy a pint at the pub too. There are usually 14:14, 16:14, 17:14 and 18:14 services from Sheffield; 14:49, 15:49, 16:49 and 17:18 from Manchester. If you plan to drive, please park considerately, making sure you don’t block access points, pavements, or other vehicles. Please park along the left hand side of Grindleford station road here (please do not use the Station Café parking area on the right) or there is limited parking on the road in the village, and in the Sir William Hotel car park itself. If you come later, these are likely to be full already. Marshals will be there to help you. Registration: On arrival please register a soon as possible in the Sir William Pub, from 1700. Or for the kids grass track races register in the field opposite Mount Pleasant garage, from 1515. If you registered online you will still need to complete our disclaimer form. Riders registering on the day will need to complete the registration and disclaimer form. All forms will be available on the night. Warm up on Eyam New Road, it is closed at the top, so no traffic. Please do […]