I’ve been racing on the bigger roads near Goostrey for a little over 10 years and am always pleased to see a Headquarters located in the Village, with the myriad of lanes to ride on for warm up, or the pleasant surroundings to come back to after a hard race, one of the pleasures of Goostrey as a race location is that it has just about everything you would want for a bike race. The rubber stamp of approval is always when the kids shout, “yay, we love going to Goostrey while you are racing!”.
Whenever I am away and people ask what it’s like where I live and what it’s like to race locally, I usually start by describing Goostrey. The Village is synonymous with the local time trial racing scene and always a hive of activity for cyclists of all ages and abilities at the weekends. If anyone ever asks me for a route to get them going in road cycling, then I will usually suggest they take in the loop that Goostrey is at the heart of, there’s no denying the country lanes around the village are a mecca for everyone on motorised wheels and long may this continue!