The Helwith Bridge Duathlon takes place this year on the second Sunday of October this year 2013. Raising money for Medequip4kids
Sponsors include: JD Cycles
CAR PARKING: –
When you arrive PLEASE PARK where indicated in
the car park opposite the School, not at the side of the road, or at the
pub. Safety is paramount, as is respecting the wishes of the local
You must register as an individual or relay team before the start at Helwith Bridge on the 13th. You will find any changes to race information here and
pick up race numbers. Registration will open at 08.00hrs and close at 09.45 hrs at the back of the old school house. Please follow the signs.
There will be a race briefing at 09.45 hrs at the start, to warn you of any hazards.
CHANGING FACILITIES: -
There are showers, toilets and changing facilities (using the shower cubicles) at Helwith Bridge for
this event, available in the old school house where registration is. Toilets
will be available where registration is and in the Hotel from 8 AM, or earlier at
the right side of the pub.
PRIZES AND TROPHIES: -
Spot prizes and awards to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd male and female, in
addition there will be a winning team prize/trophy.
There will also be
vet over 40 & vet over 50/60 prizes awarded to the first individual in
each gender category. Further categories will be added depending on
The race has been organised by VLA Events in
Association with www.ukresults.net. We welcome
JD Cycles as
supporting this race.
We are pleased to have the support of The British
Red Cross who will attend to give first aid cover.
Vince Ashton – The Old School House may have
accomodation available in shared bunkhouse rooms
Bridge Hotel Camping 01729 860 220
Bunkhouse Barn Hornby Laithe
Stainforth Nr Settle 01729 822240
Knight Stainforth Hall, Caravan &
Camping Park Stainforth Nr Settle (on run route) 01729
Tourist information Hawes 01969 667450 for B&B HOTELS
The start is from outside the Old School House heading up the hill. As
the road bears right, turn left on the tarmac single track road. Follow
this road to the next village (Little Stainforth).Here, turn left and
descend down the lane to a narrow bridge. The lane becomes steep and
ascends up to the main road (B6479). Turn left. Care on this road is
needed as there is no pavement on the left in places. Follow this back to
the turning left for Helwith Bridge. Over the bridge and into
where your bike will be kept whilst running. Whenever moving your bike
ensure your helmet is fastened on your head as not doing so results in
being stopped to do so and if ignored, a two minute penalty is
incurred. Do not ride in transition but follow the marshal’s
instructions out of transition, running with your bike to the mount area
where you can start cycling. The route turns immediately left onto the
road, over the bridge, to the junction and turn left.
THE BIKE BIT:
Please no drafting (riding together) This includes any support rider
who happens to be with you. If it is witnessed then you will be warned,
then penalised two minutes if persistant!
Head north on the B6479
passing through Horton-in-Ribblesdale, where the road goes left then right
and continue on this road until the junction with the B6255. At this point
turn left, signed Ingleton. Follow this past White Scar Caves. From here
there will be coaches on route so take care. Approximately one and a half
miles after this, there is a steep descent going into Ingleton. Slow down
on this descent as the route turns a hairpin left onto an unnamed road.
You will miss the turning if too fast!
Follow this road to Clapham
and turn left onto the B6480. Keep on this road, riding through Clapham to
the junction with the A65(T). Beware on this road for fast
traffic!! Turn left for less than half a mile then turn left down the
first turning, signed Austwick. Ride through Austwick, not turning off
until reaching Helwith Bridge. Turn left and dismount in the defined area
within the pub car park and run (or stagger, limp, crawl) with your bike
to your rack.
Ensure that your helmet is fastened until your
bike is racked.
THE SECOND RUN:
second run is now the same as the first one, so mind the traffic on the