Event Directions. HQ – Monsal Head
The climb is situated at Monsal Dale, Great Longstone, Nr Bakewell, Derbyshire.
Follow the A6 from Bakewell towards Buxton, turn right at Ashford in the Water, turn right onto the A6020, proceed for half a mile, turn left onto the B6465. Proceed for approx 3 miles towards Little Longstone. Sat Nav users please use the postcode DE45 1NL.
In order to keep the traffic running through Little Longstone with ease, please park in the field where instructed. Cost per car is £1.50 and only a 1 minute walk from the signing on area. It is very important that you park here to ease congestion and distress to the local residents. All proceeds from the car park will be donated to the Little Longstone Chapel. The car park will be clearly sign posted.
Important - Please note:
This event is to be run on a fully closed road within the picturesque Peak District. The road will be closed from 9.30am and re-opened before 1.30pm. The start area may be used by the house on route and the whole climb is open to emergency vehicles, if so a marshal will advise accordingly. If you do see a car approaching the start/finish area, it will be authorised to use the road by a marshal, please do not think otherwise and give way. Please respect the local residents. Anyone caught directing anger towards any road users will be removed from the event. The event organisers have spent hours negotiating the road closure so please treat the whole area with the respect it deserves. WE DO NOT WANT TO LOSE THIS EVENT.
Please descend to the start when advised to do so by the chief marshal. At the START riders MUST NOT stand in the roadway. No U turns WHATSOEVER within sight of the start. No warming up on the course after the event has started and no warming up on the diversion route.
STANDARD HARD SHELL HELMETS MUST BE WORN BY JUNIORS AND UNDER 18's.
Live commentary by Mark Barry & Brent Storey. Marshals and helpers will be Sheffrec members, friends and family. Chief Marshal - Simon Jackson.