Pre Bike Event Info

Refunds, Transfers & Deferrals

We are unable to offer any refunds once you have entered the event.

If you want to transfer your number to another runner we can accept that up until 2 weeks before the eventas long as you have emailed us and we have responded to accept.

We are unable to offer any refunds.

Deferrals will only be accepted up until July 31st 2017 and must be accompanied by valid medical proof (Dr. or Physio. letter), all medical deferrals will incur an administration charge of £10.

Preparation:

Whether you have never entered an event of this distance before or you are a seasoned biker, we’re sure you realise that training is essential. Remember to listen to your body and take care not to leave niggling injuries untreated. Eat and sleep well and remember to taper your training as the event date approaches so that you have enough energy for the big day.

Make sure your bike is up to the job and that you have all the equipment you need to repair as necessary. Remember this is a reliability trial as well as being timed.

Start Times

The Double Bimble  10 – 10:30 am
The Full Bimble       10:30 – 11 am
The Half Bimble       11 – 11:30 am

Numbers and Chips: All numbers and chips will need to be collected

You will be able to collect your event number and chip from the administration point in Sandpit Field, just behind the Sea Front on Saturday the 16th Sept, between 8-9am.

Please ensure that you complete the form on the reverse of your event number. This is for your own safety; we need medical and contact information should anything prevent you finishing the race.

Chip Timing Mats: There will be mats to register your chips at the start and at the finish. It is essential that you cycle over these as they are there not only to time you but to ensure that we know who is out on the course.

Accommodation:

Swanage and the Purbeck area has much to offer in the way of accommodation. Please visit www.visitswanage.com or Trip Advisor for more information. It’s worth noting that if you only want accommodation for 1 night it’s usually better to call than to try and use the online booking tools.

Directions to Swanage:

Swanage is reached by one of two routes;

  • Toll Ferry from Sandbanks (£3.50 per car incl passengers), along Ferry Rd and the B3351, through Studland Village and then take the left onto Ulwell Rd, signposted Swanage
    or
  • From Wareham, take the A351 heading south through Corfe Castle and Harmans Cross.

Parking:

There is no specific parking for participants; however there are several public pay car Parks which are shown on the Swanage map below.  Charges are as follows:

Long Stay: Broad Rd, Main Beach (Victoria Avenue) – 1hr £1.50, 2hrs £3.00, 4hrs £5.00, 6hrs £6.50, Up to 24 hrs £8.00

Long Stay: North Beach (De Moulham Rd) – 1hr £1.50m 2hrs £2.50, 4hrs £4.00, 6hrs £5.00, Up to 24 hrs £6

Short Stay: Mermond Place (closest to Sand Pit Field) – 1hr £1.20, 2hrs £2.10. Parking is free between 10pm and 8am

Payment can be made by cash or using your mobile phone (you can pre-register) – further details are here.