The start/finish area and event village will be based at the Bath Recreation Ground (the Rec), William Street, Bath, BA2 4DE.
There are no parking facilities at the Rec. We recommend riders use the Newbridge Park and Ride (free, but a flat 3 miles ride into the Rec) or the Charlotte Street car park in the centre. This map shows the location of both and the Rec.
If you require accomodation over the weekend, Bath has a wide varities of hotels and guest houses available. You wiill find some great suggestions at visitbath.com.
We will be open for collection of timing chips and rider numbers from 16:00 to 18:00 in the Event Village at the Rec.
07:30 - 10:15 Arrive at the Rec and leave your bike in the secure bike park while you sign in to collect your timing chips and rider numbers. If you need to leave a bag there will be a bag drop available and coffee, tea and breakfast will be available.
When you’re ready to go please grab your bike and make your way to the start area where riders will be briefed and released in groups of 20 as follows:
07:30 - 08:30 - 80 milers
08:30 - 09:30 - 50 milers
09:30 - 10:30 - 25 milers
Along the route you will find clear signage, feed stations and first aid support. There will be support staff on the course to provide assistance if required.
As you arrive back at the Rec be sure to collect your rider awards before joining your fellow riders for some food and a celebration drink.
What you said about 2017
“The admin at the start and end of the race was quick and efficient, the food stations well stocked, the signage superb, and all those taking part in the organisation really friendly which culminated in a great day and a really nice vibe and atmosphere at the Rec afterwards.”
“Great event - thoroughly enjoyed it - course was great and really well marked.”
“The day from start to finish has been superb, the organisation has been second to none and the welcome from ALL the staff really topped it off. Well done to all concerned - I can’t wait for next years now; I wouldn’t have said that 07:30 this morning!”
“Great feed stations and beautiful back drops all the way round. Great dropping back into Bath for the finish. 10 out of 10!!”