Great routes to MCN’s Festival
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.
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