Course description:

START in lay-by on A590 approximately 500 yards south-west of junction with southbound A6 at the white mark on kerb edge which is 22 yards from the eastern end of the tarmac footpath and 33 yards east of an AA telephone point. This mark is directly in line with a wooden fence post with two angled supports in the hedge and almost in line with the most easterly of two ‘Please take your litter home’ signs. Proceed along the A590 in a south-westerly direction to encircle roundabout on Lindale by-pass (5.243 miles). Retrace along the A590 to FINISH in line with metal cover in northern grass verge embossed ‘Charlton Ironworks Sheffield’ which is approximately 12 yards east of large road sign on slip-road to the A6 approximately 90 yards short of junction of Levens Bridge/ Levens Village road (10MILES).

Instructions to riders:

1.      Riders must be current members (first or second claim) of Lancaster CC.

2.      Riders must NOT cross the dual carriageway (A590) at any point.

3.      Riders must give their number at the Finish and elsewhere on the course if requested.

4.      Riders must NOT STAND in the road at the Start or Finish. (This constitutes obstruction and is a breach of Regulations).

5.      Riders must NOT ride with their heads down.

6.      Riders must NOT STOP on the slip road after passing the Finish timekeeper. (No times will be given at the Finish.)

The following Local Regulations have been approved by the National Committee under Regulation 38. Any breaches may lead to disciplinary action.


Local Reg No 5: In ALL events, competitors prior to starting are not permitted to ride past the finish timekeeper during the duration of the event.

 Local Reg No 6: Any competitor making a "U" turn near the Start or Finish will be disqualified from the event.

Local Reg No 10; Course L101 and L1015 -- warming up on the course is not permitted during the duration of the event.

A full copy of the Risk Assessment is on display at event HQ. Riders should note to take particular care at the following points on the course:

a)     At the Start, riders should be aware of fast approaching traffic.

b)     At the end of the first downhill stretch, the slip road joining on the left from the A6 has fast moving traffic. The marshal on this junction cannot direct the traffic.

c)      Riders encircle the Meathop roundabout. This involves entering the centre of the roundabout in front of passing traffic. There is also fast traffic entering this roundabout, particularly from the Lindale bypass. Marshals are present at the roundabout but the onus is on riders to make a safe manoeuvre.

d)     After finishing, riders must watch out for traffic when turning left at the end of the slip road to return to HQ.

In the interests of your own safety, Cycling Time Trials and the event promoters strongly advise you to wear a HARD SHELL HELMET that meets an internationally accepted safety standard. For Juvenile and Junior riders the wearing of such helmets is compulsory.

You are reminded that you must comply with traffic law and the Highway Code.