News |. We are delighted that Peakland Cycles are once again sponsoring our event. Vouchers for £50, £20 and £10 will be up for grabs for the three fastest men and women. The lovely folks at Tastebuds Cafe have donated our first prize. Who will be the lucky winner of their voucher for two full English breakfasts? This year we have new prize categories so even more chance to get your hands on a super prize – donated by some of the lovely local businesses in the Peak-District-Nationalpark. Keep checking this page for news about the event. @sirwilliamhillclimb
Hi everyone, Dave and Sarah here, new co-ride managers for the 2019 Grindleford Goat in conjunction with the Sir William Hill Climb. Please check out the tabs above for details on the Goat, Hill Climb, entry, other events and lots more. For those who know Matt Heason, which is everybody, he has stepped aside this year to get cracking on other exciting things, but is still keeping an eye to make sure everything runs smoothly. We’re heading towards the end of June and the numbers are filling up nicely. We have gone into partnership with the well-known Maynard Hotel here in Grindleford for the pasta meal, which with a beer, will be £9.50 to us. We are passing that price straight on to you. Meat and veggie options and a soft drink instead of beer will be available. Check out the RiderHQ page for more details. We have ordered the fine weather, something like last year would be very nice! Well done everyone who turned up in the teeth of the forecast and enjoyed a beautiful warm day with blue skies. As last year, we are super-geared up at the feed stations to make sure we are over-stocked no matter how hungry you are or how delicious the cakes, which of course are all included in the entry price. Our friend John at Cafeology has very kindly stepped up once again to provide some great coffee for you – he’ll be making a little charge for the good stuff and […]
We have gone live on RiderHQ tonight and it is now possible to sign up for any of the four rides plus the Sir William Hill Climb. https://www.facebook.com/events/265685750880494/ If you are Goat enough to consider doing both WAIT! There will be a Double Entry Discount for anyone that tough. Keep your powder dry and we will get the link sorted asap. There’s a complementary T Shirt in it too https://www.riderhq.com/events/85558/grindleford-goat-2019 https://www.riderhq.com/events/84723/sir-william-hill-climb-2019
The Goat & Sir William Hill Climb 2019 is finally going live on Rider HQ on Wednesday 5 June! All events are happening on a DAY FESTIVAL OF CYCLING for the first time this year. See the Goat and Sir William tabs for our food offers this year. Prices are on the entry tab – watch out for the DEALS if you are Goat enough to take on more than one ride. Our improved Kid ride, longer and more off road but less fearsomely steep is a perfect whole family challenge and takes in a ‘open once a year’ concession track that is quite beautiful. We have of course ordered the lovely Peak District weather (we Hope…)!
STOP PRESS! The Rider HQ entry portal is now LIVE for the Hill Climb. The Goat will follow shortly. News to follow.
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. 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.