Keyo Brigg Bomber May 24th 2020
The purpose of this pre-race information is to ensure that you have all the necessary information prior to race day in order to make sure the event runs as smoothly as possible, if you do have any questions prior to race day please email LincsquadEvents@gmail.com .
Registration will only be open on race day, Saturday 23rd from 4 to 5pm and Sunday 24th from 6:30am to 7:30am in the Brigg Leisure Centre , there will be a mandatory race briefing for all competitors 8am in transition.
Place your stickers on bike, helmet & paddle BEFORE entering transition. Your bike must be racked BEFORE 8am.
Please place your kayak (with vinyl number applied) at the kayak start on the river bank as per the instruction from the kayak marshal. Paddles & buoyancy aids (if applicable – see kayak section) are to be kept in transition.
All competitors (solo & teams) will start at 8:30am.
Please prepare yourself by entering the water to acclimatise & warming up at least 10 minutes before the start.
The information below may be subject to change, full details will issued to all competitors prior the event.
Relay changeovers will take place in the designated “relay tag pen” in the transition area.
On entering transition through the IN gate, relay members will proceed directly to the “relay tag pen”, where they will pass a band (issued in the registration pack) to their team mate who will then for;
- Swim to Bike handover: Baton to be passed across in relay tag area. Rider to then head towards the racking to collect bike & helmet before heading to the BIKE OUT gate
- Bike to Kayak handover: call at their numbered racking, rack bike, hand over tag before the next team member collects paddle & buoyancy jacket before heading to the KAYAK OUT gate
- Kayak to Run handover: rack paddle and buoyancy jacket, hand over tag to next team member before heading to the RUN OUT gate
Please take care for other competitors when entering & exiting the “relay tag pen” area.
The race routes are well signed and marshalled, the race briefing will be focused on rules & safety reminders, it is therefore important that you have an understanding of the route as this will not be discussed in the race briefing. Full details with maps will be sent to all competitors within 1 week of the start of the event.
The River Ancholme – wetsuits are mandatory. The swim start is behind the leisure centre at the kayak access ramp. The swim is up stream (keeping to the LEFT) to the railway bridge, turn at the buoy and return (keeping to your LEFT) to the leisure centre. Exit at the access ramp, going around the side of the transition area and into transition through the “IN” gate.
Cycle 38km – 2 laps
Brigg – Hibaldstow – Redbourne – loop & return
All competitors are required to adhere to the Highway Code to ensure their own and other road user’s safety. Take extreme care at the level crossing between Brigg & Hibaldstow, if the barrier warning sounds you MUST stop and wait, a marshal will be present to make a note of any time lost. Marshall’s are present to warn and ensure safety of all road users NOT to stop traffic.
Having completed 2 laps return into the leisure centre taking care & slowing down, continue up to the dismount line, then run to transition with your bike through the IN gate, rack your bike before removing your helmet.
Caution and clear indication of your direction towards other road users is advised at all roundabouts and remember you are responsible for your own safety.
The River Ancholme – 1 lap of Carr Island
Entry points for the kayak leg will be clearly marked. Head south keeping to your RIGHT as per usual waterways convention, along the same direction as the swim route. When the river splits you will take the left route. The kayak route then takes you around Carr Island and through the town centre. Shortly after the second bridge you will see a Lincsquad flag and marshal which will indicate your turn point (you must shout your number to the marshal on turning around). Now heading back towards the Leisure Centre, On return, exit at the kayak access ramp as you did for the swim exit and head towards transition.
Run 10km – 2 laps
Brigg – Cadney – Brigg
The run takes you into Brigg centre and out towards Cadney. There a number of road crossing to be aware of as well as oncoming traffic on the road to and from Cadney along the riverbank. On completion of the SECOND lap turn right off the leisure centre car park and run back along the bank to the finish.
Prizes and presentation
Presentation will be held under the finish line at approximately 1:00pm.
(If weather conditions are poor the presentation will take place inside the boat house main hall).
There will be presentations for all age groups.
All competitors, marshals & supporters are invited to the “T-Shirt tour” on Sunday evening. Come along have a few drinks on bank holiday weekend.
More information on the Brigg Bomber can be found back at the events page http://www.lincsquad.co.uk/events/brigg-bomber/
The LincsQuad committee has worked extremely hard to ensure that the race is a success; please do all you can to assist us on the day. Looking forward to seeing you on the day, have a safe and great race.
Finally, thank you to all our sponsors for their support and contribution.