It’s not a race! But if you would like to know how quickly you did it in then the times are up, thanks to Ed, Helen, Sophie, Neil and Matt for all the tech and the results. The Goat Team
Entries for the 4 rides close at 12 noon today. There are entries on the day and we welcome riders who wish to come along and register. However you will need to allow time for this. Please check the Timetable of Events page on this website. The Goats
We set a limit of 50 riders as we were not expecting too much interest this year. Having exceeded our expectations we have upped the limit to 80 riders. However, to alleviate any ‘clumping of riders on the popular sections such as Froggatt, Stanage and Burbage valley, we will set up to 10 riders off in 5 minute waves from 10.30 – believe us when we say by the time you get to the top of Barr Lane you will be ‘well spread out’ and as long as we are considerate of others, there should be no conflict of interest. We are, after all, being given access to one of the most spectacular edge routes in the country. It is paramount for us to respect the land and the work the Eastern Moors Partnership has done by limiting our impact and sharing the permissive bridleways and trails with other users – access for all and respect for each other – BE NICE, SAY HI! http://www.ridesheffield.org.uk/projects/eastern-moors-partnership/
7 days to go and the Gruff has been released. Follow the links on the Routes page and check out the 2019 ride. Have fun and stay upright! The Goat Keepers
We have had a few queries about a group discount so here you are! Discount applies as you get to the pay point. Applies to all rides so you can all do a different route if you wish Hope this encourages any who are nervous about entering – remember this is NOT A RACE and will be as social as it will be fun ????
So you are considering the Gruff Gravel Ride? If you like a challenging parcours and you don’t mind waiting to see it, we will be sending out the GPX file to participants on 7 days before the event on the 14th. Partly to keep you guessing but also as we have yet to settle on one of four ‘draft’ routes! Currently testing them over the summer, (although I have my preferred option) unlike the Billy and Nanny road routes, the Gruff will change each year as there are literally hundreds of miles of singletrack, bridleway, drove road and quarry track to choose from. 50km/4 hours is our aim and tough and chunky gravel riding our preference. Gravel bike or mountain bike will be needed. Sign up soon, it’s only a tenner! The Gruff Goats
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…)!