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2015YESSS Tickhill Grand Prix 2015

Welcome to our website and allow us to introduce you to the Tickhill Grand Prix.

The Tickhill Grand Prix on 20th September 2015 is a fantastic day of high profile Cycle Racing which boasts the biggest Prize Fund in the British Cycling calendar with the 8 races attracting about 500 Riders from the UK and overseas and is sponsored by YESSS ELECTRICAL.

Other than the huge Prize Fund (aiming for £ 10,000 in 2015), the Riders are attracted by the fantastic vocal and enthusiastic crowds, slick organisation, big screens, professional commentary, generous sprint primes, party atmosphere and live streaming of all the Races.

The Crowds that come in their thousands are not just Cycling enthusiasts, the Tickhill Grand Prix attracts a huge demographic range of spectators of all ages. The public love the Tickhill Grand Prix as there is never a dull moment; it is free admission and they can get close up to the action seeing some of the top Riders in the country racing inches from each other at speeds up to 40mph.

There is lots more to do to with our Merchandise Village, Riders Autograph signing, ‘have a go’ Rollapaluza Roller Racing, and we even have our own Grand Prix Ale at the Scarborough Arms. We offer a comprehensive, informative quality event programme, and we have a quality Cycle Kitchen Food Area to compliment the many Cafes, Restaurants & Pubs offering great coffee and local fayre.

Our inaugural single Race in 2013 was described as “one of the best events of the year” and from this success, in 2014 (only our second year), we promised to bring you something special, and from the response of the Riders, Teams and the Crowds we believe that we delivered above expectation.

2014 was our debut to host Elite Racing and we also took a huge bold and important step to offer equal status and prize money for the Women’s Races and from the adulation we received, for 2015 we have been rewarded with British Cycling’s National A classification...... continued - click 'show more'.

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2015 ANOTHER YEAR, HIGHER STANDARDS

The fantastic support of our title sponsor and partner - YESSS ELECTRICAL - is the main reason we can offer the ingredients for such a fantastic day but it allows us the foundation to offer the biggest prize fund in the UK Cycling scene.

We cannot do this with out YESSS ELECTRICAL and the important support from our other fantastic sponsors and supporters.

2015 will again see our determination to promote Women’s Racing on an equal pedestal and with the huge prize fund and National A status you can expect to see some of the biggest names and teams racing the streets of Tickhill.

With increased crowds, larger merchandise area, Cycle Kitchen and more Corporate Hospitality opportunities, we are aiming to make the Tickhill Grand Prix a major force as a promotional tool for businesses.

Through these pages we hope you will be able to gain answers to any of your questions, but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us for a friendly chat.

Whether you are a Team, a Sponsor, a Rider or just wanting to have a great day out, the YESSS Tickhill Grand Prix on 20th September 2015 is a date for your diary.

Enjoy the site, Enjoy the YESSS Tickhill Grand Prix.

2015
Programme

The programme has not been finalised, but below is an approximate guide to the YESSS Tickhill Grand Prix 2015

 

10:30 - Roads Closed
11:30 - Race 1. AAD GAS Under 12 Mixed - 15 mins
11:55 - Race 2. HILL HOUSE SCHOOL Under 14 Boys - 30 mins
12:35 - Race 3. HILL HOUSE SCHOOL U14 & U16 Girls - 25 mins
13:05 - Resident Access Window - 10 mins
13:20 - Race 4. POLYPIPE Youth A Under 16 Boys – 40 mins
14:10 - Race 5. CONTINENTAL TYRES Women's Cat 3 & 4 - 50 mins
15:10 - Race 6. J E JAMES CYCLES Men's Cat 3 & 4 - 50 mins
16:05 - Resident Access Window - 10 mins
16:25 - Race 7. GIANT SHEFFIELD Women's Elite, 1, 2 - 60 mins
17:35 - Race 8. BIKE BOX ALAN Men's Elite, 1, 2 - 60 mins
18:45 - Award Ceremony, Presentation & Party
20:00 - Roads Re-Open

Location

Yorkshire, the home of Cycle Racing.

Tickhill is a historic, quiet, somewhat sleepy small town that explodes into life once a year when the bike race comes to town!  
Situated between Sheffield and Doncaster, Tickhill is easily in reach of the M1, M18 and A1 and a great place to stop and take a look around and even watch the occassional cyclist whizz by.  Please follow the different directions for Spectators & Competitors Car Parks.  Postcode: DN11 9PT  

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The Races

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    BIKEBOXALAN Men's Elite/1/2

    The finale of the day is the Men's Elite Race sponsored by BIKEBOXALAN. This is likely to attract some of the best criterium racers and teams in the country and will literally 'set the circuit alight'. Make no mistake these boys are fast and live sport doesn't get much more exciting than this. It's a fast circuit and they will push hard for the win, expect thrills and spills as the race gets underway at 17:35 and will last 1 hour.With a huge prize fund to be offered, a great atmosphere and personal pride at stake, the Top Elites will be fighting this one out to the bitter end with the Winner taking the cash and the amazing Tickhill Grand Prix Trophy.

    Last year Harry Tanfield riding for KTM took the honors with an amazing win, hopefully he will be back to defend his crown riding in 2015 for JLT Condor.

    The day will be rounded off with prize presentations and inevitably a few pints of Grand Prix Ale at the Scarborough Arms our Start & Finish venue. We are again hoping for good weather and some great racing.

    We expect to be oversubscribed, so book your place now by clicking here  Enter Online

     

    GIANT SHEFFIELD Women's Elite/1/2

    In 2014 the YESSS Tickhill Grand Prix took the bold step to raise the profile of Women’s Racing offering equal status and equal prize money to that of the Men and this gallant move linked with the first Women's Tour of Britain and a Women’s Race on the final day of the Tour de France, really helped promote Women’s Racing and cycling in the UK.
    To further help support this growth this is the highlight and the second of two Women’s Races. This 1 hour race is for Women Elite, 1, 2 starting at 16.25 which will be a great chance to watch some of the best female riders & teams in the country and from overseas competing head to head. 

    It is fantastic that GIANT SHEFFIELD have again put their full support behind this event as Race sponsor. Last year the crowd really took to 2nd Cat Rider Tanya Griffiths riding for Starley Primal (aptly dubed The Peoples Team for 2015) willing her on to an amazing finish as she pulled away from the chasing pack of Elite Riders. We are again proud to be supporting Women's cycling and by promoting these races and working with the Teams, this will be one of the biggest & most prestigious Women’s events of the year.  We expect to be oversubscribed well before closing date, so get your entry in early. Enter Online

     

    J E JAMES Men's Cat 3/4

    J E JAMES Men's CAT 3/4 RACE

    For 2015 we again offer this popular 3rd & 4th category race which mainly caters for talented, experienced local & regional racers and up and coming Junior U18 riders wishing to try and make a name for themselves. It also attracts new riders having a go for the first time.

 The race starts at 15.10 and will cover about 30 laps of the 1.3km circuit, lasting 50 minutes.

    As in 2014, J E JAMES Cycles are again sponsoring this Race, so why not check out their website and see what they can offer you.In this Race also watch out for the highest place Junior U18 Rider who will win the coveted FENTON’s FLYING SAUSAGE JUNIOR AWARD and a Hamper of Pies & Meat too boot !

    Last year young Jamie Ridehalgh not only took the Fenton’s Flying Sausage but won the whole Race, which just shows how important this platform is for up and coming Riders. He is back again in 2015 to defend his crown.This category is so popular that a full field of 85 riders will start and there is a reserve list of riders hoping to get a ride on the day.        Enter Online HERE

     

    CONTINENTAL TYRES Women's Cat 3/4

    CONTINENTAL TYRES WOMEN'S CAT 3 / 4

    Tickhill have been instrumental working with prime movers in Women’s Cycling in offering not only an unmatched prize package and equal status to the Men but three separate Women’s Races . Offering three seperate competitive Races results in higher numbers in each individual race and the Women’s Cat 3 /4 Race is set again to be the best attended Women’s Cat 3 / 4 Crit in the country.

    A fantastic 50 minute Race starting at 14.10 gives a rare opportunity for Cat 3 and 4 Riders to race against each other without being in the shadow of the E, 1 & 2 riders. The YESSS Tickhill Grand Prix has created another platform to enable talented riders to show their ability against equal competition and Continental Tyres have stepped in to offer their fantastic support for this important equal status Women's Race.

    With a fantastic Prize Fund we again expect a massive entry so make sure we receive your entry early to book your place.  Enter Online

     

    POLYPIPE Boy's Youth A

    Polypipe U16 Youth A BOYS RACE.

    This 40 minute Youth A U16 Race starting at 13.20 will probably be one of the most exciting and hotly contested of the day. The difference between the U14 and the U16 is like chalk and cheese as these tremendous young athletes start to really develop physically and turn into young men. Most of these boys will be seasoned Racers and have already set their sights to professional careers in the Sport.

    With lots on offer and Riders knowing that the top team Directeur Sportifs are present and all paying attention and always wanting to strengthen their squads, this is a Race that could potentially change someone’s career!

    Its not only great to have POLYPIPE again put their name to this race as title sponsor www.polypipe.com but its fantastic news that from first supporting the Tickhill Grand Prix in 2013 Polypipe have now stepped in as long term title sponsor of the Elite  - Polypipe Cycling Team who you will see competing in the last race of the day.

    Riders, we need your entry early so we can promote your Name, Team & Club. Enter Online NOW using the link here.   Enter Online

     

    HILL HOUSE SCHOOL Girl's Youth A & B

    HILLHOUSE SCHOOL U14/U16 GIRLS

    The third race of the day sees HILL HOUSE SCHOOL again show their terrific support of the Youth Races, but this time supporting the ladies.

    The Under 14 & Under 16 Girls start pedaling at 12.35 for what will be a hard fought 25 minute Race offering prizes in each category.

    Although there maybe a two year age difference between these two groups, don’t take it as red that the older riders will have it their own way, Women’s Youth Racing is developing very fast and these new riders are determined to make their mark.

    To help the spectators see who is who, the Riders ages / classes will be identified by different coloured race numbers (see the event programme).

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    HILL HOUSE SCHOOL Boy's Youth B

    HILLHOUSE SCHOOL U14 BOYS

    This 30 minute Youth Race gets rolling at 11.55 and is for Under 14 Boys.
    It is so important to give new up and coming Riders the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of a big crowd and importantly team managers who are looking for future potential. As these Riders are now starting to mature the longer Race will push them much harder. This will be a cracker with these young men all fired up to take this prestigious win.
    Sponsored by HILL HOUSE SCHOOL this race is chance for these young men to show the maturity, racecraft and raw talent they have learnt over the long season of racing.

    We expect to be oversubscribed, and we want your name in the event programme, so book your place now by clicking below.

    Enter Online

     

    AAD GAS Youth C (mixed)

    AADGAS U12 Race.

    Starting at 11.30 the YESSS Tickhill Grand Prix is active in promoting Youth Racing and with the fantastic support from AADGAS the Under 12 Boys & Girls ride together, getting this fantastic day of racing underway, racing for 15 minutes on the same circuit as the senior riders. Some of these young Riders could be our stars of the future and it is a great opportunity for these youngsters to race in front of such a huge crowd.

    This Race is sponsored again by AAD GAS and offers prizes for the top 3 Boys & top 3 Girls.

    Enter Online

     

    BROOMWAGON Challenge

    TAKE THE BROOMWAGON CHALLENGE

    This is your chance - YES, YOU !!  - the public - get yourself on one of the BROOMWAGON CHALLENGE  ROLLAPALUZA STATIC RACE BIKES and give it everything you have got over 500 metres against your friends and the day's leaderboard to win some great prizes including Broomwagon Race Team Jerseys and the overall winner gets BIKE FIT from DrJ Coaching & Bikefitting

    This great fun Challenge has been brought to you by the BROOMWAGON VELO CAFE.

    FREE to race but a suggested donation with all monies going to support The Dave Rayner Fund.

    Can you beat 22.25 seconds ??

    Available from 7 years old upwards - Men / Women / Boys / Girls Prizes

    Sponsors

    Title Sponsor

    YESSS Electrical

    Multi-award winning electrical wholesaler YESSS Electrical is one of the UK’s fastest growing companies.

    Since opening its first branch in December 2012, the Wakefield-based company has created over 800 jobs nationwide across its 85 state-of-the-art branches. The company, which has quickly grown to become the fourth largest electrical wholesaler in the UK, was recently awarded two prestigious Electrical Wholesaler of the Year awards.

    YESSS Electrical has used its success to support a number of local community projects, including The Tickhill Grand Prix.

    "Our company name simply says it all – YESSS - ‘YOUR’ Electrical, Supplies, Service and Solutions.

    It is our sole purpose to give our customers superior value by delivering world class Supplies, Service and Solutions.”

     

     

     

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    Become a Sponsor

    We have made supporting the Tickhill Grand Prix easy, with a simple menu of value packages that are designed to offer a cost effective way to promote and advertise your brand, products or services.

    The other advantage and beauty of putting your support to the Tickhill Grand Prix is that we have already obtained the majority of the critical element funding from our major sponsor YESSS Electrical, to cover such promotion as; big screens, live streaming, quality event programme for advertising, fantastic website and great social media via Facebook and Twitter etc.

    This allows your chosen promotion package to piggyback on the back of an already successful high profile event gaining exposure and advantages which would only be available at a much higher financial investment. – In a nutshell, an opportunity not to be missed !

    Regardless of the Pre Event, Race Day and Post Event exposure opportunities that can be exploited by your marketing / advertising department, Cycling itself is running on a huge media high and your support can be used to your advantage including it in sales information, websites, etc.

    These packages can be tailored to suit any requirement and indeed budget.

    Our Sponsorship Packages

    The basic Advertising Sponsorship Packages are:

    • Gold Package
    • Silver Package
    • Bronze Package

    For Companies who wish to build the YESSS Tickhill Grand Prix into a major promotion and work with us closely to ensure targeted and maximum exposure and returns, we can offer a range of exclusive products to cater for any promotional requirement.

    These include:

    • Individual Race Sponsorship – (limited availability)
    • Big Screen Advertising inc 'Live Internet Streaming'
    • Retail Sales/Display Area – "Retail Village"
    • Public Roller Racing – "Rollapaluza"
    • Sprint Primes/Individual Awards
    • Programme Sponsorship/Advertising
    • Corporate Hospitality packages

    Contact Richard Stoodley for more information: 07836 762672 or email on richard@3739.co.uk 

     

    News

     
    • 16/11/2015 THANK YOU TO YESSS ELECTRICAL
      The Tickhill Grand Prix would like to thank YESSS Electrical for its amazing support over the last 2 years.

      Quite simply fantastic.

      The Tickhill Grand Prix and it's organiser had huge aspirations and dreams which could only have been fulfilled with the initial support and investment of such a generous and involved title sponsor.

      This support allowed the Tickhill GP to excel in areas which not only helped put on a great event for the Riders, Teams and spectators, but also gave a huge base of promotion which allowed many other top supporters and sponsors to benefit from association with this great event.

      YESSS Electrical will be announcing a new high level deal with a major brand for promotion in 2016 and the Tickhill Grand Prix would like to wish them the very best for that campaign as well as the future success and growth as a company.

      YESSS Electrical may be a huge national company, but it was their vision and bravery to support a village bike race, trust the organisers which helped help make it into one of the best Criterium Cycle Races in the UK.

      Richard Stoodley of Velocity Events Limited who organise the Tickhill Grand Prix added;

      "YESSS have simply been amazing and the success of the event is solely down to their support and investment and they will be sorely missed, we simply cannot thank them enough"

      "Unfortunately due to matters out of our control, we have been unable to continue with YESSS as our title sponsor in the third agreed year, but wish them the success they deserve as a company as they have some brilliant staff"

      "Moving forward, the Tickhill Grand Prix, to maintain its momentum and prestige, needs to now source a new title sponsor, a company who can mirror the forward thinking attitude and benefit from the excellent promotion and exposure created from the solid work and dedication that Velocity Events put into their events."

      The date for the 2016 Tickhill Grand Prix will be announced shortly.

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      The Tickhill Grand Prix is organised by Velocity Events Limited which has no association with Tickhill Velo Club.

      All enquiries to richard@3739.co.uk

    • 28/10/2015 NEW YESSS Tickhill Grand Prix VIDEO

      WATCH the NEW VIDEO NOW

       

      The Official YESSS Tickhill Grand Prix 2015 Video is now showing on YouTube

       

      Music by Raincloud Ollie

       

      Huge huge thanks to YESSS ELECTRICAL who have supported us and trusted us for the last 2 years.

    • 29/07/2015 FESTINA ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL TIMING PARTNER FOR YESSS TICKHILL GRAND PRIX

       

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      We are proud to announce that FESTINA will be the Official Timing Partner of the YESSS Tickhill Grand Prix.


      FESTINA who are also the Official Timekeeper of the Tour de France, Giro d Italia and the Tour of Britain, have linked up with Tickhill, and in addition to the support for the event, the Riders adjuged to have been the Most Attacking Rider in both the Men's Elite/1/2 AND the Womens Elite/1/2 Races will each recieve a fantastic FESTINA WATCH

      There will be a gift for all Riders entering the event too.

      Richard Stoodley, event organiser said;

      "Its fantastic that FESTINA have recognised the efforts we have put in and come along with this brilliant support."

      "To have such a prestigious name as FESTINA and one that is synonymous with top level Cycling is just amazing for our Race, and I am sure all Riders will benefit from association with such an illustrious brand"


      FESTINA commented;

      "The  European watch brand FESTINA, synonymous with cycling, is proud to be the Official Timekeeper of the YESSS Tickhill Grand Prix and celebrates the rising popularity of cycling sport in the UK."

      "The fact that this event has grown from a single Race 2 years ago to the spectacle it now offers, with the attendance of top teams and its amazing prize fund shows just how much effort the organisers have put in."

      With over 20 years as Official Timekeeper of the Tour de France, FESTINA enjoys iconic status in the cycling world and has a history of participating in all major events of the cycling calendar like the GirodItalia, theVuelta a Espaa, and here in the UK the Tour of Britain to name just a few."

      "Like the sport of cycling, FESTINA has a broad appeal and is arguably Europes most accessible, quality lifestyle watch brand around today."


      ?"We are looking forward to presenting our Most Attacking Rider Prizes to both the Men and the Women.



      FESTINA    http://www.festina.com/en/

      In Festina we are passionate about technology and design, but our passion embraces much more, as far as the world of sports. More specifically, to cycling. We feel very connected to this sport and we have won numerous international competitions with the team carrying our name.??More than thirty years of history, our established presence in over 90 countries on five continents, learning from each of our brands and the 5 million watches sold a year, have made us an international benchmark in the watch market. We are also leaders in many strategic markets through the quality of our products, their exceptional value and the attention we devote to after-sales service.??Our headquarters are in Barcelona, but we also have a high-quality watch production centre in Switzerland and another centre specializing in gold watches in Spain, and eight subsidiaries in France, Germany, Italy, Benelux, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Poland, Chile and Mexico.??A great international expansion that would not be possible if we had not risen on the pillars of innovation and quality to see farther ahead.

       

       

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