This event follows the same swim and bike route as the Outlaw Half Nottingham Triathlon. Your race finish time will be taken when you cross the timing mat as you return to transition after your bike leg. Once you have racked you can then walk, jog or run to the orange carpet for a Grandstand finish and collect your medal.
The swim takes place in the Regatta Lake at the National Water Sports Centre with a time trial format start. The swim is easy to navigate with an out and back course which exits via a pontoon close to transition.
The 56-mile bike course takes you along a relatively flat route out into the Nottinghamshire countryside. There will be one short but significant climb between 15 miles and 20 miles to test your legs and put a smile on your face as you enjoy the descent on the other side. You will return to the Water Sports Centre via the medieval manor house, Holme Pierrepoint Hall, ready to cross the finishing line.
Aquabike is ideal for those who want to challenge themselves and enjoy the Outlaw experience, but either don’t want to or find themselves unable to run.
Minimum Age: Participants must be 18 by 31 December 2024
The swim is a very simple route. Starting at the boat house end of the lake you will swim straight down the lake past the Tower where you’ll then make a left turn to swim straight across the lake before making a 2nd left turn to swim straight back to exit the lake under the Swim Exit Gantry. It looks further than it is!
The bike course is flat and as fast as you want it to be. Keeping the lake on your left as you head to the top of the lake to taking 2 left bends, the 2nd a little tighter than the 1st, before heading straight back up the lake and taking the 2 left hand bends, again the 2nd being tighter than the 1st to complete your 1st of 4 laps.
Race pack collection and racking will be on Saturday. Race packs will not be posted and there is no option to rack on Sunday. Photo ID will be required for all Race Pack collection as well as presentation of a valid BTF licence or day licence.
Bikes must be stickered prior to racking and security wristbands must be worn at all times for access to Transition – including collecting your bike post race.
Start format will be time trial with swimmers being sent off the pontoons at short intervals. Waves and start times are allocated based on swim time, individuals will receive their personal start time prior to the event but should arrive early in case of running ahead of schedule. Wetsuits will be mandatory for the swim.
We want to support everyone to have a great race however race cut offs exist so that we can manage athlete safety, meet our commitments to the Venue, the Highways Agency and our team of volunteers and crew. Always refer to the Final Race Information for the confirmed cut off details however our expected cut offs for this event is:
Swim: 1 hour 10 minutes after your wave starts, with a further 10 minutes to reach the bike mount
Bike: 5 hours 20 minutes after your wave starts, there will be an intermediary cut off on the bike route also
Bike feed stations will offer water High5 Source drink and High5 gels, High5 Zero and Isogels (caffeine and caffeine free). All feedstations have toilets and litter drops.
If you change your race plans, we offer a range of options for this race. We try to be flexible and supportive, however, event costs mean that we cannot offer these options indefinitely. We believe in being transparent – an outline of the options available is below but please see the Event Terms and Conditions for full details. We also offer Race Fee Insurance from Yellow Jersey on all our individual entries. Full details of the policy can be read here – you can purchase this insurance at point of entry.
All notifications for withdraw, transfer or deferral must be received in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 April 2024 to qualify.
– Enter by 19 February 2024 – receive a free deferral to 2025 or transfer to another 2024 event.
– Enter after 19 February 2024 – option to transfer to another 2024 event for £30 (no option to defer).
– Withdraw with partial refund.
Please note that once deferred or transferred, your event entry becomes non refundable and cannot be further deferred or transferred.