Great routes to MCN’s Fes­ti­val

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Route one: The North­ern Clas­sic Start­ing at Holm­firth on the north­ern edge of the Peaks, head south on the glo­ri­ous and grippy A6024 be­fore pick­ing up the B6105 to Glos­sop and the A624. The pop­u­lar route from here is along the no­to­ri­ous Cat and Fid­dle, but the A5004 head­ing west be­fore div­ing north again is the smarter choice.

Af­ter Bux­ton, which is great for a cof­fee stop and a chat, take the A6 and A610 to Not­ting­ham’s ring road be­fore pick­ing up the mighty A606 into the heart of the rolling East Mid­lands. This is a fast but flow­ing road and leads you to Mel­ton Mow­bray and then through pic­turesque Oakham. Then, with the shim­mer­ing Rutland Wa­ter on your right and fol­low­ing signs to Stam­ford, pick up the A1 south to Peter­bor­ough. You are now just min­utes from the fes­ti­val. Take care on the slip road off the A1 as it’s sur­pris­ingly short and queue­ing traf­fic is likely. There will also be po­lice pa­trolling the area, so it’s worth keep­ing a lid on your speed as you ap­proach Peter­bor­ough.

Info www.mc­n­fes­ti­val.com

En­try Sin­gle day: adult £15, over 65 £11, chil­dren free; week­end camp­ing: adult £35, over 65 £30. Group camp­ing (four or more): £30.

Un­du­lat­ing roads are a chal­lenge See speed­way ac­tion on Satur­day night at the fes­ti­val

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