The Goat 2021 – Sportive Specific FAQs


Riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (both riders need to enter the event).

Entry Numbers

Numbers are strictly limited to 250 for 2021 (Billy, Nanny and Gruff combined) and experience suggests that the event will be full before the closing date.

Marshalls & Support

As a sportive event, roads will not be closed and normal rules of the road apply. Marshalls will be provided at the most difficult points. If you have any problems please contact a the Ride Manager on the Mobile number on the route card. There are four Ride Marshals sweeping each ride. You must also comply with any requests that they make of you. Mechanical problems are the responsibility of the rider. An emergency contact number will be issued at registration. First Aid support will be provided.


All riders must wear helmets. All riders must carry suitable wet weather gear and have water bottles fitted to bikes (suggest 2 for 108km). All bikes must be roadworthy and carry puncture repair outfits. All riders (except Gruff riders) will be issued with registration numbers, which must be strapped to the front of their bikes (ties provided). The mobile phone registered on application must be carried for emergencies.

Start Times

Riders (Billy & Nanny) will start on a rolling basis from 10 am (we will organise lanes and start pens in line with current Covid guidelines). The Gruff Gravel riders will go off in their own time from 9 a.m. We aim to have all riders started by 10.30 am. It will be up to individual riders or groups of riders (if you plan to ride together) when they start. Essentially we recommend that if you want to get off at 10 am or close to 10, then start queuing by 9.40ish, otherwise just roll up to the start and go as soon as there is a slot. Riders will be started in groups of 10 / 12 every couple of minutes. Kid family riders registration will start from 10.30 am as soon as the other rides have gone. Sportive briefing will be repeated from the Pavilion at 9.45 a.m. and again at 10.30 a.m. on the day.


Registration will take place on the event field in the Registration tent.

Food Orders
Eat your breakfast before you set off!