Renowned cycling and sport commentator and ex-CTC President Phil Liggett invites you to ride on the roads of the Milk Race where Phil was also the Race Director for more than twenty years.
There are 100km and 150km rides to choose from.
The epic 150km course near Sheffield includes over 2,600m of climbing including the Peak District climbs of Holme Moss, Winnats Pass and Monsal Head.
Entries limited to 1,000, available online, through the post and on the day.
CAR PARKING & EVENT HQ
This has been limited in the past, however this year all the event parking will situated behind the event HQ in the park, with ample spaces for all. The car park will open at 06.30 and not before, please follow the marshalls instructions as the entrance is narrow and situated on a bend.
Please look at the map on the website to confirm the entrance.
Any riders being dropped off please do not use the car park as we will be operating a ONE WAY system until 09.00, unless your driver can wait until 09.00. Please turn left only on leaving the car park Please follow the signs. There will not be any parking at Lomas Hall except for event vehicles.
LOMAS HALL, CHURCH STREET, STANNINGTON, S6 6DB
HQ will not open before 07.00AM for REGISTRATION however the toilets will be available from 06.30.
Please look for your number on the notice boards and go to the correct signing on point. The information is listed alphabetically and CTC members please bring your membership cards for possible inspection.
Please sign and collect your ride number and timing chip which is attached to the back of the number. Please do not remove it from the number and then attach it to the front of your bike on the handlebars, using the ties supplied, see notice boards and photos for help.
Please note all timing chips must be returned or you will be charged £10.
ALL RIDES WILL StART FROM THE LOMAS HALL CARPARK UNDER THE ARCH.
LONG ROUTE 08.00 TO 08.30 SHORT ROUTE 08.15 TO 08.45
The route will be fully signed with blue CTC route arrows. Arrows will be situated at every turn and a confirmation arrow placed within 200m of the turn. Further arrows will be placed as confirmations every 1 to 2 kms.
YELLOW Hazard warning signs will be positioned where necessary and please adjust your riding to follow their instructions.
Please note the route split will be signed so please take care at this junction and note when you see the routes merge signs. There will be only one colour arrows. See sample on the notice boards.
This year there will be 2 official feed stops on the long route and one on the short route.
First stop will be at 37miles at the Village Hall at Hayfield this will cover both routes and will have High5 nutritional products plus fruit, cakes, drinks and water. This feed will close at 13.00
The 2nd stop and long route only will be situated at the top of Monsal Head in the car park on the RIGHT. This feed will offer the same plus some savoury products. This feed will close at 16.00
The usual cafes, including will be listed at the HQ on the notice boards for anyone wanting traditional fayre.
MECHANICAL SERVICE and BROOM WAGON
We will be operating a motorcycle service for riders with more than the usual puncture and this can be contacted through the emergency telephone number listed on the back of your ride number and on the HQ notice boards.
Please make a note of these numbers on the day.
Due to the length of the routes and terrain please note that mobile services are poor in places and we suggest if you have a problem and cannot contact HQ, ask another rider to relay your problem back to HQ at the most convenient point. Please do not leave the route if you have a breakdown otherwise we will not be able to find you.
Please be patient as the motorcycle may take up to an hour or more reaching your point from their current location.
For more terminal breakdowns or fatigue we operate a broom wagon and we will collect you and your bike and return you back to HQ, this will take some time collecting you and returning back to HQ. If you can make other arrangements please do so but notify HQ and please make sure to return your timing chip to avoid the £10 charge.
Finally please note the official timing control at the finish will close at 18.00, our sweep vehicle will be behind the last rider on the road, and we will with agreement remove timing chips after this time and riders will have to make their own way back to HQ
HQ will close at 19.00. And Car park 19.30.
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Please make a note of these at HQ and this is also listed on the back of your number.
We do not have any First Aid on the route so please contact the emergency services in the event of an accident and also notify HQ with details of the rider and their number, please. We will also endeavour to help through our normal service.
All riders will receive a goody bag at the start and a snack meal on their return, teas and coffees are available at the start and finish from 07.00.
All finishers will receive a ride cap. Certificates are available from the timing information 30 mins after your finish.
We will have a massage service by donation at the finish so please book in as soon as possible on your return as this proves very popular.
There will be a CTC Shop selling ride jerseys and caps open from 07.30am to 09.00 and from 13.00 to 18.00
For everyone’s safety please read the event terms and conditions.
Please remember this event is run as a Sportive and NOT A RACE so all riders must adhere to the HIGHWAY CODE at all times and any rider breaking these rules will have their number removed and asked to leave the event.
Please be courteous to all road users and fellow cyclists alike and have a safe and pleasant ride.