Wye not Tri Event Details
With a sprint and a novice race, this is an ideal event for participants of all abilities.
The event consists of a clean and safe swim at the National Diving and Activity Centre, a bike route that takes in some stunning scenery and a safe run route, this is great for your first event.
If you have any questions please contact the Event Organisers on 01452 831771
There will be two opportunities to register – at the Chepstow National Diving and Activity Centre – (car park area).
1. Saturday between 3.00pm and 5.00pm
2. Sunday morning between 6.30am and 7.45am
After this time registration will close and you will not be able to register.
Racing will start from 8.00am. Individual start / wave times will be on the website in the week prior to the event.
You will receive your goody bag, which will include 2 race numbers. These must be worn on the front of your running top and the back of your cycling top. In case of an emergency please write any medical conditions you have on the back of your race number and put a cross on the front. Do not fold the numbers and pin them in each corner.
If you are wearing a number belt, use both numbers back to back as this gives it more weight and helps prevent the number from flapping around.
You will also receive 2 numbered stickers. These must be clearly displayed on your bike and the front of your helmet for identification purposes.
Your timing chip will be issued at registration when you sign in.
The National Diving and Activity Centre is located on the A48 near to Chepstow.
If you are approaching from the Severn Bridge and M48 follow signs for Lydney and Gloucester.
If you are coming from Gloucester, Follow signs for Chepstow.
National Diving & Activity Centre
There will be a race briefing at 7:45am in the Transition area for all competitors. It is important that you attend for any last minute safety information.
Transition and the Swim
Please be at the swim start at least 5 minutes before your given start time. There are changing facilities available at the dive centre, which is adjacent to the transition area.
The swim is 750m for the sprint event and 300m for the Novice event.
Competitors will be set off in waves according to the event entered.
You will be given a coloured swim cap that you must wear. If during your swim you get into difficulty, roll onto your back and put your arm in the air, so that one of the canoe lifeguards / safety boats can help you.
Please be respectful of ALL competitors; keep route-ways clear, rack and collect your bike promptly and remember only competitors and officials are allowed access to the transition area.
Transition will be closed to ALL competitors at 8.00am so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to prepare for your race.
Transition will re-open after the last competitor has finished the bike leg of the event – no exceptions. For security reasons, you must remove your own bike and your race number must match your bike number.
NO RACE NUMBER = NO BIKE!
The bike route turns left out of the Dive Centre and continues along the A48 towards Lydney, After about 3km you turn up the back roads towards Wollaston and the B4228 where you turn left towards Chepstow.
Follow this road back to the village of Tutshill. At the roundabout turn left. This takes you back to the A48. Turn left onto the A48 towards Lydney.
This takes you back to the Dive Centre.
The Novice event entrants will complete one lap.
The Sprint event entrants will complete two laps.
The course will be marshaled and well signed. Please remember the marshals are there to help you but can not stop traffic or tell you if the road is clear.
All competitors must wear a cycle helmet. 559 Bikes in Chepstow can help you out if you haven’t got one.
The run route takes in the footpaths around the National Diving and Activity Centre.
The Novice entrants will complete 1 lap of the route.
The Sprint entrants will complete 2 laps of the route.
The run lap comes back into the finish/transition area each lap so is a good spot for your supporters to spectate.
On completing you required lap/laps you will head along side the transition area and under the finish arch.
Make sure you smile as we will have a photographer on hand to capture the moment.
Please ensure you hand your timing chip back in and we will make sure you get your goody bag.
These will be available soon.