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The finish of the course is in the slip road. All riders must enter the sliproad in the first 10 meters and ride within 2 metres of the white line marking the left edge of the carriageway of the slip road. Failure to do this will lead to a DNF and If you impede a vehicle you risk disqualification.
There must be no parking of motor vehicles on any part of the A41 apart from those of the officials. All parking must be in the HQ car park. Do NOT obstruct other road users or driveways outside the school.
You must sign on in advance of your start at the headquarters where you can pick up your number and receive any last minute instructions or warnings. Please return number with all pins to sign out and go to canteen in exchange for a free tea/coffee/soft drink. DO NOT fold numbers at all. DO NOT use sticky tape (or other sticking methods) to secure the numbers at all.
Please keep your head up at all times. At roundabouts the traffic coming from the right has priority over you, so please give way. In particular the first one at the bottom of the off sliproad does not have good line of sight for traffic coming from the right so please take great care here.
Local Regulation 1. – No U Turns should be made at any time while riding on the public highway.
The HQ is at Aston Clinton School, Twitchell Lane, Aston Clinton, HP22 5JJ and will be open from 11 AM
This is important – please note! The finish of the course is on the sliproad – and NOT on the main carriageway.
You MUST move into the sliproad at the finish at the earliest opportunity (within 10 yards) and you MUST stay to the left side of the sliproad – within 2 yards of the left side lane marker (unless you happen to overtake a rider coming into the finish) and you should continue after the finish up the rest of the sliproad (you may make use of the hard shoulder to prevent holding up any traffic).If you stay on the main carriageway you WILL be classed as DNF and if you then make a (potentially dangerous) move to come into the sliproad late or after the finish then you WILL be put as DQ and reported to the District for further disciplinary action (and that could be a ban from all cycle racing). That is if you survive… as several riders have nearly been hit by cars already in the sliproad as the cyclist moves across in front of them! It is for this last reason that this rule has been put in place and is very strictly enforced - 2 riders were DQ'd last year in this event - both knew and had ridden before too!