The dates for this years series races are posted on the Events page of our website. They are being held at the Cromhall Diving Centre close to the M5 Junction 14. A location map can be found on the Events page for each race. Cromhall Diving Centre entrance is situated off the B4058, close to Bibstone and Leyhill Open Prison.
Events are to be held on Wednesday evenings starting between 7.00pm and 7.15pm. Registration will open at 5.30pm and close at 6.55pm.
Please note there is a separate handicap race in September. This does not form part of the four race series. However, you race times from this years Series will be used to compute your handicap. Please see the separate race details for this race.
Competitors must register before racking their bikes. Race numbers and swim caps etc will be provided at registration. Entries on the day will be accepted up to 6.30pm. It is advisable to speak with us in advance. The event is being held under BTF rules. Competitors must provide their BTF license at registration, or purchase a BTF Day License (£5).
Car parking is provided around the lake. It is sign posted from the entrance and marshals will direct you. In the event that the lake is flood, then parking is at the far end and there is a short walk back to the main entrance to the registration area. Please only park in this area and do not park on the roads around the lake, or the bus depot.
Once you have registered, the transition area is located through the gate to the side of the site entrance. Signage will direct you. The transition surface is laid out with AstroTurf now. However, the road surfaces around the centre are rough in places and competitors are advised to wear footwear. In addition, the route from the swim to transition is a gravel surface. We will be laying out rubber matting to improve conditions under foot where we can.
Please click here to view the race routes. Both the bike and run courses are on the public highway. Competitors must obey the rules of the road. Any transgressions will result in disqualification. Motorcycle commissaries will also be present to prevent drafting and notify the organisers of any road traffic violations by competitors. These are non-drafting races and we again emphasis that you must obey the rules of the road and cycle in a safe manner so that you do not put marshals or other competitors at risk.
The swim course is a single lap of a triangular course starting in the water close to the beach below the transition and going in a clockwise direction.Wetsuits are compulsory. In the event the water temperature goes close to or above the ITU recommended levels, we will advise you at registration whether wetsuits can be worn or are optional.
The cycle routes comprise three laps, starting and finishing at the same point. Please be careful at all junctions and listen to the marshals. The route is a triangular course, turning left out of the lake. In the village of Bibstone, there is a right hand turn. The initial approach to this is blind. Signs will be erected and a marshal posted to warn you of the approach. Please obey their instructions, slow down and only turn when advised it is safe to do so. A timing mat will be placed on the B4058 to confirm competitors have complete completed the necessary laps.
The run is out and back along the lane adjacent to the lake. Competitiors complete two out and back laps of the course before returning to the finish line close to transition. The road is quiet, but is open to vehicles.
Prizes will be given out for the series results only. To be eligible, competitors must complete two out of the four events. Results will be calculated on the combined time for two races. Results will be posted within 48 hours.
Please remember this is a private estate and make sure you take all of your litter with you