HEADQUARTERS and PARKING
Event Headquarters is the Village Hall (Willow Bridge Lane) at Dalton, near Topcliffe. The village lies to the south of the Thirsk by-pass. Access the village via the A168 junction at Topcliffe, or from A19, south of Thirsk. Turn into either Moor End Lane (signed Dalton) or Low Lane (signed Sessay, Dalton). Body-numbers, signing-on sheets, result board and refreshments will be located here. Please return your numbers after your ride. Showers are available. Please park sensibly, and do not block entrance to rear car-park.
SHOE-PLATES ARE NOT TO BE WORN IN MAIN HALL
It is approx. 2 miles from the HQ to the start, so allow plenty of time to get there. From HQ turn right on Willow Bridge Lane, then next right, through centre of village towards Topcliffe. On reaching slip-road from A168 to Topcliffe, keep left, under dual carriageway. Start is on your right just beyond slip-road to A168/A19 Northbound. Take care not to impede riders on the slip-road under the fly-over who may be just about to turn right to start their second lap. After finishing stay on the slip-road as far as the turning to your left for Dalton, and Hessay. Turn off here to retrace your outward route, back to the HQ.
As this course covers 2 laps, there will be some over-lapping of riders. When joining the slip-road from the A168 towards Topcliffe at the end of your 1st circuit, continue under the dual carriageway to turn right to start the 2nd circuit. DO NOT follow a rider in front of you who turns off to the left – they may have just finished the event (end of 2nd lap) and be returning to the HQ.
There is no parking available (other than for Officials) at either the start or the finish, or in Topcliffe village.
Please do not warm up on the course once the first rider has started.
If using the A168 towards Dishforth, it is approx. 3 miles to the first exit. The slip-road to Topcliffe on the return leg from Dishforth brings you out opposite the start.
In the interest of your own safety, CYCLING TIMETRIALS, and the Event Promoters strongle advise you to wear a HARD SHELL HELMET that meets an internationally accepted safety standard.
In Accordance with Regulation 15 ALL JUNIOR competitors must wear Protective Hard Shell Helmets
It is recommended that a working rear light, either flashing or constant, is fitted to the machine in a position visible to following road users and is active while the machine is in use.