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Oldbury White Horse Sprint Aquabike

1 race scheduled · Sun 5th May 2019 · Calne
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About this event

The swim will take place in the swimming pool of Calne Leisure Centre. This will be 16 lengths of a 25-metre pool. You will start and finish at the shallow end, where you will exit through the door on the far side. Transition will be located on the playing fields just outside; you will have approximately 150 metres to your bike. The cycle route is an out and back 20km route which takes a steady climb out past Oldbury (Cherhill) White Horse with some fantastic scenery. You will come back into transition where you can quick change your shoes and drop your bike off, before heading on a grass run to the finish line. Smart Start System After a successful trial of this system in the 2016 event, we have continued to use this system ever since. The Smart Start System works by adding a swimmer into the lane every 3 minutes, depending on your swim speed. This prevents congestion and also allows you to have a better swim as those in front of you have settled into their pace so there is no scrapping for the lead.

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What's included:

Refreshments

Event Photographer

Free Training Programme

Finisher's Medal

Chip Timing

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Route description
Route description

The aquabike will follow the same format as the triathlon with the swim start and the bike, once racking your bike in transition, you will be required to exit transition and run to the finish line, which is approximately 300 metres. Those participating in the Aquabike will need to wear your helmet until you get to the finish line, this is so we can ensure you are sent the right way.

Logistics and schedule

You will be able to register for the event and pick up any race numbers before your start time. You will be required to show photographic identification or your confirmation email to verify whom you are when you register on the day. Race registration will be open between 08:00 and 12:00 on the day. All cycle racking is to take place on the day of the event. Only competitors will be allowed in transition and on poolside. If you are late you will not be able to race.

Spectators

There will be spectator friendly areas around the course, but most of the action will take place within the sports fields. We ask that spectators view the swimming pool from upstairs, there will be no spectating from poolside.

Volunteers

Rope your friends into the event - we are looking for a small team for this event, to encourage the triathletes around the course. Not only do they get a great day out, they will also get a credit towards one of our events later in the year. Visit the event website if you know someone who would like to get involved.

How to get there

White Horse Way, Calne SN11 0SP, UK

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We advise that you do not follow the event arrows to this event, as they will direct you to a

footpath only. Please use the post code supplied or follow the brown signs for the sports centre. When you arrive, there will be adequate parking. Please do not park along the access road as this will make the start of the cycle course congested. There is an overflow parking available on the tennis courts. Please be cautious of competitors on their bikes.

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