Registration Update
Admission Tickets

Our last tickets are selling quickly Online registration for the Grindleford Goat rides (Billy, Nanny and Kid) will close at midday on Friday 12th Sep. If we reach our capacity of 400 riders (Billy and Nanny) before then it will close at that point. If we don’t reach capacity we will have room for a few registrations on the day. If you would like to order a pasta meal you’ll need to do so by midday on Wed 10th Sep. To order bacon rolls or Debyshire oatcakes you’ll need to do so by 8pm on Wed 10th Sep. If you would like to change from the Nanny to the Billy you can do so via your EventBrite account, or you can simply let us know at registration on the day.

Everything You Need To Know
The Grindleford Goat Logo Right Facing

  Greetings Grindleford Goats!   And thank you for supporting our Community Shop charity by entering our sportive. We ran it last year for the first time and had so much fantastic feedback that we couldn’t not do it again!   Below are a few reminders and ideas to help you get the most from your ride, with apologies for teaching grandma to suck eggs….   Before you leave Take a look at the route and profile here: http://www.grindlefordgoat.co.uk/the-routes-2/ It is compulsory to wear a helmet. You will not be allowed to start without one. Don’t forget it! Check that you have the same charged mobile as the one you registered with us initially. Make sure you have packed a waterproof, spare tube, puncture repair kit, gels / energy bars and drink bottles.  While the Feed Station will be offering food, drinks and encouragement, it’s important that you carry your own supplies. If you’re unused to sportives, you can check out this  video for some last-minute advice: http://www.grindlefordgoat.co.uk/how-to-prepare-for-your-ride/ Perhaps book your post-race genuine Italian pasta meal from Nonna’s of Sheffield. You should have been given the opportunity to order this when you booked on the race (and can do this up until 12pm next Wednesday 10th Sep). If you didn’t order when you booked your place you may be able to order and pay (Nonna’s) on the day (£7.50 for pasta and a beer, vegetarian option available) as they will have some capacity for this. There will also be a wood fired […]

Bradwell’s Ice Cream
Ice Cream

We’re pleased to say that Bradwell’s Ice Cream will be present at the Goat providing cold-relief for riders as they come in, as well as friends, family, and other visitors to the event field. Bradwell’s Dairy Ice Cream has been lovingly made in the little village of Bradwell in the Peak District, Derbyshire for well over 100 years.

Velotastic To Exhibit
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Velotastic sell a range of vintage and retro cycling jerseys, caps, parts and accessories and other cycling related items that you are unlikely to see in your local bike shop. They will be exhibiting at the event along with plenty of others.

Barn Dance
Barn Dance

BARN DANCE RAISING MONEY FOR THE COMMUNITY SHOP SATURDAY, AUGUST 16th, 2014 7:30pm—10:30pm MARQUEE ON PLAYING FIELDS BAR & BBQ ON SITE Entrance £7.50 Under 18s free Tickets available from Grindleford Community Shop and the Sir William

Cycle Powered Smoothies
Smoothie

To raise funds at this year’s Grindleford Goat cycle ride we will be selling bike powered fruit smoothies. Its a novel approach to providing sustenance and refreshment for our stalwart cyclists. We’ve made the machine and proved the concept. We’ve tested it out in anger on local village folk to see what flavours go down best and now its ready for the Goat. Come try it on the day – you won’t be disappointed. It’ll also be in operation on the opening day of the shop on June 14th.  

Shop Opens June 14th – Free Cake To Cyclists
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Residents in Grindleford are counting the days until their new village community shop opens for the first time on 14 June. Four years in the planning, the community shop will be run by a team of volunteers from the village and nearby.  The shop has been offered accommodation in the local church to get them started, with plans for a more permanent home being developed.   Matt Heason of Heason Events, who has spearheaded the marketing campaign for the new shop, said “we are all delighted that our hard work has paid off.  Grindleford needs a new centre to bring people together and provide basic goods for our families and some of our older residents.  We are also selling a range of distinctive local food including delicious artisan bread baked only three miles away, fresh local produce and meats, pies and pasties, honey, jam and marmalade.  We will be doing excellent teas and coffees and a range of home made cakes every day.  There will be something for everyone and we welcome walkers, climbers and cyclists if you are passing by. We are very grateful to St Helens church for finding us some accommodation to start up in, you can find us in the side vestry, near the bridge’. The opening day celebrations will kick off at 11 am, and will include FREE CAKE, refreshments, some events for children, live music and an onion you can sit in!  Everyone is very welcome to come down and help celebrate the arrival of the new Grindleford village community shop. […]

Pizzas!
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Grindleford-based caterers Pizzasmiths will be on site during and after the ride making fresh pizzas to your taste.

Local Honey
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We’re pleased to announce that there will be local honey to sample and buy on the day of the festival… Honey being collected just a few hundred metres from the start / finish of the ride  

Ride Photos
SportSunday

This year we have engaged a professional photographer – Sport Sunday Event Photography- to take your photograph out on the course. Check out their website shortly after the event to preview your pictures before ordering online.  http://www.sportsunday.co.uk/