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Sunday 3rd September 2017

The Bollington Bikefest

Get a 25% discount for bookings paid by 31st July 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter?

Online through website, click here
Or
By post or hand to: Bollington Town Council, 36, Wellington Road, Bollington, Cheshire. SK10 5JR

Once entry received you will be allocated a entry number with bank details if paying online.


What are registration times?

For Grueller & Bolly Bash from 7.30 am
Twenty is Plenty from 9.00 am to 11.00 am


What time does it start?

There is currently no provision for entries on-the-line. You'll need to pre-enter.
On the day, you'll be issued with your rider number, cable ties to affix your number to your bike, and a pack of energy products by the registration desk, which opens at 7.30am.
Grimshaw Grueller and Bolly Bash riders will be set off from 8am. Starts will be staggered with groups of riders.
The registration desk for the Twenty is Plenty opens from 9.00am. Riders are set off in teams of 15 every 10 minutes.


Can I enter on the day?

Yes, but would cost more: Grueller & Bolly Bash £25 per rider & Twenty is Plenty £10 per rider or £30 for family of four.
It makes our life as organisers far easier for people to pre-enter eg we can plan catering more accurately.


Where is the start/finish

Adelphi Mill, Grimshaw Lane, Bollington, nr. Macclesfield. SK10 5JB


What's the route?

The Bolly Bash takes in mainly quieter lanes in east Cheshire, we thrown in a few small hills around Rudyard to spice things up; riders cross the county boundary to Staffordshire. The Grimshaw Grueller is an altogether different event, almost 100% hills, with 11 classified climbs. A good level of fitness and/or determination required! The Twenty is Plenty takes in most of the traffic-free Middlewood Way, which is all flat.


Am I up to it?

The Bolly Bash is achievable for most leisure cyclists, take your time if necessary, the Grueller is a harder event altogether. The Twenty is Plenty is flat, just take your time and enjoy the scenery!


How do I know if my entry has been accepted?

When you complete entry form online or by hand/post to Bollington Town Council once monies received then email confirmation will be sent.


Is it a race?

Absolutely not. While the rides represent a challenge, depending on your fitness level, they are not a race. Rider times will be published alphabetically and will not ranked by finishing order.


What are the rules?

The rules are as stated on the entry form.


How much will be raised for charities?

Main beneficiary East Cheshire Hospice and other local good causes. To date the event has raised over £15,000 and we hope to hit the £20,000 mark this year.

Macclesfield & District Lions Club has in the last financial year made over 60 grants totalling of more than £20,000 including two schools in Bollington to help purchase defibrillators and a substantial donation to Prestbury Park Playground.


Who are the charities?

Local good causes and charities including East Cheshire Hospice.


What if I get lost?

There will be full route signposting, but to be doublesure, please familiarise yourself with the route map (to go on the website shortly) and, if you have a Garmin, download our TCX files (again, to go on the website shortly). Also, please take the time to read through our route notes.
There'll be a sagwagon on the course(s), so you could contact the mobile number provided on the day if you get really lost!


What if it's too much for me and my bike on the day?

No matter how prepared you are, something may happen on the day for us to need to recover you from the roadside. There'll be full sagwagon support, we'll issue the sagwagon mobile number on the day of the event, it'll be printed on your rider number (which you'll attach to your handlebars).
The Twenty is Plenty is all off road on a disused railway track, with no vehicular access. You'll need to walk to the nearest bridge and give the bridge number to the sag wagon.


Will I need to take my own food and drink?

You'll be issued with energy bars and other light snacks on registration. There will be further feeds and fluids at the feedstations on the various routes.


What happens at the end of the ride?

There will be plenty of food and drink, you'll have earned it. As well as a lavish post-event BBQ, we'll have the Bollington Brewing Company on tap with a selection of locally brewed real ales. Some music and perhaps more.


Who do I contact with any questions?

Please e-mail info@bollingtonbikefest.com