Sprint Triathlon, 400 m swim, 23 km cycle, 5 km run.
Good news for all
experienced and not-so experienced triathletes; the Bideford
Triathlon 2016 will be staged on Sunday 7th August. We are
both fortunate and grateful to have the support of Torridge Council
which has granted us exclusive use of the Bideford Quay fo Line for
the Run which will be on the eastern side of the Quayside leading to
the Old Bridge. Start time 08:00.
The Bideford Triathlon
was founded by local resident and triathlete, Rob Floyd and
originally was centred at Brunswick Wharf, East the Water, Bideford,
ie the other side of the river. Holding the event as we do now from
the main Quay allows far easier access to the river for the Swim and
puts the event in the heart of the town.r our base for the event in
the area between the Kingsley statue and the Old Bridge, thus
creating a generous expanse for both the Transition Area which will
be to the western side of the Lundy Office on the Quay, and the
Our entrants will swim
a 600 metre length in the River Torridge having entered the water via
a concrete launchway at “Bank End” and will emerge at the Gig
Steps adjacent to the Kingsley statue. The Transition Area is right
by the Gig steps from where the entrants will collect their bikes and
then head off towards Torrinton for the26 k cycle ride section before
returning to the Transition area and donning their running shoes and
heading over the Old Bridge and westwards down the path of the Tarka
Trail to a point from where they will return to the Bideford Quay and
the Finishing Line.
details of the event are available from our website www.bidefordtriathlon.co.uk Entries are made with “Entry Central” on- line via a Link from
the above website.
The event is organised
and run by Bideford Bridge Rotary Club, with the full support of the
North Devon Triathlon Club. Any monetary surplus achieved from the
event goes directly to the Bideford Bridge Rotary Club Trust account
and contributes to the support of numerous good and deserving causes
in the area such as Childrens Hospice South West, North Devon
Hospice, Northam Lodge, Harbour Trust and WINGS.
Our Rotary Club is
extremely proud that the Bideford Triathlon is one of our four main
Events which we organise and run annually in Bideford and we urge you
to join us and to encourage others to make a note of the date (7thAugust) and to sign up and join in and make this years event an even
Relay Teams are
welcome! This can prove to be a great way to compete when the event
is shared between a team of three.
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