PLEASE NOTE:The gate into Ashton Court must be locked at all times between Friday & Monday (incl.). The key will be under the road cone on the other side of the gate, please let yourself in THEN CLOSE AND LOCK IT BEHIND YOU, thank you. VERY IMPORTANT!
You can arrive anytime after 3.00pm on Friday 7th June at the campground and set up camp. The event village and campground will be signposted from Longwood Lane at the back of Aston Court estate from Friday morning onwards.
Please note: Day Parking
If you are not camping and are only driving in for the day, please make sure that you go straight to designated day parking places. It is hugely important to follow the instructions of the marshals and the signage.
Those of you who have pre-booked camping can find themselves on the camping plan which can be found on the homepage. Please check the plan prior to your arrival and go directly to your allocated pitch. Please keep driving in and around the camp ground and event venue to an absolute minimum.
There are toilets on the campground as well as in the main clubhouse. You will also find showers and changing facilities in the clubhouse.
Please note that we will not be able to accommodate trailers, caravans and mobile homes due to the lack of hard standing. Camper vans of a VW Transporter or Ford Transit size can be accommodated. Sorry for the inconvenience.
ACTION:If you are intending to camp with another team, please let us know by cover note or email well in advance of the event so that we can try and allocate you a pitch next to each other.
Camping will be open from Friday afternoon through to 7.00pm on Sunday evening inclusive.
There are a few camping rules laid down by the landowners.
They are as follows:
NO disposable BBQ’s as they scorch the grass, please use ones on legs to keep off the grass. YOU WILL BE THROWN OUT IF WE CATCH YOU
NO open fires. YOU WILL BE THROWN OFF THE SITE IF WE CATCH YOU
Please put all rubbish in the skip and rubbish bins provided
Please follow the instructions from the Air Cadets who will show you where to park and where to pitch your tent
Please drive slowly on the entry / exit road at all times, 10mph max
We will try to keep traffic queues to a minimum during busy times and would appreciate your co-operation.
No cycling between the main camp ground/event village and the club house (showers/changing facilities/further toilets). Please stay on the designated walking link between the two.
Registration opening times:
Registration opening times for each day are as follows: Friday: 5.00pm – 8.00pm Saturday: 7.00am – 8.15am (and again after the race has been started) Sunday: from 7.30am
At registration you will get your race pack including your number boards. Only one person per team needs to come to the registration to sign on and to collect number boards, etc. for all team members.
Race day: Start times: The Saturday 12hr race starts at 9.00am.
Please make sure you are at are the start line at 8.45am for the pre-event briefing. All team members MUST attend. Sunday’s 6hr and 3hr races start at 10.00am.
Please make sure you are at are the start line at 9.45am for the pre-event briefing. All team members MUST attend, even if you have ridden on the Saturday. PLEASE make sure you are there for the briefing as there might be some changes.
Saturday. Finish times:
Saturday’s 12hr race will stop at 9.00pm.
If you are not back by this time the lap you are on will NOT count. Please work out your lap time throughout the day and leave enough time to get your last one in.
The races on Sunday will stop at 1.00pm and 4.00pm (depending on whether you are taking part in the novice race or the 6hr endurance event).
If you are not back by the stop time the lap you are on will NOT count. Please work out your lap time throughout the day and leave enough time to get your last one in.
- The estate of Ashton Court is open to the public across the race weekend therefore there will
be walkers and horses about. Please remember although we do have right of way, please be
polite and considerate of others and DO NOT ride up behind them and scream and shout - many thanks!
- Please be extra careful at road crossing points. This is particularly important when crossing
the busy road to get to the Rugby Club campground and showers.
- Teams must have only one member on the course at any one time.
- Riders need to change over in the ‘transition area’ after passing the Time-Lapse timing
station, which will be clearly marked. Simply enter the area after your lap, touch your
team mates arm and off you go. Riders can come and go freely from this area at any time.
- If anyone is injured or requires first aid, please advise a marshal who will radio the first aid
ambulance team. They will be available during all race times.
Other useful information:
Food will be available from Friday night through to after the final race finishes on Sunday, as will quality coffee, lattes, etc. and pastries.
The bar will open at around 5.00pm on Friday and Saturday night and will stay open until around 11.00pm. There will be a band and a DJ, mixing up some tunes – so make sure you come and join us for some Par---tay time!!
Drinking water, showers, further toilets and changing facilities are located on the side of the main campground.
As in the previous years we have a race commentator. Please give him some background on your team so he can “big you up” and let the event know all about your team, what you are racing for, how you trained, how you are getting on, etc.
After the race there will be a prize giving ceremony in the main marquee.
Above all, have a good time and ride your socks off!!